Sharps and Flats

Sharps and Flats

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...in his heart for the lieutenant-governor. He admitted the roundabout journey was a great annoyance to him. Unless a truce can be arranged, Governor Dockery will be prisoner in his own State until the end of his term. ' I will be governor, ' declares Lee, 'the moment Dockery crosses the line.' It appears that the Hon. John A. Lee is a good deal of a. politician himself, and is trying to build up a little machine of his own Moreover, as a man of resource and energy, he chafes at being a figurehead. It seems an illogical provision of the State constitution that, if a governor should leave the State for half an hour--say, by crossing the river from Kansas City, the great, to Kansas City, the less--an uncongenial lieutenant-governor would be able to upset his policy and bowl over his appointees. But if the twain cannot come to an agreemeet over a mint--julep, or smoke the Missouri corncob pipe of peace, or submit to the arbitration of Guru Shoe Bill Stone, the Hon. Alexander M. Dockery must stay at home with good grace and lie low for an opportunity to get even with the Hon. John A. Lee." September 6, 1901. A "Statesman" Trapped Without Bait. A conspiracy was formed several months before my oflicial term expired in which A. M. Dockery, the St. Louis Republic, and other prominent goldbug statesmen and newspapers were participants. _ Mr. Dockery's ambition was to wipe out the silver sentiment in Missouri and to build up a machine which would enable him and his immediate political asso ciates to crush out the life of all Bryan-Bland Democrats, "restore the party to its normal condition," and, incidentally, draw the salaries. The Republic suddenly became convinced, after an interview with...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959795
  • 9781236959799