Twenty-Five Years on the Streets of Milwaukee After Dark; Together with Sketches of Experiences as Newsboy in the Army, Capture and Imprisonment in Libby Prison, and Other War-Time Notes and Incidents

Twenty-Five Years on the Streets of Milwaukee After Dark; Together with Sketches of Experiences as Newsboy in the Army, Capture and Imprisonment in Libby Prison, and Other War-Time Notes and Incidents

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... Irish in the ward, who had always ruled it in the council. would give him their united support. following the lead of Hacket, Ramsey and the other lights of the party. After due consideration Fred gave his consent to accept the nomination. During the discussion a full dozen bottles of Champagne were put out of sight, all furnished by the house, in recognition of the honor about to be conferred upon its head. The matter was left for a further consultation the next night. when other partv leaders were to be present, and Fred was cautioned to keep profoundly silent about it until all details could be arranged. _ The next night the crowd was so much increased by leading lights in the party that it took two bottles to go around. The conference was quite lengthy and about two dozen bottles were emptied, all in recognition of the coming honor. The proceeding was kept up about ten. days before all details were arranged. During the time the party lights consumed over 200 bottles of Fred'sChampagne, and large numbers of best cigars, all at his expense. During the last few days prior to the nominating convention Fred's candidacy became known and. he received the congratulations of nearly everybody in. the Third ward, as well as of large delegations from other parts of the city, all of whom, of course, were properly entertained. His candidacy cost Callis somethingover $700 and when the time came, of course an Irishman was nominated. Germany was as far from receiving recognition as it had ever been before or as it has been since in the Third ward. THE CHAPMAN STORE FIRE. I recall the night of the fire in the Chapman store. About a quarter of ten as I was passing the front I thought there was a suspicious look around the gas jetburning 'at...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961927
  • 9781236961921