This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...turn up next. In these
informal discussions, the democrats proposed that they would write
five names and the "steers" might accept or select one of the five
and the democrats would join in his election. "No," said the
"steers," "but we will write five names and you democrats may
select one and we will join in his election." These propositions
seemed near accomplishment, but finally ended in talk. There was a
strong effort made the next day to stampede the joint session,
first to one dark horse then to another, but without success. Much
confusion and excitement prevailed, and in the forenoon of the day
preceding the election, Captain Parish (a "steer") made a bold
guess and uttered it in a bold remark to a group of democratic
senators: "There will be no election today, but tomorrow a senator
will be elected, and on the first ballot." This remark soon
permeated the whole democratic membership of the Legislature. 'The
next morning (January 25th) three democratic senators came to
Captain Parish and asked if it was still his opinion that a senator
would be elected that day. On his affirmative answer, they asked
him whom they (the "steers") had to offer them (the democrats). He
answered in a confident manner, "Judge Davis." The group of
democratic senators received the proposition with favor, and sent
word to the House democrats to line up at once for Judge Davis and
he would be elected. It was at once agreed that the democrats and
greenbackers ("steers") should march in pairs from the Senate to
the House chamber for the joint ballot. Parish and Mr. Archer from
Pike county led the procession. Their serene, confident manner
showed that something had been...
|Country of origin:
• Illinois State Historical Library
||246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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