Now for the Plunder Chicago Tribune 05 Mar 1885

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Chicago Tribune 05 Mar 1885 - nobly. NOW FOR THE PLUNDER. The first and...
nobly. NOW FOR THE PLUNDER. The first and crowning act of the great Democratic drama has been performed., Grover Cleveland Is President of the United States. The after acts must now be performed, and the major part of the office-seekers, whose names are legion, are now in Washington to see that they are performed as they should be. That city Is full of them. There are acres of patriotism and statesmanship seeking recognition and presenting claims for that official compensation which is the reward of Democratic virtue. The men who were most prominent in making Cleveland President are there. They have marched in processions; have blown trumpets and fired Roman candles; have painted the avenues red and yelled till all was blue; have danced at the ball; have sent in their cards, and are now waiting to see what the I'resident whom they have made will make them. It Is gratifying to observe that every part of the country is represented, from Maine to California and from Minnesota to Louisiana, the Southern Brigadiers holding their own well with the Northern Copperheads and the old Bourbon Mossback-, who have very old dates branded on their backs. It Is also gratifying to observe that the delegation from Chicago, headed by that eminent Democratic statesman, Michael Cassius McDonald, is there in numbers sufficient to take all the offices in 111111013, and every man expecting one, counting not so mech upon the honor of the office as the salary attached. Though every one of them seems to be desirous of having the Marshalship, it Is probable every one of them would take a Cabinet position or a diplomatic post abroad If it were offered. Their proclivity towards the money-bags is indicated by their photographic association with the Treasury Building. The only regret which an outsider can feel in this connection is the absence of that fine-worker, Joseph Chesterfield, whose present engagements with the Government make it very uncertain whether he will be in a position to take an office should it be tendered him. Apart from this It is a very breezy delegation, and every one ot them has a lively bee buzzing in his bonnet. , Every man of them has his eye on something pretty comfortable, and if he does not get It it will not be because he does not wear the largest badge and blow the loudest horn in Washington. It is not very courteous to the new President that some of his henchmen who carried the standards of reform should commence growling at him before the prizes are distributed. Among this class Senator Voorhees stands conspicuous. his State has the Vice-4 President, What more does she deserve ? lie should reflect that Indiana did nothing for the ticket from a sense of patriotism or of loyalty to the Democracy. She had to be bought and paid for by Gorman and Seven-Mule Barnum. Connecticut and New Jersey are much more deserving of consideration, and If Barnum is not taken from the one what virtue is there In boodle ? If McClellan Is not taken from the other where Is the sense of gratitude for his services in the Southovithout whose aid Cleveland could not have been elected ? As the distribution of prizes must commence at once. the patriots will not have long to wait. Those who get them Nvill probably come home in Pullman cars and the others will walk, but then the walking is getting better every day. Meanwhile will not Cleveland wish today that he were " far from the madding crowd"? about his spoilsmen are inauguration has essential see what the has declined to do. THE The again split up, into a bear thrown to the place to party is rent Morrison over Morrison himself cooked by Members have and two of the nose in style. What farce any It Is a shame allowed to Democrats have any sentiment, any majority of at once Logan. They of the people, not a member not know that returned to the State and deserves it State deserves of his reaection. his favor,as can name, and why the the will of happen to one in the wrangling and cannot be elected. by quitting withdrawn his vote position in the Ways and which he could get to the in his present and order, as by every Democrats favorit son of the place in such honor to have an end people be THE The late for doing its session Oklahoma settlers' rights providing a to be visited the Oklahoma defeated, and to the opening settlement was matter is now action, and wisely there country should inside of sixty first important President look to him it faithfully The rejection to an Indirect

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