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An Eye Upon Washington

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Probably no politician has done inore to bring shame upon American politics than ex-senator Chandler. He is recognized as a shrewd manipulator, who bends every energy to win a campaign for bis party, or to secure promotion for himself. To bim nothing succeods like success. Conscientious scruples long sinoe beoame obsolete in his political decalogue. "To win," is bis motto, and it must be confessed, it has been transsoribed upon many triumphaut banners. But the shrewdest of the Bhrewd sonietimes fail. Once upon the high road of political fame, men are apt to feel themselves inipregnable.and overlook the subordínate influences that need be welded harmoniously to retain their hold upon partisan friends. The triuraph of senator Christiancy, hailed as victory by the better over the baser portion of the Eepublican party, although a Waterloo for the intrepid leader of the party in this state, did not serve to discourage him beyond renewed effort. He has had one oye on the Federal capítol ever Bince. How to get there has been a deep study. Indispo6ed to await the expiration of the ternis of either Senator, he has incuba ted a scheme through whiuh he hopes to resume his place in the senatorial circle. The telegraph details the projeot. It is that senator Christiancy shall be given the Berlin mission, so that Mr. Chandler may have his place in the senate. If ex-President Grant was at the head of the administration there would be little diffioulty in consummating the arrangement. But we have little faith that President Hayes will be made a party to the transaction, provided parties of the first part mutually assent. He early "shook" such politicians as Chandler, who oame so near ruining the party under Qrant's administration, and we have observed nothing tending to a re-union of feeling between them. Still, the ease with which federal correspondents speak of this bargain and sale lead us to believe there must be sonie foundation upon which to rear the story. An execution of this scheme would bring dÍ8grace upon the state of Miohigan. She that has long suffered under the machinations of an unscrupulous politician, can, we suppose withstand further endurenient. Porhaps a trade of this sort will not break the camel's back, which has been bent so many times that elasticity has become second nature.


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