AFTER THE FEAST.
When we closed onr Washington Centennial celebration over a month ago, when the troops retreated in good order and all our ooun'ry coni-iis went home, we supposed the thing was done with, but we have juet discovered that we are in the mldat of a muddle in which some of our notable foar hundred figure in rather en nnen viable light. When the Centennial celebration became a cer. tilnty nobody anticipated at the time the gisjantlo proportions that it even\tui»lly asanmed. It was a very peonliar affair, partially private and partially publfc, but its direction was all in tho hapda of a s»)f constituted committee of private cifizens, who aßßomedi entiro command, who issued invltationa, ar.d [who deo ded whi olionld *t»y away, and who should danoa In the opening quadrille and who should have the honor of looking on, and of deciding all other lmp)rtant matters connected with tho Oantennia 1 , on which the fate and th,e welfare of fie Republic depended. Who was equal to this glg*ntlo task ? Who oould toll ua how the thlot? was done In Pnrla, Vienna and Berlin ? Who would keep us In the straight and narrow path and keep ns from patting oar Republican I foot in It before the nations of tho earth Thare was but one man and his name was Ward Moiniß'er, He knew all abonr preoedenoea, who abonld go before and who ahonld go behind, and who ehonldn't go at all. He kn«w all nbout wines and pitas and trooflha. la short tbeca wag aothbg that ho didn't know tbat wai di suable to know on such an occasion, so (t was evident tbat Ward MoA'llnter was the man. He was called to hfs Important post almost fltbont a dinoenting voiae, iu fact everybody, myself Inolnded, felt delighted that the minister p'snipjtentl r? aod ambassador extraordinary of elite four bnodi-ed nhoqld undertake the somewhat pleblan job of gatdlng «uoh • a mlsoelmneoQß affair ,«• the Washington celebration, which would nroeßSirlly bring him (a oontraot tlth very many ooramon persons with whom he or hla kind had not been in the' habit of ts«oo!ating. Bat like the patriot that he is, Me MoAUlater threw all these ooneideri lons| o tha winds and took t*e office o: oommacder In chief, the stipulation belnj? tint the oommUtee were to famish the neaoseary money, whloh they promised to do, and glvln? him a o*rte blanche, they said '< Go ahead," and he did. Thousands and thousands of dollars were expended, and at )ait the Committee called for an accounting. The very Idea almost art Mr Mo All liter In a fit, and be snapped his finger* In the faoes of the eomraltte* and told them he woold see them in Jericho fi ra t, Then Mr Stuyvesant Fish, n very eminent person In hta own aatJmatlqa, nnd who Imagined that ho oould run tho Centennial better than Mo-Vlllaier, made a motion that Mr McAllister be bounoad, and bounced ha wns on the spot. Then Mr Fish was promoted' to the vaoint plaoe and began to handle the cash. la qnjj way and another he got away with a hundred and twenty thonsand dollars and now the oommittee want to know what he did with it, bat as yot Mr Fish has not glren them the slightest satisfaction, bat demands ten thousand dollars for the Information. Now, nobody Buppones that Mr Flsb bagged any of the monoy for hla own prlv»te parposeß, but the fanny pglnt is that Mr Fiah Is now doing the v«ry same th«ng for whloh he got Mr McAllister bounond. The teq thousand dollars tbat he asks for Is the money that the Committee got from the sale of ball tloknts. This Mr Fish demands to pay hfs bills, and the Oommlttoe B»y that if he will furnish the bills they will pay them, and bo the matter stande. Those who rebelled sgainaj; the rale of the king of the four hundred are all broken up and Ward MoAll ster layo back in his ohalr and roars «s bo ruba hia hand, "Ha, ha. me boy ; ha, ha, I told ye so."— " Wanijanui OhronJole" correspondent.
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AFTER THE FEAST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889
AFTER THE FEAST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889
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