Tammany

George Washington Olvany is the official head of Tammany Hall—the successor of Tweed. Croker, Murphy. He is not as powerful as his predecessors. On matters of importance, he takes orders from Alfred Emanuel Smith, who has shaped Tammany into respectability, though only being one of the Sachems.

George Washington Olvany, with the presidential election looming, was the author of a defense of Tammany Hall, in the November Scribuer's, entitled "The Present-Day Tammany."* Excerpts:

"In the last three generations—since the close of the Civil War—the Democratic...