WOMEN: Widow's Wigwam

When a man, 73, marries a woman, 23, the press is interested. When, in 1914, the man happened to be scandalously rich old-time Tammany Boss Richard Wellstead Croker the press was convulsed with excitement. In 1901 Tammany had been soundly beaten by Fusion Candidate Seth Low. Boss Croker had gone back to his native Ireland to buy a huge estate in County Dublin with the proceeds of years of "honest Tammany graft." He then launched on a racing career, which reached its peak when bluff Edward VII refused to ask him to a...

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