Chicago: Iroquois Club, 1884.
Pamphlet. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #12280
Cover soiled and foxed, corner creasing, 1/2" spine head tear, tone, otherwise light wear. Solid paperback sewn pamphlet.; Iroquois Club was founded by prominent Chicago businessmen to support the Democratic Party and encourage Tariff Reform. This third annual banquet is memorable for the speech of Ohio Senator Pendleton, who pitched civil service reform. Thomas Nast drew a biting cartoon of this event [scan attached, but not, of course, a part of this booklet] showing the table abandoned by fleeing patrons who feared the loss of patronage that the eventual Pendleton Act would eliminate. An uncommon piece of late 19th-century political ephemera.; 68 pages.