My people and myself understand each other; they say what they like, I do what I like.”
If it be true that a man is not really famous till he is well abused, it is not the less true that a man is never much abused till he has made himself famous in some other way. Grant
may not be, like O'Connell
, the best-abused man alive, but is assuredly the worst-abused man in the United States
All sorts of sins and vices ale imputed to him. According to the caricatures he is a tyrant and a traitor, an assassin and a thief.
He wants a third term of office, he keeps a military household, he despises civil authority.
He is called Caesar in mockery, Soulouque in earnest.
Hosts of mean offences are imputed to him-avarice, nepotism, venality-and the comic papers bristle with insults and assaults.
In one of these prints a naughty boy, climbing into Uncle Sam's pantry to reach some “ third term” preserve, upsets “habeas corpus” jam, for which, being caught in the fact, he is soundly whipped on the back.
One large cartoon, by Matt Morgan
, has the title: “ Grant
's Last Blow at Louisiana
A handsome female figure mounts the steps of the Capitol
with a petition.
.comes out to