The Tribune fought gallantly for Scott
, and made no wry faces at the “brogue,” or any other of the peculiarities of the candidate's stump efforts.
When the sorry fight was over, the Tribune submitted with its usual good humor, spoke jocularly of the “ late
whig party,” declared its independence of party organizations for the future, and avowed its continued adhesion to all the principles which it had hoped to promote by battling with the whigs.
It would still war with the aggressions of the slave power, still strive for free homesteads, still denounce the fillibusters, and still argue for the Maine Law
‘Doctor,’ said a querulous, suffering invalid who had paid a good deal of money for physic to little apparent purpose, ‘you don't seem to reach the seat of my disease.
Why don't you strike at the seat of my disorder?’
‘Well, I will,’ was the prompt reply, ‘if you insist on it;’ and, lifting his cane, he smashed the brandy bottle on the sideboard.
And thus ended the long connection of the New York Tribune with the whig party.