Albany

Nellie Bly Repeats in Detail Her Story About Lobbyist Phelps; Step by Step She Shows How She Trapped Him and Exposed Him; Her Appearance Before the House Judiciary Committee Is the Sensation of the Day; The Committee Admits Its Limited Powers, but Interrogates Her Closely as to the Expose in 'The World' and She Answers Clearly and Directly; Phelps Goes on the Stand and Makes a Succession of Denials and Admissions; He Says He Never Mentioned that He Could Buy Any Legislators, and that the Names of the Six Interested Men on the Cities' Committee Were Not Referred to; He Calls Himself a Speculator and a Bill-Gurnisher; How He Explains Things; Lobbyist Wood Is Also Examined, but Denies Everything; The Testimony is Full
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Edward R. Phelps, the Owner of the Legislature, Again in Albany
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King Phelps of the Lobby Leaves Albany for the South; The Atmosphere Where "The World" Circulated Was Too Hot for Him; Assemblyman Crosby Calls for an Investigation of the Lobby; But His Resolutions Are Referred Because of Protests
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follow-up on Bly's investigation of the Lobby in Albany with a sting on Edward Phelps.
"Ed" Phelps's Absurd Explanations About That Agreement to Bribe; He Was Trying to Catch 'Nellie Bly' All the Time; Why, Oh! Why, Then, Did He Give Written Memoranda and Hang About the St. James Hotel?; Talk of a Legislative Investigation; Why Not a Grand Jury Indictment In This County? Comments in This City and Albany
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Part Two of Bly's pose as a client for the lobby king of Albany in her purported attempt to get a bill killed.
Edward R. Phelps Caught in a Neatly Laid Trap; Nellie Bly's Interesting Experience in Albany; How the Lobby King Contracts to Kill Bills for Cash; Dealing with Legislators as with Purchasable Chattels; Phelps Furnishes 'The World' with a List of Assembly Commissioners Who Are Bribable; His Agreement to Kill Assembly Bill No. 191 for $5,000; Afterwards Concludes to Take Less; The Check to Be Made Out to His Side Partner, J.W. Chesbrough; "I Have Control of the House and Can Pass or Kill Any Bill"; A Revelation of Baseness that Should Fill the State with Indignation; The Watch Here
Nellie Bly
Bly's expose of Albany's Lobby King, Edward Phelps, by posing as a prospective client who, on behalf of her husband's business, wanted to get a bill killed.
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