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Wealth In The Senate

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The San Francisco Bulletin comments 18 followa on the expense of securing au alection to the Senate and the consecjuences thereof : " It has come to this that, as elections ure now inanaged in a large tiumber of the States, the candidato must either have wealth or he must be the triend of some powerful corporation No matter how much abüity ono may have, or bow superior he may be in uil that would make a good legislator, there is small chance for him without money. If he is poor and honest there is less hope for him. The Senate is filled up with inferior men, who, having reached cface corruptly, will thereat'ter legisla te corruptly. If they vrere the tools o? corporations before eleotion, they will Vio nothing loss afterward. The reinedy is with the people, just where tho evil has originated. If they are willing co perpetúate this reign of fraud then 'bare is 110 hope of reform. The worst jaen in the commmiity will have a far better chance of going ta the Senato than the best. The recont exposures of bribery will not mond mattcrs. Nor can any reform touchitig tkie furity of elections be expected to originate in the ftenate when so )nïge a nümber of that body are more or less tainted by eleotion tricks. The popular anathemas go for nothing unless in some way a re - forin can be initiated right down amoug the people.'" Monticello, the home of the author of our Declaration of Indepondertse, i iii litigation. Commondore Levy, its last ownei'; ihtended to do a goud thing in bequeathing it in trust to the United States tor a charitable purpose - bt the law, or something else, steps in, and the result is the lawa delay.


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