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Presidential Ignorance

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Grant's latest literary exploit, his veto of the Salary bilí, has faiily staggerec everybody here by its display of hi dense ignorance of the (Jonstiiutiou " Wlien the salary of the President of the United State was fixed by the Ccustitution at $25,000 per annum," said tho offleial docutuent -vhich our Presidont sent to theSenate, and the veriest schoolboy knows tliat the Constitiition does not fixtheBalaryatali.Cliwitablopeopleniight have said ' ' A slip of the pen ; he kno w better, " hal he uot sbirted otï the next ; Renttce, "The salai-y of Congrcssnien undor tho Coiistitution was iirst üxed at ! $6 j;er day. " Tlu'ii, as if to cut off every ])ossil)le excuse, lie Baya again: "It is ot now one-tifth in value what it was when üxed by the Constitution." Ono f tho Senate olerku discovered it, had ie Prosident's attention callod to it, and n the record it is tinkered up a little, Dut the ignorant buil has been the talk f the town all day. People are asking vhether the President has ever read the Cc nstitution, which he has aworn to bey and protect, and niany are saying


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