Political and Governmental Notes

Senator Chauncey M. Depew is reported by a Chicago press dispatch to have made the following statement regarding a third term for President McKinley: "There is absolutely nothing in the way of a third term for President McKinley, in my opinion. The country has been phenomenally prosperous under his administration. Universal confidence is reposed in him and there is a vast national pride in the results of his work. The third term is not a bogie, and there were entirely outside circumstances in the cases of Washington, Grant, and Benjamin Harrison that prevented a precedent being set for the nomination and election of a President of the United States for the third term."

A Washington dispatch to a Republican newspaper says that the Republican managers are preparing to materially increase that party's strength in the House of Representatives at the next congressional election, owing to the fact that the recent decision of the Supreme Court gives Congress absolute control of insular affairs, and extra strength in the lower house is much desired. The new burden of responsibility placed by the Supreme Court upon Congress, and the additional opportunities for legislation, will, in the opinion of some of the political leaders, make the congressional elections of the future a great deal more important than they have been in the past.

Where the Corks come from
June 13, 1901

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