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Drk like sixty. The victim is be
sieged day and night. His life is
made a burden to him and if he
ly hasany business the strikers gen
erally manage to kill it for him by
rendering it impossible for his
customers to get to him or for
him to get to his customers.
The Cenertla China Reform
'Association pledged themselves
to stop contributing to the guilds.
The beggars promptly resolved
upon a demonstration in force.
Instead, however, of scattering
their fire by attacking all the re-
formers at thesame timethey con
centrated' on a few individuals
and made really awful examples
of them. Thousands of beggars
dogged them constantly. They
besieged their places of business
by thousands by day. They wailed
t abouttheir houses by night. They
to suicide. Several were forced
into bankruptcy. The majority
yielded, to escape insanity, deathr
or financial ruin. ' 1
This hadn't been going on longi
before Yin received an1 invitations
to come dpwn to Soochow at thel
reform association's expense f oral
conference with Secretary Ma.
Mr. Yin came. Secretary Ma sur
rendered unconditionally in the
association's name to his de
mands. Otherwise Yin said 'the
strike would extend all over Cen
tral China. ThelDid scale is to go
into effect again: Payments are
to be made to head beggars as
heretofore. - The beggirs made
only one concession in future
they will not declare, a stride
against an individual member of
tne association witnpui nouiying
Secretary Ma,- that there may be
gave them no peace and drove one an adjudication of his case,
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- WILL 1912 BE LIKE 1824?
What if there are three political parties in the field this year,
nearly equal in number, with the Socialists sapping the s'trength of
each and so mixing up the vote in November that no candidate can
get a majority in the electoral college? - . - .
In that case the election would be thrown-into the house of
representatives as now constituted, with its heavy' Democratic ma
jority. The house, under the constitution, must choose a candidate
from those receiving the three highest votes inthe electoral colleger
Doubtless the Baltimore nominee, even if Jthird in the race, woujd
bechosen with a whoop.
The electoral college could legally go entirely outside the list'
of candidates voted upon "by the people, but probably would be0
ptqmptly aid unanimously lynched if it attempted to take such a,?
liberty with custom and unwritten law.
.Only one president of the United States was ever elected by"
the house". This was John Quincy Adams. The presidential elec-
tion of 1824 fell in the "era of good feeling," "brought about by the
administration of President Ja,mes Monroe. There were no clearly1
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