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less than two billion'' dollars, which
the rest of the people have had to
In a pamphlet which is to be is
sued las a result of the meeting last
night it is pointed out how 33 men
(senators) out of a total of 531 mem
bers of congress can prevent the
submission of any amendment, how
ever much needed. It is further pos
sible for majorities in the legislatures
of the 13 smallest states, represent
ing, one-fortieth part of the popula
tion of the nation, to prevent the
adoption of any amendment.
Under the proposed gateway
amendment, amendments could be
proposed by a majority of both
houses of congress,, or by either
house should the other house twice
reject a proposal, or by ten states,
and submitted directly to the voters
of the nation for approval or rejec
tion. The league's work is to consist of
three main branches. First, a bureau
of information upon all phases of the
popular government movement,
which has already been, established
at the 'headquarters of the league,
room 913, Munsey Building, Wash
ington, and which will furnish in
stantly accurate data to legislators,
speakers, editors and others. Sec
ond, the league proposes to furnish
standardized forms of carefully pre
pared model bills based on intensive
study of the practical "workings of
popular government. Third, it will
conduct a nation-wide, educational
campaign, by means of literature and
speakers, and will assist state and
Ipcal movements when asked in their
campaigns to secure popular govern
Besides the officers named above,
the committee list includes such men
as George Record, Mayor Newton D.
Baker of Cleveland; Charles S. Bar
rett, Pres. National Farmers' Union;
Herbert S. Bigelow, Pres. Ohio Con
stitutional Convention;' Mayor Geo.
F. Cottenll of Seattle; James 'W.
Bucklm of Grand Junction, Col.; Dr.
John R. Haynes of Los Angeles; Her
bert Quiok; Dean Wm. Draper Lewis
of the University of Pennsylvania;
Francis J. Heney; J. Sullivan, father
of direct legislation in America; Wm.
S. U'Ren; Carl Vrooman of Linden,
111.; Prof. Edw. A. Ross and'Dr. Chas.
McCarthy of the Wisconsin State
University; Former Gov. Jos. W. Folk
of Missouri; Fred C. Howe; Prof.
Charles Zueblin, besides a consider
able list of senators and congressmen
of all parties, including Ashurst, Bns
tow, Chamberlain, Clapp, Hollis, Lea
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HE KNEW rf
Teacher Did you know, Willie,
that there is a hurning fire in you
all the time?
Willie Yes, marm! On a cold day
I kin see th' smoke come out of my
hose and mouth!
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"Please, sir," Said the maid to the
head of the house, "there's a gentle
man here t6 see you on business.
"Tell him to take a chair.''
"Oh, he's already taken:'them all
and now's-he's after the table. He's
from the installment house." N. Y.
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