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whtzat it i-. by thq)se rpublicans Who
had ~v' rean 1) objecto tothe presi'eis
I reat I , t i bt ject al:1 e
. ien calie Ilhe fuitlher lactial rea
Still. Ntlin- was so likely to uite
the entire hodly t repiblicans ii the
senate upon the adoption and the na
ture of a court review clause as this
bestowal of sponsorship upon the
democrats. If the bill should fail, the
democrats having introduced it. could
bear the responsibility. If it should
pass, the republicans would get the
credit, or, at any rate, a sufficient
share of it..
Relations Between the President and
What are the relations between the
president and the senator? That ques
tion is best answered by the events
of the past eight days. On the 9th
of March the president received the
senate's answer to his statehood pro
gramm1e. Since Mondav morning last
he has been daily receivin-r. through
the opel delates of 'the senate. re
plies to his railroad bill programme.
which show him.. if lie did not credit
the fact before. that there is a geniu
ine interest in the constitutional as
pects of the question. anJ that the
constitutional aspects are more in
portant than those of mere exped
II 'other words, the s.enat.ors are
showing an independence of White
House control which is iefreshiing af
ter the depressiug subserviencY of
Change of Sentiment in Regard to the
The, relations between the senators
and the president have. up to the mo
Ient when this is written. llot out
wardly altered. The courtesy due to
the presidential office is of course. a]
ways observed by senators in their in
tercourse with the head of the state.
Conferences, of course. continue. for
there are many matters besides.rail
road legislation upon which senators
have occasion to call upon the presi
dent, or the president to send for sen
But in conversing with senators it
is easy to see that among the most
experienced of them. the men whose
judgment really counts, as wvell as
among the lesser lights, there is a
steadily lessening regard for the pres
ident 's judgment. No mat ter how
strong he may be, or may appear to
be, with the country. President Roose
velt undoubtedly has a remarkable
faculty for depriving himself of
friends. There must be some reason
for this beyond 'those commonly as
cribed to the shifts and changes of
.It. is possible that upon some ques-~
tion the president may be entirely
right, and the majority of his oppo
'nents. perhaps ~all ~of his opponents,
may be wrong, entirely wronz. Buti
this extraordinarj fortune cannot al
wvays prevail. Even the most ardent,
the most devoted admirers of the
president's (whomsoever. and where
soever they may be-the~y certainly
do not appear to be in 4Vashingto)
can hardly claim for him monopoly of
integrity and wisdom. There must be
-something more than "'greed."
graft" and "special interests" tol
acebunt for some of the diffterenices
of opinion that arise bet ween the
president and the senate.
But about the relations between tihe
senators and the presidentt: these re
Iiatio~ns are in some very notable in
stances, less critieal than they were.
And the reasons for this are not
"greed,"' or* "af, or patro?nage.
'sp,ecial interests." There are three
reasons mainly operating to this re
-Diminishing faith in the pre.ident 's I
An increasing conviction tha.t he
plays too much for popularity.
A growing conviction that he is less
sincere than he is popularly believed
It has been stated that conflictin~
reports have been given out by sena
tors regarding their conferences with
the president on the railroad rate bill,
that cases have occurred in which ~
two or more senators, conferring with
him at the same time, have given out
diametrically opposite aceouts of his
opinions and remarks. That might
easily be. It might happen through
inadvertence or misunderstanding, it
might happen through design, but it
could hardly be a frequent much less
an invariable occurrence. There have
been many conferences with the pres
ident. It is not within the bounds of
possibility that all of them. or a ma
jority of them, have been misrepre
sented by the senators who p)articipat
ed in them. A faculty for clear state
ment on the president's part would
leave neither reason nor opportunity
for a continuous misrepresentation of
his views, nor for continued misunder- I
standing on the part of persons who I
were accustomed to listen to him.
naus of Conflicting Reports About1
-- h-S:a hi 1 *ng: '' to calnl aice
wih 1 r 1*!(t dispui < their presen
':ncu '-f an ~ arg.~umien.t, a(ecordling to
ih hE. b i io t he skillfu*tl politician11.
ht If i I a dozen men, eachl with Op
iliunins opposing all the others, may
confer with him in succession, and
ech(i will depart believing that lie has
won the president 's support for his
bill or his project.
The politician s desire to be "all
things to all men" until the time
eomes to finally declare himself upon
one side or another, is at the bottom
of much of the difficulty which the
mresident is having with the senate.
And so it happened that, while the
rite bill was in committee, each sen
Itr who consulted the president ear
ied away from his interview a con
ition that he alone was the reposi
tor-v (f the inner wishes of the White
It was n1o)t all en!deazvor Iii mislead
the senators, but a wish to securei
their'support by not insisting Upon
essential details. that brought about
so nany unfortunate misunderstand
ils. fint-allv culmina-ting in a split
wihiin the party. which the president
forthwith set about. to heal: For the
thing he does not want is a disrupted
part. And, above all things. he does
not want to be known as the man
who disrupted his partV.
The president is popularly regarided
.1s a Ian who does not vacillitie. a
M;n who quickly resolves 111)on a
ouse. and , wih folhws Ihat courTSe
to i liek and th 1. But popilar
hei,ces are scldom whAit the POpular I
fancy paints thei. The p-esident does
make up his mind quickly. but that
habit is not always a merit Whenl the
formnation of laws of great pith and
?m< ment is the work in hand.
As for changing his mind-the pres
:d(,nfi does that. like many other nor
tals-when he has to. Bit he is very
adrvit about, it, and he has the knack
of wriiigii.g an appearance of victory
lut of a defeat. And very often the
appearaice is as effective for public
lse as the fact. If. for instance, the
president finds that the kind of
amendment which he said he did n't
want and wouldnm't have will easily V
;ass the senate. it is not in the least V
nllikely that Senator Dolliver might
f fer it, and so the face of the admin
~tration would be saved; the senatef
will have obtained what it insisted
'pon, and Iowa will, it is fair to sup
n:.se. receive her senator with re.joie-t
ng and perhaps return him to Wash-t
inzeon for another six vears. His
term, I may parenthetically remark. f
expires in March, 1907.r
How can one forget, in speaking of f
the Hepburn-Dolliver . or Dolliver- v
Hepburn bill, that after the 58th con- b
press the amiable constituents of Rep- t
resentative Hepburn burnt that gen- 11
lemani in effigy? No*, it is no part
f? a gentleman's ambition to desire il
hat he may be continuously or even
repeatedly consumed by any sort of a
proxy as an offering to the offendeda
rods of his congressional district. a
\tr. Hepburn may, not unnaturally, u
irefer to ride in triumphal cars. Sen- ec
iter Dolliver. too, can hardly be re- e<
'roached b)ecause he desires a re- b
Both these gentlemen would ur;ge a
:han.ze in programme. "Not where he n
~ats, but where he's eaten,'' says j
ilamlin. "Not where we are burned
ni effigy, but where our enthusiasm n
nay burn into the minds, and hearts p
4f a noble people,'' these Lowani
ezislators may fitly cry. Iis
What will the president do for their th
oyal zeal? We can answer that af- ir
er the grief and anguish of battle.
?rivate Opinions of Senators Confid
ed to aFoot Ball Hero.
What are the relations between the~ t]
iresident and the senators? Well, of!
oeurse, there are senators and sena- b
ors. One day. so the story goes there
alled up' n the president a person of
-enown. a football player from
1ever mind the state. This champion e
>f strenuositiy was cheerfully receiv
~d by the president, and after they u
1ad discussed the gladiatorial game t
he v.ersatile chief magistrate seined
o think ~That.a
The time had come to talk of other In
Of ships and shoes and sealinga
Of cabbages and kings, a.
~o, by the most natural sequence in E
he world, they fell to discussing sen
Itors, a theme upon which one be- hi
~omes. it is presumed, an authorityf
horough proficiency in football. Thev
~enators from the visitor's statee
vere the theme of an interesting coT- w
oquy, and when the visitor depart-y
d he had no doubt of the president 's oj
ipinion of that pair of senators. It
pas not a complimentary opinion, and
he emphasis with which it was ei- be
>ressed could neither be misinterpret- tp]
d nor forgotten.
The foothall visitor. the nnrrative f14
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it]iues. mvt ai frienIi an I rep ).at ed
tht 11 tresqu ve < sr Ip In wI k
wh,1*(.ic he iaid b e - e
tIle' stoy gikly renveei the capito,
as noh1 things will. The Visitor re
turne<(li I o hiI' hifnw. 0111i local news
9aj'r n 11 ter A; fite 1 !1nial>'lit his t ,
to Washinlgttl and hiIs recep)tioln by
the president. Then out eamtie the
story about the senators.
One of the senators who figured in
the tale let his indignation cool for
a while, and then he called upon the
president, explaining that the latte1
had been quoted as saying so and
so. "which. of course, was impos
sible for a president of the United
States to say about a member of the
senate." and requesting that the re
port be denied, so that the people of
the state of should be un
dier no misapprehension as to the pres
ident's method of discussin members
of a co -ordinate branch of the gov
ernment nor as to the senator's own
standing and reputatio.
The president, of (jurso- assured
the senator that the whole story was
a fabrication. and soon afterward in
vited him to dinner, and to accompa
iy the presidential party to the thea
tre on the same evening.
The senator. wondering at this, for
him. nuaccustomed burst of atten-1
tion from the White House, asked a
,olleag-ue better used to these things
han himself what it was all about.
feplied the colleague. --your
;ute is wanted 1r the---bill, whihek
Is now before your eommittee.
Nonsense !said t ile inviItd 4>l 1e.
Ant lie velit to the dlinier.
I ul'ing thle eV(llillg t he presiiellt
)rougilt the conversationL around to
iis opillionI oIn that iiportant a41111in
st l'at1ion meaisur-e.
'i. I'residenlt, allswere". the
enator. -- I an opposed to the bill.".
And silnee thenl he has not enjoved
lie diistilnctio oF dininur at the
White House. A moral is, I suppose.
hat pwesidents must not indulge in
Aeasantries with worthy folk whose
irt is kicking pigskin.
rillman's Opinion of the President
I have mentioned some points of
ikeness in the president and Senator
['illman. Just what the president
hinks of the South Carolinian, to
rhom Senator Dolliver frequently al
uded in this week 's debates as his I
'honest friend,'' I do not happen to
:now.this evening, but the South Car
linian has opinions of the president
:hicih lie does not conceal. He shouts
hem until the capitol rings with his
Probably neither gentleman will be
lattered by any insistence upon like
ess with the other, but, as no of
ence is intended, none, I am sure, I
ill be taken when it is said that you
ave to make allowance for both men V
iey take the safety valve from their
''The president,'.' said the senator, r
ione of his speeches this week, It
goes a great way in a very little S
hile. lie scoldIs the senate, abuses P
:. almost insults us, accuses us of
sincerity. He mush be very badly t
iformned and miserably advised. 1
in pa.rdoin his impetuosity, for I re
gnize the fact that he carries a great
rden, but he should not lightly I
iticise and insult the senate.''
What rejoinder could be more
ive Tillmnan rebuking impetus and
And Senator Tillman, we mustre
ember, has had an alliance with the
esident thrust upon him!
The' president, on the other hand,
at times no tenderer with his, allies
an Tillman with his-if they get
to the range of the limelight.
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an a worthless one.
The binding does not make the
>ok though it mnaj mar it.
It is a good deal easier to mark
oral t ime -tlian it is to march to it.
W\hen your title ini the skies seems
oudled look out fo)r fogs of doubt.
A man never blows his own horn
1til the silence has become more
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Love is not getting, b)ut giving; not
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is goodness and honor, and peace
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