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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 18, 1912, Image 5

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The legislature of Arizona, hav
ing been sitting up nights lately
to get through with its program
before adjournment at noon to
day, took a few minutes off last
night in order to slip one over on
the Hon. William Howard Taft.
You remeniber how Cousin Bill
used his little veto on the Arizona
statehood bill, just because the
Arizona constitution as drawn up
by the people provided a hook for
the honorable company of judges.
You also doubtless remember
how Arizona drew up a new con
stitution, without any recall of
judges in it, and put the statehood
bill' over.
Having become a state, Ari
zona's first business was to pass
a law providing that hook for the
recall of jiidges, which Taft
thought he Tiad extracted and
buried foreevr.
Last night' Arizona went one
better. Mayjje there's a few hu
morists in the Arizona legisla
ture. Anyhow, the two houses got
together la'st night and passed
one of the. cutest provisions you
ever h'e&rd of.
This measure entitles the peo
ple (not the legislature the peo
ple) of Arizona any time they feel
the need'of a little excitement, to
the right to passion the fitness,
stf aightness,capability and desir
ability of any United States Sen
ator from Arizona or federal
judge-in Arizona. x
And, after saying how the peo
ple'shall proceed to vote in order
to show their opinion as to the de
sirability of these federal gentle
men, the measure goes on to say
that this vote shall be regarded
as a hint to the United States as
to how the government should
Inother words, if the people of
Arizona, under this new lawvote
that they do not think a U. S. sen
ator or federal judge is their idea
of what a senator or judge ought
to be, it is to be regarded as a hint
to the federal government to get
busy on impeachment proceed
ings. For a state whose right to
statehood was denied by Taft be
cause its people wanted the recall
of judges Arizona is" doing very
well, thank you. ,
Brisk Winds Prob
ably a light shower I
this afternoon for
Chicago and vicin
ity; generally fair
tonight and Sun
day: cooler; brisk
southwest s h ifting
winds this afternoon and tonight
and to northwest Sunday.
vIn the Future.
"What Is this scandal in high
society that the newsboys are
crying on the streets?"
"Why, a well known young
millionaire was caught last even
ing in his wife's boudoir."
"Good heavens ! Who caught?
"The husband's college chum."
Sa'tire, r

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