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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 13, 1912, Image 18

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This business of a president
"appointing" his successor does
not always work out witness
the beautiful scrap between
Roosevelt and Taft today. ""
Twice before presidents have
been the biggest factor in naming
their successors, and once it
worked well and once it caused as
bitter a fight as the country is
now witnessing.
Thomas Jefferson, president
from 1800 to' 1808, founder of the
Democratic party, named his two
immediate successors James
Madison and James Monroe, both
from Virginia, like Jefferson, and
both faithful to the Jeffersonian
Andrew Jackson, president
from 1828 to 1836, expounder of
the party of Jefferson, named his
immediate successor, Martin Van
Buren of New York, and in 1844
named another successor, James
K. Polk, from Jackson's own
state of Tennessee.
Jackson's Van Buren turned
out like Roosevelt's Taft an op:
ponent of his chief's "policies."
Jackson allowed VanBuren to be
renominated in 1840, but the
Democrats were defeated that
year by Gen. William H. Harri
son, the whjg candidate, "because
of the "panic fif 1837." By 1844
the burning issue was anenxatiort
of Texas. The slavery Demo
crats of the south wanted Texas
annexed to make more slave
territory. VanBuren declared
against it and Jackson, who had
"made him," went down to the
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Baltimore convention and beat
him for the nomination by induc
ing the convention to select Polk.
No president from that time to
1908 "appointed" his successor.
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Teacher: aNow, Mamie, tell
me how many bones you have in
your body?"
Mamie: "Two hundred and
Teacher: "Wrong; you have
only two Tiundred and seven."
Mamie (triumphantly): "Ye$;
but I swallowed a fishbone at
bjeakfast this inorning."
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Bullfighting, the national sport
of Spain, causes annually the
death of about 3,500 horses and
2,500 'bulls
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