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I believe that this attitude is almost universal amongst the laity.
short t ime ago I hlid occasion to discuss this matter with three young
lawyers. One of them has acquired a national reputation a.
and representative of radical reforms, and is now the
m" ruHing factor of one of the two great political parties in one of
states. Another is a young man who has acqui red eminence as a
a state legislature because of his having drafted and secured
passage of a bill; the object of which is to prevent combinations in
of trade in his state in cases and under conditions not governed'
the gener, a l law of the nation. The third ho. l ds an enviable position
a city and is recognized not only as a lawyer of great
very highest moral qualities.
is needless to say that all three of them belong to , the Democratic
They are all sincere and vigorous fighters against ' the system of
privil8@'; es-- what they consider the' worst of all national . evils. The object of all these gentlemen was to arouse in, me a greater
in the affairs of the party, both local, state and national, and
from me more effective oooperation in the aflairs of the party
Which I hate beln more or less identified all ., J, " life. ~ ~ t
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