National Affairs: Porto Rican Politics

Secretary of War Weeks has been much worried by the little island of Porto Rico. In countries like the United States and Great Britain politics is like a great river—occasional floods, but in general a continuous flow. In countries like the Balkans it is a series of cloudbursts. In Porto Rico it is a geyser—spurting periodically. The recent Governor of Porto Rico, E. Mont Reily, left office under criticism, if not because of it. His successor, Horace M. Towner, had hardly come within range of the Porto Rican geyser before he began to...

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