National Affairs: Burgeoning

Any botanist knows that if the topmost bud of a tree is blighted, lower buds at once begin to develop to take its place. Many members of the Democratic Party arrived at the opinion that the topmost Presidential bud, William G. McAdoo, had suffered from oil. Thereupon several other buds began to expand on their own merits, and, flushed with hope, to burgeon.

Senator James A. Reed of Missouri, Democratic irreconcilable, whose boom is being fostered by the Hearst press, lifted his voice at P'eoria, Ill., exclaiming: "On the heels of the War ....

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