Democratic Senators Robinson (titular leader), Harrison (star rhetorician), Edwards (wet campaigner) judged that in a recent contest* Dr. M. D. Taylor, county health officer of Aztec, N. M., had written the best definition of a Democrat: "A Democrat is one who believes in the fullest freedom of speech, press and religion, and separation of church and state; laws that bear equally upon all classes, without special privilege or monopolistic advantages; rights of States guaranteed by the Constitution, and less national paternalism."

*Conducted by the Pathfinder, news weekly published since 1894 in...

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