THE CABINET: More Charges

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*Evidently refers to the "Council of State," a body which was composed of the Cabinet and of the Speaker and President of the insular House and Senate. It had no standing under the Jones Act (passed by Congress in 1916, prescribing the Government of the Islands). It claimed larger authority than the insular Cabinet, arrogated to itself certain powers of the Governor General and set itself up to be a ministry responsible only to the Legislature, after the fashion of British and French Cabinets.

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