POLITICAL NOTES: Forbes Punished

"Abandon hope, all ye rejected here"—this legend might well be inscribed over the doorway of the old Senate Chamber in the Capitol, the Chamber in which the Supreme Court now sits. Last week Mr. Charles R. Forbes, onetime Director of the Veterans' Bureau, and Mr. John W. Thompson, St. Louis building contractor, were rejected there.

It was two years ago next June that an indictment was brought against these two gentlemen for conspiracy to defraud the Government in the building of hospitals for Veterans. Some...

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