There is nothing duller in the Senate's business than the approval of the long lists of postmasters periodically nominated for office by the President. Yet the knowing were very much interested by a block of 40 postmasters whose names the President submitted last week.

All 40 were from Wisconsin. More than that, all 40 had been selected with the approval of Senator Irvine L. Lenroot of that state; and still more, neither Senator LaFollette nor the Representatives of the state (all Republican insurgents, save one Socialist) were consulted. So was the patronage club...

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