National Affairs: In Illinois

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Out of the jabberwocky that is politics in the State of Illinois there issued last week a frabjous thing that was supposed to spell R-e-f-o-r-m but which, upon closest inspection, would not come any closer to real sense than Roefmr or Mrrofe. The letters were all there. Popular sentiment had been convulsively aroused. But the newly upheaved anagram did not articulate intelligently.

The occasion for the upheaval was the Illinois primary election. Among the Democrats, nothing extraordinary happened. Their party was out of power and they quietly went to the polls...

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