National Affairs: The Brown Derby

The energies of most political oracles were transferred last week, so far as the Democratic Party was concerned, from delegate-counting to adding up electoral votes. The brown derby of Candidate Smith was perched, it was generally conceded, securely upon the head of a presidential nominee.

¶ In California, where things are done in a large way, the finishing touch was put upon the Smith campaign to lead the party. It was the first primary where the Brown Derby competed directly with its only serious antagonists, Candidates Reed and Walsh. It was the home state...

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