National Affairs: Philippine Oracle

Colonel Carmi A. Thompson, suave among politicians, even more suave among business men, has become an oracle in the Philippines in less than a fortnight. Filipinos and Moros, little brown senators and big brown generals were curious to hear the personal representative of President Coolidge. Is he a meddlesome quack or is he a saintly surgeon come to mend their wounds?

As an oracle, Colonel Thompson was a worthy successor of Apollo. His replies had a frank and sonorous ring, implied everything and committed themselves to nothing.

Example A: "Whatever conclusions I...

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