POLITICAL NOTES: Patronage Squabbles

James Roosevelt, "closest by blood and affection to the man who makes the appointments," last week continued to keep the Massachusetts patronage pot boiling. Thanks to the President's eldest son, a 28-year-old Haverhill drug clerk named John E. Donahue was made receiver for Essex National Bank at $4,000 per year. Receiver Donahue spent three years at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, later mixed prescriptions in his father's drug store. He was ardently "For-Roosevelt-Before-Chicago." Last year he was elected State Representative from a district that had not sent a Democrat to Boston...

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