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1894-07-27-EveningStar-p6-[Editorial] - tr The R? nate m l I wi.lcnt Cleveland have...
tr The R? nate m l I wi.lcnt Cleveland have fust pass^l < through a dir.isrofvuent which has .itnaclt 1 l?ut little cent ;al attention. The Piesid* nt nominate I Julius A. Andrew* of IVItcn, Tex., to l,e 4i;ent for the Indiana at Loiihi *y. I.J ,h<?. ami a number of Snui. m opposed confirmation ?n the ground tfat )Ir. Andrews was a non-resident of Mah?>. and that his nomination was a violation of the home-rule principle ex pointed ?n the democratic platform The objection was without -olid foundation. Ther. is very much d:!T.?rc!:ce betveen the character of .i;i?oH*ri?viis to the Indian service and appointments to offices piut'ly local to the Mate '?r the community, and this difference, strangely er ouijh. does not appear to have been re-%o^i.ized even by men who ouuht to know all about it. And. more than that, it was very like straining at a gnat to object to >lr. Andr ?ws, wlitne otfi; e is in no sense local, after having swallowed C. 11. .J. Taylor, whose oili.tr is as local as any ollice pos>ii>|> cotild l?e. There is not, r?or was there ever, any reason why an Indian Mgency should !??? regarded as the property of the state or territory in which it happens to be located. Accor lin^ to the statutes made and provided, the aftent is agent for the Indians and not for the people of the vicinage, and *s the people of the .vicinage invariably hate the Indians and do ?II they can to prevent their progress toward civilization, it cannot be argoel that :'?ey are entitled to the practical control of &u i?e w hom their desire is to destroy ?>r to r?!.i^leiely pauperize. Of couise. this idea ^pointing agents from other states .?*an those in which the agencies are situated 1s far from popular with the practl?-al politician. but the method is a just one. ?an-l. while It apparently violates the homo irule promise, it does not do so really. l?ei*au?e Indian agents are not local officials, ^fhe case of C H. J. Taylor of who Ivas ap|mint?<l recorder of deeds for the *i'i.Htrirt of Colombia, ami who was conirmed by the votes of Senator* who ob1 PCtnl to the confirmation -?f Mr. Andrews, bears no resemblance lo the Andrews cane, for the office which Taylor holds transacts r.o business without the district limits and Is supported directly by fees paid by property owners for the recording of property transfers at the national capital only. j j Pap; ; |

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  1. Evening Star,
  2. 27 Jul 1894, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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