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    David Josiah Brewer
Excerpt from book: 16 Tyo Pekioos rs History Of Stpkeice Cottet could be carried, but that as after the discovery of ts it could be carried up our area: rivers the jurisdiction extend so far as that commerce -went. In the Eobert W. U. S. IT, the court went further, and held that tl Erie canal was a part of tte narisaUe -waters of the United States and that a lien for repairs on a raril b.Mt engaged ia traSv Ob that cacal was ithia the jzriscicdon of die courts, aed could : be enfcreed is the ?:rs of t- direct proeii=45 M rtn. Here -rxs a C:a: -wrich ii =- be efsed in ary otmn ccc=aece. aa-risatir an nT siaie tj i Scare, aai yec a 3an. creatsc bj islica. f ,"r rvrairs ce a: beat -wilLe s enraged in trac, vdi be ecfoited vsrl ia. a eccrs cf : 7r-:r!-:3Sv urscs.-: a :r legislation. I said five years ago, and the truth has not diminished with the passing years, that Washington is the great lobby camp of the world. Hotel-keeping in Washington, while Congress is in session, is a bonanza. It is true it is only like a pocket found in a mine, which is fabulously rich until the pocket is exhausted, and then the mine becomes barren and worthless, for when Congress adjourns the bonanza disappears. But this is not the worst. Such a variety of legislation is thrust upon Congress that it is absolutely impossible for the representatives of the people, as a whole, to fairly consider even a fraction of it. It has to be distributed among committees, and the reports of the committees become the basis of legislative action. So that it is essentially true that Congressional legislation to-day is not legislation by the representatives of the people, but by committees of such representatives. And as the nation grows, and its industries and wants become more varied, the burden on Congress will continue to inc...  
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