National Affairs: Loggerheads

The question of what the Senate will do to the railways was still held in far off doubt by the failure to choose a Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Committee (TIME, Dec. 24). The Democrats up to the last voted for Senator Smith of South Carolina. The regular Republicans voted for Senator Cummins of Iowa and the Republican insurgents voted mostly for Senator Cottzens of Michigan. In two weeks of almost nothing but voting on this post, the Senate took 25 ballots—without an issue.

Senator Bruce of Maryland was the sole Democrat to vote for...

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