National Affairs: Vacant Chairs

With "hundreds of vacant chairs meeting his gaze," Senator Hiram Warren Johnson caused his voice to reverberate through the cavernous recesses of a Newark, N. J., auditorium. "Secretary Mellon is the real head of the Government!" he roared. "He should be nominated for the Presidency, and not merely someone to represent him. You may fire a Denby; you may attack a Daugherty; but when you attack a Mellon you touch the supersensitive nerve of finance and big business and the whole Government trembles!"

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