The 21 Republican State Senators of Rhode Island who fled their state following a Democratic filibuster and a literal gas attack (TIME, June 30) were discovered just over the border at Rutland, Mass. They fled, according to their own account, in fear for their lives. One heroic Republican remained behind, risking sudden death, in order to bring up the question of no quorum, if the Democratic minority tried to do anything without them—tried for example to call a Convention for a new State Constitution in place of...

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