GERMANY: Smack!

During a session of the Reichstag, Monarchist Deputy Laverenz walked up to Socialist Deputy Eckerstedt and dealt him a resounding smack in the face.

Such impropriety sent a rush of hot, red blood to the face of every Socialist and they swooped upon the Monarchists who advanced toward their attackers, fists clenched. The next moment the air became full of imprecations, fists, howls, groans. Baron von Wallraf, President of the Reichstag, adjourned the sitting for ten minutes. When the sitting was resumed the fight broke out again and von Wallraf was forced to...

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