National Affairs: Missourian Colloquy

All things have their endings, even scandals and congressional investigations. Last week, the Senate wrote finis on its investigations of Secretary Fall, of naval oil leases, of all that appertained thereto, filthy or clean.

Before the Senate were two reports. One was a majority report of the Public Lands Committee headed by Senator Walsh, reviewing the evidence taken last year, denouncing Secretary Fall, condemning Secretary Denby for negligence criticising both the manner and the general policy of leasing the Government's reserves to private operators. The other was a minority report signed by five...

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