Senator Reed Smoot of Utah was at pains, last week, to deny a rumor that he was about to resign his seat in the Senate to become head of the Mormon Church. Heber J. Grant, present head of the Church, is ill; but even if he should die, Rudger Clawson is senior to Mr. Smoot among the Mormon elders.
In its final report on the national election last fall, the special Senate Committee on Campaign Expenditures, headed by Mr. Borah, gave the following totals for the several parties:
Republicans .$4,360,478.32 $4,270,469.01