Foreign News: Reichstag Rumpus

For some time Communists have trumpeted their objections to certain tax measures which the Government was trying to rush through before the summer recess. Last week, their trumpetings approached in volume the noisiest efforts of a drove of riled elephants rocking themselves thunderously with rage.

The rumpus began when Count Westarp (Monarchist) announced that his party had instituted court proceedings against a Communist newspaper for accusing Monarchists of attending the Reichstag in a drunken condition. "This falsehood," said Count Westarp, "will be disproved." Thereupon, Deputy Höllein, Communist leader, jumped to his feet,...

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