Last week, much freshened by a summer of comparative rest, nine men assembled quietly in the old Senate Chamber of the Capitol. They had donned their long black vestments in their robing room and now quietly sat down behind a long counter and resumed their work. Frequently they do not leave their little room in June until after Congress has gone vacationing, and usually they return to it in the fall long before Congress takes up its more ostentatious labors. In this season of the year they usually have the great Capitol...

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