G. Washington Assailed

Last week Rupert Hughes, novelist, was invited to speak at a dinner given in Washington, D. C., by the Sons of the American Revolution to honor the 197th anniversary of the birth of Edmund Burke. It was a solemn occasion. Starched faces and haughty shirtfronts hedged the board. Over the coffee cups, Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio and Representative R. Walton Moore of Virginia recited fine phrases in praise of Burke. Rupert Hughes got up. He passed quickly from the career of Burke to that of George Washington.

"Washington," he said, "was a great card player, a distiller of...

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