The Congress: Party Business

Last week in the consideration of the Italian debt settlement Senator James A. Reed turned his oratorical beacon upon a subject that was not directly under debate:

"What this Government needs is a political upheaval to sweep away the dead wood. I do not hesitate to ask my party associates what the Democratic party is here for? To join in these nefarious schemes? To unite with Mellon in all his demands? A few days ago my secretary (Hicklin Yates) defined a Democrat as one who worships at the shrine...

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