National Affairs: Skulls

Last week the members of Congress were made to realize that by the happy circumstance of their several elections they had been set apart as members of a specially evolved division of the human family. They were told that they represented "legislative man." Two New York Democrats—Senator Copeland and Representative Kindred—introduced resolutions in their respective chambers proposing the appointment of a Dr. Arthur MacDonald to measure all congressional skulls annually, estimate the average brain weight within and make illuminating deductions in a report to the Vice President— without mentioning any names—as to the...

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