THE CONGRESS: In Illinois

A Republican Senatorial candidate had been defeated in the primaries. As he added the list of his campaign expenses the thought suddenly came to him that perhaps he had not spent enough. His total was precisely $6.75—the price of a good mashie or a mediocre quart of Scotch. Thereupon, he, Candidate H. N. Midtbo of Donnybrook, N. D., despatched a postal card to the Secretary of the Senate, saying:

"I did not win the nomination but played the game square. Please call the attention of the Senate to this and when it has some...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!