View with Alarm: Oct. 25, 1926

Having perused well the chronicle of the week, the Vigilant Patriot views with alarm:

Highmindedness on Page 12, corrupt quackery on Page 13. (P. 24.)

A one-legged beggar on a railroad track. (P. 32.)

Drunks in Parliament. (P. 16.)

A rift five sacraments deep. (P. 28.)

50% of Mr. Houdini's vaudeville program. (P. 21.)

An old-fashioned gas waterheater in Rome. (P. 21.)

The most rapacious bureaucracy in Europe. (P. 15.)

Hemophilism in the Asturias. (P. 17.)

"The Father of our Country standing by the river's brink clad only in humorless dignity." (P. 13.)

Diaries full of Rabelaisian details. (P....

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