National Affairs: Here, There

¶Prohibition referendums were held in eight states. Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New York, Wisconsin voted for modification of the liquor laws. In New York particularly the Wet majority was overwhelming—more than three to one. The Drys were successful in California, Colorado, Missouri. The result in Missouri is meaningless because the Wets had repudiated their referendum proposal before election day.

¶ In Danville, Ill., Joseph Gurney ("Uncle Joe") Cannon, 90, one-time famed Speaker of the House, was unable to vote last week for the first time since 1860 when he cast his ballot for Abraham...

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