Senator and Mrs. William E. Borah of Idaho ceased sitting up at night to read about the Hall-Mills murder trial; Senator Tasker L. Oddie of Nevada forgot for the moment that he was being sued for a personal note of $6,232.50; many another lawmaker laid down the cares of domestic life and strode up the steps of the Capitol. In the Senate chamber the gavel of Vice President Dawes smote his desk; in the House the gavel of Speaker Nicholas Longworth did likewise. The 69th Congress had begun its last and its...

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