PROHIBITION: Basement Bargaining

After one parliamentary false start that bogged down after 45 minutes of acrimony in a premature adjournment, the House pulled itself together last week in stout resistance against the ukase of the Anti-Saloon League of America and shunted the First Deficiency Appropriation bill, carrying the Senate's $24,000,000 prohibition enforcement amendment, into a basement room at the Capitol. There, behind locked doors, five Senators and three Representatives went to wrestle mightily over the season's major Dry issue, far from the public glare.

What took place last week on the House...

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