Sorely tried last week was many a Republican member of the Senate Finance Committee now secretly drafting the Tariff Bill. Each had been placed under strictest party orders to keep his mouth shut, to babble none of the Committee's confidential doings to newsmen clustered inquisitively at the closed door. Silence was such an ordeal that some Senators ducked and dodged away by back passages, while others took the press blockade on the run.

Thus racing away, his lips uncomfortably sealed, Senator James Eli Watson, Republican Leader, was...

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