Foreign News: End of Parliament

The U. S. Congress adjourns, Britain's Parliament is prorogued. When Congress' work is done, Congress can adjourn in five minutes. Proroguing Parliament is a lengthy and a solemn business. Last week putting an end to the 13-month session of Parliament (longest since the War) Lieut. General Sir William Pulteney, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, in black velvet, with lace on his cuffs and a sword at his side, walked from the House of Lords down the corridor to the House of Commons where the door was...

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