National Affairs: Statue & Story

Unveiled last week in Capitol Park at Harrisburg was a bronze statue of the late great Senator Boies Penrose. Unveiled a day later in Philadelphia was a new nugget of history, the story of how Penrose made Theodore Roosevelt President of the U. S. to settle a bitter grudge against Senator Marcus Alonzo Hanna of Ohio. The story was more characteristic of Boss Penrose than the statue. Sponsor for the story was President Judge Charles L. Brown of the Philadelphia Municipal Court, longtime Penrose friend. Though he spoke at the Harrisburg ceremony he...

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