THE CONGRESS: Lady from Arkansas

Inheritance of office, common in the House, was unknown in the Senate until last week. To fill the vacancy left by the death of Senator Thaddeus Horatius Caraway of Arkansas, Governor Harvey Parnell announced simply: "I have appointed Mrs. Caraway . . . because I feel she is entitled to the office held by her distinguished husband, who was my friend. . . . Mrs. Caraway is a most estimable woman, thoroughly capable and her service in the Senate will be an honor to the State."

This might have been taken as pure chivalry,...

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