National Affairs: In Webster Land

Last week the voters of Daniel Webster's old constituency—the 1st New Hampshire District—filled the 435th seat in the House of Representatives. Some 52,000 of them tramped through zero ROGERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE More was drifting than the snow. winds and over snowdrifts to participate in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by last year's death of Republican Representative Fletcher Hale. When they had finished registering their sovereign will, it was found that the populous southeastern section of New Hampshire had switched from Republican...

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