POLITICAL NOTES: Puddler & Mammon

Into every crack & corner of Pennsylvania went Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, U. S. M. C. (retired), campaigning for the Republican senatorial nomination. A Dry, he was endorsed by Governor Gifford Pinchot. He made 126 speeches (preceded, he said, by 126 silent prayers). But neither speeches nor prayers availed him. Senator James John ("Puddler Jim") Davis, a Wet supported by Boss Vare's Philadelphia machine, last week won renomination by a 350,000-vote majority.

Shortly after Congressman Louis T. McFadden of the 13th Pennsylvania District had accused President Hoover of treason on the...

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