National Affairs: Automobiles & Underwear

Usually when the U.S. goes after graft in Washington, the proceedings resemble a barbecue. The whole world is invited, as many reputations as possible are spitted and turned slowly over a sizzling fire, the fumes purposely wafted this way and that. None of this was characteristic of a graft hunt which last week had Washington on the anxious bench. In spite of complete secrecy, scandal of the first order was brewing in the War Department. One after another War Department officials were going before a grand jury with testimony about automobiles and underwear....

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