There are people who ignorantly suppose that the Senate is composed of sedentary gasbags who would prove to be lame ducks in other spheres of rough and tumble. Nothing could be further from the truth. The majority of Senators are temperamentally adventurers, knights-errant, more combatively courageous than fluent. It is quite typical that Raymond T. Baker, having exhausted most forms of excitement, announced last week his candidacy as U. S. Senator from Nevada.

This Baker is not to be confused with Ray Stannard Baker, doctrinaire commentator, historian and propagandist of Woodrow Wilson. Nor...

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