National Affairs: First Time

The handful of Representatives who attended one of the House's perfunctory meetings last week stopped their mumblings to listen, for a change, to what Clerk of the House William Tyler Page was reading from the rostrum in his clear rapid voice, which usually rings out over the Representatives' heads as though it (or they) had nothing to do with the case The Clerk was reading a letter from jovial rubicund Speaker Nicholas Longworth, who was prolonging his vacation (in Cincinnati). The letter designated Mr. Longworth's substitute, the Speaker Pro Tem. When Clerk Page...

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