National Affairs: Historic Relic

Sixty-six years ago the populous city of Buffalo provided almost unparalleled conveniences for its inhabitants. It had approximately one saloon for every 220 citizens, male and female, infantile, adult and senile. Its facilities for gambling and original sin were on a similar scale. In this situation a 33-year-old lawyer made a difficult decision. He was rated one of the ablest young men at the Buffalo bar, had been assistant district attorney and might well have looked forward to an election as district attorney or even to Congress. But he decided to run for...

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