National Affairs: Wise Proofreaders

Great learning is not among the qualifications of many U. S. Congressmen, but all U. S. Congressmen like to lard their speeches with learned allusions. On the floor of the House one day last week rollicking Maury Maverick of Texas took exception to a critical remark made by Ralph Brewster of Maine.

Mr. Brewster: I did not confine it to this Administration. If the gentleman makes the application, that is up to him. It is a question of the coat fitting.

Mr. Maverick: Well, David's coat was of many colors; it depends on how you...

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