THE CONGRESS: Barlow's Bomb

THE CONGRESS Barlow's Bomb

Jaunty Lester Pence Barlow has pondered on how to make a living, how to redistribute wealth, how to make liquor bottles unrefillable. But what has mainly wrinkled his brow has been how to end war. Like a good inventor, he tried to solve his problem the easy way: a death-dealing explosive which would annihilate whole regiments, spoil everyone's stomach for further fighting. Last week little, stocky, 53-year-old Mr. Barlow traveled from his office in Baltimore, Md. to Washington, and bounded into a meeting of the Senate Military Affairs...

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