National Affairs: Nobody's Business

Where the Vice President lives is of small concern to the U. S. Government, which gives him $15,000 per annum and leaves him to find his own quarters. When Vice President Charles Curtis established himself, his official-hostess sister, Mrs. Edward Everett Gann, and Mr. Gann, at the fashionable Mayflower Hotel, Washington busybodies eyed the apartment (foyer, double-sized drawing room, dining room for 26 guests, smoking room, library, four bedrooms, two servants' rooms, kitchen, furnished at a cost of $75,000), ascertained its normal rental ($22,500 per year), and hastily concluded that Mr....

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