National Affairs: Mump Canard

Few diseases are more undignified in adults than mumps and few adults are more dignified than U. S. Senators. It was with sympathy not unmixed with glee that readers of The Club-Fellow, jaunty "national journal of society," read last week that "Senator Joe Robinson has been suffering that undignified disease . . . and Senator Hiram Johnson of California has the mumps too." These two gentlemen sit well apart in the Senate Chamber, on opposite sides of the aisle. Mumps being most contagious, there was prospect of more mumps among the Senators. Near...

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