National Affairs: 70 to 0

One day last week the Senators wended out of their chamber tingling all over with virtue and generosity. To their own and many another person's great surprise they had passed a Flood Control bill; passed it so suddenly that they had had to make their speeches on it after voting instead of before; passed it 70 to 0, moreover, so that only a "love feast" attended the event, without partisanship.

Senate-leaders Curtis (Republican) and Robinson (Democrat) had put their heads together and determined that, after all, Flood Relief was not a thing to bicker and trifle over. They had agreed to ram...