National Affairs: Bad-Natured End

On important issues before the Senate there often develops "a little group of willful men," to confound the majority. The group changes with the issue. Last week it was composed of a few old-guard Republicans and one Demo-cratic buffoon. It was dangerous because the end of the session was near. By a 40%-hour filibuster it accomplished its purpose, damaged its members, killed an appropriation bill and a half dozen other important pieces of legislation.

This group—David A. Reed of Pennsylvania, sometimes called a "higher type of statesman"; George H. Moses of New Hampshire,...

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