National Affairs: Incredible!

The London Daily Express' visiting correspondent, William Barkley, a newcomer to the U.S. scene, shuddered publicly after his first look.

"What an incredible, easygoing place the Senate is!" he wrote. "As I stood in the lobby a boy in knickerbockers walked by with a carton of ice cream and a cardboard spoon.

"To my horror, he walked right on to the Senate floor and nobody stopped him. I was on the point of shouting when it was explained that a Senator had sent for the refreshment and was now consuming same at his desk."


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