National Affairs: Seven Against Rutland

The comedy of the Rhode Island Senate, begun with the bursting of a gas-bomb behind the Lieutenant Governor's chair in the Senate Chamber, continued with the emigration of the Republican majority to Massachusetts (TIME, June 30, July 7), went still a step further.

The Republican Senators, who had settled down to spend the Summer at Rutland, Mass., waited to see what their angered Democratic colleagues would do. The Democratic Senators assisted by a Democratic Governor and Lieutenant Governor did what they could. They got two witnesses who testified that the Chairman of the Republican State Committee had instigated the placing of...

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