National Affairs: Booms

Mr. Reed. The thinly-populated Southwest echoed all week with the slow, formidable voice of Candidate Reed. Partly to overshadow Candidate Smith, partly to get credit for a party service, partly because he revels in smoldering oratory, Candidate Reed stuck close to his stock speech on G. O. P. "boodlers" and misdeeds, seasoned with a few peppercorns for Tammany Hall. At Dallas, he specially flayed Secretary Mellon. At Tulsa, his special text was Oil, his chief target the Tariff. At Topeka he fell upon President Coolidge and snarled: "Without hesitation I declare that the...

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