National Affairs: The House:

¶Brought startled newshawks scurrying in from the halls when it rejected with one of the loudest viva voce votes on record, a proposal by Tennessee's John Ridley Mitchell to abolish Congressmen's mileage allowance. Having also voted down Congressman Mitchell's amendment forbidding Congressmen to hire their relatives as clerks, it promptly passed a $20,357,165 legislative supply bill, up $886,134 from the current year's appropriation for Congress' upkeep.

¶ Heard Texas' big, blatant Blanton and New York's small, publicity-loving Dickstein threaten to pound each other to a pulp in a quarrel on the issue of...

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