National Affairs: In the Midlands

Through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, then home again to New York, proceeded the Smith Special last week.

St. Louis. The press acquired a habit of comparing the popular demonstrations accorded Nominee Smith to the Lindbergh demonstrations of last year. The Smith demonstration in St. Louis was "practically as great" as Lindbergh's. Beer and the Brown Derby seemed to be the chief attractions.

Sedalia. What makes Sedalia, Mo., a famed political spot is a 230-acre enclosure, the State Fair Grounds, with an auditorium that will hold some 10,000 persons. With this edifice packed, a crowd of 35,000 milled outside. They had eaten the town out...

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