National Affairs: Election

"The Vice President of the United States and members of the Senate," cried Doorkeeper Joseph J. Sinnott of the House of Representatives shortly after noon one day last week. The House rose. Through the door, down the centre aisle strode Charles Curtis, erect and grim, accompanied by the Senate's Secretary Edwin Pope Thayer. Behind them marched two small page boys bearing two large boxes of highly-polished mahogany. Behind boys & boxes came 90 members of the Senate, advancing to the three front rows of Chamber seats.

Vice President Curtis stepped smartly up on the high rostrum. Speaker Garner handed over his gavel,...

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