After several days of debate, the Senate came to a vote. The question was whether from now until next June there should be 96 Senators or 95.

Last summer Senator Ladd of North Dakota, one of the prominent insurgents and followers of LaFollette, suddenly died. The Governor of North Dakota decided 1) to call a special election for Senator next June, and 2) to appoint Gerald P. Nye, 33 years old, editor of the Non-Partisan League newspaper, to serve until the new Senator is elected (TIME, Nov....

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