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ure a congressional scandal Logan checkmates Butler death of General Thomas honors to the memorymmendation that Whittemore be expelled. General Ben Butler was a conspicuous figure at this session well as he thought he did. Whittemore went to Butler and begged Butler to defend him on the floor oremarks and the reading of the report when General Butler arose in his place and attempted a defenceittemore. General Logan had been advised that Butler would probably do this, so he quietly hunted u any case before the House. He merely asked Mr. Butler whether he wished to be considered the attorney of Mr. Whittemore. Without hesitation Mr. Butler replied that he did wish to be so considered, atute mentioned, which fell like a pall on General Butler and the whole House and galleries. ButlerButler stammered a disclaimer, explaining that it was a matter of sympathy on his part. General Logan folers of the House has never been equalled. General Butler withdrew from the floor of the House, but [1 more...]