PERSONAL EXPLANATION.

Would I be in order in referring to something I said yesterday relative to one of the reports? It is in the form of an explanation.

It is not likely to lead to any controversial discussion?

No. I wish to state lest what I said might be taken as reflecting on any one in particular—I have in mind Seán McKeown—that when I used the expression "Tammany Hall methods" I meant by that that the method by which we were discussing the matter of seats would reflect on all of us that way. I did not particularly refer to one or the other. I referred to all of us.

I hope none of us will say anything more serious than that.