POLITICAL NOTES: De Mortuis

The living have the libel law, but the dead have no recourse to the law. A man's memory is in the gentle hands of the world he leaves behind.

More than a year ago Senator Frank B. Brandegee of Connecticut committed suicide in the Capital (TIME, Oct. 20, 1924, MILESTONES). His health had not been the best and it was reported that he had lost his fortune through unfortunate investments. His friends and colleagues spoke well of him, and his death was charitably regarded with the hope that it...

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