THE CONGRESS: Requiescat

It was sudden, but it was not dramatic, for it was not prepared for. Senator LaFollette was ill with a cold at his home in Washington. The country hardly noted the fact. Then swiftly came a bulletin telling of his death from angina pectoris complicated by bronchial asthma and pneumonia. Only that and the event had passed, like the flicker of a cinema film.

Gradually, the country began to realize that a prominent politician had died, that a brilliant actor had shuffled off the scene, that a...

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