National Affairs: Disease

Senatorial ill health rested its heavy hand upon Robert Marion La Follette, Senator from Wisconsin. After an illness that had kept him from the Capitol for some days, his physicians announced that he had contracted pneumonia. Following as this does, a severe illness last fall, it is believed that Mr. La Follette will not be able to take an active part in this year's campaign.

Political diagnosticians regard the Senator's misfortune as an evil symptom for the third party movement. No other insurgent has equal vim, vigor, vitality. No other has as great a...

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