POLITICAL NOTES: Fox River Epitaph

Well known in Illinois was Lee O'Neil Browne, able lawyer, long a member of the Legislature. His friendly neighbors in Ottawa, Ill., would point out his fine early-American brick mansion, standing proudly on the bluff that overhangs the Fox River.

Lately, Mr. Browne achieved new prominence as defense counsel in a case of matricide. But not his legal abilities, not his services as lawmaker for the farmers around Ottawa, were what the press of the nation remembered last week about Mr. Browne.

"He came to national attention," said the press, "during the Lorimer election to the U. S. Senate in 1909....

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