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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 18, 1911, Image 2

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Supreme Court- of these United States.- - ' -
But they are afraid of having their dirty, linen hauled out irm
open court 'before the eyes of'the people.
They are afraid that the. methods they have used in holding upt
the people will be exposed in court. . i
They are afraid the 'people will see and understand just how
they have been robbed -and cheated. --?
Andthey are afraid they will be stopped in their career of rob-j
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GEE WHIZ! JUST THINK OF IT! "
"If the court realizes what he has done, he will Undo it.
"At the present time the defendants in this case face the
debasement, the humiliation, 'the ignominy of being locked up in ,
jail until the Supreme Court of the United States passes on a c
certiorari petition.
'"The Thanksgiving recess of the Supreme Court is near.
The prisoners may have to tay in jail oveY the Thanksgiving.!
holidays. Think of that, your honor!"
Levy Mayer, attorney for the packers, as he begged Judge Kohl-
saat to save the packers by granting an appeal, after the -'
habeas corpus writ had "been quashed. -
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bery, that they will be forced to put an end to the criminal methods
by which they have been rifling your pockets.
. -" 'And all 'the dirty knifing .of competitors, the criminal, under-2
hand work, by which the price of meat has been kept at an exor-
bhant level will be brought out at the trial. . -
The evidence is in the hands of United States District Attorney
Wilkersoh. ; -
' He will present it before District Judge Carpenter and a jury
of the people.
And by that evidence, and by that record brought but in openJ
court, the packers will be judged by. the people. .
4 That's why it has taken nine years for the government to bring4
the Beef Trust Hogs before the bar of justice. - .
That's why, by legal quibbles and bUnk and flimflam, the pack-
ers have evaded and 'twisted not PUNISHMENT FOR THEIR
CRIMES, BUT COMING BEFORE THE BAR OF THE PEO-
PLE TO ANSWER WHETHER OR NO -THEY ARE GUILTY
OF THESE CRIMES, AND THUS BE FORCED TO FACE
THE -EVIDENCE IN THE HANDS OF THE GOVERNMENT.
The government first jndicted the packers in 1903. . -r
And since then, federal judge after federal judge has'gone out,
of his way to help the poor, indicted packers, for whom LevyiMayen
made such a pitifuljlea to.Kohlsaat today.. .- - i

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