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of girls so. that they will not b'e disturbed in heir work or he tempted
to steal cloth" ifdttf ine factory. ' ' v '
Isaac Harris and Max Blanche, owners of the Triangle, were
finally indicted and tried on the charge of manslaughter. The
jury, made up mainly of manufacturers and real estate men, did not
see the bodies spiled up on the sidewalk nor hear the cries of the girls
as they swirled through the air, nor see that praying girl on the
window' ledge. The trial was the usual formal, dignified affair and
there, was much talk about Section" No. Blankety-blank of the Re
vised Statutes and "Hear-ye, hear-y-e," and may it please your
honor." In fact the human blood 6f the holocaust was" quite neg
lected for jargon.
THE JURY SET HARRIS AND BLANCK FREE. The
district attorney thought that somebody should be punished for
tharmid-air massacre oflinnocent people and he caused the Triangle
proprietors to be indicted again. Another jury was selected and
now Justiqe Seabury announces that ij: isn't legal to jeopardize
the lives of Harris andJBlanck after they had once been tried and
acquitted, and theVcase is thrown out of court
-c . - -
Here are oursacred courts working true to form. A
technicality is, more potent than a locked factory door; a "bailiff!
Hearrye xis heard above tnat aymg girl s scream; a lawyer s quib
bling citation from the dead laws of 540-is more 'to the point than
a live mother's grief.
X A HABIT
-"By gravy, thus be abeout the
figth time I've pinched yew."
"Yep. Can't you .give me re
duced rates, seeing'that I'm a reg
ular customer?" v
-JUST LIKE HER
Mrs. Bacon : She's one ,of the
most pbstinate women L ever
Mrs. Liver: Ihdeed?
"Mrs. Bacon: Yes; why, I be-
lieveJf she took Iaughfrier-eas
Ruth: When Steve. proposed
to me he acted like a fish out of
Budy : Why .shouldn't he ? He
knew he was caught