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RECALL OF JUDGES
Judge Wanamaker Has Written
a Series of Articles for
I The Day Book.
Recall of judges "has split the
delegates of he Illinois State Bar
Association, in session at the La
Salle hotel, into two distinc fac
tions, and leading jurists' have
taken vigorous stands, on each
side of the question.
Judge Ri M. Wanamaker of
Akron, O., supported the recall
in a hot speech, declaring that un
less the people were given the
right to recal judges respect for
the courts would be undermined.
""There is too much regard for
the rich, and too little -for the
poor," declared Judge Wanamak
er. "There is too much usurpa
tion of legislative power by the
courts too much delay, too much
expense to the litigants and too
much uncertainty. y
"The legislatures have entirely
failed to use their power of recall
by impeaching any judges So
isn't it time for the common, peo
ple who are mos vitally interest-!
ed, to take.some action?
"What we want to do is.simply
to change the jury. The legis
lators have failed. Let us go to
James H. Wilkerspn, district
attorney fof Chicago, advanced
the old argument of those against
the recall, that the people didn't
know what they wanted, and
were incapable of governing
themselves. ., t
He said that if the If ecall was
adopted ft would be used n
times of excitement and popular
unrest, when the people need
protection the most from their
Several reforms for facilitating
court procedure were agreed
upon by the delegates, and it was
urged that antiquated rules
should not be invoked to prevent
the admission of evidence. Many
out-of-town speakers declared
that Illinois was farxbehind every
state in the union so far as its
legal procedure is concerned.
Monday The Day Book will be
gin a series of articles by Judge!
R. M. Wanamaker of Akron,
Ohio, favoring recall and general
reform of the judiciary.
M'FABLAND WHIPS THE
New York April 27. Ten
thousand fight fans acclaimed
Packey McEarland of Chicago, in
Madison Square Garden last
night, when he won a decisive
victory over Matt Wells, the
English champion, in ten rounds.
At no stage of the battle was
the Englishman a serious con
tender.. Outgeneraled and out
punched, he gamely stalled off a
knockout in the fourth round,
when the Stock Yards Pride had
him in distress, but this was the
only point on which his admirers
Wells stacked up ilike a novice
beside the dazzling speed and
cleverness of McFariand. His '
hardest punches failed to shake
the Chicap-oan. On.. ihe..other
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