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INCREASING THE CONTEMPT FOR OUR COURTS
The shoe machinery trust has asked that its trial be held in
Its attorney, Mr. Choate, has filed an application with Judge
William H. Putnam of the United States district court, requesting
that the press and public be excluded.
The complaisant attitude of Judge Putnam is shown in his ire
marks to District Attorney French:
There has already been too much of the wrong kind of pub
licity in this case," said he.
He refused to hear the district attorney on this subject.
A peremptory order was then entered "by the judge, the effect
of which is to postpone even the discussion as to open, or secret
hearings while Judge Coft takes a vacation and some 'other judges
suit their private convenience. The delay will be- at least a month.
In what respect does' the case of the shoe machinery trust differ
from "the steel trust, the standard oil or the tobacco trusts? These!
cases were tried in open court ,
What kind of publicity is it which Judge Putnam regards as
"the wrong kind of publicity?"
The shoe machinery trust is one of the worst trusts in exist-,
ence. It is the kind which taxes the poor man's necessities. i
Judges like this New England judge, who consider exposures'
of trusts as a "wrong kind of publicity," are the kind of judges wioj
bring our courts into contempt and afford additional argumentation
the recall. n
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with grease, pour dow'n a gallon
of boilingwater in which a cupful
of soda has been dissolved.
i Grass Stains.
Grass stains maybe removed
from clothing by-washing them in
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slowly the pie crust will be-tough
and difficult of digestion.
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To keep a piece of meat from
souring inimerse it in a crock oft
sour milk. When the milk is;
washed, off it leaves na bat! taste.
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into cold water. This will pre-v