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andconvicted when, according to an
opinion handed down by one of the
supreme court judges, "the criminal
courts of Kanawha county were open,
able and with full jurisdiction to try
the charges against them."
Here was a proceeding not only un
usual, but almost unheard of, carried
on almost in sight of the state cap
ital and within 300 miles of the na
tional capital, against one of the best
known women of America known
and loved by millions of working peo
ple, for the promotion of whose wel
fare she had dedicated her life.
The fact of the trial was sensa
tional. The subject matter of the
trial was of the deepest interest. The
incidents of such a trial would be of
necessity not only sensational, but
of interest to the whole country, and
yet the great news-gathering agen
cies of the country, active, alert, with
a large, intelligent force searching
everywhere for items of news, were
not able to furnis ha line of informa
tion to their newspaper patrons con
cerning this astonishing proceeding.
This fact speaks volumes for con
ditions in that terror-stricken section.
A zone was established for these in
famous proceedings for the purpose
of suppressing information. I am in
formed that the proceedings were not
reported because it was not safe for
representatives of the news agencies
to enter that territory. The situation
was such that the American reading
public was kept in profound igno
rance of the startling happenings be
cause of a reign of terror that could
not be braved by the dauntless repre
sentatives of the American press.
This fact alone justifies the fullest
and most'searching investigation.
THAT'S RIGHT, SOAK 'EM
Judge Fry is right. Soak the
speeders. Soak the state's attorney's
office for trying to help speeders es
cape punishment. Being killed by an
auto is at least as bad as being
skinned by a clairvoyant ox robbed by
A Jap editor says "the White man's
clique must be overthrown in the in
terest of Japan and of humanity."
Evidently Japan also has its Willie
City Prosecutor Mclnerney says
that when Mayor Harrison wants to
break away from Willie Hearst he
will do so.
If our dignified mayor doesn't want
to, he ought to have his head exam
ined. And now we probably won't find
out about that voting machine deal
until away on in July.
For the love of Pete, can't some
one come forward and say one good
word for the poor little house fly?
My, my! Vic Lawson's Wrecker
Herald has discovered that Barratt
CHara hasn't paid $7.39 taxes on his
modest $450 worth of personal prop
erty. Very wrong of Barratt indeed!
Look at Vic Lawson he paid his
modest $17.42 cents worth of taxes
on his million-dollar home!
Judge Fry disagreed with a cor
oner's jury of six clergymen which
exonerated! a chauffeur for killing a
man and soaked the chauffeur the
But it wasn't John Bowman,
chauffeur of the Tribune truck that
killed Eobert Hay, There were only
five clergymen on the jury that exon
By the way, have all the preachers
in Chicago gone into the business of
TO QUASH DARROW CHARGES?
Los Angeles, May 16. District At
torney Ford has struck from the
court calendar the indictment charg
ing Clarence Darrowwith bribery in
connection with the trial of the Mc
Namara murder case. This- leaves
the case without a date for trial, and
it is expected later the district, at-
JtoineyVill quash the charges
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