Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
sUnd by Bis fights 'Sua sppo&t a sp&ai Mle'sattoHey nlftlself tnal tiie
Hearst-Hoyfle "attack was madeira Him. .
So far aS Tiiclge Cooper's app"oIntinent of a special state's attorney Is
coHcgrhed 11 makno difference whfcthei; the Charges malte iyTbe Ex
aminer are iri or Jalsjj. Tfiey have nothing to ilo "with the Investigation
of alleged election frkiids. ,
, Nor has Judge Cdoper's damage sfilt fqr IOQ.000 against liawrence,
Hoyne and The Examiner anything to do with an investigation of election lp
frauds, . .
What tHe people of Cook jcpunty' are interested in "Enowirfg ia whether
Hoyne was actually elated slate's, attorney last fall, a"nd whether there was
fraud, to tire xwunt "of. the ballots. x .
KHqyhe isconvinced there wasjto fraud atid ihaJLKe wa "honestly
elecjed, jie shpuM be .the first man to, favor aa investigation. iAnd there is
ho' reason to believe he won't get n, sqBafe deal In h mveiugiation con
ducted by the lawyer appointed by Judge eooper.
If Judge Cooper Is right, then the County Board shpuldjaot ask him to
play into Hoyne's hands by backing down. It would be a simpler solution
of the situation for Judge Kersten, who also evidently acted In ood faith,
fo revoke the appointment of Day and let Judge Cooper's appointment ., i
stana, which would mean but one grand Jury investigating "alleged election
Judge Kersten fcbuld do this with dignity, for nobody has charged him
with anything but gopd faith iii all that be has done. ItHoes Jtook, however,
as if he had been imposed upon. For the application was made to him when
the state's attorney knewtthe same matter was pending before Judge
Cooper, even if Judge Kersten Tumself didn't know It at the time.
S3 long as the fault Is Hoyne's "and hot Judge KeMteii's, the latter
would J)e Justified in standing by his brother judge, especially when it is
plain that Judge Cooper has not made a single move that could be said to
be partisan or in the interest of any political faction. , '
it would be proper, t6o, Tor Judge Kersten to take, cognizance of the
iiewspaper attack pn Jinlg4 Coojier,, iot an ni-tfmed attack on any judge, the
effectof which tirfgbt be to .discredit thtf bench In public esteem anil to In
timidate a judge, is an attack on the rourjt. r
If Judge Kersten yer6 to stand by Jtroe Cooper the entire matter
would be cleared upjao appeal to'a higher 'court ifcQuld be. necessajiy there
would Jbe rid delay and we c'oufd get at the trutb 'alfout the matter, which
fcall tpe gubllcTsmferestgd In. ,.,.,,
Ail fudges 6ught to see the import of Tfie Examiner's Attack on Judge
Cooper at this time nud cbneerning matters whleb h&ve ndthih tg do
with the matter before ther court. hlle contemptof, cofurt te jdodge'd By
attecn thSjugen .sbmethmgother than the flatter "before thim, no W
fnan of common senie wiillcnisanderstand the real purpose of the attack at
this particular time. v
U JwBuloM bfc a ba"d Idea for nil the Judges to forget thek jkUti& for
(e moment SS3 -get together and consider Just how far they will stand lor
newspaper and political bossism of the courts.
t O O ;
Qr. Ifcttoias Murray Butler bobsl Editdr-$y dear sir, W8 cannot
fib Si Snotfier pantee of a plan to publish sliiff. hkfe this! fairy, it Is not
flvivlfy the Republican barty. And verse t. alt-t Ik fianiply "gas' I
fflck's got the 8 votes of Utah nnti Poet-r&h, I ?ee! Something wrong
jlVenSonti IS & starter, too. fth Qie metre!