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VOL. 3, NO. 127
Chicago. Thursday, Feb. 26, 1914
ARE WE SLAVES, CRINGING BEFORE
THE BAYONET, ASKS A JUDGE
Says That Is the Gravest Question Before American Peo
ple Today Noted Jurist,. Judge of Appeals Edgar
M Ciillen, Sounds Solemn Warning Upon .
' Returning from N. Y. State Bench.
New Vorki Feb.. 26. "It- was re
cently contended, in a debate in the
house of representatives, that the
liquor traffic- presents the greatest
and gravest problem before the
"In my judgment thre is a ques
tion of far greater moment. That is
whether-Mndividual liberty is still to
obtain in Arnerica."
These are not the . words of a so
cialist, or a labor leader, or ia so
called "radical" of any classification
they are the utterances of one of
the-foremost - JurisCsPin the United
States Judge Edgar .M. Cullen. Com
ing from him, they offer a startling
commentary on the "handling" of
strikes by police and military in many
parts of the country the clubbing of
wo.men tby bluecoats at Lawrence,
Mass., the military despotism in West
Virginia and Colorado, and the gun
men rule in Calumet
Edgar Montgomery Cujlen became
a justice of. the New York Supreme
Court in 1880, an associate judge of
the Court of Appeals in 1900, and -was
chief judge of the Court of Appeals
from 'lSO until his retirement a few
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