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this, th?t and the other state and na
tion thought this that and the other
nil over and then delivered them
selves of learned opinions on all sides,
including the top, bottom, inside and
Filled to the muzzlfe-with legal lore,
wiin auumruy, preceuenx, eviueuce,
argument and deep thought, the
learned and very reverend judges are
now letting the whole mess stew, fer
ment and digest.
In the meantime the waitresses are
patiently waiting, and the employers
are taking life easy and not caring a
darn whether any decision ever
comes or not; for they are just as
well offr and possibly 'better off, with
no decision as with one.
I don't know much about law, and
don't think anybody else does, for
that matter; but to a plain, simple
minded citizen, it looks to me as if all
the law in that case could have been
decided by one judge long ago.
Here's one authority the lawyers
didn't quote. We quote from Judge
Scully of Chicago, Illinois, United
States of America, who handed down
an opinion right off the bat when he
discharged Ben Gelpern and Barnett
Berman, who were arrested for pick
eting in front of Conrad B. Shane's
Judge Scully said: "These men
should never have been brought -in
here. The law speciflcalljstates that
peaceful picketing is legal and no
one can be-allowed to interfere with
the rights of pickets who keep the
Will the learned judges kindly ac
commodate an anxious public and tell
us what the law is?
Handing It Back to Hoyne.' When
Maclay Hoyne was running for
state's attorney I panned him as well
as I knew how and was sore because
Cunnea didn't get the job.
At that time I believed that Hoyne'
was like most of the spineless politi
cians in Chicago a creature of the
newspaper trust; and I feaied he
-would run the office in the interest of
the newspaper bosses just as others
before him had done.
The time came; however, when The
Tribune opened up on Hoyne; and
that gave me the hunch that there
was at least one newspaper that
couldn't boss him.
Because of his political connection
with the Hearst-Harrison faction of
the Democratic party, I didn't believe
he would ever bring the Hearst gun
men to trial fofHhe murder of Con
Besides that, I knew that all of the
trust newspapers were together in
hiring sluggers during the pressmen's
lockout; and that the trial of the mur
derers of Witt would be as distasteful '
to the others as to Hearst.
As a mere matter of justice, Inow
call attention to the fact that State's
Attorney Hoyne has brought them
to trial; and to the additional fact
that he is the first suite's attorney in
many-years who hasn't been afraid of
the trust press.
That kind of fearlessness may wind
Hoyne up politically, provided Chi
cago voters keep on taking their po
litical tips from the newspapers, but
it will cause a wh'ole lot of honest
people to change"' their minds about
him and to respect him for his cour
age. I am glad to find that I was mis
taken in Hoyne.
The1 Hunter 'lhey say a dog is the"
smartest of animals and that a bird
dog is the smartest of dogs, but this
dog is a clod-gasted-fool or he'd know
I don't hit anything I sho6t at