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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 03, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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ing. Some of them are different from
others, but that is because of the dif
ference in them as MEN. I am not
stuck on the trust press of Chicago,
but I don't believe any newspaper in
town was bought up to suppress the
news of this trial. In my thirty-one
years of newspaper experience no
church, through any of its represen
tatives ever tried to influence me to
suppress news about any violator of
the law because of his affiliation with
that church. I gave no instructions
about how to handle this trial. Neith
er did anybody else. It was handled
with the same impartiality with
which any other event is handled.
Surely Mr. Salstrom must have noted
in two years' reading of The Day
Book that it does not specialize on
murder trials. Mullen is on trial as a
murderer, not as a priest I would
treat a preacher or rabbi just as I
have treated this priest. N. D.
Cochran.
SHORT ONES
Bryan is for a 27-hour day; at least
he says he wants to do more talking.
We are fortunate this country is
unlike Mexico; think of having nine
living T. R's.
"Coke company to employe 10,000
idle men," says a headline. That's
a few more idle men than they
usually have.
A bank wrecker has been chosen
"mayor" of Sing Sing convicts; we'd
have voted for a "peterman" or tran
som climber against him.
'What shall I do in the face of a
$60,000,000 current deficit?" asked
Uncle Sam, scratching his head.
Don't sell anything to the allies and
thereby have no money coming over
at all.
Flour prices, having increased so
that bakers have to put an extra half
cent's worth into a loaf, they are
compelled to increase the price to 6
cents. Incidentally when wheat
drops to 75 cents a bushel we will
not near anytnmg or 4-cent oread. ,i
I LETTERS TO EDITOR
THE HULL HOUSE "RIOT". Let
me give a legal opinion on the meth-
Ed the American of the 28th handled
le trial of Laughman, the rioter. It
ought to sound the death knell of
American journalism as it stands.
First, the headline "Hull House
Rioter Freed. Legally, if a man
charged with rioting were freed he
would never have been a rioter. Also
in. common sense. Then "Every An
archist in .City Had Bombs Prepared
at Time of Parade, Say Police." A
vast multitude of citizens never get
beyond a headline. Their opinions
are formed by them. In rhetorical
construction that statement merely
modified the one preceding it, mean
ing the Hull House affair. Imagine
the hair-raising alibies of such a
headline. And yet, further down, ap
pears an abject apology for it, "I have
forgotten the conditions leading up
to the Haymarket riot Just prior to
that affair every anarchist in the. city
had a bomb in his home ready to blow
up our police stations but the police
got 'wind' of it in time." By Herman.
The headline and the apology for
it do not agree, anyway, for the stu
dent of careful history knows there
was only an open air meeting at the
Haymarket, no parade.
Again, Schuettler is afraid of a red
flag. This flag was black. It signi
fies nothing save what it said, "Hun
ger!" However, ill absence of mili
tary law, civil law prevails, and there
is nothing in the code which prevents
my carrying a red or a black flag.
If there is, it is unconstitutional.
Now Cunnea has shown the court
that the ordinance prohibiting pa-,
rades without permit has been held
unconstitutional by supreme courts,
yet our American gives that credit to
the city prosecutor. And if the su
preme court has held it unconstitu
tional, why does the police force vio
late the constitution by demanding a
permit? And why do they call crim-
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