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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
C0 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, II-U
Editorial. Moxrve 3S3
lelepnOneS Circulation. JBanrae 3834
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In ChlcagfO.
10 centa a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. 13.80 a Year '
Entered a second-data matter April
XI, 1814. at the postofflee at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March 3. 1878.
REMEMBER, HE HAS WIVES-
Germany is kicking, according to
diplomatic information received in
Home, because the Turks are trans
ferring their capital to Broussa, Asia
Minor, instead of to Adrianople, as
desired by the kaiser.
The wily old sultan probably sees
the handwriting on the wall and is
not going to take any chances on los
ing his harem and other treasures,
Germany's wishes to the contrary
notwithstanding. And to the laity'
Adrianople looks like the most likely
place to lose them at the present writing.
GIVING THE ACCUSED NO
SHOW- A Los Angeles dispatch says
that Coplan and Schmidt, "suspects"
in the Times dynamiting case, "have
not been allowed to confer with their
We shall not get near to justice in
this country until we get right down
to the beginnings and wipe out the
damnable oppression and injustice.
An arrested party in this republic
is presumed to be innocent until
proved to be guilty beyond a reason
able doubt. But from the moment of
a fellow's falling into the hands of
the police he is treated with meth
ods of the Spanish inquisition and In
accord with the Mexican idea of guilt
until innocence is proved. A stupid
police officer can. subject a prisoner
to the "third degree" torture, anpLall
the machinery of the law is directed
toward not letting the accused, have
a chance, while the wise and humanp
policy would be to give the accused
every chance to finally prove his in
Not justice but vengeance hegigs
with the little police official who ne$t
day may be fired for drunkenness or
incapacity, or for politics' sake, and
runs through red tape, technicality
and moldy precedent, up to the Judge
on the bench and the jury in the box,.
With the petty officer, in charge.. of
jail or police station it is business the
holding of his job, to let not one
guilty man escape, though a dozen,
innocent ones be deprived of legiti
mate defense. j
On one side we see an entire police
force and a staff of prosecutors" se;
cretly plotting against a man's free
dom and his efforts to retain his free
dom. On the other side, a man even
denied the right to confer with hfe
lawyer. Is justice only a monster
demanding blood? Does it work tot
one side only? Instead of denyfci&
the accused all chances to prove in
nocence should it not rather aid him
and be glad if he finally demonstrates
his guiltlessness? , '
Maine demands a closed season for
bullfrogs. ft can't be did. They'd
croak all the time, anyhow.
The Sick Man of Europe appears
to be undergoing a surgical opera
tion for the removal of his appendix.
Franz Josef has ordered cabbages
planted in the palace yard. Kraut
next winter, no matter what hap
Now if Mr. Burbank will kindly In
vent a self-pulling dandelion and' a
self-swatting fly our welcome o
spring will be much more hearty, J '
A scientist has discovered that nu-
sic makes the hair grow long, 'it
does. We always pass a barber-shop
I where there fe.-a- mandolhvand.gaCact