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
INJUNCTION JUDGES HOLDOM AND BALDWIN
BACKED BY CORPORATION LAWYERS
The corporation lawyers and mas-
ters-in-chancery who act as board of
managers, and run the, Chicago Bar
ass'n are pulling one trick: after an
other to elect the sitting judges. All
the loop newspapers have played
their game to a finish for the noted
injunction judges, Baldwin and Hol
dom, nailed by the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor as the most viciously
unfair judges to labor of any in the
running. Here's, the latest trick:
A card mailed Friday to mem
bers of the ass'n asks them to throw
full power into the hands of the board
of managers to collect money and
spend money and "use such means as
seem proper" to elect the candidates
endorsed by the ass'n. This is the
first time any board of managers has
had the nerve to go this far. It
means that every candidate who
didn't get in at the top of the vote
will have the full power of the board
of managers against him. Here's
how the board shapes up:
Three of the board of managers are
masters in chancery. They're ap
pointed by judges on the bench. So,
of course, they are strong for the
judges now on the bench. They don't
bite the hand that feed 'em. These
masters in chancery are Roswell D.
Mason, John S. Hummer and Richard
S. Folsom. These have held fat jobs
under sitting judges. Why shouldn't
they try to elect the sitting judges?
And why shouldn't they get the news
papers to print columns and columns
about how the Chicago liar ass'n is
endorsing the two Jesses, Holdom
and Baldwin, as well as others who
play the corporation game.
Others on the board are Silas H.
Strawn of Winston, Payne, Strawn &
Shaw. Members of this firm are
handling beef trust and railroad cases
and the case of the bondholders of
Hie automatic telephone company.
Then there's Marquis Eaton, member
of the firm of De Frees, Buckingham
& Eaton, which helped defend Og.
Armour in the beef trust case. At
the head of the board is Michael Fol
lansbee, who rushed into print a few
days ago with an interview joining
the bankers and the Stock Exchange
and the Board of Trade, yelling
The card mailed Friday says "if
the vote of the ass'n is in the affirm
ative, the expense attendant upon
such course as the board may adopt
will be met 'by voluntary subscrip
tion." Another thing the board did this
campaign never done before was to .
pass an order that any lawyer who
"solicited," asked a friend to vote for
somebody or anybody, would be
"liable to expulsion."
The whole game has been framed
to keep the sitting judges sitting.
New York. Depositing $1,000
worth of jewelry in "First National
bank" (warranted pure silk), Mrs.
Pauline Edwards of Brooklyn found
nothing but large hole in stocking
When she arrived home.
New York. "King of Little Italy,"
Giouse Gallucci, died from wounds
received in street battle on East Side.
New York. Gotham's bluecoats in
stormy weather are now white wings.
Traffic cops now wear white helmets,
coats and boots, so they can be seen
better by drivers in heavy fogs.
Washington. Suffragist headquar
ters announces that equal rights dele
gations will follow the president
"from coast to coast" until he re
ceives them and hears their argu
Washington. W. Morgan Shuster,
former Persian financial adviser, as
serted land greed causes all war and
that only honesty will prevent them.