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THE DAY BOOK
JV. Z. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Editorial, - Monroe 353
leleptlOneS Circulation, Monroe 3838
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada, $3.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
III, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
CUT OUT THIS MOVIE! Mrs.
Florence Carman, the "heroine" of
one of New York's sensational mur
der trials, is to appear in a film play
which, it is announced, is to be "an
exact reproduction of the killing of
So far as can be seen by the
naked eye there is but one reason for
Mrs. Carman's appearance in the mo
tion picture theaters that is ad
vanced by the play broker in these
"We expect to make a fortune out
of it. Mrs. Carman, herself, will get
more money out of it than the presi
dent of the United States receives in
a whole year."
On the other hand there occurs to
us a number of A. No. 1 reasons why
Mrs. Carman should not exhibit all
the horrible details of the killing
committed in her husband's dicta
graphed office; any parent pf a child
can give as many reasons why this
movie should be rejected by the
THE ODIUM OF INDICTMENT
In the trial of a prominent Los An
geles attorney for alleged contempt
of court, Judge Wood has asserted an
interpretation of the law, that, while
novel, appears to be most right. Th,at
is, that a citizen accused of violating
a criminal law and under investiga
tion by the grand jury, has the right
to appeal to the grand jury for a hear
ing and ask that his witnesses be
called to testify.
This case now goes to the court of
appeals, and it is to be hoped that a
ruling will be had upon this point in
the higher tribunal as well. There is
no question as to the justice of Judge
Wood's finding. A man indicted by a
grand jury forever suffers from the
stigma of it, even though the trial
court acquits. Yet the grand jury,
under the present system, hears only
the evidence against the accused and
only the lawyers for the prosecution.
If there be even a semblance of guilt
they must perforce return an indict
ment. The accused's reputation is
irreparibly injured, though he be ab
solutely innocent, which is not, of
course, the intent of the law.
A typewriter for armless persons
has been invented. It is operated
with the feet. Glancing over some
recent fiction we imagine it has been
in use for some time.
Marconi has invented a machine
that enables one to see through solid
walls. What will life be worth if the
neighborhood gossip buys one?
We certainly envy Chairman Walsh
of the industrial commission. Think
of being able to talk to a billion dol
lars that way!
Some Chicago thief stole a steam
roller and got away with it. In Phil
adelphia he would have been caught
Whenever one looks at a moving
picture detective one thinks how
much better Sherlock Holmes could
smoke a pipe. i
Judging from young Mr. Rockefel
ler's statements, laws are merely
scraps of paper where Standard Oil
William Alden Smith is a candi
date for president. Climb into the
airtight compartments, lads.
Always tell your wife everything
that you are certain she will find out