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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
600 SO. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO, ItX.
. , Editorial. Monroe S33
JeiepflOneS circulation. Monroe 3824
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 cents a Month. B7 Mall, United
States and Canada. 33.00 a Tear.
Entered a second-class matter April
21, 1914. -at the postolflce at Chicago,
I1L, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
By Herbert Quick
Georgia's shame! A great Atlanta
paper publishes an editorial on the
murder of Leo Frank under that title.
Georgia's shame lies less in the kill
ing of Frank than in what went be
It lies in the Georgia press, which
pandered to the blood lust of the mob
which adopted the theory of his guilt,
which tried him before the jury re
ported its verdict, condemned him in
advance, and did its devilish worst to
develop that mob spirit which para
lyzed with cowardice the jury, the
judge on the bench and the better
citizenship of the state.
Georgia's shame lies in the city
government of Atlanta, which rail
roaded Leo Frank to an unmerited
conviction, in her police force which
made him a victim of the demand of
an inefficient constabulary to convict
someone at all hazards, which turned
loose the degenerate Conley because
it had made up its mind too soon that
it could and would convict Frank.
The shame of the state is no great
er on account of the lynching of
Frank than because of any of the
other almost innumerable lynchings
which have preceded it in that state
But because of these, other things
which preceded his conviction, her
shame is black and continuing.
Jt will continue until it may be said
in Georgia that a man may be prose
cuted, no matter what his crime or
how clear his guilt, without the pres
ence of the police in the prisoner's
dock asking for the vindication of a
detective theory, and without a press
which panders to the lowest passions
of the mob by just such methods as
makes a fair trial and a just sentence
beyond the power of ordinary men in
the jury box or on the bench to
Georgia's shame would soon pass
and be wiped out by the admiring re
gard of a charitable nation for a great
and admriable state if the killing of
Leo Frank were alL
But it is not all!
There lies in the deep, deep malice
of his taking off certain sinister
symptoms which cannot be explained
away save by years of history of a
SHORT ONES 1
Ham from hogs fattened on peaches
and cream have a particularly fine
flavor, says the market editor. Ham
from the hogs we have seen fattened
on peaches and cream could only be
eaten by cannibals.
The American dollar is now worth
$1.05 in Paris. Over there you can
take a jitney ride with a dollar in
your pocket and come back with as
much as you started with.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has reduced the freight rates on
hard coaL Now watch the price of
coal stay where it is.
With the public continuing a de
mand for more improvements and
less taxes, the politician still has his
Sunday and church time used to
come but once a week but that was
before Billy was born.
Last year's geography class may
have to begin all over again by the
time school opens.
A man with a past isn't half as ac
ceptable to a girl as a man with -a
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