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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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THE PUBLIC FORUM
PONT5 OtfT HEARST.-4 do not
i have to tell the story of Leo Prank
ever agaku We all know it was an
outrageous crime. Even a country
like Russia wouid aide its face in
ebeme.
Some time ago the Mendel Belis
case was at its height This man
'served over two years in prison for a
.crfeueiedMnt commit. He-was hated
jaS over Russia, just Eke Frank was
fhated in Georgia. He was given a
ttriai and acquitted. There were ru-
ebocs that Ids Me was being sought
Goards were immediately placed
aboat his home and Mendel Belis Is
untouched to this day. If a country
IMke "ffpaia- can protect its people,
wksr cant the U. S.? If a man isn't
eafe in prison, where is he safe?
Georgia is now looking for the
lynchers. If they want to get the
ixeai lyncher and do justice, they
ishoaltakel511iam Randolph Hearst
wadTrawg Twn by the neck until dead,
pBeisthe one who incited the lynch
ing of Frank by putting false articles
Sn'Ms Georgia newspaper. But where
jthev-people were with Frank, he took
iFKtHfs pact That's what I call a
i After Fraak was lyached, even in
h)B'"Ckieago BoHshooter" he tried to
rtefi'tbe pobhc what kind of a neat
Hob ffeey did in lynching Frank.
iFraflk Meyers, 665 N. St Louis Av.
THE DAY BOOK-Thank God, we
poor people have one man in Chica
go, in the person of N. D. Cochran,
I who has the nerve to express his
(ideas. After reading your article in
Ithe Aug. 14th issue thousands must
ihonestly acknowledge that "them's
my sentiments, too." The saying
that America is the home of the
'Tw
your life; they would have to remain
at home in order to supply the "trust'
papers with news. Long live The
Day Book and its editor. Oak Park.
THE PLEASURE IS THEIRS. A
telegram was received by Elmer Mur
phy of this city from two of his for
mer customers in Georgia. The tele
gram signed by these two gentlemen
(chuck full of chivalry they admit
it) safd in part: "We have just had .
the pleasure of seeing Leo Frank
hanging by his neck dead."
I doubt if the recipient of this atro
eious telegram envied these two
southern hoodlums their pleasure.
The pleasure was all theirs and
in the days and months and years to
come the pleasure I hope, will still be
theirs and if after this life comes
another a hereafter if we poor
mortals are to be judged for what we
have done on this earth then may
the pleasure still be theirs.
I doubt not but what of all those
present, of all those who so right
eously and God-fearingly took the
law in their own dirty hands, any one
of them was capable of doing just
such a deed as was laid at the door
of that poor devil who never had a
square deal Chivalry southern
blood Bah! The very words leave
a bad taste in the mouth. There
never was a black hand feud, there
never was a vendetta carried out,
never a mafia or Commora, but what
was a thousand times more seemly
in the eyes of God and man than the
foul, noisesome crime committed by
southern thugs in the name of chiv
alry. Southern blood I wonder if the
men whb signed himself "A South
erner" in his scurrilous letter printed
in your paper just recently is a sam
ple of that chivalry which is sunpos-
brave, the true, the free," is some ed to be characteristic of the south. I
farce, eh? Should the states be wonder if it was his innate refine
jpkmged into war tomorrow do you ment and good breeding which
jthiak that such anarchists as the ' prompted him to say to a presumably
'Rockefellers, Morgans and McCor- white woman "and if you persist in
: icks would go to the front? Not on defending niggers we must conclude
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