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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1912, Image 4

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sistsHhat if 'he' -be given the'
ground at the farm he can grow
an 'improved kinti of sugar-cane
an,d make molasses enough to
supply the prison and "save the
state a lot of money."
A new chapel is to be erected
with library, lecture and reading.
room.s. Trades are to be taught
to prepare men fpr the time when
they will be discharged. An un
determinate sentence law, and a
new liberal parole law will be
passed- . f j.
1 recommend a i"ght jn prison
to all judges and lawyers.
I found, from a day's mingling
with the convicts, that prison
opinion is unanimous to the ef
fect that "justice" is a matter of
money and political influence.
American criminal jurisprudence
is1 to them a ghastly x farce, "the
poor get stuck, the rich get off,"
is the way they put it.
' I shall never forget the tone in
which Joe, my cell iriate, conclud
ed the storyofhis crime, 'it was
an old-fashioned western mix-up,
kill or be killed in a quarrel over
wages, and Joe got there first.
"The lawyers," said Joe, "came
and told me if I would put $300 in
the bank they would clear me on
"Our policy should be to
help the state's unfortunates
along the path of redemption,
rather than to plunge them
into "the despair which ends in
"confirmed criminality or the
suiqde's grave." Governor
Hunt, in message to the legis-
Mature. - - - -
yj ,-i , 31 lo:it rf
sejf-defense, but I had no money
then and I have nohope now."
Joe is now aged 47 and has
.served nearly 18 years of a life
term. .
n a -
i?vr J &J
"Fishing on Sunday! Your
father should be informed of this.
Where is he?"
"Back of the barn, diggin'
o &
The liver of an ordinary ishark
yields five gallons of oil. A human
shark yields less oil and more
It costs $2 to telephone from
London to Paris for three minutes.
One man solved the garden
problem by manicuring his neigh
bor's chickens' nails.
Modern methods of grinding
wheat have fcaused an increase in
appendicitis",says.an English 4o3,i .

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