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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 28, 1913, Image 11

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of thousands that he was not elected by the people, but was counted
in by fraud.
If the recount shows that Hoyne was honestly elected,- he will
have a clear title to the office. If there is no recount, his title will
be clouded and thousands will believe he got into office through
fraud.
But that isn't all. There should be a searching inquiry into this
fraudulent count by a special grand jury, and the entire machinery
of the law set in motion to punish and make an example of the crooks
who did the crooked counting.
Judge Baldwin isn't a tool of Hearstism, and the people may
fairly look to" him to see that justice is done and a recount ordered
for every precinct in Cook county.
Whoever the people of Cook county elected state's attorney
last year is the man who ought to be on the job.
If Maclay Hoyne as a lawyer and citizen doesn't stand for an
honest ballot and an honest count he isn't fit to be state's attorney of
Cook county.
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PHILADELPHIA HAS ONE JUDGE WHO THINKS HUMAN
BEINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROPERTY
Special Correspondence.
Philadelphia, Feb. 28. Phil
adelphia has a lot of extra punk
judges. For instance, there's
Magistrate Jim Carey, of the
Bloody Fifth ward, tool of Boss
McNichol,' and little better than
a thug.
But Philadelphia also has a
few judges it can be downright
proud of, and one of them .is
James E. Gorman, magistrate of
the night court, leader in whole
some things, and full-sized man.
The other day, Gimbel's big
department store had John Cule
bra, a pale-faced Italian, sickly
from under-feeding, dragged be
fore Gorman on a charge of theft.
Culebra, it seemed, had work
ed in the kitchen of Gimbel's
store, and been caught with some
bits of food hidden in his shirt.
A store detective arrived in
court with Culebra, bearing a
message from the superintendent
of the store, demanding that Gor
man "make an example" of Cule
bra. Gorman did but not the kind
of example the big store wanted.
The judge looked at the stunt
ed, starved Italian. He looked in
his hunted eyes ,and saw there no
light of crime. He did a little
questioning.
"How old are you?" he asked.
"Twenty-six," said Culebra.
"Married?"
"Yes."
"Children?"
"Three."
"What hours do you work ?"
"From 8 a. m. to 5 :30 p. m."
"How much do they pay you ?"
"Six dollars a week."
"Discharged," said Judge Gor
man, and waved aside impatiently

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