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sower to govern themselves and their profession through their bar asso
ciations. There isn't a lawyer In Chicago who doesn't know who the lawyer
crooks and the kept judges are. Yet you seldom hear of the bar association
doing anything to clean house.
There are -honest lawyers who would like to make the profession the
honorable one it used to be, but they are either in the minority, are moral
cowards, or are afraid they can't build up a paying business by antagonizing
the special interests that have corrupted the law and the courts.
Very few lawyers are good citizens. They can't afford to be. The best
paying practice is the corporation practice,, and an important part of that
practice is to show rich clients how to sneak around the Taw, rob the public
and keep -out of jail.
A lawyer who attempts to be a good citizen and use his knowledge and
ability for the public good is apt to lose what rich clients he has and shut
himself out from getting others.
Yes, the legal profession is in bad repute; and it deserves to he because
of its prostitution of its functions. Kept lawyers and kept judges are more
dangerous to society than kept prostitutes of the underworld.
They are responsible for much of. the social unrest, because many
courts have been schools in which contempt of court and contempt of law
has been taught daily by the too general contempt of justice by courts.
It is high time lawyers were giving; themselves and their business a
wholesome bath- It isn't the people who need watching. It won't help to
let the "wiser" few select judges. The "wiser" few have been doing that
too long. And the people themselves are getting wiser.
An honest judge will fare better with Jiis destiny in the hands of the
people and out of the hands of the corporations and politicians.
STRIKEBREAKERS GO FROM
CHICAGO TO CALUMET
Instead of the strikers .going back
to work at the copper mines at Calu
met, the mine managers., are import
ing strikebreakers. Yesterday after
noon 25 strikebreakers started under
guard from Chicago on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. They
went in a special car on the 5 o'clock
train, and it Is understood more will
follow daily as fast as agents of the
mine managers can pick them up In
Reports from Calumet are that the
men are standing firm, and that the
injunction issued against' them has
stiffened up their lines instead of
driving titem back to work, as the
mine managers report to the papers.
The American Federation of Labor
has voted a weekly assessment that
will provide funds to keep the strikers
and their families, as long,. ..as the
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"HONOR" CONVICTS PUT FIRE
OUT THEN RETURN
Dixop, HI-. Sept 25. After fighting
a fire all night, forty-five "honor"
convicts returned to "Camp Hope"
this morning, exhausted. One negro
prisoner was badly burned whea he
led a frightened horse from a burn
Fire started in one of the buildings
on the Charles Johnson farm, north
of Grand,Detour, and quickly spread
to the other buildings. The blaze-lit
up the sky for several miles and. the
convicts, ready to retire for the night,
asked permission to fight the fire.
They, jumped into the khaki suits and
ran more than a mile to the farm.
Through their efforts thedwelUng;
several buildings, valuable machinery
and live stock were, saved. 1
Not a single guard accompanied
the men, but every one,of them was
back in camp by daybreak.
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