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Lords holds in England. They hold
the veto power more surely, more
certainly and more irrevocably than
any governor or executive officer.
"The legislature may enact laws
that the people demand, but, in the
last analysis, judges "of the Supreme
Court make or unmake them, and
the time is at hand when judges as
well as lawmakers must sense the
new great public need. They must
see the dawn of the new day and
. the mantle of protection and fairness
of the courts must be spread over
the human being and the human indi
vidual when his rights and his needs
come into conflict with vested greed.
"Seventeen years ago the legisla
ture of the state of Illinois passed
an act regulating the hours in which
women should work.
"The Supreme Court declared It
unconstitutional, and for fourteen
years other states in the Union pass
ed and enforced this law. Three
years ago the legislature of this state
again passed such an act and the
Supreme Court held it constitutional.
Has the constitution changed? No.
Was the law different? No.
"What made the reason? Public
opinion has made itself heard. Pub
lic demand had said this, thing must
be done. This protection must be
given the future children of the race,
and the judges heard and properly
heard the voice of the people, and by
their decision spoke in response to it
"When the time comes that judges,
in the legal construction they place
upon acts as to constitutionality, 4g
nore the calm, passionless judgment
of approximately all the people, then
our republican form of government
is gone and democracy at an end.
Vested interests, big business and or
ganized wealth find their last shelter
and their last bulwark in the Su
preme Courts of our land. It is time
the people awakened to the question
of the courts."
THREE WAIFS CLAIMED
New York, Oct. 18.- The three
Volturno waifs have been foiindby
their mothers. Mrs. Wujek claimed
Ludwiga Wujek, aged 3, but has been
unable to find trace of her otner two
children. She was rescued by the
steamer Seydlitz and landed in Phil
adelphia. The other two waifs were
the children of Mrs. Pela Polack,
picked up by the "Rappahannock.
DOESN'T THINK U. S. SHOULD
INTERVENE IN MEXICO
Spokane, Wis., Oct. 18. Henry
Lane Wilson, ex-American ambassa
dor to Mexico, does not believe that
the United States should intervene
"Intervention would be all 'right if
we made up our minds to stay," he
said, "but it would be bad for" our
morals and pocketbooks. If 'we inter
vened, we would have to supervise,,
the election of a new president. Then
the winner would be labelled a 'grin
go president' and as soon as our
troops had left the Mexicans would
draw their knives again and we would
have to return, intervention would,
mean taking control of everything as
far south as the, Panama Canal."
THE EATON MURDER TRIAL
Court House; Plymouth, Mass.,
Oct. 18. A net of circumstantial evi
dence is being drawn around Mrs.
Jennie May Eaton, wife of Admiral
Eaton, charged with poisoning him.
The prosecution presented the evi
dence of two girls to the effect that
Mrs. Eaton, had attempted to get
them to testify that her husband's
conduct toward them had been im
proper. Miss Grace Byron Howard
presented a letter in which Mrs.
Eaton had asked her to write a let- -ter
charging the murdered man with
Dr. Joseph Frame was compelled
by the prosecution to admit that he
did not believe the admiral used drugs
and had never seen him intoxicated,
as claimed by Mrs. Eaton.
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