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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 19, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 20

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" 'We're going to be married tomor
row,' said Zeke, twirling his hat nerv
ously. "She'd beat them all, sir. And when
the boys understood they just let out
a yell, and startedjdssing and hug
ging all round. So after that the so
ciety was naturally dissolved, and
Zeke uses the house to keep his
chickens in. But I guess the spirit of
enterprise hasn't died out of New
England yet, even if the women did
have to show the men they couldn't
have them in order to bring them up
to the scratch.
"Yes, they gave Mr. and Mrs. Smith
a BabyGrand. Don't you think it was
svqrth it?"
Elijah N. Zoline, attorney for the
International Ironworkers' Union in
the dynamite conspiracy cases, gave
out a printed statement today which
is a terrific attack on Judge Ander
son, who tried the case at Indianap
olis. The statement is signed by Chester
H. Krum and goes to President Wil
son for hearing on pardon petition.
Krum was one time a United States
district attorney and later a circuit
judge in St. Louis. He has a national
reputation, has never mixed in any
thing sensational, and is known for
careful handling of facts. Krum says
of the trial:
"Teh case was ponducted under
the hypothesis of guilt. Every doubt
was resolved against the defendants
as such doubts arose. The machin
ery of the prosecution seemed to be
organized to convict, whatever might
be the facts.
"The trial judge appeared to be ob
sessed with a mania for jurisdiction,
because, perhaps, local authorities
had not done their duty."
"The proceedings savored of the
"drumhead' court-martial rather than
the court of justice.
"The result of a pandemonium of
misconception of jurisdiction and per
sonal bias against the accused was
i hat defendants were convicted upon
a most preposterous charge and were
RAILROADED into the penitentiary
for an offense which they did not
commij, and whose commission as to
them was a sheer impossibility."
This statement by Krum is prob
ably the first of its kind ever made by
a responsible lawyer, addressing the
President of the United States:
"I state to you, Mr. President, with
as much appreciation of the situation
and consequencese as if upon oath,
that in all my experience I never be
fore participated in the defense of a
case in a United States court in which
the defendants were not afforded a
fair trial until I was called into United
States vs. Ryan et al, in the district
court of the United States for the
Southern District of Indiana."
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"You're going at that rather stren
uously, my boy. Doesn't it exhaust
"Uh yes, sir hut if I wasn't do
ing this I'd have to be.mindlng the
Johnson is the commonest name in
Chicago and Smith the commonest
name in New York; Philadelphia, Bos
ton, Cleveland, Buffalo t and Prtts
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