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The Progressive opportunity will come only when the Hearst-Clark-Underwood-Belmont-Tammany fac tion of reaction becomes strong enough to overcome Wilson and force Democratic progressives to hunt a new home. It can't be forced by untimely knocking. Fixing Juries. There are two sides to that jury-fixing story, too. If there are poor devils who will risk a term in the'pen by fixing juries for a bare living, there are lawyers in the case who hire them to do it and get the big money. And the lawyers generally get away with it. It has been the practice for years for public service corporations to have on their payroll two kinds of lawyers eminently respectable law yers who. pose before the public as prominent citizens, and cheap law yers who are hired by the high-toned lawyers to do the dirty work. The high-toned lawyers don't take the risk themselves, although they get the big end of the swag. But you can gamble they know how the job was done. Many a big corporation lawyer, whose family moves in what some folks call "our very best circles," knows, when he gets up and says in a personal injury case "If your Honor please, and gentlemen of the jury" that a lesser lawyer, or so called 'claim-agent, has already fixed the jury. You can't make one believe that the eminent general counsel of big railways don't know just what their little lawyers and lobbyists are doing when legislatures are in session for the money that goes through the lit tle legal pimps to the bought repre sentatives of the people passes through the hands of the big legal pimp, who is heralded in the news papers as one of the great lawyers of the state. I can remember when the lawyer everybody was interested in was the big criminal lawyer, who made won derful speeches to the jury in a mur der case. But times have changed. The big criminal lawyer who is often a lawyer criminal as well is today the corporation lawyer. When the law gets after crime, the mountain usually labors and brings forth a mouse. We make a big fuss over the pretty criminal who robs an individual, and put a halo on the head of the one who robs an entire community, state or nation. An ounce of law-violation is crim inal; a ton of it is genius. And it doesn't pay to be a piker. The lawyers have a powerful union. They call it the Bar Asso ciation. It could protect society from legal crooks; but it doesn't. That may be because the crooks are in the majority; and also because most law yers aspire to the big financial gains that come from success in the cor poration practice, and hope to be come what the big corporation law yers are and many of them are crooks hired, for big pay to show captains of industry how to laugh at the law and still keep out of jail. This may sound harsh to the laity, but down in his heart every lawyer knows it is true. He won't admit it, of course. But he knows it. He knows that the average lawyer is for sale to the highest bidder and you can't say much more than that of the most degraded woman in the under world. And from this material our judges are made. Some of them are honest, O yes they think they are anyhow. And they want the rest of us to think they are. But they know it takes a wonderful man to get on the bench and stay there if he lives up to the ideals he had when he was a law student. Anyhow, if the Bull Malones are really guilty of jury-fixing, there are brainy men higher up who are much more guilty than they. And it is a hard job to get at the men higher up.