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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 19, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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Fraud and deceit and corruption
and political rottenness very-often get
to the end of their road; the truth
of that was never more strongly illus
trated than by the conviction of the
Terre Haute political corruptionists
in the federal court at Indianapolis.
The mayor Donn Roberts who
presumed to pose as the rising polit
ical star of Indiana gets six years in
the federal penitentiary.
The judge Eli Redman who
tried to dam up the rising tide of pub
licity by throwing Editor Clogston of
the fearless Terre Haute Post into a
dungeon cell when he printed the rot
ten facts gets five years.
The sheriff John Shea gets five
A whole host of satellies get sen
tences ranging down to six months.
The people of Terre Haute, of In
diana, of every other community and
state, have cause to thank Federal
Judge Anderson for his fearless, im
partial stand during that trial.
And they have the Terre Haute
Post and its vindicated editor to
thank for uncovering the mass of
corruption and dishonesty that had
existed for so long in Terre Haute.
The Post not only discovered the
political rottenness of the Terre
Haute gang, but it pursued them day
and night until their power was brok
en and the gangsters were in prison
Its editor, Charles Clogston, daily
faced threats of death, and did go
down into the solitary prison cell
all to let the light of honest publicity
onto the foul-smelling heap of polit
ical filth that had well night engulfed
Terre Haute and had made it a place
where honesty was a political byword
something to be scoffed at; a place
where vacant lots and barroom
benches cast handfuls- of votes and
the decent citizen's vote went into the
waste paper basket
The power of tie gang in Terre
Haute is a thing of the past. All that
now remains for the gang is to obey
the qommand: "On to the stone pile!"
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