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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 14, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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, . Editorial. Monroe 363
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 cents a Month By Mall. United
States and Canada. S3 00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postottice at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
the faintest ray of hope remains that
Charles Becker may be saved from
the electric chair. As has chances to
evade the extreme penalty for his
crime fade away, one by one, the few
friends who have aided in his fight
for life desert him. Now his at
torney, admitting the hopelessness
of his appeal to the Supreme Court,
has withdrawn from the case.
Becker is left almost alone to meet
his fate. Almost alone, but not quite.
Through the darkest hours one has
clung to him, lovingly, bravely, de
votedly his wife. To the wife al
ways falls the onus of defending a
husband's name when accused, his
life or liberty when forfeited to the
law. Hers is the real anguish ever.
When the death current stills the
heart of Becker, the criminal, his
punishment is o'er; that of his devot
ed wife, the innocent, goes on and on
and on. America's heart beats in
deepest sympathy for Mrs. Charles
Becker, however it may feel toward
her husband.
school teachers in real money. She
has to release prisoners because she
has no funds to pay for their trans
portation to prison. She hasn't even
money for postage stamps for official
letters. She is utterly demoralized,
financially and politically. Looters,
labor-crushers and corrupt military
have had their will of her. Law, jus
tice and liberty have been outraged
by the money power, and she is a
drab and a pauper.
And in her awful hour the monied
aristocracy" does not hesitate to in
sult her. Sam G. Walker offers to
pay her debt of $12,400,000 in ten
years and put $500,000 into public
improvements annually if given sole
right to sell liquor to her people, not
withstanding that she has state-wide
prohibition legislation. Maybe the
insult will be swallowed. Let not
Sam despair! A state that will sit
quietly while outsiders come in and
rope all the rights of man and rob
and shoot down citizens ought to
have stomach for any insult, any
scheme to beat the law. even so raw
ra. one as Sam's.
Colorado, under the philanthropic
Rockefellers, ought to study the con
dition of West Virginia under the coal
ROTTEN W. VA. Observe the
state of West Virginia I She is on
the verge of bankruptcy.
She sold out to. became the craven
tool of railroad-coal mine big busi
ness, which outraged her citizenry
and ruthlessly despoiled her.
She can't fay state oftTcJals or
Bankers may have a sense of hu
mor after all; those in convention in
Chicago have told the farmers how to
run farms and evened up with the
farmers who always are telling how
banks should be run.
Whenever you think you have
troubles just stop and think of the
popr publisher who is trying to get
out the maps for a new atlas just
We desire someone with a board
school education to rise and inform
us whether or not Vieprz rhymes
rhymes with Ypres.
We are not certain whether or not
prosperity has returned, but then we
had goosebry pe-fprdjaJV.
'"'- -'- -Lammemamk

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