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iV. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
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Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chlcasro.
111., under the Act of March 8, 1879.
THE BRANDEIS FARCE. The
hearings on. the subject of Louis D.
Brandeis and his qualifications for
the supreme court, as conducted by
the sub-committee of the senate com
mittee on the judiciary, have so far
been a fiasco. The hostile senators
voted to have this hearing public in
the hope that something seemingly
detrimental to Brandeis would be
brought out and get full publicity.
They put out a dragnet and went
fishing for hostile criticism. Even urr
known persons who wrote to the
committee in a critical vein were in
vited to appear before the committee
and tell what they knew or thought.
Even when they turned out to be
harmless cranks they were listened to
with a patience new in senators. Law
yers who had been in opposition to
Brandeis in private practice were
summoned and permitted to air their
ancient grudges and to retry cases in
which they had been beaten. Any
witness who could name a person
who might be willing to say some
thing against Brandeis was welcomed
and the name jotted down for subpoe
na. Even thus the committee has
been obliged to take a long recess to
get its second wind and see if some
thing can not be framed as a basis for
continuing the alleged "investigation."
WESTERN JUSTICE FOR THE
EAST. A big and rich- merchant of
New York, who was convicted
smuggling $1,000,000 worth of fine
merchandise into the United States
was fined $50,000. Had he got away
with it, as doubtless other rich New
York merchants have done and will
do again, Uncle Sam would have been
cheated of customs duties to four or
five times the amount of the fine. "
The same federal judge sentenced
a poor Syrian musician to seven
months in jail for not declaring a
cheap musical instrument
We have found just the place for
that California justice of the. peace
who sent Millionaire Spreckels' son
and heir to jail for violating an auto
ordinance, with the remark that fin
ing rich men for breaking the statues
was merely selling them 'the right to
do so entirely too cheap, or, words to
that effect Make him a New York
federal Judge to try. smuggling cases
and wevwjll bet our last Lincoln pen
ny several rich merchants and maybe
a society dame or two will receive an
awful shock ere long. But they will
be law abiding citizens ever after,
'which is something.
SORT O STIRRED UP. The
bpautiful city of Los Angeles is on the
qui vive about a pair of pants that is
about the qui vivest pair of pants we
ever heard of.
Mr. Fred Brown having smallpox,
Mrs. Brown hung his pants over a
clothes line in the back yard. Ac
cording to the Society of Medical Re
search and other experts who have
issued statistics on the prolificness of
fly, smallpox and other germs, those
pants of Brown's contained some
thing like 25,000,000 of perfectly
able-bodied smallpox germs. A thief
came along and disappeared with
those pants, thus putting into circu
lation those germs aforesaid, where
abouts nobody knoweth. And Los
Angeles' repute for being "chemically
pure' isn't worth a hoot until she lo
cates those pants and treats them as
such pants should be treated: Tough,