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I I I A Ii A L S I V r THE THESUN SUN sy1 U f Saturday December301905 December NINTH 30 PAGEIi < PAGE PAGESaturday A 1905 E
t A Pioneer We Have Deeded DeededWith 9eededWith eeded eededWith
With all his boasted power to nchiovo now things for all his vaunted vauntedability vnuntutlnbUity vauntedability
ability to advance n vnnco by the sheer force of mind which leads him by its vigor vigorand viHOlnud vigorshad
and activity into new fields of action man is largely the creature of custom customand oustomnUtI customr customand
r and the slave of habit habitThe habit1Ite
The Chinese carry this to excess and ancestor worship wors ip is the highest highestrilegious higlwlitrilegious highestrilegious
rilegious and moral law of the land Hut the American who has made for him himself himself hintvc ¬
vc self a reputation as an innovator is not free from the thraldom of custom customWo eustomVo cuatonWo
Wo sit on the righthand side of a n vehicle when driving although this thisplaces thilipIncus thisplltecs
places the driver away from the vehicle ho passes on his left for no other otherapparent othorI othoraPlnrent otheralparellt
I apparent reason except excoptcustom custom We eat three meals a day whether we want wentthem wantthem wlmtthmu
them or not because people wolo have mve been doing this for so many mnn yours that it has hasgrown husgrown hasgrown
grown into a custom customThese customlrhesc custom11110H0
These are samples of the daily life of us all and the principle pervades all allhuman nilhlllUnn allIsununt
human ailairs alrairsIttrticularly ailairsParticularly aflnirsParticularly
Particularly has custom fastened itself on the law hoaryheaded precedent precedenthas
has often clogged the wheels of justice and established rules WITH NOTHING NOTHINGBUT NOlUINOnUl NO1II1NGBUT
BUT THEIR ANTIQUITY TO RECOMMEND THEM that have many times timesprevented timeliprevented timesprovented
prevented the truth from coming out in the court room roomWe roomVo roomWe
We travel comfortably along in our titld fashioned vehicle of custom untilwo until
wo get a jolt from an unseen rock the vehicle breaks down and wo abandon abandonit I
j it and afterward wonder why wo rode in it so longSuch long longSuch lougI
I Such a rock to the lumbering old legal conch was Judge Aleck Boariimn Boariimnof
of Louisiana who has been sitting on the Federal bench in this city the past pastweek plstweek pastweek
week during dU1 ng the trial of an important damage suit suitTHE suitAM suitit
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J Judge Ulge Boarmuns rulings have done more to brush away the cobwebs that thathave thathave thathave
have gathered gnth rod in the court room room to obscure tho principle of truth than all alltho alltho allthe
tho new law books that have mve pointed the way for two decades decadesThis deeadmlhis decades1iiis
This his Judge has not hesitated to break away from precedent when precedent precedentstood
stood in Ute way of abstract truth truthHe truthHe truthlie
He has declared that he has very little respect for the rules of evidence evidencesaying evidencesaying evidenceHaying
saying that most of them wore made for the purpose of concealing tho truth truthOh truthOh truthOh
Oh shade of o the immortal Greenleaf whose shrine has been tho holy place to totho totho tothe
tho student and the practitioner for lo these many years What WHAT do doyou doyou doyou
you think of that thatThis thathis thatThis
This his blazer of a new path through the jungle of legal forms and procedure procedurehas
has made a judicial trial conform to the commonsense rule when tho establisped estab established cstnhiahcd ¬
lisped rule was in conflict with it itThis it1his itThis
This thrice welcome iconoclast in judicial statuary hall has broken upso up upBO upso
so many of f the idols so long bowed down downt td by gentlemen g ntlemlm steeped in the spirit spiritof
of the law as brought out outby by the old masters that we e hold out our hands to tohim tohim tohim
him him as a friend we have long wanted to t < meet Here is a sample of how Judge JudgeBoarman JudgeIioarman JudgeIJonrmnn
Boarman does things thingsCounsel thingsCounsel thingsI
I Counsel was objecting to a question being put to a witness on the theground theground theground
ground that it was contrary to the rules of evidence The Judge said saidin Rniclin Raidin
in effect We arc organized here for the thepurpoBO purpose of getting at tho thotruth thotruth thetruth
truth We will do it scientifically and technically if possible if not notby notby notby
by main strength and awkwardness Again when counsel objected objectedio
1 < < io a certain question qlle ion being nut Ut OR redirect r examination tho Judge i t
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said in effect Wo will let everybody ask all the questions he wantsand wants wantsand wantsamI
and when the time cornea that nobody wants to ask any more ques questions questimes IUOHtion8 ¬
times that is the time to stop asking questions guestlottaJultro questionsJudge quc8tion8hulge
Judge Doarinnn has declared that ho is tho thirteenth juror and that ho hemust homust homust
must bo informed of all tho facts as well as tho jury in order that a true trueverdict truoverdiot trueverdict
verdict shall bo rendered renderedAnother remlorodAuothor renderedAnother
Another remark by the Judge was that ho was appointed for life and andcould nl1elcoultl andcould
could spend as much time on the case on trial as wan necessary to get at the thetruth thotruth thetruth
truth
This is a valuable hint to our State lawmakers when they direct their theirattention tholattention theirattottion
attention to Floridas judiciary system systemWo
Wo Vo have been told that a I Federal F < deral Judge has more latitude than a State StateJudge Stnioludgo StateJudge
Judge and our State Judges could not make the rulings that Judge Bourmun Bourmundid
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did and have them stand standWo atnndVo stand1Ve
Wo say to to this that it would bo well for the cause of truth and justice justiceto
to give g e this latitude to our State Judges JudgesWe
We welcome w lcomo Judge Bourmun lie lo has done us good He has started the thelawyers thoIlLwyorB thelawyers
lawyers thinking thinkingGood thinkingOood thinkingloud
Good is bound to follow in tho wake of BO worthy a pioneer
Insurance Feature in Unionism UnionismSamuel
Samuel loppers president of tho American Federation of Labor is one oneof 0110of oneof
of the strong men of this country Strong in brain power strong in human hlllllllltnsyutpathy humansympathy hunannympnth
sympathy strong in executive force and strong in the quality that gains Sl hs the theconfidence thocunflclemoo thecothldence
confidence of his brothers in toil and holds it to the extent extc t of keeping together togetherand
and directing to one purpose a body of men whose ideas are as different as their theiroccupations thollocculmtiolli thouuCCtlpations
occupations are diversifled diversifledMr
Mr Comport has done a great work for the workingmen of tho country countryHe CIUltt
110 has formulated many plans for their hottonmmt and put lut them in operation operationFor
For a quarter of a century this man has given his bust thought to tho uplifting unliftingof
of the men who do the work of the country and we hope many moro years of ofUHcfulncss ufltHofuhwRs ofusefulness
usefulness are before him himOf himOf himOf
Of the many plans he has promulgated nUll HOOD through to Huccessful HILvicessfuliSHIIt Huccessfulissue UCc HKCul HKCuliHHU
issue none excels in wisdom and is more likely to enjoy the popularity Iolluh rity and andinterest nmlillimcHt antiinterest
interest which is presaged for his new and latest plan that of insurance of ofthe oftho ofthe
the working class by the unions unionsIt
It is expressed most ably in his trite saying uI41 LET 1 THE UNIONS UN IONS INSURE INSURUYOU INSUUEYOU INSUREYOU
YOU YOUWith
With his usual spirit of o energy and determination President Gomporn has hasdecided hnHdeciellHl listsdecided
decided to begin a national agitation along this line UH an aid to add the theinsurance thullMUllltWO theinsurance
insurance llMUllltWO feature to the American labor movement movementOne
One of the contentions is that tho unions can and will give greater returns returnsfor
for tines paid thins any other oU or institution on earth and there is no reason why whythis whythiH whythis
this fact should not be borne out conclusively by an experience which will bo bothat botlmt bethat
that of one of cooperation a 1 DECIDEDLY Ol JJY MUTUAL insurance combine combineThe
The movement 111 nvoIIWII t is also started not UH antagonistic to tho largo and still established tstuhIJHlwtl stilllished ¬
lished insurance companies comllI nics but as a moans to furnish to the wagoearnerH wagu eitrnurH of ofour ofour ofour
our country countl just as good insurance without an excessive premium being beingincurred huillgiIlCUlttCI beingiHUIurcd
incurred iHUIurcdIVitht incurredWith iIlCUlttCIWith
With all the labor unions represented by one hundred and twentytwo twentytwonational twontytwoIlIlU1 twentytwonational
national and international organization which have 40000000 capital in intheir inUmir Intheir
their treasuries a plan to wo 10000000 lOOOO or moro of this sum with which to toorganize tourgllnizo toel
el organize an insurance lIHUlllnCe company is not only most feasible but offers every everyindication ovulyimliclltiull everyintlicatiou
indication that it will soon become a reality realityThus realityJ1hUH realityflea
Thus will labor through its own efforts become its own protector protectorThus
Thus will labor become a guarantee to its own members for tho payment paymentof
of benefits by reason of illness ilhl HH unemployment loss of tools as also by reason reasonof
of traveling superannuation or death
In Baker City Oregon there will be some weeping and gnashing of teutllsince teeth teethPresident teuthHincl
since President Plm iclt t Roosevelt has said ho wants no 800000 public subscription subscriptiongift
gift l ft made his daughter on the occasion of her approaching n marriage It will willM will1m willbe
1m M Alice in Wonderland anyway without this big unwieldy gift and while whilothere whllothero whilethere
there will bo much temporary agony and suffering in Baker City that will bo boas holl beits
as ll nothing compared to to work worry complications annoyances fuss of com committees COIl1mitteeK co1I1nlittees ¬
mittees chagrin and disappointment which tho Strenuous Man has nipped in inthe Intlte httie
the bud this frosty December
Sarah Bernhardt tragedienne that oho ifi has essayed a new role Her Hermanagers lIeImalulgerH 11crmanagers
managers are not in the theatrical trust and because of alleged discrimination discriminationwhich
which bars her from theaters in Texas and Louisiana her wrath in not only up upbut upbut 1 1but
but has beco become is expressive It IB a tragical situation Let Madame Sarah have havetho Imvotho havethe
tho leading ladys part and she will do tho rest in this dramatic situation situationand
and then Who says 8U8 she will not act in Texas and Louisiana Loul lnnu
Frank l Work father of Mrs Burkollochc Ilurkc ltocho lists had a quarrel with hit hitdaughter hilldnughtcr hisdaughter
daughter Mr Work although u millionaire cannot CIl 11 110t understand unclor tuncl why his hisdaughter hilidllughter hisdaughter
daughter will spend 200 a day when he allows her 5000 OOO per month Evidently EvidentlyMr I viclontlyMr
Mr Work hu has not moved in tho smart set or else ho has no conception of what whatthu whattho whatthe
the demands of fashionable life are rc
They are talking it over at Miami Mlnmltho tho teachers The little boys and andgirls undirls andgirls
girls irls at school in the State arc going to get tho benefit of it all 1l11atlvtl1ccd 1l11atlvtl1ccdic1ens advanced advancedideas
ideas and methods methodsSee mcthodHSee niethodsSee
See In The Suns Chariot O riot page 1 11 i for ex extension extension exten8lon ¬
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