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In The Net

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The grand jury that has been sitting at Mason for several weeks, investigating the frauds in connection with the salaries amendments of '91 and '93, finished its laborslast Friday and found true bilis against ten persons. To all appearances its work has been conscientiously and honestly done, but how , well and how judiciously, can only be determined after those against whom they have lodged indictments have answered to the charges in court. The evidence that reached the public from time to time against several of those indicted, was such as to lead to the expectation of their being held, but that certain others were found in the drag net was a surprise. So far as the public is informed the evidence against some of these is of the most tiimsy character, stili the presumption is that the grand jury had ( sufficient reason for its action. i These rueu are not gisüty, however, { until proven so and it is perhaps better for those who are innocent to have the opportunity of establishing the same in court than to be dismissed with the suspicion of the public resting iipon thetn. It is to be hoped that the grand jury have in their net the persons responsible for the infamy brought upo the fair name of Michigan. The crime committed was one oï the most dastardly in the annals of popular government in this country. It struck at the very foundation of popular institutions. It was a cold blooded, premeditated purpose to override the will of the people, and it merits the severest penalty. I Those who conceived and carried i into effect this crime against the people should be dealt with in such a way as to serve as a warning to those who would follovv in their footsteps in the future. Their fate should convince all conspirators against the ballot that the people of Michigan intend to vote their convictions without fear or favor and to have their votes counted and returned as deposited.


Ann Arbor Argus
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