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The Evening Telegram, St. John's, NF, June 10, 1887 (Letters to the Editor)
Editor Evening Telegram
Dear Sir, - I heartily approve of the letter of your correspondent on
the Trixie drowning case. Looks like as if we were getting down
to Tammany Ring "justice" in Terra Nova, and that courts of
enquiry would return any verdicts desired, so long as the members get
their fees. If certain parties have influence enough with the Government,
courts can be "controlled" and tribunals "rigged"
to suit any purpose. What an abominable state of things this would be,
Mr. Editor. the purity and impartiality of "British" courts
of justice made subservient to mercenary proposes, and human beings drowned
with impunity, and nobody made to answer for it! Yet, what else can we
expect, according to the present position of affairs, when the interests
of justice are openly traded in for political purposes, and member os
the Government step down from the House of Assembly to the Supreme Court
to buy and sell their positions there for their own party political purpose.
Pshaw, sir! The whole thing is corrupt - ROTTEN from top to bottom. What
are our ministers, priests and parsons thinking about when they see such
things and do not lift up their voices against them. Human life held so
cheaply that it can be sacrificed for naught; and lest some one of other,
high in political influence with the ruling party, should be offended,
no one to be held accountable. Yours truly, ONE OF THE PEOPLE
Page transcribed by: James Butler, 2000
Page revised: Oct. 2002 (Terry Piercey)
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