Jail and Fines

Because of contempt of court, three newspapermen of the South were cast into jail and another was fined $300.

In Birmingham, Ala., the editor, the managing editor and a reporter of The Birmingham Post published an article telling that a man on trial for murder had also been indicted for flogging and kidnapping. Judge H. P. Heflin of the Circuit Court cited them for contempt of court, because their articles " prejudiced " the cause of the man on trial for murder.

The editors were defended by...

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