The Press: Indiana's Dearth

The distinguished senate of Indiana, 50 strong, sat last week as a court for the first time in 92 years. The immediate cause was a bitter quarrel between two middleaged men in the ill-favored town of Muncie, Ind. The reason, which the senate decided was good, sufficient and constitutional, was that one of the quarrelers, a circuit court judge named Clarence W. Dearth, appeared to have committed acts for which he deserved impeachment. That the other quarreler, Editor George R. Dale of the Muncie Post-Democrat (weekly) was a fugitive from Judge Dearth's...

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