ARMY & NAVY: The Great Trial

It was a big fuss. Any attempt to render deliberate justice in a controversial case usually brings on a big fuss. In the court martial of Colonel William Mitchell (TIME, Nov. 2 et seq.) there is little doubt that the nine generals who are the august judges, were, if given any instructions at all by the War Department, told to conduct the trial in such a manner that Colonel Mitchell could have no complaint of unfairness.

Last week began the lengthy business of taking testimony. As a prelude Congressman Frank R. Reid, counsel...

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