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November 18, 1925
The Cavalry of Calgary
By George MARVIN
By Ernest DIMNET
By Flora Warren Seymour
By William Atherton Du Puy
Cover: A typical policeman of the world-famous
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The Book Table :
Edited by EDMUND PEARSON
Books of Travel Reviewed by EARLE
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A Lenient Court Martial
lows the defendant the benefit of every soldiers question its procedure. News\HE court martial trying Colonel
But it apparently does not paper reporters smile at it even in William Mitchell for conduct accord with the conception of many old print.
prejudicial to good order and military men as to what was to be ex- About it all there is, somehow, a sugdiscipline is, perhaps, the most lenient pected of a court martial conducting a gestion of the final hunt for the buried court martial that we have ever seen in trial for violation of the Ninety-sixth doubloons in “Treasure Island.” When this country. Its leniency extends not so Article of War. These elder soldiers do the ghostly voice came from among the much to the defendant personally as to
not hesitate to assert that, according to trees, it was terrible so long as it was counsel and to spectators. The strict, previous procedure, the duty of the court supposed to be the voice of the ghost even harsh, formality of the traditional martial is to inquire whether or not the of Flint, the pirate captain. But when court martial is lacking. Lawyers indulge things which Colonel Mitchell said were it was recognized as the voice of the in witty sallies and spectators laugh quite prejudicial to discipline, and not at all as maroon, either in the flesh or in the as freely here as in the most informal of to whether they are true or false. Per spirit-well, said Silver, "dead or alive, civil courts. Several times members of haps the truth or falsity of the state- nobody is afraid of Ben Gunn." the Court have been late in arriving, and ments may not be considered in the last Courts martial, it is evident now, are more than one daily paper has suggested analysis when the Court comes to fix not always Flints. But possibly they are that they are themselves guilty of con- punishment if the statements are found never Ben Gurins. duct prejudicial to good order and disci- to be prejudicial, but the procedure cerpline.
tainly does afford Colonel Mitchell the The Regulation of the Air
, however, by the apparently lenient atti- the court of public opinion as well as the American Engineering Counsel tude of the Court toward the trial itself. before the court martial. Probably the organized last June a Committee on Civil Colonel Mitchell has been permitted to Court considers that he is entitled to this Aviation. This Committee has now call a long list of witnesses and to intro- privilege, whatever the judgment of the made its report and forwarded its recomduce a great array of documents to prove Court itself may be as to his guilt. mendations to the President's Aircraft that he told the truth when he made the But an illusion is shattered. The only Board. statements for which he is on trial. This, court martial that the public has known First of all, the Committee recomperhaps, is as it should be. It accords, much about in this generation is not the mends the enactment by Congress of a in a certain sort, with the spirit of personification of severity that courts civil aeronautics law. The need for such American criminal procedure, which al- martial have been supposed to be. Old a law has been manifest since the earliest