JANE ADDAMS PROTESTS CHICAGO JAIL HANGING.
"SURVIVAL OF DARK AGES AND OF DAYS OF HEADS ON LONDON BRIDGE."
CHICAGO. Jan. 1. -- Announcement by jail officials that 200 prisoners would witness the hanging tomorrow of [Raffilo Durage], double murderer, as an object lesson, has brought out the anticipated protest from certain reform associations. Miss Jane Addams of Hull House is among the most strenuous objectors, saying:
"The notion that such an exhibition will afford a deterrent to crime is as old as savage punishment, and is a survival of the times when the heads of criminals were exhibited on London bridge. It is taking a step backward to the dark times when it was difficult to distinguish punishment itself from tribal vengeance."