"Chicago is the present capitol of large-scale bootlegging. Her prestige, with due acknowledgement for the thirst of her citizens, rests on the fact that Chicago is the distributing center for the dry states of the middle-west... Now and then some unscrupulous wretch peddles deadly stuff. His crime is unjustly laid to the whole profession, as a premeditated slaughter. At worst such sad incidents are accidental. Only a manifest idiot would kill off a solvent customer."