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JUDGE OLSON RESENTS
"Clean up, your own house be
fore you try anything with mine,"
is the substance of the hot shot
fired by Chief Justice Olson in
reply to Mayor Harrison's crit
icism of the municipal courts.
Judge Olson satirically comment
ed that "your messenger assured
me your letter was not for politi
cal reasons, but he had a guilty
look, wliich I am not justified in
tracing back to you."
In answering the mayor's com
munication regarding the act of
Municipal Judge Fry in discharg
ing several criminals arrested in
a North Side saloon, Judge Olson
"No evidence was produced be
fore Judge Fry to show that these
men were criminals. The police
men who made the raid told
Judge Fry the arrested persons
were not disorderly. All the
judge could do was discharge the
prisoners. The city prosecutor
made no attempt to show that
the men in question should have
been charged with vagrancy.
There was no intimation made
that the men had 'records.'
"Judge Fry is of the opinion
that the case was merely a fight
between the political faction con
trolled by James A. Quinn and
John F. O'Malley, to see which
side could control a class of poli
tical support known as 'floaters.' "
Replying to the mayor's state
ment that better results were se-,
cured in the old police court days,
Judge Olson said that it was true
the courts often rendered assist
ance in carrying out the wishes of
followers of the administration,
and made it possible for the
mayor to award friends and pun
ish enemies through the courts.
The municipal court, he said, was
forced to try cases on the law and
evidence, and on the specific
charge made against the defend
ant. o o
CAN YOU DO IT?
The Department Store.
This diagram represents the
counters in a department store.
An inspector starts from "A" to
visit each counter, but must not
visit any one more than once and
must defer his visit to "C" as long
He must follow any given line
from one counter to the next
when he once starts that way, and
cannot branch off where two lines
cross. Thus, if he starts from "A"
to "I" he cannot switch off to