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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1912, Image 11

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beeir indicted on two counts,
$20,000.'
Then, just to show the govern
ment could be lenient when it felt
reil gbod, Wilkerson had the
cases against the traffic manag
ers of the Lake Shore and the
Michigan Central non-suited. He-
didn t say a word about the case
against William H. Underwood
and Harry J. Rhein of the Bjg
Four, however, and Willie and
Harry are going to get what's
coming tovthem.
e Conspiracy charges also ar,e
stip standing against-Rudolph K.
Hynicka, secretary of the Colum
bia Amusement Company ; Jas. E.
Fennessey, secretary the. Em
pire. Circuit Company; Hurtic,
Seamon and Fred Irwin, "who,
betweeiv them, control pretty
nearly every burlesque company
on the road in the United States.
'They also are the gentlemen who
sliced, up, the advertising pie the
railroad hapded out.
The real funny thing about it is
that the railroads, when they de
cided to get out from under, never
said anything tp ftase, theatrical
high financiers, and therefore, the
theatrical gents will" "be. "brought
to trial, and the plea of guilty en
tered by the railroads will be used
against' them, and they'll get it
right where Maymie wore the
beads.
Wilkerson let it be known to
day that' the government will de
mand the maximum penalty fpr
the theatrical, .gents and the two
Big Four officials, which is a fir
of $ji 0,000 on each count -and two
years' imprisonment,
Ever-since the rebate laws; were
passed, the railroads, have been
kidding the government and get
ting away with rebating thrbugh
that advertising gag: v
Their plea of guilty and Car
penter's maximum fnevidea will
make prosecution -.of other rail
roads' on the sane count much
easier for the-g&vernment, and
now, maybe, the railroads will
stop that game. ,
-O; Oj
6UR PRECISE "ARTIST. t
ZlrlM GV.V a , -
"A standing joke.'
o o-
'"You say you were held up this
morning by a footpad with a rer
yolver. At what time?"
"Five minutes to oneJ' -"How
can you -fix the time so
precisely?" ,
"Because I could see the church
clock and Lnoticed its hands were
exactly in the same position, as
Itnyo-wn" Boston Transcript,
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