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Yesterday The News and' The
Tribune said that "Boss" Barney
GJrogan had secured-the release of
"VViltiam Waite, arrested on a
charge of malicious mischief,
through a fraudulent bond.
This morning, Judge Dicker,
who had asked an investigation,
made the following statement,
fro mthe bench :
I "The bond given by Grogan
should not have been accepted by
the desk sergeant, but this was
not the fault of the desk sergeant,
but of my clerk.
j "Oa my own books I made a
notation that Waite's bond
should be for $1,500. The war
rant was an emergency one, and
my clerk in his haste forgot to en
ter the ambunt I had specified for
bond on it.
"The desk sergeant was thus
Jeft without any knowledge of
my action, and fixed the bond at
what he himself thought right
$00. The desk sergeant was not
The desk sergeant in question
was Frank Troy, who was accus
ed of yielding topolitical pull by
The News and The Tribune for
accepting Grogan's bond.
Judge Dicker, after explaining
the circumstances, increased
Waite's bail to $2,500. Waite was
re-arrested, but was only in jail
for half an hour, Grogan supply
ing the additional bail.
Mayor Harrison also branded
as a" lie the trust " newspaper at
tacks on Grogan in connection
.with the reduction of Patrolman
Crowley. . .
PULL? AETER ALL
The trust newspapers said that
Grogan had Crowley reduced
from plain clothes to harness and
a beat because Crowley arrested
Thomas Halley, the murderer of
Crowley had nothing to do
with the arrest of Halley. Ser
geant Daniel Cahill and palin
clothes man George O. Thorp,
Jr., arrested him.
As for the reason for Crowley's
reduction, Harrison said that this
was done because Crowley had
formed an unfortunate bjibit of
entering saloons and business
houses,, lining the customers up
and searching them.
Crowley also had a bad record.
He was suspended from the force
once, but the charge against him,
a serious one, could not be proved
because the only witness was
spirited out of town.
Grogan is a Democratic boss of
the Eighteenth war,d. He has
done many things not exactly"
creditable. But he was all right
with the trust newspapers until
he refused to take their orders.
Now the trust newspapers are
trying to "get" him, and they
don't care whether they do it by
telling the truth or through lies.
"Ralph Darnley called again
last night, Bessie, didn't he? You
know, he's rather well off, so I
hope ypu didn't treat him distant
ly," said mamma.
"Indeed I didn't, mamma. I
was very much drawn to him
very much," she answered, with a