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Gallery collected most of the!
evidence against Bertrand . and
Weiss. That's why he as so
peeved and pained to find Ber
trand and Weiss had a city at
torney to defend them.
After Judge Heap had Refunded hscheme.
for order for about five minutes,
Lewis and Gallery calmed down
Then Chief Lahor Inspector
Cruden told of the State law,
which Bertrand and Weiss had
broken by splitting fees, and of
their misrepresentation as to jobs.
The first witness- was about to
be called, when Assistant State's
Attorney Pisha sprung a, sensa
tion. He asked permission to
read a letter. It wSsrom T. H.
Lovell, -superintendent of the Ger
rard Lumber Co.t Dunbar, Wis.
The letter said that Bertrand
had a contract to send men to the
Gerrard lumber camp, that he had
sent two men up there promising
them "light work in the woods"
When the two men got to the
camp, they got, no "light work
in the woods' but 'exceedingly
heavy work on a railtoad spur be
ing built by the Gerrard Co.
The two duped 'men ran away
from the camp, The Gerrard Co.
sent a posse after fhem. The
posse captured them at the depot,
and dragged them back to camp.
There the Gerrard Co. "held
court," and "sentenced" the two
men to "thirty days' hard labor."
Just who gave the Gerrard Co.
the right to "sentence" men to
"hard labor" is not known. But
they must save a wboje lot of
money bjrit - ,
All they need to do when they
don't wanWo pay wages evident
ly, is just fitfd" their workmen
guilty of somejnisdemeanor and
"sentence them" to hard labor"
on Gerrard Co. labor. It's a great
When Judge" Heap heard the
letter, he continued the cases of
Bertrand and Weiss Until Satur
day to allow Pisha to make a
DRAW LONG PEN TERMS
Jerry O'Connor, 28, and Earl
J Wilson, 22, were sentenced by
Judge Windes of the Criminal
Court to Joliet penitentiary today
to serve terms of from 20 years to
They were convicted of having"
entered the hotel of P, Roberts,
1123 W. Madison s, on the night
of June 16, where they held up
Roberts. The men escaped, but
were arrested on June 21 by De
tectives Alpock and O Neil of the
Desplaines st station.
Wilson was released later on
$8,000 bonds and offered to make
restitution if Roberts would tes
tify that he was not one of the
men. O'Connor has a long police
"Well, and h6w did your moth
er sleep last night? Did she fol-qti
low my advice and begin count
ing sheep?" 'I?
"Yes; she counted eighteenO
"And then fell asleep?" au
"No; then it was time to- gent
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