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grand jury. The September one
was too busy."
It is not true that the Septem
ber grand jury was too busy. It
handed in its report and adjourn
ed Tuesday, when under the law
it could have continued sitting
until midnight Saturday.
The grand jury did so adjourn
because State's Attorney Way
man did not give it any more
Wayman made a further ex
planation of his peculiar delay in
the newspaper thug cases to The
Day Book. -
"I saw Attorney Jacob Le
Bosky about it," he said, "and he
was willing the cases should go
Attorney LeBosky has been re
tained in only one of the cases.
The Day Book told him what
Wayman had said. He was re
luctant to talk.
"I am retained only in the Witt
case," he said. "That should
have been presented to the July
grand jury. Wayman has prom
ised me he will present it to the
October grand jury."
It was Wayman's sworn duty
to present these cases to the
grand jury at the earliest possible
moment. Why has Wayman not
There is a statute of limitations
of only 18 months in Illinois. Un
less Wayman this time keeps his
promise and presents the news
paper thug cases to the October
grand jury he must prepare to
face the suspicion that he is serv-1
ing the mterests of the trust press
by deliberately granting immun
ity to newspaper thugs charged
with murder, through the auto
matic operation of the statute of
State's Attorney John E. W
Wayman was to meet with the
Committee of Fifteen and explain
hismelf today. The meeting was'
set for 2:30 o'clock. Wayman
didn't show up until after 3.
The Chicago Council of Feder;
ated Churches of America and the
allied civic bodies ofx Chicago
have decided to ask for a special
vice-prosecutor as well as a spe
cial vice grand jury. The judge
to whom application will be made
has not yet been selected.
Evidently the police do not be
lieve that Walter Stacey, alias
George West, alias Doc Danzell,
is one of the Canadian bank rob
bers. Sf:acey was taken to the crim
inal court today and arraigned on
the charge of having assaulted
Police Lieut Burns with intent
to kill in Sidias' saloon. .
Stacey's bond was set at $10,
000, and the case continued to
Oct. 14. When asked if the con
tinuance suited him, he said:
"Oh, I guess it's all right."
Stacey is a quiet, meek-looking
little man. He looks more like a
hardtop minister than a safe,
When Stacey was brought to J
Chicago there were 25 )lain
clothes men to nieet and guard
him. In the criminal court to
day, he was heavily manacled.