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DOPE ABOUT THE FIZZLING JBANK ROBBERY STORY
The great Canadian bank rob
bery farce is now busily engaged
in fizzling out at the trial of Po
lice Capt. Mahoney and Lieut,
And the joke is not on Burns
or Mahoney, but on the news
papers that made asses of them
selves over the story.
Here is the dope brought out
by two days of the trial i
No indication men in Sidias-'
saloon were bank robbers. Prob
ably they never-heard of the Bank
of Montreal robbery.
The $10,000 "loot" in Schuet-
tler's safe'is not part of proceeds
of B. of M. robbery, unless B. of
M. officials are nutty. v
Neither Sidias nor Miles De
vine hinted to Burns or Mahoney
that men in Sidias' saloon were
bank robbers. Just said they
thought them crooks.
Burns didn't go to saloon to
arrest the men. He went to get
a line on them, to see if they were
( At least one police officer, Act
ing Captain Clohesy, said on
stand he would have acted just
as Burns did.
Burns was not drunk at time J
of fight, as several newspapers
have hinted. At the "worst he did
not have more than three beers.
Burns was not so badly beaten
in the fight. He had both "Big
Charlie" and Doc Danzell on the
floor, and was getting best of it
when a woman, Kitty Kelly, stun
ned him by blow on head with
This is. summary of testimony 1
so far, and it- sure does make it
look as if the real "prize boobs"
in the case were McWeeny and
the newspapers that gave Burns
the loud ha-ha.
The testimony indicating that
the men in -Sidias' saloon never
heard of the Bank of Montreal
robbery is that of Robert Forgan,
cashier of the Mid-City bank.
He said that Colovosj the gam
bler and police informer, came to
Mid.-City bank and asked to have
$10,000 worth of Canadian
That bank's suspicions were
aroused when Colovos offered 3
per cent instead of regular 1 per
cent for changing.
That bank examined and took
numbers of several of Canadian
notes and Forgan had interview
That Colovos admitted to For
gan that money was stolen. For
gan wired circumstances and
numbers of several of the notes
to Batik of Montreal.
- Bank of Montreal wired back'
that numbers were not of any
notes stolen from it.
The $10,000 Colovos wanted
changed is the $10,000 now in
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