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THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No. 11 Chicago, Thursday, Oct 10, 1912 One Cent
J. PAUL FOLSOM, COUNTY EMPLOYE, ACCUSED OF
USING GIRLS TO ROB, ESCAPES TRIAL
An instance of how our state's
attorney's office works when a
criminal who happens to have
political pull is involved, occurred
today.
The charges against J. Paul
Folsom, former clerk in the office
of the county clerk and brother
of Master-ih-Chancery Folsom pf
the Circuit Court were dismissed,
today' for lack of prosecution.
Folsom was arrested in the coun
ty clerk's office" September 11
after an extraordinary story,
branding him as a master of.
crime, had been told in , open
court.
The day before, Gertrude Sut
ter, stenographer of State Sena
tor John E. Madigan, was arrest
ed for drugging and robbing Os
car Bird, 4816 North Robey
street
Mrs. Sutter first protested her'
innocence. Then Bird positively
identified, her, and she ' broke
down. TBis is the story she told :)
"I robbed JBitd. I got about
$250. I didn't want to do it but
J. Paul Folsom made me." j
judge Sabath interrupted the
girljere. , feH . C . '
"Are you the slave of this man
Folsom?" he asked.
"Yes," said Mrs. Sutter, "and
I am not the only woman who is
in his power. He has several
others he uses as he uses me. He
can make me do whatever he
wants.
"He met me one night, and told
be about Bird. He told me Bird
was a good friend of his, and that
he had plenty of money.
"Then he dragged me into a
cafe where he introduced me to
'Bird. He gave Bird some drug,
and Bird gave him one dollar
with which to buy drinks.
"Then I went to a hotel with
Bird. Bird became unconscious
almost immediately. I took his
money, and met Folso moutside.
I gave him half the money I got."
Bird later corroborated the
greater part of this story. He told '
of meeting Folsom in a saloon,
and of Folsom's seeing his cash
a check for $250.
He said that Folsom to'ok him
to a cafe, and there asked him
to wait, reappearing soon after
with Mrs. Sutter. He told of being-drugged.
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