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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
to Vol. 2 No. 36 Chicago, Friday, Nov. 8, 1912
THE STORY OF A CROOK AND HOW HIS BONDSMAN
"ISN'T WORRYING AFTER THAT DEM. SWEEP"
"Oh, I'm "not worrying. That?
case will never come to trial after
the Democratic sweep of Tues
day:" This was the answer of Deputy
City Sealer Seymour P. Simpsoa
to a sorrowing mother when she
asked him if he knew tire where
abouts of a newspaper thug on
whose bond Simpson now is.
The newspaper thug isJohn
Sims, 20 years old, deputy sheriff,
and son of Edward Sims, of 2608
North Clark street, Democratic
precinct committeeman. and lieu
tenant of Boss JimmicQuinn of
the North Side.
Simpson was one of the strike
Daily News and given a deputy
sheriff's badge and a revolver' by
that paper. He was a pal of Ed
ward Meyers, who was shot and
killed when he tried to hold up
Rutherford Cook, and of Clifford
Fail, now indicted by .the grand
jury for highway robbery.
Meyers when he was shot and
killed wore a deputy .sheriff's
star. Tail also was made a. dep
uty' sheriff by Victor Lawson's
whom Simpson gave the answer
is Mrs. F. A. Cass, of 838 Bradley
place, the mother of Hilda Cass,
with whom young Sims contract
ed a bigamous marriage August
7 last. ,
Mrs. Cass found otft how her
daughter had been betrayed in
September. She appealed to the
authorities and swore out a war
rant charging Sims with bigamy.
The warrant was given to Offi
cer McKenna. of the Sheffield ave
nue station for .service. For five
days, McKenna carried the war
rant around in his pocket and al
though -he saw -Sims every day
did not arrest him.
At last McKenna was forced to
marke the arrest,-and Sims was
given a -preliminary hearing. He
was held to the grand v jury in
bonds of $1,500. , '
Deputy City Sealer Simpson
was immediately telephoned for
by Sims. Simpson gladly went
on his bonds.
In cases of persqns ,indicted by
the grand jury, the state's attor
ney's office must approve all
bonds, and a record of the bonds
given is kept in that office.
Although Sims was relea.sd on
The sorrowing mother to 'Simpson's bond there is no rec-