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ord of that bond nor of that re
lease in State's Attorney Way
And Sims has disappeared,
taking with him Hilda Cass, the
girl he trapped into a bigamous
And the man who went on
Sims' bond says that he "isn't
worrying" because' of the Demo
cratic sweep at the election Tuesday.
Mrs. Cass is almost distracted.
acter of young Sims lately, and
what she has learned makes her
fear that the newspaper thug will
put her daughter in a resort.
This is not the first time young
Sims has been in trouble. Once
he was actually sent to jail, and
once his "influence" saved him
The whole story of his life
reeks of rotten politics, and the
protection of the newspaper
Sims' real wife is living with
her parents at 1942 Webster
street She has a little baby. She
is .ill, and destitute.
It is long since Sims has sup
ported her. She once tried to
bring him to account for it.
She swore out a warrant charg
ing him with non-support The
warrant was handed to Officer
McKenna, the same who for five
days failed to serve the bigamy
McKenna told Mrs. Sims to
appear in the court of domestic
relations at 9 o'clock on a certain
Mrs. Sims did so. The case
was called. There was no Sims.
McKenna was called before the
court, and asked where his pris
"I don't know' he said. "He
said he would be here, and so I
never arrested him."
And that case against Sims
was suppressed and was never
The time Sims actually went to
jail was in his younger- days,
when he was not so great a power
She has learned much of the char-l that he could defy the law. He
served two years in the county
jail for robbery.
The connection of Deputy
Sealer Seymour P. iSmpson with
the case and his confidence that
the case will never come to trial
"after that Democratic sweep"
are easily explained.
Peter Zimmer, chief city sealer,
is a Hearst-Harrison man. Simp
son is his right hand man now.
Simpson alsi os a Hearst-Harrison
man, and more, he is one of
the chief lieutenants of Jimmie
Quinn, Hearst-Harrison boss of
the North Side.
Simpson lives, near the oldqr
Sims, who also is a -Quinn lieu
tenant and distributor of Hearst-Harrison-Quinn
patronage in his
Where young Sims is now no
one seems to know,, and no one in
authority seems to care...,
The bigamy case against him
oughTto have been brought be
fore the October grand jury by
State's Attorney Wayman. It
never was mentioned.
And Simpson, deputy city .seal
er, who has gone $1,500 bond for