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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1912, Image 1

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READ WHAT JESSIE A. POWLER, PHRENOLOGIST, HA$
TO SAY ABOUT WOODROW WILSON'S HEAD
THE DAY BOOK
SQO SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No. 37 . Chicago, Saturday,. Nov. 9, 1912
One Cent
EVIDENCE OF PROTECTION GIVEN BIGAMIST
SIMS BY STATE'S ATTORNEY MULTIPLIES
New evidence of the protection
afforded John Sims, bigamist,
Daily News thug, deputy sheriff
and lieutenant of Boss Jimmie
Quinn by the state's attorney's
office was uncovered today.
When Sims first was 'held to
the grand jury for bigamy, his
bond was set at $1,500.
Deputy City Sealer Seymour
P. Simpson, also a lieutenant of
Boss Quinn, went on that bond.
Sims' case was presented to the
October grand jury. The'evidence
was such that the grand jury held
him for-trial on the charge off
bigamy. ;
It is customary for the grand
jury to set a new bond for men
thus held-for trial.
It is then theduty of the state's j
attorney to cancel the municipal
court bond, and to see that the in
dicted man provide new bond in
accordance with the grand jury
structions or go to jail.
- Owing to the fact that the
greater part of the state's attor
ney's staff were out playing golf
or spmething today, it could riot
be found out whether or not the
October -grand jury set a new
bond for Sims,
But this much is certain. There
is no record of Sims having pro
vided such a bond in the records
'of the criminal court, and there is
no record of his providing such
bond in the state's attorney's of
ficial records.
It looks very1 much as if the
wholeJtmsiness had been framed
up to give Sims a chance to beat
it ou,t of town, and-Simpson a
chance'to get out of parting with
the $1,500 bo'nd if 'ever light were
thrown on the case . "
As far as could -be"learned to
day, Sims certainly has left town,
and perhaps the state, taking
with him the girl he trapped into
a bigamous marriage, Hilda
uass.
Driven into the open by The
Day Book's exposure of the case
yesterday, Victor Lawson's other
paper, the Record Hefald, took
note of it this morning.
The Record-Herald had a story
about Sims, but? it was a very pe
culiar -story. ,
For instance, not once was it
mentioned that Sims had been an
employe of the Daily News, li
censed through that paper's pull

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