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' WAYMAN GAVE BIGAMIST THE CHANCE TO SNEAK
State's Attorney John E. W.
Wayman gave John Sims, biga
mist, deputy sheriff, lieutenant of
Boss Jimmie Quinn nd Daily
News strikebreaker, the chance
to get out of Chicago with Hilda
Cass, the girl he trapped into a
This was made absolutely cer
tain today when The. Day Book
uncovered the" f ollpwing facts :
Sims was hejd to the grand
jury for bigamy by the Sheffield
Avenue Municipal Court
He was released !on $1,500 bond
provided by Deputy City Sealer
Seymour P. -Simpson, another of
Boss Quinn's lieutenants.
The October grand jury in
dicted Sims and fixed his bond at
This automatically cancelled
the $1,500 bond and made it the
duty of Wayman to see that Sims
gave a new bond for $2,000 or
went t9 jail.
Wayman did not do his duty.
He allowed Sims to go free with
out proyiding any bond, and Sims
promptly left town.
The Day Book today asked the
clerk of the Criminal Court if
Sims had put the $2,000 bond de
manded by Ihe grand jury.
"No," said the clerk. "He
, didn't put up any bond. He must
be in jail."
But Sims is not in jaiL He has
' left town, taking with him the
girl he trapped into a bigamous
And Mrs. F. A. Cass, the moth
er of the girl, is almost distracted.
She has tried to get the state's at
torney's office, the sheriff's office
and the police to act in the case.
All of them have failed her, and
she feels certain today that Sims,
has put her daughter in a resort. x
When Mrs. Cass went to Dep
uty Sealer Simpson and asked v
hinr if he had any idea of the
whereabouts of the man on
whose bond he had gone, Simpson-said
"Oh, Fm not worrying about
that any more. Sims will never
go to trial not after that Demo
cratic sweep of last Tuesday."
A FREE GOVERNOR
Judge Dunne will take the gov
ernor's chair under no obligation
to any political boss or partisan
Neither Democratic faction in
Cook county gave him earnest
support; and the reason prob
ably was that both Sullivan and
Lawrence knew he wouldn't be a -putty
governor, to bd moulded
and manipulated by the greedy
fingers of a boss.
The Democrats of Illinois who
want to be free from party bosses
may well bp thankful that the
governor they selected will be
free to serve the people without
let or hindrance from either Sulli- "
van or Hearst J
He owes nothing to either of ,,
them. He owes everything to the . i
people of Illinois. A free, un- i
tramelled governor has a wonder
ful, opportunity to .make a glor
ious record. All he need do is to
be right and remain free.