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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 12, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
500 SQ. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
(j Yol.2,Np.39 Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1912
One Cent
FEDEkAL GOVERNMENT SMARTS INQUIRY1NTO
. , CASE OF BitGAfflST JOHN SIMS'
At the request of; The Day
Book, the federal government to-
day began an inquiry into the,
case of John Sims, Daily News
deputy sheriff, bigamist and son.
of Edward-Sims, one of the chief
lieutenants 'of 'Boss Jimmie
Quinn:
' Sims was indicted for biga
mously marrying'Hilda Cass by
the October grand-jury.
f The grand jury set Sims' bond
at $2;000."Neither the state's at
tprney's office nor .the ..bailiff of
the Criminal Court made any at
tempt to have Sims put up'bond."
Qne week ago Friday Sims de
cided tor leave the city. He did so
and took Hilda Cass-with him. No
effort was made by the authori
ties to stop him.
Since then Mrs. F. A. Cass, the
igdther o'f Hilda Cass, has plead
ed with -the stale's attorney's of
fice, the police.ithe.sheriff 'and the
bjailiff pfthe Criminal Court to
make some effort to find her
'daughter.'
She has -told them sthat from
Wihat sheiknQws of Sims'- charac
ter she fears that he will put her
daughter in a resdrt: The author
ities have not lifted a finger to
nelp tne distracted.mother.. ,
. Inasmuch as Sims' marriage to
Hilda Cass was bigamous! the
'eirl is not his'wifean.the eves, of
the law.
Therefore if Sims has taken
Hilda Cass out of the state-he has
'violated, the Mann Act and the
federal government, can proceed,
fa'gainst'hi'm" under that act
One of the main reasons for
'the immunity afforded Bigamist
John Sims, late of the staff oLthe
IDaily "News,-, was discovered by
The Day Book today.
The'name of this .main reason
lis Richard J. McGrath, bailiff of
the Criminal Court. ' , i
"McGrath, it will ""be remem
bered, was Andy Lawre'nceV
(candidate for'clqrk.of the- Super
jior Court, and was elected1 last
fruesaay despite Lawrence s sup
port. ' "
As bailiff'of 'the Criminal Couft
it is the duty of McGrathYS fikd
Simsiarfd'iputhim under arrest,
since Sims has-f ailed to put up the
$e$Qa bail - demanded . by the

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