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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 30, 1912, Image 12

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PORTER ATTACKS WOMAN
Pueblo, Col., Nov. 30. Miss
Alma Smith, 20 years old, of
Washington, Ia.nis in a hospital
here suffering from nervous pros
tration. George Wilcox qf St. Louis,
Pullman porter on a Rio Grande
train, is in the county jail, tcharg-
ed with an attempted assault on
Miss Smith. "
Miss Smith was aupassenger on
the Pullman pf which Wilcox was
porter. She was on-her way to
California. The train arrived here
early this morning.
Last night the other passen
gers were awakened by the
screams of MTss Smith. They ran
to her rescue. ,
"The porter!" she screamed.
. "The porter! He attacked me."
The passengers caught Wilcox
as he was preparing to jump from
the train. They pinned him to the
floor and half killed him in their
rage. ,
Miss Smith became hysterical,
and it was some time before she
could tell her story.
"I was awakened by a hand on
my legs," she said. "1 though at
first it was just someone who had
mistaken thejr berth.
"Thqn, I realized that someone
was trying to crawl into my
berth. I twisted around and saw
the porter's face, leering at me.
. "Then I screamed and he fled."
Wilcox says he will have no
trouble in proving his innocence.
o o
Washington. Democrats will
oppose further federal appoint-
ents'by Taft.
A BUNCH OP JABS,
How could a man with a name
like, Bumpass ever acquire an af
finity? I
State's Attorney Wayman has
been granted $11,400 for "secret
service work."
Much of this "secret service
work" was, in Waytnan's own
Words, used in "handling strikes."
Of course, we don t know any
thing about it, but we sure would
like to know just hpw "secret"
was Waymans service in,.
'"handling strikes."
The sudden "passion of a Dem
ocratic council to raise a Repub- -Jican
chief justice's salary,
couldn't have anything to do with
the election of a Democratic
bailiff.
Of course not! And by the5
same token it couldn't have any
thing to do with the possible de
sire of that Democratic bailiff to
replace Republican assistants
with Democrats who worked for
the cause. -- '
And if you don't want to be
come rich quick by becoming
private banker, you can always
turn yourself into a "furniture
club."
Mayor Harrison suggests that
the proposed reorganization o&
the police might change the
handling of the vice question.
Such an idea fead occurred to
us. Especially since under the re
organization the vice problem'
would be handled by that "secret
service" branch of the force.
Fond Du Lac, Wis. John
Rommell, 84, farmer, suicide. Gas,

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