Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
Doe" from the O'Hara commission,
Williams had no evidence against
either man or woman except .what
he had seen on the night he led -the
raidumthe woman's private room.
Williams did not tell anything
about 'the- $5 that the woman told
Detective Sergeant Harding she had
given him ten days ago.
Detective Sergeant Harding fol
lowed Williams on the stand.
Harding told how he had raided the
rooming, house at 1361 North Clark
street with Williams, the senate com
mittee, sergeant-at-arinsand two pri
He told of how he had talked to
the woman in the auto on the way
to the LaSalle Hotel where the
O'Hara commission was holding its
He told oil the woman telling him
about the five dollars she had given
Williams. This testimony was striken
out as immaterial.
Harding started to' tell how the
woman had told him she had kept
Williams' investigator, Harris, in'.eat-
ing money for a week;, but this was
objected to and the- objection sus
Harding's testimony ended the
case. .Judge- Hokkins, seemed sur
prised. Evidently, he had expected at
least a little evidence.
"The defendants are discharged,"
he said. "No' case has been' made
out. against them. There has been
no. proof that they1 were guilty of
adultery advanced in this court.
"For the benefit of the prosecu
tion I shall read the statute in1 re
gard to adultery.. I desire to lay par
ticular emphasis on the clause 'must
be living in open and notorious adul
"There .has been no proof that this
man and woman were living in 'open
and notorious, adultery.' There has
been no proof even that they were
."The case against this man and
woman would not holdin any court
intestate, -The. supreme court has'
ruled against such cases and insisted
on the observance of the 'open and
notorious' clause time and.again.
"Call the next case."
( o ...
J. HAM TAKES OATH OF OFFICE
HE IS "SOME KID" .
Washington, April 17. Rain has
been falling over Washington for
three days. Gloom Is batting .40Q;
and putting the Washington baseball
team on the hummer.
.There was plenty of brightness in.
the Senate today, however. Exactly;
at noon a blinding white light dazr.
zled the solemn senators, many of
whom covered their eyes to escape
the blazing glare. It was neither, an
explosion nor sC photographer taking
a-flashlight-photograph. . vv
-.'It was merely James Hamilton"
Lewis, newly elected and togged-out
senator from. Illinois, taking, the oath
of office. , 5- r
The triumph of Illinois democracy,
sartorially and rhetorically, looked
like he had just been run through the
laundry. His swearing-in costume
was a carefully "set, jewel of. perfec
tion. An extremely tight-cu. creation' of
dark' cloth clung to his graceful
frame, a white silk' vest peeped coyly
forth. Above rplled co'tton lapels. " A
gray-tinged silk handkerchief leaned
a. carelessly-rumpled edge out of his
upper coat pocket. The senator wa&
''some-kid." ' ' "
Before he stepped.to the.bar;of the
Senate Lewis held an.informal recep
tion, on the floor. . -
' THE JOY RIDE
'Tis nice to ride in motor car"
Speed at a lively rate.
But it giv.es one an awful jar
AO go bacfc ftpme as freight, t