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Itever'had'beenMntroduced to. came
up to me on the street near the Erie
Hotel and said 'Hello, kid,' to me."
This ended the testimony at the
When court openfed in, the after
noon none of Williams'"" witnesses
were present A recess of half an
hour was taken. Still none 'of Wil
liams' witnesses showed up, and
there was no one who knew where
B. R. lived.
The defense then put on its wit
nesses. Officers from the East Chi
cago avenue station testified to hav
ing been on the corner of Erie and
Clark streets between 10:30 and
11:15 April 8 (the time during which
Sensibaugh says he saw thirteen
couples enter the hotel) and having
seen nothing wrong.
Edith Boyd, the colored maid at
the Erie, swore that Cline had in
structed her not to rent any rooms to
couples that might not be all right
Cline was called and said he wasn't
there April 8, but that his register
showed only two couples registered
that night. Cline also said he had
nineteen permanent guests; has run
a hotel for thirteen years, and never
was arrested before.
Then came the mystery of the
missing register. Cline produced a
register beginning April 1, and said
that his old register had been stolen
about the middle of March. Where
upon a nice new lot of insinuations
horned into 'the case, coming from
Gavin in his closing argument said
the case was "merely a little game
by the Rev. Williams who feeds at
the crib of newspaper notoriety?"
A jury in Judge Robinson's court
found against R. B. Smith, of the
Medina Hotel, 637 North Clark street,
and fined Smith $200 and costs on
much the same evidence as present
ed in the Erie Hotel case.
Congdon and Sensibaugh were
again the witnesses. Both had taken
"innocent" girl to the Medina, and
Stayed-witlr thenUn ic-cked-bedrooms."
"WRESTLING POLICEMAN" PUT
TWO COPS IN THE HOSPITAL
Major Punkhouser started a
school of instruction for cops. In the
lat three days it .has been turned
into what one might call "breaking
in cops for the hospital."
Major Punkhouser wanted a man
to teach his class of cops how to
wrestle. John J. Rooney, a police
man, and formerly a professional
wrestler, was sent out to Funkhouser
to teach the class of cops how to
For a time Rooney was easy with
the cops. Then he picked out An
drew Harra from Kensington avenue
station for a real tussle. Harra and
Rooney started in for Harra's first
lesson. Then Harra was escorted
from the school of instruction to the'
Cook County ambulance, which rush
ed him to County Hospital where
physicians pronounced him seriously
Punkhouser didn't know this.
Neither did Eugene A. Barry of Hyde
Park station. JHe was, the second vic
tim of RooneVs wrestling. He was
taken to hospital in. serious condition.
Wm. Marmeke of Warren avenue
station was next to clinch with Roo
ney. He is home doctoring slight in
juries. At last Punkhouser heard about
the slaughter house that was being
made of his school of instruction.
Rooney is teaching no more.
We hear there i a "Baseball Trust";
We've never found the same;
We have'to put up ev'ry time