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York for trial under indictment
charging him with impersonation of
Rep. A. Mitchell Palmer and other
Melbourne. Recent Australian
elections,' according to newspaper
comment, mostlcorrupt in country's
history. "Australian ballot" used.
Bork. Hans Lorenz, aviator in
stantly killed when wing of mono
plane broke and'he crashed to earth
NEW YORK COPS UP AGAINST
A HARDf PROPOSITION
New York. Sept. 12. Just as if
Police Commissioner Waldo didn't
have enough troubles, mto fiis office
Along Came 'the Stage Director.
walks Franklyn Ardell, and says he to
the police mogul:
"Can't you please fik things some
way so that your policemen won't
stop actors from getting jobs up in
Waldo begged to be enlightened.
He knew that the "move on" order
applied to everybody on the side
walks, actors included, but what had
that to do with jobs? -j
"A wJioie lot,"jekplained Ardell.
"A few weeks ago J'didn!Cthaye any-
job. I'd been' around the offices and
the agencies till I was discouraged.
I was standing at 43d and Broadwayj
one morning when along came the
stage director for a hew show. He
spotted me. I was just the "type" he
wanted for a certain part. He intro
duced himself. I went to his office;
landed the engagement, and I'm eat-;
ing regular and getting my name in
"My! My!" quoth the commission
er. "Is that how it's done?" . i
"It isn't how it's always done," re
plied Ardell, "but it's how it lias, been
done many and many a time. We ac
tors don't stand along the "Rialto"
on hot summer mornings just to pass
the time of day with one another and
to get sunburned. We're there in the
hope of meeting somebody or attract
ing somebody's attention who will
give us work. Not to be able to stand
on Broadway means just so much
less chance of bread and. butter for
a whole lot of us.'
"Well!" ruminated the commis
sioner, "that certainly seems tough.
I don't quite see how I'm going to
enable myi policemen to distinguish
between actors and the other people
that stand around up there- But IU
try to do something for you."
. "Thank you," responded the actor.
"There's many a poor chap will be
grateful I'm sure we'll all do our
best to take up as little room as pos- "
sible and keep out of busy people's
So now the Times Square cops
have got a new problem.
o o s
ARRESTED AS SWINDLER
Joliet, III., Sept. 12. James C.
O'Connor, real estate --dealer, loan
broker and formerly one of wealthiest
citizens arrested, charged with ap
propriating $100,000 entrusted to
him. Many of his alleged victims are
now penniless. Bernard Burns, 70,
who declares O'Connor swindled him,
out of $26,000, besieged offices' for
employment declaring "he was jvillmg;
torwork as janitor, -