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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 04, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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''CZ4R JUDGE OF .XAT7LE IN BAD WITH ALU
OTHER JUDGES BOASTS OF HIS POWER
ooatile, Wash., Oct. 4. Judge t slight change of heart in the after
noon, brought about possibly by the
meeting of his eight' fellow judges.
Humphries smiled benignly and
once more addressed the defiers of
his injunction before him.
"I have great power," he said. "I
have but to close my hand to put
you in jail and but to open it to let
you out. I am greater than the gov
ernor, for I can imprison you and
can pardon you. Now, don't be sassy
to me, or I will have to deal hardly
with you. I don't want to send so
many of my old friends to 'jail. It
bleeds my heart to have to do it, but
I must enforce the law."
Katie Sadler, a street speaker, de
nied that she had assailed the judge
in her street speeches, but on the
contrary had praised him as an object
lesson of the need of recall of judges.
To her surprise she was fined only
?10.
"I'll Hot pay it," she shouted.
"Don't get sassy," said the judge.
"The fine is remitted anyhow."
Humphries, "czar judge" of Seattle,
nis court session yesterday
with a bitter Jirade against his
brother judges who, he declared,
were plotting against them, and
warned the Socialists in court that it
would go hard with them if they were
"sassy" to him.
Before Humphries resumed sen
tencing for contempt the violators of
his injunction against street speak
ingT he sent Judge Smith a note
criticizing him for releasing on writ
of habeas corpus two of the eighteen
persons previously sentenced.
"Judge Humphries is a disgrace to
the bench," Judge Smith said, bitter
ly. His action in these cases is a pub
lic scandal." The other eight judges
of the Superior Court met to con
sider the situation. It is reported they
decided to take drastic action.
In the morning Humphries fined
seven persons $100 each and ordered
them to jail until the fines are paid.
Three of the seven were women.
ed, asked: "I want to know, judge,
what you expect me to do with my
children."
Humphries grinned. "Why, ma
dam," he relied, "your babies are like
the cows I heard about "
"I want you to understand my
babies are not cows," screamed Mrs.'
Spencer.
Mrs. Catherine Stirtan rebuked the
judge bitterly. "People feel when
they appear before you like Christ
did before Pilate," she shouted, and
Humphries face blanched.
Humphries made a little speech in.
the morning: "It is this way' he:
said. "You remember how Judge
Smith acted in those cases where the
striking tailors were' picketing the
Vollman shops. Well, go down among
the business men and' you will find
that Smith is not thought much of.''
He seemed to have experienced a
Mrs. H. F. Spencer, when arraign-TvThen, waving his hand to the crowd,
he exclaimed: "You saw how easy it
was for me to let Kate go."
After court adjourned Humphries
said he had not decided what to do
with the hundreds of signers of the
"resolutions-of defiance" whom he
had not yet cited.
NEW CLUE IN REXROAT CASE
The finding of a- heavy hammer,
wrapped in a towel, near the railroad
tracks wheer the body of Mrs. Rex
roat was found, is regarded as an
important'Clue by thp police.
Detectives are searching the shops
to find "where , the hammer was
bought.
Meanwhile the police are bending
every effort to loeate E. G. Spencer,
a motorman on the Aurora & Elgin
line.
A card bearing the name, "Mr. An
thony Melville Rud," was also found,
near the scene of the crim i.
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