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THROUGH THE THIRD DEGREE
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 6. Willie Col
lins, aged 15, a. farmer boy from the
Yakima apple country, has just
learned' Ms first lesson about a big
city. He knows now that there is no
protection from brutal police officers.
Willie's mother gave him two Rus
sian coins d few days after their ar
rival in the city and he sold them for
Two detectives saw him make the
sale. They nabbed him and at police
headquarters gave him the "third de
gree." Willie knew nothing of the
police or their methods, and being an
independent young American, resent
ed their questions. So, Willie says,
each detective hit him in the mouth,
and finally one of them knocked him
down. Later, finding he was honest,
they let him go.
Willie" visited the chief of police
with his mother and told his story,
but got no satisfaction for it was only
his unsupported word against that of
two officers and the chief said he
didn't like the look in Willie's eves.
Mrs. Collins said she didn't like it'
either, but that it wasn't there when
he left, home in the morning. It was
still there when he posed for the
In police circles the affair is being
re-told as a good joke on Willie.
UNTERJVIYER FLAYS MORGAN
Characterizing the recent with
drawal of J. P. Morgan and his as
sociates from several directorates as
"unsubstantial," Samuel Untermyer,
counsel for the Pujo "money trust"
committee, declared for a national
board to curb big corporations, in an
address at a luncheon of the Illinois
Untermyer ridiculed the "dissolu
tion" of the Standard Oil trust. He
also gave warning against lodging
with the attorney general the power
of negotiating "consent decrees" like
that which dissolved the American
Telephone and Telegraph Company.
"The very recent and belated
change of heart on the past of our
leading banking house gives gratify
ing evidence of the power of public
sentiment," said Untermyer, discus
sing the Morgan withdrawal. "It is
to be regretted, however, that this
conversion is not more complete. The
action thus far taken by that firm is
unsubstantial. Let us hope it is only
"The Messrs. Morgan have for
years dominated and still control and
will doubtless continue to control the
policy of the New Haven system as
effectually as if they personally own
it, notwithstanding the great wrongs
and blunders that have been per
petrated during their management.'
Golfer Confound you, boy; you
made me miss that shot!
Caddie I didn't do nothin', sir.
Golfer Yes, you did; it was your
Caddie I didn't hie hiccup, sir.
Golfer Of course you didn't. It's
the first time you've missed, and I
allowed for it, you idiot!"