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I grape referred to as "joy-suds"
separate adventure will constitute,
a film of six or eight reels, and each
of these films will be toured as a reg
ular production in first-class the
aters. George Jean N.athan, magazine
writer, dramatic critic and play
wright, will collaborate with Burns in
the preparation of the scenarios.
Several years ago Geo. A. Lee was
one of the big plungers of Wall street.
His deals were generally in six fig-;
ures or more, he entertained like anj
Indian prince at the best hotels, andi
his tip to the waiter at one of his
dinner parties was invariably a $100
bill. Lee was up in court a few days,
ago, answering questions in certain
proceedings having to do with his,
financial affairs. He testified that hej
was decidedly up against' it financial-
ly, having no assets that his creditors
would find it worth while to bother
about. But, it appeared, he was still'
able to negotiate a pretty fair line ofi
"Any judgments against you?" he
"Yes. I have been staying at thei
Hotel Essex for 12 years. I owe thenv
Which is probably the champions
unpaid hotel bill of New York and
o o i
BARRETT-FRIEDMAN CASE AT
LAST IS GOING TO TRIAL j
State's Att'y Maclay Hoyne ap-j
pears to have made good his promise)
to bring Edward and Charles Barrett?
and Arthur Friedman to trial on thej
charge of killing Conductor Frank
Witt on the night of June 15, 1912.
This morning the case was calledi
before Judge McDonald in the Crim-i
inal Court and continued until Feb. 9i
by the judge himself, owing to the
crowded condition of his calendar.
Ass't State's Att'y Everett Jenx
nings, who is prosecuting the case?
said this morning that the case would
surely go to trial and that the. state'sj
"I believe in union labor on acr
count of truths-that were revealed to
me during the vice investigation.
For we found that the worst condi
tions existed where union labor was
"I am firmly convinced we should
pass a law making it a felony punish
able by a prison setnence for any em
ployer to pay less than a living wage
to any employe."
N EW YORKLETTER
New York, Jan. 19. Broadway has
a new name for champagne.
No more is the fizzy product of the
grape referred to as "joy-suds" or
"giggle water." What do you sup
pose they call it now?
The movies are to Jiave a new
hero. Some hero, too. .
None other, in fact, than Wm. J.
Burns, famed sleuth and dictagraph
expert. A new company has been
incorporated for the express purpose
of filming the said Burns and market
ing the reels of crime-prevention and
villain-trapping which will result.
The pictures, it is announced, will
present all of Burns' noteworthy
operations both as an official of the
U. S. Secret Service and as a private
detective, including his work in coun
terfeiting, smuggling, blackmailing,
dynamite and kidnapping cases.. Each