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attorney's office was ready and will
ing to proceed with the case this
morning and the continuation was
not of their seeking.
Former State's Att'y. John J. Healy
appeared on behalf of the newspaper
trust to defend the notorious Hearst
No other case within recent years
has attracted the attention that has
been focused on the murder of Frank
Witt, whom, it is charged, was shot
down while standing, unarmed, in
his street car.
Since then the case has made a
joke of justice in Cook county. The
men were speedily released on bail
by the late John E. W, Wayman, then
state's attorney, and allowed to con
tinue their wild career as sluggers in
the employ of Hearst's Chicago
DAILY COMMENT ON
What might possibly be termed a
sporting item slipped by us.
Miss Helen Remley some time back
entered not only the diamond and
not only the ring, but the "diamond
ring." Said ring was formerly the
property of "Gunboat" Smith.
And less recently the same Miss
Remley entered a gold ring and now
she's Mrs. Smith.
A cardshark remarks that he
knows enough about poker to fill a
It's a flush he ought to know how
to fill, not a book.
Well, the trial for. the killing of
Prizefighter "Bull" Young last Au
gust has disclosed that boxing to
death is legal in California.
A picture of "September Morn"
with her hands up before the revolver
of a robber has" set San Diego, Cal.,
crazy for a city censor of moraR
Descendant of the Aztec monarchs
of Mexico, is reported living in Hol
land. There's one Mexican yvtio is
Sort of looks like the weather man
had practically put the ban on skat
ing. All sarcasm aside, the kids
Subsequently the stabbing of
young Masterson in a North Side sa
loon occurred and Ed Barrett togeth
er with his young brother were con
victed of manslaughter. But they
never have gone down for that crime.
They were admitted to bail by an
order fro mthe state supreme court
and are now roaming the streets
pending a new trial which appears to
be a matter of the far distant future.
Arthur Friedman last spring talked
of turning state's evidence and tell
ing what he knew about slugging cir
culation method's employed by trust
Right after that young Friedman
was extinguished by being sent down
to Joliet on" a charge of burglary. He
is still down there.
PEOPLE AND THINGS
Fifty thousand dollars worth of
Swiss cheese was destroyed by fire
in N. Y. warehouse recently.
Nothing left but the holes, we sup
pose. Why couldn't that have been
Ha! the German parliament has a
woman's suffrage petition in its
pigeonholes! It's going to be a dern
hot egg for parliamentary pigeons to
sit on, too.
Just as if a fellow's eyes weren't
troubled enough with the prevailing
styles, -how they're talking of pan
telets coming into style, to be worn
with short skirts.
Ex-President Taft has ordered 35
pairs- of his trousers gathered in at
both sides and in front.
Poor Bill must be getting pretty
"Why fifty womeh don't go to
church" ought to be easy enough.
Probably one reason is because their '
Famine in northern Japan and
earthquakes and volcanoes in south
ern Japan. Let's give poor Japan