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POLICE COURT PORTIA
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 20. The
advent of Miss Margaret Gardner as.
this city's new prosecutor marks an
epoch in the annals of American
criminal procedure. This Portia of
the police courts will take W. P. Kel
ley's place. Kelley was deputy prose-
cutor and recently resigned to take,
up private practice.
Miss Gardners special duty "will
be to handle cases in which women
are involved. She has achieved farn
as an arbiter of-such affairs already..
Women and girls of. al types -have
come to her foe counsel and her sup
cess in satisfying her "clients" has)
gained her the. reputation of a-.keen
reader into the motives -that, prompt?
women to commit crime. "
IS CITY PROSECUTOR
"I shall endeavor to keep as many
cases as? possible out of the courts
when a peaceful settlement can be
An American recently forwarded a
letter to a neighboring town, request
ing the postmaster to deliver it "tor
any respectable attorney." Af ten ten
days it was returned with the sig
nificant endorsement, "ftoheherei!1
affected by creating .a better under
standing, between - the contesting par
ties," said the lady prosecutor.
Tommy (on Chrjstmas morning)-
Where does Santa Claus gej; all his,
things, mamma? Mamma Oh, he
buys 'them. Tommy Weil,- he must
be "a, jay 'to. let anyone palm off a tin