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CHARGE TRANSFER OF ALCOCK.
IS POLITICAL MOVE
Capt John Alcock, who has been
In command of the Woodlawn station
since the start of the present admin
istration, was transferred to Bright
on Park district by Chief Gleason last
Friends of Alcock charge that his
transfer is a political move and that
the skids have been prepared for
Today Chief Oleason stated that
politics had nothing to do with the
change which ghad been requested
to make. He ref Sfted to say who made
the request. .
Capt James' Madden of Brighton
Park was placefl in Alcock's post
Five lieutenants. 25 sergeants and
63 patrolmen were also transferreftj
Alleged scanty dresses to
' bring interesting probe
Great Barrington, Mass., Feb. 11.
Col. Roosevelt and ex-President Taft
doubtless congratulated themselves
today because they declined invita
tions to attend the "chicken dinner"
given Ij the local chamber of com
merce Monday night
"From what 1 hear," said Chief of
Police Oschman today, "there were
three New York 'chickens' there who
'orgot to bring along their clothes.
Their dances were peculiar too. You
can Jook for some arrests."
President Cornell denied 'that the
three actresses wore sdanty clothes
or that they kissed baldhe&ded
BANK' OFFICIAL CONFESSES
Oh a charge of swindling the Fort
Dearborn National bank of Chicago
out of $7,700, Adolph Schmidt for
mer manager of the People's Stock
Yards bank, Chicago, foreign ex
change department, was arrested at
his-home in Detroit last night At po
lice headquarters Schmidt admitted
the crime, according to detectives,
an dsigned a waiver of extradition,
T declaring he would return to Chicago
without a fight and make a cleans
breast of the case. -
Schmidt told a thrilling story of hisr
escape to London, England, follow
ing the passing of a forged cheek on
the Chicago bank, his arrest by Scot
land Yard detectives, his long Pffet.
against extradition, Mb return to
Chicago as a prisoner, and of a sub
sequent escape from Chicago by the
bribery of a detective. He refused
to reveal the retecitvq's name.
Schmidt declared that the detect
tive asked him If he would be willlsg.
to put Up $5,000 for the privilege .pfr
"beating it" He said he paid over
$500 o fthls amount and the escape;
ODD NEWS . -
New York. ."Beat It, girlie, you're
my used-to-be-wlfe," Mrs. Ernestine:
HlchardB swore her husband told hes
when she found him with a. beautiful
blonde done up In pink pajamas.
New York. Charges that the oy
ter spreads typhoid, germs are a
gross libel reported a committee from
the oyster growers' association that
painted the oyster like a lily.
Washington. After three hours
bristling debate, pastors and laymen,
voted by a large majority to ask
"Baseball Billy" Sunday, evangelist,
to bring his gospel to the capitaL
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