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NOON EDITION ONE CENT,
BURLINGTON EMPLOYES MAY STRIKE CITY
TO CARE FOR DOPE FIENDS UNION MEN AID
SLUGGING PROBE "WACO KID" IS CAUGHT?l
THE DAY BOOK'
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 143 Chicago, Tuesday, March 16, 1915 398 $&
LAWYERS, CROOKS AND BONDSMEN
ATTACKED BY JUDGE PETIT
'Jurist Tells Public Safety Committee of Crooked AHii m
' ance Explains How Slayers Go Free State's
Attorney Hoyne to Act.
' The clique of lawyers, criminals
and bondsmen thai use the criminal
court as their hangout and who make
it almost impossible to get a convic
tion against a member of their crowd
were bitterly attacked by Chief Jus
ticg Adelor Petit before th.e Citizens'
Public Safety committee. Forfeited
bonds were never collected, he de
clared. Bribing of the complaining witness
es and thfe policemen on the case and
the use of various tricks to make it
hard iffr the prosecutor were hit by
Pickpockets who hire their lawyers
by the year and attorneys who try
every trick to defend their cHeate
were named as "above the law."
Judge Petit told of the case of Al
bert Vasey, who was robbed -of $20
by professional holdup men. He did
not appear in court. h
"I knew attempts were being madjf
to prevent Vasey from testifying,
said Judge Petit "He is missing. Per'
haps he has been throVaf ki the river!'
"Glfck and Miller, profeeaionstt
crooks, with international reputa
tions, have obtained seventeen con-1
tinuances. Their bafl was forfeited
last October, but they have not beett
arrested and are plying "their trade
in the streets of Chicago. Their bail
was real estate owned by a certain
lawyer, who deeded It to the maa.
who sigaed the bond. Next day the
property "was deeded to a third man,
who deeded it to a fourth on a $4,000
mortgage. So, waen G&ck aad Miller
disappeared the forfeited baQ bond