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Judge Petit suggested that a man
be employed whose duty it would be
to collect forfeited Bonds, which
have piled up until the total reaches
State's Att'y HoyneTmcked up Pet
it's story about the bonas which were
"The county board granted me a
special assistant last week, who will
spend all of his time in collecting
theae bdnds," declared Hoyne. "A
large amount of the trouble which
Mr. Petit talked of is caused by a lack
of judges in the criminal court. We
have four sitting there and need at
UNION MEN WELCOME PROBE OF
State's Attorney Hoyne today be
gan an investigation of the alleged
activities of sluggers in the lathera'
lockout. Each side is accusing che
other of violent tactigs.
Hoyne's secretary, -Edw. J. Flem
ing, today took charge of the inquisi
torial work. He will delve into the
actions of both contractors and lock
ed out union men.
Among the union men whom Flem
ing said he would question are the
following leaders in the fight of the
workingmen against the atrocious
uniform agreement: Axel Alex and
Fred Wayman,. lathers; Thos, Walsh,
sheet metal workers; C. W. Fry, ma
chinists; L. P. Lindelof, A. C Ander
son and Nick Pickelsma, painters;
Hugo Hahn and falter Staleyfi gla
ziers; John Murphy and JW. Wood
ward, electricians; Frank Mader, fix
Fleming has a score of men inves
tigating. The union men are unanimous in
expressing willingness tc aid the in
vestigation in every way. In fact,
just this, move haSv been strongly
urged by some who want the .union
name cleared of the stigma cast upon
it by an unfair press.
The trust papers, unanimous in I
their fight for the contractors, have J
1 printed storMs of hundreds of win-
doWs being broken, scores of as
saults, of hired gunmen and sluggers
paid by the Unions, and of attempts
at murder, all of which are so pre
posterous as to make it doubtful if
any give the slightest credence to the
wild reports. These stories, of course,
are inspired in an order to discredit
Says the Tribune this morning:
"It is reported that the old slugging
gang of painters, electricians and gla
ziers had been called to arms to aid
the lathers."- This arohsed bitter re
sentment among the plainters, elec
tricians and glaziers who felt the
sting of the insult of the Trib.
The trust papers also insist on re
ferring to the union lathers as "strik
ers," althoughit is known by all that
the lathers did not strike but were
"WACO KID" UNDER ARREST?
Wlllard Powell, the "Waco Kid"
under indictment as a "collector" for
corrupt police officials and as a "con"
man, has been reported captured in
Denver. The rumor could not be
verified by State's att'y Hoyne.
Powell, who is accused of running
a "payoff joint" in the Imperial build
ing, disappeared just after the shoot
ing of Barney feertsche on Randolph
st He was indicted soon after.
"We have been searching for Pdw
ell for months," declared Mr Hoyne.
"He is the last member of the gang
at liberty and his testimony would
make our case against corrupt po
licemen a certainty."
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Washington, March 16- Dispatch
es, to the state department tell that
Carranza has practically abandoned
Tuxpam oil district and it is believed
Villa's march to Tampico will be un
checked, o o .
Joseph Ryan sentenced to 6 months
in county jail. Had fake Insurance