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Grand jurors who indicted Maloney
on the charge of the interstate trans
portation of a woman for purposes
of commercialized vice testified yes
terday. They said Capper testified
before the grand jury a year ago that
he did not see Grace Morton and Ma
loney at the Hotel Sherman, Dec. 26,
1911, nor keep company with them,
nor buy drinks for "them.
The story is one on which the big
advertising newspapers of Chicago
generally go strong except where
one of their advertisers is in bad.
Capper & Capper are steady, regular
advertisers. The Tribune is the only
paper outside of The Day Book that
has had a line of news on the Capper
case and the Trib didn't have a line
until this morning. The indictment
was returned nearly a year ago.
Grace Morton ran a house of revels
in Milwaukee. She got to know so
much about prominent citizens that
they wanted the town rid of her. It
was arranged for Maloney to take her
to another city and locate her in a
redlight district. The government's
evidence obtained a $5,000 fine and
one year in prison for Maloney.
POLICE CLAIM ELECTRICITY
HELPS SMITH DODGE
David Smith, professional bonds
man, asked for a jury trial when he
came up for a hearing in the morals
court today on a charge of running
a disorderly house.
Smith, say the police, is supposed
to be running a "dry saloon" in the
basement of 536 S. Clark st They
say they have not been able to get
the goods on him because, they be
lieve, of a system of electric buzzers.
The police claim Smith drives an
electric coupe in front of his place
and fashes signals to the house. In
, the last two weeks the place has been
' raided three times and about 20 per
,sons arrested, all of whom were
bonded oqt by Smith.
CHICAGO BRIEFS ,
Man attempted to pull Mrs. Marcel
la Dunn, 5633 S. Wood, into alley.
Fled when she screamed.
Mrs. Susan Stapleton, 19, 1802
Seward, who six days ago gave birth
to baby, jumped into Chicago river at
Canal st Drowned.
Geo. Spok, 50, dropped dead at his
home, 5700 Grand av.
Dominick Pasercouchi, 19, 1016 S.
May, caught with bag of live chick
ens. Two others fled when Police
man Wm. Donahoe approached.
Carter H. Harrison mentioned as
probable successor to Bryan as sec
retary of state.
Fire in Morris & Co. sheds at stock
yards quickly quenched.
Thirty nurses of Michael Reese
hospital and nearly 30 doctors will
leave Chicago Sunday for duty in
hospital corps of allies.
Three youths got Dr. R. C. Reim
che, 734 S. Kedzie, to give them a
ride. Said they wanted to buy his
auto. Borrowed dollar for gasoline.
Stuck revolver in his ribs and told
him to beat it Promised to return
car today. He's still waiting.
Daniel Dunn, 2936 Lexington st.,
who only missed being on Lusitania
because passport did not arrive in
time, today asked U. S. Commissioner
Mason for another passport. Wants
to visit relatives in England.
Gaining entrance through rear
door, two men threatened Mrs. Jacob
Brenchler, 2055 W. 20th, with butch
er knife. Got $39.
Aid. Watson giving away scythes in
27th ward to make it free of weeds.
John E. Donohue, 8055 Escanaba
av., carpenter contractor, hit self on
hand with hammer. Dead. Blood
Public discovery that New York
has a Tammany Hall governor must
make Charlie Murphy smile that
quiet, pie-eating smile of his. If s a
cold day when New York reform
can't be found in the Tammany refrigerator.