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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 03, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 2',
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Dr. Thomas DuPius, were arrested
for con game.
Before Municipal Judge Fake, Her
man Eastman, a detective, testified
how he visited Dr. DuPius and said
he felt sick. He wasexamined and
told to come back for the laboratory
report. A few days later he again
appeared. He was told that the lab
oratory had found traces of a disease
and was asked if he desired treat
ment. Then he arrested the physi
cians. Upon hearing the testimony Judge
Fake discharged Hodgens and held
DuPius to the grand jury. A month
later the grand jury discharged Du
Pius and held Dr. Hodgens for trial.
A jury, before Judge O'Connor, found
Dr. Hodgens guilty.
After hearing his own lawyer
praise the testimony of the reporter
and Eastman, Dr. Hodgens thought
it best to engage a new attorney. So
he instructed Att'y E. A. Moran, who
was trying the case, to ask for a new
trial. This was granted later.
Att'y Clarence Darrow was called
in on the case. He asked the law
firm of Rankin & Moran for the tes
timony taken during the trial. They
demanded $165, although the trial
only lasted one day. Darrow sum
moned Moran ( into court and ob
tained the evidence.
Then began the fight to get a trial.
For months Darrow made weekly
trips to the criminal court building in
an effort, to get a judge to hear the
case. Judge after judge was appealed
to. They all made the stereotyped
answer: "Let's get the jail emptied
Jailer Davies recently made public
figures in The Day Book showing
how the population of the jail is in
creasing instead of being lowered by
the "industry" of the judges, and how
the bail cases are already two years
behind the docket Dr. Hodgens was
innocent He wanted the stain re
moved from his name. Crooks who
were indicted and are out on bail had
been at liberty for two years. ,
Yesterday-the case was called be
fore Judge Kersten. "The charge of
con game will not stand in this case,"
Darrow told the judge. "The defini
tion of the charge is that the con
men must have the confidence of his
victim. In this case the facts are re
versed. The detective had the confi
dence of Dr. Hodgen's assistant I
request the doctor be discharged."
Ass't State's Att'y Malato wasl
asked if he wished to answer the ar
gument He shook his head.
Judge Kersten then dismissed th
BOMB WRECKS PART OF U. S.
Washington, July 3. A tremen
dous explosion wrecked the public
reception on the east side of the cap-
itol building shortly before midnight
last night, blowing out windows, de
molishing mirrors and tearing down
part of the wall and ceiling. It was
believed to have been caused by a
bomb or infernal machine placed by
either a crank who desired to create a
sensation or some one who wished to
show disapproval of some of the poli
cies of the American government No
one was injured.
It has also been suggested that it
might have been caused by spon
toneous combustion in the gas pipes,
but on investigation they were found
to be intact There was no trace of
an exploded bomb or anything else
that could have caused the explo
sion. Only the watchman and telephone
switchboard operators were in the
capitol at the time of of the explo
sion. The watchman said that ho
one could have been near the room
o o '
"Dear God, please make me a good
Last night prayed little Gwen,
"And if at first You don't succeed,
Just try. try again."