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LAUGHMAN GOES FREE FROM
Three charges of disorderly con
duct against John Laughman were
dismissed today in Judge Well's court
when the free thoughttrator prom
ised to cease attacking the pope and
all brands of religion.
Laughman was arrested on war
rants sworn out by John Gately, floor
walker in John W. Kelly's People's
Dry Goods store, 112th and Michigan.
When a jury tried Laughman recent
ly they disagreed after being out 18
hours. He was up for trial again to
day, but prosecution was dropped
when Laughman promised to modify
his talk and move his soap box pulpit
half a block away from the People's
It is expected that Laughman will
continue his attacks upon the police,
city administration and politicians
who act contrary to the way he
thinks they should.
Before leaving the courtroom
Laughman announced intention to
file civil suit against Municipal Judge
Wade, Englewood police station, for
Laughman was up before Judge
Wade recently. The judge is credited
with calling Laughman foul names
for his attack on K. of C. judges and
with imprisoning him until his release
was forced on habeas corpus proceed
ings. o o
DAUGHTER OF DUTCH DIPLOMAT
AND ITALIAN SUICIDE
Rome, Sept 7. Clasped in each
others arms, Odillo Van Walderson,
beautiful young daughter of the
Dutch minister to Italy, and Count
Gaelani Del Asuila Argana of Naples
were found dead in the count's villa
"Death before separation," read a
note beside bodies in which the count,
the dispatches said, poured out the
story of his passionate love for the
vnnng dehnt.ante and his wife's
threats to disgrace him.
CLUES SCARCE IN PETRUSKA
The maniac for none but a ma
niac could have slain little Helen Pe
truska, 6-year-old child of Hege
wisch is being sought in the nu
merous mills of the far south suburb.
All through the swamps where the
watersoaked body was found police
men tramped yesterday seeking evi
dence that a degenerate seldom fails
to leave. Nothing was found. -
Five of the original seven arrested -
when the body was found in the mill
pond were released. Two more are
THE SEAMEN'S BILL AFFAIR
Washington, Sept 7. Att'y Gen.
Gregory's opinion of section 14 of the
LaFollette seamen's act nullifying the
life saving appartus provisions so far
as te chief maritime nations are con
cerned, was made public today.
That section of the revised statutes
left the matter of life saving appara
tus to the discretion of a board of of
ficials appointed by the secretary of
commerce. Section 14 of the LaFol
lette act took from this board its
power and specified in detail life sav
ing apparatus for allz vessels. The
attorney general holds tha tthis spe
cification by section 14 cannot super
sede previous statutory provision.
"A pusson's dog, sah, is one thing
shawt o' bein' de best friend he's
got!" stated old Brother Hawhee,
who was a great hand to philisophize.
"In health he 'joices wid yo', in
sickness he suffers, too; when yo's in
jail he's waitin' right outside de do'
for you, and when dey turns yo' loose
he greets yo' wid a yell o' welcome.
He's yo' guide and companion and
friend; but dad blame him, yo' kain't
borry a dollar off'm him, no mattah X
if yo' dess nach'ly gotter have it!"
Kansas City Star.
Australia has 17,000,000 unculti
vated acres of land suitable for wheat