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Joliet, III. Frank Maloney, prison
er from Peoria county, serving term
for larceny, escaped from state peni
tentiary by jumping through window.
EI Paso, Tex. Statements as to
number of prisoners burned to death
ranged from 9 to 18, following explo
sion of tub of gasoline and kerosene
in city jail late yesterday.
Sandwich, Ont. Life imprison
ment penalty Charles Respa of De
troit must pay for dynamiting the
Peabody overall factory in Walker
ville, Ont, last June and for attempt
ing to destroy Windsor armories.
Washington. Charges that east
ern railroads discriminate against
western grain shippers made at con
tinued hearing of interstate com
morce commission considering relief
of freight congestion at eastern ter
minals. New York. Pretty Ross Krauss,
whose legs saved two drowning boys
when she hung from bridge over la
goon, is going to receive gold medaL
They are New York's first heroic legs.
New York. American eagle's
scream does not compare with gobble
of wild turkey, speakers told Ameri
can Game Protective ass'n, demand
ing turkey become national bind.
Boston. "Traitor, coward, defam
er, man without race, religion or
country" are only a few of epithets
hurled at Dr. Fleischer when he sug
gested dropping St Patrick's day as
Cleveland. Had J. H. Howard's
wife been more sylph-like he would
not be suing for divorce. But six
years ago she got job as "fat lady"
in side-show and he hasn't seen her
Washington. Joseph H. Shea,
Seymour, Ind., confirmed by senate
as ambassador to ChilL
Madison, Wis. Fire wiped out part
of business section of Edgerton last
night. Wire communications cut off.
Philadelphia. Three boys, all un
der ase-pf JLO, amed under -arms of
husky policeman to station house"
when they were found in Italian
Catholic church attempting to rob
EVIDENCE AGAINST GARMENT
WORKERS FADES IN TRIALS
Here's what happened to 200
amalgamated garment workers'
cases which came up today and yes-
terday before Judges Olson and Wells
in municipal court:
179 cases were non-suited by the
city prosecutor for lack of evidence; -2
cases were non-suited by order of
the judge because the police had not
evidence to warrant trials; 6 cases
went over to the state and 2 cases
went to trial with victory for the de-
fendants. Of these 200 cases which
the police brought against garment
workers 183 have fallen flat
Of the only two cases in which the '
court considered the police's evi
dence warranted a trial, the judge .
took one away from the jury because
the prosecution failed to make good
its charge, and the other resulted in ,
a verdict of not guilty.
Albert Hrdina was accused of at- ,
tempted assault and with using a
slingshot with intent to assault It
developed that the slingshot with
which the police said Hrdina was'
about to commit deadly assault was
a little gum one, the kind that school
kids buy for three cents. The stone" '
which the police said Hrdina intend- '
ed to sling with deadly intent was in-"
troduced as evidence. It was some
what larger than a soup bean and the
police admitted that a patrolman had '
given Hrdina the pebble.
Att'y Wm. Cunnea, who has repre-"
sented the garment workers in all the"'
cases, expects the charges of the po
lice to fall as fiat in the remaining
1,400 cases as they have in the 200
In Great Britain a billion is reck-'
oned as a million millions. In the
United States it Is only a thousand