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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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sometimes tlie girl has Her own
bondsman who conies whenever he
hears she has been arrested. She is
his steady customer, driven to his ex
ploitation by the forces that are now
exploiting her.
Sometimes, when the bondsman
has gone on the bond 61 agirl who
doesn't appear in court, he will ask
some lawyer to represent her and
ask a continuance to save his bond,
and then he will go out and hunt her
and, when he finds her, deliver her
into court, unconscious that she had
an attorney she had never seen nor
.hired.
Sometimes the bondsman, when
I the girl's case comes up in court and
1 she asks for a continuance or is given
one, may ask that he be taken off her
bond and thus surrender her in court
on the pretext that he believes she
will leave town. The girl may pro
'test that she has no such intention
and never made such a statement,
and there is no foundation for that
belief on the part of the bondsman,
but the law permits him to surrender
her, and unless some worker in the
court make public mention of the
i fact that the bondsman collected $5
or ?10 from the girl he surrendered
and he is ordered to return it, he
pockets the money and takes no fur
ther responsibility. The girl must
then remain in the custody of the law
tor get anotner Donasman ana pay
l again.
I will tell you next of what happens
fto the girl when she reaches the
court.
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1S SPEED ORDINANCE A SLAP AT
FENDER ORDINANCE?
Judging from the influences work
ling for its passage, the ordinance in
ftroduced in council by Aid. Hader
ilein Wednesday night to limit the
speed of auto trucks to 8 miles an
hour may be a joker measure framed
tor the purpose of killing the ordi
nance requiring fenders on auto
trucks.
The fender ordinance has been in
Corporation Counsel Ettelson's office
a month, waiting for his opinion as
to its legality. Meanwhile the 8-mile-an-hour
proposition has been put for
ward. State street, the express com
panies, the Illinois Mfrs. ass'n, the
Ass'n of Commerce and the Motor
Truck Owners' ass'n are opposed to
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no protest against the speed limit M
measure. In fact, motor trucK own
ers have come out openly in favor of
the 8-mile-an-hour limit
It is peculiar that the motor truck
owners, along with State street, last
year bitterly fought the plan to limit
the speed of motor trucks to 13
miles an hour and now are in favor
of limiting the speed to 8 miles an
hour.
If council does pass the 8-mile-an- -hour
limit ordinance there is no way
to enforce it. It would probably
mean that the fender ordinance will
be killed if the speed limit ordinance
is adopted, on the ground that fen
ders will not be needed.
Regardless pf the claim of truck
owners that trucks cannot be unsafe
when moving as slow as 8 miles an
hour, Catherine Goggin, the school
teacher leader, was killed by a Mar
shall Field truck which was moving
but 8 miles an hour.
Here is the prediction around City
Hall:
If the Haderlein ordinance passes
the fender ordinance will go by the
boards, but the city will have no
means of enforcing an 8-hour limit
and trucks will speed through the
streets as they always have, fender
less and a menace to life and limb.
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WILL NOT PROSECUTE JACKSON W
Charges of embezzlement against
Franklin Jackson, former cashier of
Northwestern "U," were nolle pres
sed yesterday by State's Att'y Hoyne.
Jackson disappeared. So did $19,000.
'iwo weeks ago he returned. Gave
himself up. Friends, came to his aid
Will make new start
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