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HARDING NAMED IN LANDIS
PERJURY AND PROPERTY QUIZ
State Sen. Geo. F. Harding was
the shadowy background figure in
Judge Landis' court yesterday. Dan
Kinally, cigar store man at 62 E.
18th st., political lieutenant and
business associate of Sen. Harding,
was held to federal grand jury under
$i0,000 bonds for alleged perjury.
Property scheduled by Kinally as
surety for professional criminals ,was
scheduled before Com'r Mason as
Kinally's oath before Com'r Mason
that he got the property from Sen.
Harding for $10,000 cash "and other
valuable considerations1', doesn't tal
ly with his oath before Judge Landis
that he got the property from Sen.
Harding "for nothing" and "for po
State's Att'y Hoyne's recent action
before Judge Olson brought mention
of Sen. Harding as a high man at
City Hall and- with the police. As a
Baldwin senate committee member
who admitted supplying cash to
Att'y "Meyer J. Stein for "expense
accounts" of senators, as an Auto
matic phone stockholders and as a
political partner of Corp. Counsel
Ettelson in control jointly with Aid.
Oscar De Priest of the Second ward
Republican vote, and now as finan
cier of professional bondsmen, Hard
ing's operations are being watched
with interest by Wets and Drys.
HOYNE'S DOUBTS TRUTH OF
AUTO BAND HEAD'S STORY
If the story of Abraham Raymer,
against whom there are several
charges of larceny, is true, several
policemen and others engaged in or
ganized auto thievery may be indict
ed .next week.
. .Six policemen are said to have
caught the gang early last spring
and let them go on an arrangement
that the 'officers were to receive a
certain sum on each car stolen;
State's Att'y Hpyne is; not, alto
gether saQsfled that .Raymer is tell
ing the truth? Details of Raymerjs
long statement were not given out.
He has talked freely, however, and it
is evident that he 'is playing for the
leniency which is within the prose
cutor's province to give him.
G, O. P, SENATORS LINE UP IN
SUPPORT OF LOWDEN
Twenty-fourmembefS of the new
Illinois state senate have pledged
themselves to support the Lowden
administration upon essential prop
ositions. This group, making a ma
jority of the G. O. P. caucus, will con
trol the organization of the senate
and direct the Republican caucus.
Sen. Willett H. Cornwell has an
nounced that he is candidate for
president pro tern. That probably
means a hot fight between Cornwell
and Sen. Adam C. Cliffe of Sycamore
-for the honor.
Republicans have determined to
retain the right within the senate of
naming committees, rather than to
go back to the policy of permitting
the. lieutenant-governor to exercise
In the last session the leading fac
tors were known as -the Barr-Dailey-Ettelson
combination. Again in
power, it looks as if Sen. Ban- will
be chairman of judiciary committee,
Curtis of appropriations, Cornwall of
insurance, if he is not named presi
dent pro tem, and Dailey of railroads.
NINE ARE DEAD IN SOUTHERN
STORM SCORES INJURED
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 27. With
wire communication from the south
central portion of the state still bad
ly crippled, it id impossible to get the
exact death toll in the tornado that
swept that portion of the state late
yesterday. The known dead are
four white persons and five negroes.
More than a score of persons are re
"Yes, sir! That's a vejT beautiful
. tie. . SeeJ I!ve .got one on. myself."