"LANDIS PROBE SHOWS POLICE
PROTECTION OF PICKPOCKETS
After a day of hard pounding for
. fActs, Judge Landis found out that:
The detective bureau was working
with plckpcpket trust.
Pickpockets were booked under
disorderly conduct charges so they
could be released on a $400 bond to
go back to work.
Two bondsmen claim they pay
Desk Serg't Peter Brown every
time they bring him a bond.
Serg't Brown denied ever getting a
cent from bondsmen.
Joe McDonald, clerk in the bond
department of the municipal court
. clerk's office, got money from
Joseph Weber, another employe of
the court clerk, said he was in. the
- bonding business himself and that he
signed bonds amounting to $40,000
on property worth $16,000.
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34,120 COUPLES SPLICED
.. . tfust 34,120 couples took the leap
this year; according to figures from
County Clerk Sweitzer's office. This
number is 2,550 greater than that of
. last year.
' During the past 12 months 3,570
couples hadyto have their cases taken-in
hand by court of domestic re
GIRL SLUGGED A MYSTERY
The police were unable to make
heads or tails of the' story told by
Miss Cora Pora, 25, manicure, 1447
Roscoe st, today. As she was pass
ing an alley near her home late last
"night, a boy in short trousers stepped
out, knocked her down and kicked
her. He then fled. Miss Pora has
mo clue for the detectives.
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HELD FOR STEALING AUTO
James Valiquet, 20, .member of
realty -firm of Valiquet & Son, arrest
ed on charge, of stealing auto of Her
man Hunkei, Milwaukee Will ba
.taken to. Milwaukee.
LAWSON SCORES HENRY FOR
DRAGGING WILSON INTO MESS
New York, Dec. 30. Thos. W.
Lawson this afternoon replied with
a defy to Congressman Henry's tel
egram inviting him to come to Wash
ington and tell what he knows about
the "peace note leak," which " he
charged made $60,000,000 for insid
ers in Wall street v
He scored Henry for dragging
Pres. Wilson's name into the contro
versy and declared that, although a
Republican, he considers Wilson "the
greatest president since Lincoln
this notwithstanding my unbroken
friendship and admiration for Theo
"I find myself held up to the press
of the country by you and others as
the beneficiary of a leak," Lawson
wired7 "and I will answer this charge
as 1 choose and not as you or others
HENRY PRACTICALLY DARES
LAWSON TO SHOW HAND
Washfngton, Dec. 30. "I dare you
to come here (55 was virtually what
Rep. Henry, chairman of the house
rules committee, wired Thomas W.
Lawson today in the latest develop
ment of the Wood-Lawson-Henry
peace not leak charges.
Henry's telegram, answering the
one Lawson sent him yesterday,
"If it will make it any plainer to
you, I urge that you will -come to
Washington immediately and pro
duce before me as a member of the
rules committee any facts, if you
have any, bearing on what you term
the so-called leak' in the stat0 de
paitmeni. Don't dodge. Come and
show your hand. The issue is:elar.
You have libeled congressmen and
public officials and I predict you can
not make good. Let me know if I
may expect you. Rob't L. Henry."
San Antonio, Tex. Second N. Y.
field artillery entrained at McAllen
for iome today,
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