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Bridewell alienist, but now Elgin asy
Total blindness will result from
suicide attempt of Gladys Hayward,
- 7116 Wentworth av.
Joe BuJanda wants $25,00Q damages-from
Dr. F. A. Kohn. Latter
Said to have amputated Bulanda's
arm nine years ago against parents'
Edith Harkey Bernsdorff Berthe
son freed of bigamy charger when
second husband, Bertbespn, failed to
Mrs. Marcellus Standiford cleared
of charge of conspiring with Mrs,
Margaret Bloomer to induce Virginia
Forcet to dropcase against Frank
R. A. Rosner, burglar suspect,
pawed way to freedom from Hyde
Park station cell.
Berwyn city council will probe
graft charges involving Mayor Chas.
W. Palmer Sparks, "The Count,"
cleared of connection with murder of
HcYNE TO START MANN ACT
VIOLATIONS, ETC., PROBE
State's Att'y Hoyne is expected to
start an investigation today of the
jumbled story of Mann, 'act viola
tions, shakedowns and-saueeijeoutB
that resulted in the suspension pf
Det, Serg'ts Jas. J. Kane and Edw, Av
McCormick by First Deputy West
brook last night.
Among those involved are:.
Edward A. McCormick, detective"
sergeant, said to have' used "Mann
act evidence" as a weapon in. de
James J. Kane; detectivc'sergeant,
accused o acting with .McCormick.,
W. W. Fowler, broker in railway1
supplies his alleged trip with "Vir
ginia" was the first chapter in the
Edward M. Harding, bond sales
man, who tried to help Fowler out by
.taking Virginia away and who there
by sot into trouble hisJ
John A, Peake,-a partner of Hard
ing, who wanted Harding out of the
firm and is said to have engaged the
assistance at the detectives. .
Harry -0, Radon, partner of Peake
and Harding in E. H. Harding & Co.
He and Harding sold out their inter-
est yesteraay to reane. s
And one Virginia, a pretty young
blonde, who caused all the trouble. ,
The story that has so far crept out
Fowler, a married man with chil
dren, became interested in Virginia,
a moth of the night lights. There
are whisperings of their appearance
in various cities at the same time.
Then Fowler tirea of Virginia. Ha
wanted to ba rid of her.
Harding enters at this stage. Fow
ler called on him to help her out. . In
Harding's presence Fowler gave Vir
ginia a heok. Then, it is explained,
to further assist Friend Fowler; Har
ding took Virginia to Pittsburgh.
Here enters Peake. He heard of
Jtiaraing-B inp. no (nougat it mignt
hurt the business. He decided to use
the1 trip as a means of getting Har
ding to sell out Peake was a friend
of Kane and McCormick. Radon;
who figures as merely a minor char
acter, was a. pal of Harding and
friendly to Fowler. Peake also
wiBhed to get rid of Radon.
In. a roundabout way complaint
was made to federal and police au
thorities of the relations of Virginia
with Fowler and Harding. Kane
asked for the case. They were seen
in daily conference' with Peake. They
never reported on the case to the de
tective bureau. Kane managed to get
possession of a receipt given Fowler
by Virginia. This Is said to have
been handed Peake as his weapon to
use on Hording and Radon to force a
sell-out. Just what Kane and Mc
Cormick hoped to gain by giving
their evidence to Peake instead of to
the proper authorities, First Deputy
Westbrook won't say. Hoyne hopes
to drag the whole" affair into the