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TIRED OF LAW'S DELAY
Chief of Police Wants Hand book Cases Tried. DEFENDANTS NUMBER 16 'All of These But One Are Out on Bail. ONE WOMAN IN THE TOILS Accused With Her Husband of Vio lation of the Statute Against Gaming. ,\]aj. Richard Sylvester, superintendent of police, is wearily waiting for the Po lice Court trials of persons accused of making handbooks on the races. "What lias become of all the rases?" he asked last evening. "I have spent much time an the effort to break up the busi ness, and have given the question much thought, but it's been a long time since any of the cases were tried." The summer recess of the Police Court, it Is explained, has a good deal to do with the slow progress in bringing the cases to an issue, some of the arrests having been made during the recess. But mless speedy trials can be -had in such ases, Maj. Sylvester says, the p# e are at a disadvantage in their eftorts to remedy the evil. Sixteen of such de fendants are waiting the court's action. Some of the offenses, it is alleged, were committed as far back as January, al though the accused parties were taken into custody later. In each case the defendant demanded a jury trial. Such a demand In Police Court always means a postponement of from a few days to many weeks or ?nonths, and in some instances the cases, it is stated, have hung lire so long that they had to be nolle pressed. The jury trial docket shows that fifteen of the six teen defendants were able to furnish t>ond in the sum of $1,000 each, there be ing more than one offense charged against some of them. Woman in This Case. In one of the more recent cases a wom an was named as defendant, being the first instanct of the kind lin the District, the \iolation alleged being of section 889 of the code, which reads: "It shall be unlawful for any person or association of persons in the cities of Washington or Georgetown, within the District of Columbia, or within said District, within one mile of the bound aries of said cities, to bet gamble or make book* or pools on the result of any trotting raw or running race of horses, or boat race, or race of any kind, or on anv election or any contest of any kind, or same of base ball. "Any person or association of persons violating the provisions of this section shall be fined rot exceeding $000 or be imprisoned not more than ninety davs or both." The lone woman accused of having en gaged in the handbook business was Mrs. Julia Lyons, wife of W'llliam Lyons. Her husband was also accused. There are two counts against them, the police al leging that they accepted bets the 19th and 20th of this month. Former Policeman. Also. Ezra Collins, a former member of the police force, is awaiting trial on two * ases, one of them containing two counts. June 28 last and August ltt and 20 are the dates upon which he is alleged to have accepted bets. John McCoiumII is charged with having done similar business with Patrick J. Daley. March 1 and 15. It is the allega tion that on the latter date McConnell ac cepted a wager of $225 from him. Daley, it is claimed, played a. winner and his grievance will be told in court. Frank Bozaone. Is alleged to have ac cepted a $.* bet from Frank Johnson about the middle of June, while there is also n count against him to the effect that he engaged tn the handbook business with persons unknown to the police about April 1. April 12 is the time set out In the In formation against Clifton Harrison. The claim of -the government is that he ac cepted bets from persons unknown to them. Charles E. SentfT will have three counts to defend when his cas? comes to trial. John Daniels and Benjamin Thomas are alleged to have made -bets with him early in July. There are two counts against Frederick Rrtdnrtzki. In the first he Is charged with having made a handbook about the first of the year, while the second count contains a charge that he was In the business about the middle of last month. W. J. McGill will have only one count to defend. The charge is that he dis played an Interest In the gambling busi ness August 16. One Charge Against Each. Frank Foster, Ossie Klinger, Arthur I.angley and Jeronse A. Collins are charged with having made handbooks on the ponies between April 17 and the mid dle of July. There is one charge against each defendant. Thomas C. Offirtt Is the only one of several defendants who Is not under bond for his appearance. He has been detained in jail since the middle of June, and is probably of the opinion that It is a case of punishment before trial. There are three counts against him. Elijah Johnson and William Fltzhugh are al leged to hav* played the races In his book. In the charges against Charles E. Wiles and Charles Scott, Johnson Is alleged to have placed money with them on the races. It is stated that he bet $2 with Wiles and . $4 with Scott. Assistant United States Attorney Ralph Given, who is away on his vacation, is expected to return Ln time to be In court early in September when the new Jury is organized. Talesmen for fall jury duty are to report the first Monday In September, although it will probably be three days later before the panels are completed and the jury trials are taken up. It is stated that there but few prisoners on other charges awaiting trial by Jury, and that the handbook cases will be taken up probably about ?the middle of September. Wants Cases Disposed Of. Mr. Given discussed the handbook ? ases before he went away on his vaca tion. saying he was anxious to have them disposed of at an early date. There Is no likelihood that much preparation will have to be made in order to get the cases considered, as the policemen who made the arrests have been instructed to be prepared to go into court at short notice. Judges Kimball and Mullowny ex change courts October 1, and the change will probably mean that each Judge will try .some of the handbook cases. Should any be heard during the month of Sep tember, which seems probable, they will be tried before Judge Mullowny, those later coming before Judge Kimball. In all probabiliay the case of OfTutt, who was unable to give security, will be call ed first, the custom being to call the jail ?*ases and dispose of them before hear ing the cases of those who are out on bail. While the police are anxiously await ing the arrival of the time when the pending cases are to be settled. Maj. Syl vester has given specific Instructions to them to keep busy looking for other of fenders. ? I know." Maj. Sylvester remarked to ?a Star reporter, "that persons will con tinue to bet on the races as long as races are held and the odds are posted, but by keeping watch on such persons and tak ing them into court the practice will be minimized." 'l i e home of the late Col George K Head. U. S. A . at Murray Hill, one of the finest residence properties in the vicinity of Annapolis. Md., was sold at public, sale to Capt Elwood W. Evans, I'. S. A . a son-in-law of the late Col. Head. The purchase price was |2e,000. Beginning Saturday, September 4, Store Open Till 9 P. M. Biggest Furniture Bargains of the Whole Year For the Last Days of August. Our most imperative need now is room?more room?and still more room?for the im mense September shipments which are due to arrive here within a few days. So here are the biggest furniture bargains of the whole year. BUY WHAT YOU WANT NOW. 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