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MAYOR HITS AT ACTION
OF CITY JUDGES
The action of municipal court
.judges in discharging men with
criminal records hinders the po
lice department in protecting in
dividuals from hold-up men, pick
pockets and porch climbers.
The police arrest the "bad"
men ; the judges let them go.
The methods of the old police
, court system were far better
adapted to protecting honest citi
zens than the present system of
This is the gist of a caustic ar
raignment of the city municipal
courts made oy Mayor Harrison
last night and ct5mmunicated to
Chief Justice Olson. He charged
that the courts were not strict
Enough in handling the cases of
men with records. Justice Olson
will reply to the criticism this
, The peg upon which' the mayor
hung his excoriation was the ar-
, rest of a number of men in a raid
upon a saloon at 520 Dearborn
, ave., conducted. by Joseph Q'Don
nell, all of the men being released
by Judge Fry. According to the
mayor, a number of the men had
their photographs in the rogues'
gallery, and could have been con
victed of cagrancy.
"It seems to me," said the may
or, "that when in one saloon a
dozen or more men are found at
one time, and each of them with
1 a criminal record, such as is the
case with this bunch of men, there
should be sufficient prima facie
evidence of their being gathered
together for no good purpose to
justify a judge of the municipal
court at least sending them to the
house df correction on a disorder
ly charge." s
PRIDE GOETH, ETC.
Willy I 'found mother the
other day crying over your book
of poems. "
His Sister's Fiance (delighted)'
Oh! Is that so? (Aside) Ah!
What glory ! What fame awaits
me ! For a man to bring tqars to
the eyes of such a flint-hearted
woman as that is certainly a great
achievement. (To Willy) She
was really weeping, Willy?
Willy Yes; she said it nearly,
broke her heart to think that a
daughter of hers was going to
marry an idiot who could write
such rot as that.
Spring hat prices are going sky
ward, says a report. Somebody;
said one time "when a man mar
riesvhis trouble begins."
Tom Connolly of the American
league has started a school for
umpires. There's many a fan
who will "say, "It's about "time."