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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 26, 1912, Image 3

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Alderman Krumholz got all
worked up and indignant in the
Desplaines street municipal court
Alderman Krumholz consider
ed he had good cause to get work
ed up and indignant, and he is
now perfectly certain that the
country is going to the dogs.
Yesterday, police of Assistant
Chief Schuettler's squad raided
the saloon of Edward Rose, 2297
Clybourn ' ave. They arrested
nine men who were engaged in a
crap game.
Rose's saloon is in the Twenty
fourth ward. Krumholz is alder
man from the 24th. Rose is one
of his chief lieutenants. The nine
men-arrested were lieutenarits of
Rose. ' '
Rose was" not arrested. So he
telepohned to Krumholz that
some of his friends had been
pinched, and that he had fetter
get busy.
Krumholz did. He came tear
ing, down to the municipal court
in a hurry to straighten things
out, and, explain to Judge Gem
mill that it was all a mistake,
and that the nine men arrested
were no"t gamblers, but heelers.
'"Sail right, Judge," he ex
plained. "These fellows are all
good fellows, and they're friends
of mine besides. Youdon't need
to try them."
"Is that so?" inquired Judge
Gemmill, and proceeded with the
trial of the nine men. All of them
admitted their guilt.
"1 fihe you each $4,' said Judge
"But judge," exclaimed the as
tonished Krumholz, "these fel
lows are friends of mine. You
don't want to soak them that
way. If you just fine them for a
lesson, and then suspend the
fines now, it would be all right "
The fines will not be suspend
ed," said Gemmill. "Next case."
Whereupon, Krumholz dug
down into his jeans and paid the
fines of all of his nine friends,
thus setting himself back $36.
But you can see for yourself
that it's no wonder Krumholz is
certain the country is going to
the dogs. x
It's a sorry day when the police
have the gall to arrest an alder
man's friends for engaging in a
quiet crap game, and it's a sorrier
one when a municipal judge
shows he doesn't give a whoop
whether a defendant is a friend
of an alderman or not.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 26.
Agents of Detective William J.
Burns are said to have uncovered
evidence of widespread graft and
corruption among city officials.
The city council is some excit
ed and a special meeting was
called today to consider the
charges and what to do about
o o
"I see this paper says that a
wife is entitled to one-third of the
husband's salary." "Yes, but the
trouble is that so many wives
don't seem to know which third
it is and take all three."

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