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THE DAY BOOK 500 S. PEORIA ST. 5398 TEL. MONROE 353 Vol 1, No. 299 Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1912 One Cent CITY ATTORNEY DEFENDS , LABOR AGENTS WHOM POLICE WOULD PROSECUTE "How can we do anything with crooked employment agents when ciryattorneys appear to defend those on whom we get the goods ?"" Police Lieut. Gallery. fc ' 'Jit's nobody's business if I choose to app'eat' for employment agents charged with iraud. I guess I know wKat I'm doing." Gity Attorney Roman G. Lewis. v Eorsjx weeks now the Bes plaines street- police have been trying to force the employment agents of lower Madison street and South CahaJ street to obey the law. They have failed. The employ ment agents who make their money, by. defrauding' men seek ing a job aj:estiii at the ojd stand and going strong. --And, as Policl Lieut. Gallery says: "It's no "vvpnder." "Stanley JacoBson, 21, told the police yesterday-hat he had been swindled out orhis last $2 by Henry Weis, 'an employment agent at 56 South Canal street. JacobscM sw3te out a warrant charging Weis with obtaining mjbney under falie pretenses. The case came up hi the Desplaines street court this1 mofning. It is the chtfy of the state labor bureau tto prosecute fraudulent labor agents. Lieut. Gallery had notified the bureau that Weis' case would, be up today. No rep resentative of the state labor bureau was in court. And then Weis produced his lawyer. He, proved to be none other than Roman G. Lewis, city attorney, paid by the people to look after their interests. Gallery asked for a continu ance of the case because one of rthe prosecution's witnesses, G. W. Bertrand of . the Austro American Agency, was not in court. Lewis demanded that the case go to immediate trial, and re marked that BertFand was a wit ness for the defense and not for the prosecution. Whoever Bertrand may make tip his mindvto testify for. he was not in court today, and the case was continued. J Then Gallery wanted to know why Lewis, a city attorney, was appearing on behalf of a man charged with breaking the law. Lewis told Gallery is was none of his business. Gallery said he would see that Mayor Harrison heard of it. Lewis said he didn't care a whoop whether Harrison heard about it or not.