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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 17, 1912, Image 3

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foolish prejudice among the people against judges whoaccept such
little favors from railroads and the like.
Judge Robinson has got his passes back. He is very glad.
Doubtless the people also will be very glad to know that Judge
Robinson got the passes back, and still more glad to know that
Judge Robinson had passes at all.
When you come to figure it up, Judge Robinson is quite some
important person.
There were those notes for $3,000; there was that $300 odd
change in the other pocket; and there weer those two railroad passes.
Being a municipal judge in. Chicago evidently is, a fine business..
The pickpocket who took the judge's pocketbook and rail
road passes returned it by dropping it in a mail box at the federal
The pocketbook was wrapped in paper. Across the paper was
scrawled: '
"We can't use these." , ,
The pickpockets are right. They could not use annual passes
over the Santa Fe and Illinois Central railroads. Only a municipal
'judge could do that
The government had 'high
hopes at the reopening of the
hearing of Harvester Trust offi
cials of ohtaining some informa
tion of the organization of the
$140,000,000 combine.
The government, however,
seems to be clouding its own case
by not calling George W. Per
kins, Harold F. McCormick,
James Deering and the rest of the
big stockholders, instead of
minor officials such as John J.
Glessner, William M. Gale, E. N.
Wood and Alexander Legg.
Clarence Funk resumed the
stand at the opening of the hear
ing today and was again ques
tioned by E. D. Grosvenor, ass't
attorney general.
He made the rather startling
admission that the International
had gobbled up a number of
small concerns and kept the. pur
chases secret.
San Mateo, Cal., Sept 17.
Two street cars were robbed by
masked bandits today. City At
torney Kirkbride was mortally
wounded when he tried to resist
the robbers.
The first car the robbers board
ed was crowded. They made a
woman passenger pass the hat
They got more than $1,000 in
cash and jewelry.
.Kirkbride was on the second
car. When the robbers ordered
all passen'gers to put up their
hands he tried to draw a revolver.
They shot him down at once.
When they had cleaned, out the
second car the robbers forced the
motorman to put on full speed.
while they dropped off by the
waysiae. rosses are in pursuit

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