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Judge Himes possibly had a
different idea from Judge Walker
as to the "ends of justice." He
confiscated the gun. There was
immediate evidence of Lynch's
From the rear of the courtroom
stalked forward Alderman J. A.
Smith, of the Thirtieth ward.
"I know Lynch," said Smith.
"He's a good fellow. He's all
"Now you oughtn't to confis
cate that gun, judge. It doesn't
belong to Lynch. It belongs to
his father, George Lynch. Rob
ert's father would not like to lose
the gun. If you confiscate it and
give it to the city custodian, I'm
sure Robert's father will never
get it back. I've read about that
city custodian. He's a shark for
guns. Give me the gun, and I'll
return it to its rightful owner."
The' alderman got the gun.
Two years before this occur
rence, during the Moss Enright
feud, Robert Lynch was arrested
in connection with the murder of
Barney Malloy. '
Lynch was taken before this
same Judge Edwin K. Walker,
the gent with the peculiar ideas
on "the ends of justice," at that
Walker then decided that "the
ends of justice" would be served,
I 1y freeing Lynch without a trial.
He had the case against him nolle
Robert Lynch's brother, Bib
Lynch, was one of Enright's
pirate crew. Bib Lynch was shot
and killed in a saloon hold-up at
Sixty-fourth and State streets
one year ago. Sonny Dunne wenV
to Joliet for that.
Sonny managed to make his
getaway from Joliet a few months
ago only to be shot and killed
in a North Side saloon.
Now Robert Lynch has man
aged to get into another shooting
scrape probably with the gun
belonging to "Robert's father,
George, Lynch." He didn't get
the best of it this time, most like
ly because the other fellow was
quicker on the draw than Lynch
But if Lynch recovers, it will
be interesting to see if Judge
Walker and Aid. Smith contrive
that "the ends of justice be serv
ed" by turning him loose on the
community once more.
Burke's shooting of Joseph
Harasek was a particularly
shameful affair. And it made a
woman soon to become a mother
aSvidow, and four children, fath
erless. Harasek was on a Halsted
street car at Seventy-ninth, argu
ing with the conductor about
change for a $5 bill when Burke
boarded the car.
The argument between Hara
sek and the conductor was quite
peaceful, but Burke horned in.
Burke got off the car at Sum
mit avenue. He SAYS that
Harasek followed him, and struck
Burke was carrying a package
of three dozen eggs. He could
have dropped the eggs and grap
pled with Harasek if Harasek
really did strike him. But rather
tha ndrop the eggs, he drew hi?