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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 29, 1913, Image 4

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It behooves Capt. James O'D.
Storen of the Maxwell street police
station to read the constitution of the
United States.
Yesterday two of his policemen ar
rested Ivan Roshkoff and Sawa An
drecek at the corner of Maxwell and
Morgan streets. They were preach
ing Tolstoi's doctrine of universal
love to a gathering of interested spec
tators. And each held in his hands a
copy of the Bible.
They were making a quite calm
talk when arrested. They weren't
preaching anarchy; they weren't
preaching socialism. But the teach
ings of 'Tolstoi seemed exotic to the
policemen. The men were thrown
into jail.
They asked for friends, and a pro
fessional bondsmen were sent to
them. They declined his "aid."
This morning they were hauled up
bcfore a judge. The men don't speak
. understand English very well. A
piece of white paper was placed be
fore them. Not knowing its signifi
cance they refused to sign it A per
son to whom the court system is
familiar would have known it was a
jury waiver. They didn't. They asked
for a continuance and were refused.
They had to have a jury trial.
A friend, D. L. Orlowsky, a young
law student, 228 E. Superior street,
came to see them. He was refused
admission, though the men were not
held for murder or high treason,
merely for disorderly conduct. And
they must go and stand trial without
friends or the advice of counsel.
Compare the high-handed methods
of Storen in this case and the Max
. Annenberg case.
Annenberg shot down in the.street,
a block and a half from Storen's sta
tion, a young man. At the time it
looked as though the young man
would die. Annenberg and the rest
of the Tribune gang sped away in
an automobile.
qgtojen .knew that Annenberg -was J
in the shooting. But two or three
hours later he .allowed Annenberg
and E. S. Beck, managing editor of
the Tribune, to stroll over and merely
discuss the case with him. Then An
nenberg was permitted to go home
and rest for a couple of days, when
they could see what was going on in
the case.
Wilmington, Del., Sept. 29.
Homer C. Wiggins, 19, escaped'from
Eastern penitentiary at Philadelphia
and committed suicide in a boarding
house after fighting two hours with
thirty policemen and wounding
Patrolman Sewell Scottwith two bul
lets over the heart. Wiggins had
been sentenced to twenty years for
the murder of Patrolman Thomas
Dowling in Philadelphia.
Part of the $1,800 stolen from the
car barn of the Wilmington & Phil
adelphia Traction Co. was found in
Wiggins' room and it is believed he
was responsible for many burglaries
here recently.
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Springfield, III., Sept. 29. Gov.
Dunne has started investigation lead
ing to the safeguarding of railroad
grade crossings. He has requested
Pres. A. D. Gash of the state high
way commission to have the commis
sion comb the state county by county
to chart every dangerous crossing.
He will then ask the public utilities
commission, soon'to be appointed, to
compel the railroads, if possible, to
remedy the danger of .diagonal "hog I
back" and blind crossings.
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 29. Dreanf
ing mat a man was trying io cnoite
her, 17-year-old Ivy Keeton, aroused,
the neighborhood. Believing that
murder was being committed, neigh
bors telephoned for a police posse.
They found her -bedroom window
nailed down with a spike. Miss Kee
ton's sister had a similar dream two
monthsvago. .-" . --. ' -."'

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