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I grape referred to as "joy-suds"
i separate adventure will constitute, a film of six or eight reels, and each of these films will be toured as a reg ular production in first-class the aters. George Jean N.athan, magazine writer, dramatic critic and play wright, will collaborate with Burns in the preparation of the scenarios. Several years ago Geo. A. Lee was one of the big plungers of Wall street. His deals were generally in six fig-; ures or more, he entertained like anj Indian prince at the best hotels, andi his tip to the waiter at one of his dinner parties was invariably a $100 bill. Lee was up in court a few days, ago, answering questions in certain proceedings having to do with his, financial affairs. He testified that hej was decidedly up against' it financial- ly, having no assets that his creditors would find it worth while to bother about. But, it appeared, he was still' able to negotiate a pretty fair line ofi credit. "Any judgments against you?" he was asked. "Yes. I have been staying at thei Hotel Essex for 12 years. I owe thenv $60,000." Which is probably the champions unpaid hotel bill of New York and environs. j o o i BARRETT-FRIEDMAN CASE AT LAST IS GOING TO TRIAL j State's Att'y Maclay Hoyne ap-j pears to have made good his promise) to bring Edward and Charles Barrett? and Arthur Friedman to trial on thej charge of killing Conductor Frank Witt on the night of June 15, 1912. This morning the case was calledi before Judge McDonald in the Crim-i inal Court and continued until Feb. 9i by the judge himself, owing to the crowded condition of his calendar. Ass't State's Att'y Everett Jenx nings, who is prosecuting the case? said this morning that the case would surely go to trial and that the. state'sj "I believe in union labor on acr count of truths-that were revealed to me during the vice investigation. For we found that the worst condi tions existed where union labor was not employed. "I am firmly convinced we should pass a law making it a felony punish able by a prison setnence for any em ployer to pay less than a living wage to any employe." N EW YORKLETTER New York, Jan. 19. Broadway has a new name for champagne. No more is the fizzy product of the grape referred to as "joy-suds" or "giggle water." What do you sup pose they call it now? "Chicken soup." The movies are to Jiave a new hero. Some hero, too. . None other, in fact, than Wm. J. Burns, famed sleuth and dictagraph expert. A new company has been incorporated for the express purpose of filming the said Burns and market ing the reels of crime-prevention and villain-trapping which will result. The pictures, it is announced, will present all of Burns' noteworthy operations both as an official of the U. S. Secret Service and as a private detective, including his work in coun terfeiting, smuggling, blackmailing, dynamite and kidnapping cases.. Each