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authorizes a prosecution of all -criminal cases in the Municipal Court, not only by the, attorney general or the state's attorney, but by "some other person," and provides that this mys terious John Doe, or "some other per son shall present an information which shall be verified by him as true "as he is informed and believes." "Objection: This is probably one of the worst sections that was every in corporated' anywhere on earth. It spells nothing but chaos, disorder and litigation. The greatest abuse with which the Criminal Courts and state's attorney have- to contend with is the constantly recurring attempts to use other channels of public justice as a ' collection agency for civil claims. At the present time with some concen tration of the power to initiate crim inal cases the state's attorney is able to check this, but under this provi sion any person or "some other per son," who is seeking to collect a debt, and-who has a skeleton of a criminal charge to rely upon may file an in formation before any Municipal Court judge, and state upon oath that the facts alleged' therein as a basis for criminal charges are "as he is inform ed" or believes." Would a prosecution for perjury be successfully based on such an affidavit? WILSON RAPS SOME PAPERS By Gilson Gardner. Washington, March 23. Moved by publications in the Hearst papers, President Wilson delivered his mind to the newspaper correspondents re cently on the subject of what he termed to be misrepresentations in regard to the women of his family. He said stories were printed con stantly in regard to his wife and daughters without any basis of fact and. in many cases after the truth had been furnished on application to the White House. Being president, he said, made it impossible for him to deal with such matters as he might if he were a private individual. He regretted that his daughters did not have a. brother- to shield them from cowardly attacks. He intimated that if the practice were continued, he would decline to admit any repre sentatives of the offending news papers to the White House confer ences or to furnish them in any way with information. ONE BOY KILLED IN RAIN OF SHOTS IN STRIKE CLASH Buffalo, N. Y., March 23. Fatal rioting in which a mob of more than 700 men participated with flying stones and bullets brought death to one youth and wounds to many when at attack was made today on a train carrying strikebreakers to the-Gould coupler plant at Lancaster, near here. Stanislaus Skonolski, 17, a mem ber of the mob, te)l with a bullet through his head from the rifles of the guards on the train. Shortly after the attaclrbegan another unidentified youth was shot through the leg and several of the strikers sustained minor wounds. Many of the guards and strikebreakers on the train were maimed by flying rocks. A huge pile of brick and ties on the tracks stopped the work train near the company's yards and as soon as it came to a standstill the men closed in. Many of them had pistols and bullets flew thick and fast into the cars while the strikebreakers, terror stricken, crouched on the floors to escape the hail of lead. Within a minute the guards got into action, firing freely into the crowd. When Skonoloski fell dead the men-broke and ran, Over 2,000 men have been on strike for a month, but this is the first trouble that has occurred. o o SURE DOES It takes a pretty good mixer to combine business and' pleasure. o o It is recalled that F. W. Thayer, re cently deceased Boston merchant, invented the baseball, mask. He was the originator of "Sav,e your facei"