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BRIBE CASE TO, GRAND" JURY
State's Att'y Hoyne presented his
evidence concerning the jury-fixing
case in which three men were trapped
to the grand jury this afternoon. Im
mediate action -is. expected.
The prosecutor also went deeper
into his investigation and intends
finding out if this alleged jury-fixing
is carried on to any extent in the
Criminal Court. A lawyer may also
be jammed up as a result of Hoyne's
Indictments may be asked against
the following men:
Prank P. McMahon, 52 E. Illinois
street, alleged professional witness.
William (Bull) Malone, alleged jury
fixer, charged with accepting ?50 to
"fix" the Cummings jury.
Herman C. Schmidt, clerk in Judge
Walker's branch of the Criminal
Court, charged with accepting $100
to "fix" the jury.
The action follows the story told
by John P. Cummings, wealthy manu
facturer, who was indicted on charges
preferred by Dorothy Moore, a young
stenographer, who testified that she
had been drugged by Cummings and
taken to a hotel.
After his indictment claimed that
McMahon approached him and said
he could fix the case for him. He said
he would supply him with affidavits
that Dorothy Moore and a man nam
ed Everett Sykes had conspired in the
back room of a North Side saloon to
shake down Cummings.
Cummings said Attorney Lewis E.
Dickinson, who claimed he was attor
ney for McMahon, also talked of the
affidavits. But negotiations for that
testimony fell through and Malone
entered the case, according to the
Then Cummings rigged up a dicta
graph and invited Malone to come to
his office and talk it over.
While there, Cummings says, Ma
lone "told him that Herman Schmidt,
clerk in Judge Walker's court, would
fix the case for $200.
Cummings said all arrangements
were made and he was to meet
Schmidt at the Plaza Hotel yesterday
and give $150 in advance. Then Cum
mings tipped Hoyne off, detectives
were sent out and planted in Lincoln
When Cummings and Malone met
Schmidt the money was handed to
the latter. It had been marked. The
detectives jumped out. And the two
were hustled to the Hyne Park police
IRONWORKERS ASSIGNED TO
WORK ON THE PEN
Leavenworth, Kan., July 26. John
H. Barry and Paul J. Morrin, the St.
Louis ironworkers convicted in con
nection with the alleged dynamite
conspiracy, and for whom the presi
dent withheld clemency, this morn
ing, along with the ten others who
were denied clemency, were engaged
in putting up the steel for the west
cell building of the efderal prison.
A prison rule prohibits the giving
out of a prisoners number, but it is
known that all the dynamiters who
thus far have been turned over were
given the same uniforms, stamped
with the same numbers by which the
prisoners were known when they
were here before.
Frank Ryan and his party reached
the prison shortly before 9 o'clock.
Within half an hour after the arrival
of the men, all had been dressed and
assigned to the cells they-occupied be
fore they were liberated.
THEATER COMPANY PRODUCES
Klaw and Erlanger are busily en
gaged putting out big pictures in the
Biograph studios at New York.
One of their most recent features
is "The Billionaire" in three parts.
The cast includes Gertrude Bam
brick, Isabel Rea and Charles H.
Mailes. The two previous releases of
Klaw and Erlanger were "The Fatal
Wedding" and "Classmates."
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