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tact with these poor victims the hor
ror is blended with a pity that grips
the very soiil.
As Judge Scully said in answer to
the statement of the prosecuting at
torney that "those lads should be
given a year in "jail:
"They are more to be pitied than
blamed. And more to be helped than
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HICKSON SAYS GIRL-SLAYER IS
' A "SICK. MAN"
That Boswell Smith, slayer of the
little Weinstein girl, is a sick man
rather than a criminal and that there
are 50,000 other "sick men" on the
streets of Chicago is the opinion of
Dr. W. J. Hickson, head of the psy
To a jury of school principals
Smith told of a "crazy notion" that
had grasped him, how he had lured
the girl into the alley and there, his
brain directed by the desires of his
body, mistreated her.
The jury of educators tried him
and charged him with murder in the
first degree. To their verdict they
added the trust that no expense
should be spared in sending the man.
to the gallows.
According to Dr. Hickson, the men
tal disorder resulting in the crime
was the result of epilepic fits.
"An epileptic loses all intellectual
insight," said Dr. Hickson. "Murder
becomes a thing as natural as pass
ing the time of day "
GIRL SUES RICH MAN
Francis W. Parker, Jr., an attor
ney, was made defendant in a $50,
000 suit filed yesterday in the Circuit
Court by Miss Mary Foreman, a
workingman's daughter, 4425 Cham
plain av. Although the nature of the
suit was not disclosed their former
friendship points toward a breach of
Miss Foreman's neighbors say that
until recently Parker's machine stood
in front of the Foreman house sev
eraTnights a week.
The girl's father declared that the
suit was new to him, but that Parker
had called regularly up to two weeks
Parker, son of Former State Sen
ator Francis Parker, refused to dis
cuss that matter, saying that he had
never heard of the girl bringing suit.
WAITRESSES WIN VICTORY
Judge Thomas G. Windes declared
that "peaceful picketing" was legal
yesterday afternoon when the hear
ing for the dismissal of the "injunc
tion" issued by Judge Baldwin
against the striking waitresses of Eft
big's and Powers' restaurants was
Judge Windes struck out four of
the arbitrary paragraphs of the eight
in the "injunction"' in rendering his
decision, but permitted the injunc
tion to stand.
Attorney E. L. Masters for the
waitresses pleaded for a dismissal,
but his petition was denied.
Attorney Dudley Taylor for the
restaurant keepers argued that his
clients had over $50,000 invested, on
$vhich they had been earning only 15
per cent, and that since the strike
their business had fallen off over 50
per cent, and he asked that the para
graph which specifically prohibited
the patrolling in front of the res
taurants be not excluded, but Judge
Elizabeth Maloney, business agent,
said that "peaceful picketing" against
Efting's and Powers' restaurants
would be kept up until the waitresses
won their fight.
STRIKE BEYOND CONTROL
Wheeling, W. Va., July 9. Sheriff
Anderson, in charge of the Belmont
county, Ohio, strike situation, wired
Gov. Cox that the situation is getting
beyond his control. He said he is un
able to get deputies because the men
refuse to act against the miners.
Frank Barnum, .superintendent Fort
Pitt mine, says he was assaulted by
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