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r, I. fc- WALKER POINTS AT CROOKEDNESS OF COURTS v BEFORE THE FEDERAL COMMISSION Crookedness of American courts and judges was pointed at by John H. Walker, president Illinois Federation of Labor, as partners in labor graft in the United States before the federal industrial relations commission yes terday. Crooked labor leaders, such as Sam Parks of New York or Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco, could never pull off their stunts unless they had crooked pals sitting as solemn judges over law courts was the substance of Walker's charge. Commissioner Weinstock put the query: "When I traveled over Great Britain and Australia as labor com missioner of California, nowhere did I find grafters in the labor move ment and the integrity of labor lead ers stood unquestioned -.have they developed more honest leadership and if so, why?" Walker replied: "I have been abroad and I know there is a big dis tinction between our country and Great Britain. There, when a case is taken to court, in 99 per cent of them, the case is decided absolutely on the law and the evidence. Persons of experience in this country know absolutely that the courts in our country are not as automatically justice-dealing as over there. "You have said, Mr. Weinstock, that when Sam Parks was let out of jail, he was elected by his union to act as marshal of a Labor Day parade. You wonder why he was awarded that honor if he had just got out of jail for grafting. I think it can he ex plained. "If Sam Parks had the protection of courts and judges for his sluggers and if he could convince the members of his union that he had the courts backing his sluggers, then the mem bers of his union would not take it as any disgrace to be convicted by such courts. Under such conditions, even I would elect him to be Labor Day mar shal when he got out of jail." TELEGRAPiHBRIEFS Columbus. State of Ohio today prepared to go into coal and oil busi ness, profits to go in state treasury. Urbana, III. Dr. J. Hyatt, Newcas tle, Ind., physician -who was present at birth of Katherine Winters, posi tive body of child disinterred from Mount Hope cemetery not that of Winters girl. Milwaukee. Rev. Louis R. Pat mont disappeared again while being taken from Milwaukee to Detroit. Racine, Wis. Mrs. Pietro Hather, member of gypsy band, gave birth to first gypsy baby born in Racine county. New Orleans. Declared absolute cure for bubonic plague discovered here. 4 victims reported recovering, 1 cured. Altoona, Pa. Benjamin Boycott, sup't money registry and postal sav ings dep't, arrested on charge of opening mail. Wabash, Ind. Mary Talmage, 11, killed by auto when she stepped from street car. Ottumwa, la. Chas. Wallace, pro prietor, and Chas. Havenor, 16, boarder, cremated in fire that destroy ed Broadway restaurant. Kansas City, Mo. Agreement reached between wage scale commit tee of operators and miners of Mis souri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Ar kansas. St. Petersburg. Strike called as protest against severe, measures of authorities at Baku against strikers spreading. 160,000 men out. Champagne, III. Dr. Thatcher Howard Guild, University of Illinois, dropped dead. Cleveland. Vandals smashed some nlate trlass windows in Foresf Hill Pl over in Great Britain, I think they tate of John D. Rockefeller.- aawiaMMiiaaaAtfaMiinMMtiSSi ?ilii4litffOiiM