ALLEGED WHITE SLAVE OPERATIONS IN OPEN
COURT BRING NASTY MESS TO LtGHT
Alleged white slave operations in in a raid on a disorderly hotel. She
told Cnlei Justice uisen tnac wnen
she was paroled to Huerckes through
the work of Kreten, the bailiff, she
was placed in a rooming house on W.
Madison street, where Huerckes vis
ited her often.
She denied all this at a first hear
ing yesterday and was charged with
perjury by Judge Bowles.
. Huerckes and Kreten will be sum
moned for contempt.
That similar practices are-common
In the criminal courts is the charge
of Judge John W. Houstonhead of
the probation office.
"Such conditions are the result of
mixing politics in the criminal
courts," said the judge. "Many bail
iffs have been doing favors for a long
time by getting prisoners off on pro
bation or seeing to it that they are
released with a light fine. This is the
result of a political regime in the
coHrts. Many of the bailiffs take
money for these favors and such
practices are criminal."
open court have put a girl in jail and
caused the citing of two men before
Judge Bowles. The affair may result
in some long jail sentences.
The following story told by Ass't
State's Att'y John Herren reads like
, lira. Lucille Special was convicted
several months ago in Judge Bowles'
court for larceny. She got six
months in the Bridewell.
Chas. Kreten, bailiff in the court,
showed a great interest in the wo
man during her trial.
A month after the sentence he told
the, judge that he had found Henry
Huerckes, 5604 Ada street, the wo
man's uncle, who would take care of
her if she was freed.
They were given a hearing, and,
according to Herren, Huerckes said
he was the girl's uncle.
The story sounded good to the
judge and she was paroled.
On Aug. 6 the woman was taken
I WOMAN SHOT MAN HELD
Police investigating mysterious
shooting in the Empress Hotel on N.
A man, with a woman, registered
as "Mr. and Mrs. H. P. James of St.
Louis" and were given a room on the
An hour later the woman was shot
in the forearm and scalp. At the hos
pital where her slight injuries were
treated she gave the name, Cora
Thompson, 6206 Dorchester av. De
tectives followed the pair to the hos
pital and there took .the man into
custody. His name as given was A.
B. Drummond, 2224 Warren av. He
PEEVED DEPOSITORS MEET
Depositors of the defunct Ashland
Twelfth St. Bank to the number of
650 met at the Netherwoods Hall,
corner Taylor and Alarshfield, last
night, to consider means of regain
ing their money or prosecuting the
wreckers of the bank.
A committee of ten was elected to
represent the depositors. Wm. Cun
nea was given the job of their attor
ney with a unanimous vote.
WILKERSON STILL ON THE JOB
After bluntly accepting his resig
nation, the government retained
former U. S. Dis't Att'y Wilkerson to
prosecute the pending case against
the sanitary district. Admitting that
no one else in the office could carry
'on a prosecution with any hopes of
success, the wasnington autnoritles.
grasped Wilkerson'B offer to work
until the sanitary district case was
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