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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 11, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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In the City Hall today the buck was
being passed between the Municipal
Court and the prosecuting attorney's
office. Each blames the other because
Weigle was allowe(Ha.get away with
out appearing in court.
Chief Justice Olson openly blamed
Walter Rooney. Rooney says the girl
wanted to drop the prosecution. But
the girl from the first has declared
she didn't get much of a chance to
say anything.
Accompanied by Dr. Thompson,
Miss McKinney went to the offices of
Chief Justice Olson yesterday and
complained to him of the manner in
which the case had been handled.
After hearing the girl's story, Olson
"There is no doubt in my mind that
Judge Graham was imposed upon and
that Prosecutor Rooney is to blame
for this miscarriage of justice, "I
have often called attention to the fact
that our city prosecutors seldom do
their duty in that respect, and here is
a clear piece of evidence to substan
tiate my charge.
"Miss McKinney's story impresses
me. I believe she has been dealt a
great injustice. Ab the case now
stands her friends are led to believe
that she lied when she made the
charge against the man. I can eas
ily understand how she Was blindly
led into the plan to free the man.
"For the sake of Miss McKinney
and all other girls who might be an
noyed, this man, if guilty, should be
sent to the Bridewell for thirty days.
A good jab With a long, sharp hatpin
Would soph discourage flirts, and I
should advise the young women to be
so armed."
The girl will appear before Judge
Graham this afternoon and formally
demand a rehearing 6f the case.
"If Miss McKinney will do this,"
said Graham today, ''I will issue a
writ for Weigle and bring him into
Rooney now says he too will be
clad to see the case re-ODehed. "But
dence," is the way he puts it.
Fred Fake, a former Municipal
judge and a power in the Chicago
Bar Association, may also be sum
moned by Graham to tell what he
knows of the manner in which the
case was disposed.
It is expected that Officer Fergu
son of the South Park police, who
grabbed the offender when Miss Mc
Kinney complained against him, and
Officers McNamara and Kane Of the
Hyde Park station, who handlea" the
case, will be summoned.
Mrs. Leohbra 2. Me'der, Commis
sioner of Public Welfare, brought the
hand of the city into the case when
she came out openly in condemna
tion of the man and suggested a war
against the "foxy grandpas" who
make a business of annoying girls on
cars and trains.
Represenentatives of various wom
en's societies will appear in court in
behalf of the girl. Though at first
Miss McKinney was loath to press
the case on account of Weigle's wife,
she is now determined td see justice
Weigle is an official of Shearson,
Hamill & Co., brokers, 200 S. La
Salle st
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Chief Gleason has come to bat
with a new stunt. He proposes to
hdve the movie theaters divided into
three sections. In one section will
be" Unescorted men, in another, un
escorted women, and in the middle,
as sort of a barrier, will be placed
the men and women who come in
The chief is very serious about the
idea. He's going to try and have the
judiciary committee of the cityCoun
cil recommend it for passage.
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Molasses making days have conie",
The sweetest of the atituhin
To him who raised a sorghum patch
And do not have to bought 'em.
the girl will have to have hew evi-J
Walnut HIUs (Ark.) Correspondent,

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