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Judge Petit suggested that a man
be employed whose duty it would be to collect forfeited Bonds, which have piled up until the total reaches $225,000. State's Att'y HoyneTmcked up Pet it's story about the bonas which were never collected. "The county board granted me a special assistant last week, who will spend all of his time in collecting theae bdnds," declared Hoyne. "A large amount of the trouble which Mr. Petit talked of is caused by a lack of judges in the criminal court. We have four sitting there and need at least eight" to o UNION MEN WELCOME PROBE OF SLUGGING TACTICS State's Attorney Hoyne today be gan an investigation of the alleged activities of sluggers in the lathera' lockout. Each side is accusing che other of violent tactigs. Hoyne's secretary, -Edw. J. Flem ing, today took charge of the inquisi torial work. He will delve into the actions of both contractors and lock ed out union men. Among the union men whom Flem ing said he would question are the following leaders in the fight of the workingmen against the atrocious uniform agreement: Axel Alex and Fred Wayman,. lathers; Thos, Walsh, sheet metal workers; C. W. Fry, ma chinists; L. P. Lindelof, A. C Ander son and Nick Pickelsma, painters; Hugo Hahn and falter Staleyfi gla ziers; John Murphy and JW. Wood ward, electricians; Frank Mader, fix ture hangers. Fleming has a score of men inves tigating. The union men are unanimous in expressing willingness tc aid the in vestigation in every way. In fact, just this, move haSv been strongly urged by some who want the .union name cleared of the stigma cast upon it by an unfair press. The trust papers, unanimous in I their fight for the contractors, have J 1 printed storMs of hundreds of win- doWs being broken, scores of as saults, of hired gunmen and sluggers paid by the Unions, and of attempts at murder, all of which are so pre posterous as to make it doubtful if any give the slightest credence to the wild reports. These stories, of course, are inspired in an order to discredit the workers. Says the Tribune this morning: "It is reported that the old slugging gang of painters, electricians and gla ziers had been called to arms to aid the lathers."- This arohsed bitter re sentment among the plainters, elec tricians and glaziers who felt the sting of the insult of the Trib. The trust papers also insist on re ferring to the union lathers as "strik ers," althoughit is known by all that the lathers did not strike but were locked out. o o "WACO KID" UNDER ARREST? Wlllard Powell, the "Waco Kid" under indictment as a "collector" for corrupt police officials and as a "con" man, has been reported captured in Denver. The rumor could not be verified by State's att'y Hoyne. Powell, who is accused of running a "payoff joint" in the Imperial build ing, disappeared just after the shoot ing of Barney feertsche on Randolph st He was indicted soon after. "We have been searching for Pdw ell for months," declared Mr Hoyne. "He is the last member of the gang at liberty and his testimony would make our case against corrupt po licemen a certainty." THE MEXICAN SITUATION Washington, March 16- Dispatch es, to the state department tell that Carranza has practically abandoned Tuxpam oil district and it is believed Villa's march to Tampico will be un checked, o o . Joseph Ryan sentenced to 6 months in county jail. Had fake Insurance agency.