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LANDIS SPRINGS SENSATION IN
Characterizing the Edward Morri
' son case as the deepest money grab
bing that ever came before him in
his eleven and one-half years on the
federal bench, Judge Landis today
exploded a sensation by ordering a
triple investigation into the dealings
of Atfy James R. Ward, counsel for
Morrison, and holding Joseph Burn
stein to the grand jury.
Landis held Ward to the grand
jury, ordered a letter written to the
head of the Illinois Bar ass'n with a
view to seek the disbarment proceed
ings and ordered a copy of the tran
script of the proceedings be turned
over to State's Att'y Hoyne with a
recommendation of a probe by the
county grand jury.
Joseph Burnstein, father of Mar
garet and Alice Burnstein, Morrison's
foster-children, was called to the
- stand again and repeated his previous
statement that his wife had told him
on her deathbed that Morrison was
the real father of their children. He
said he told this to Morrison during
the funeral of his wife. Morrison was
called then and denied Burnstein had
ever told him of it. Landis then or
dered Burnstein held on a perjury
charge under $5,000 bonds.
Robert Minehan, Elwert Harris
and John Sommers were held as wit
nesses, under $2,500 bonds each.
WILSON TO ANSWER HUGHES
IN TRENTON SPEECH
Long Branch, N. J., Sept. 22.
Pres. Wilson will make his first per
sonal appeal for re-election tomor
row when he speaks from the veran
da of his summer home here to sev
eral hundred representatives of the
business men of Trenton.
Tremendous interest among the
Democratic leaders centers in this
speech. It will be the first plunge of
the president into a discussion of the
issues Chas. E. Hughes has been
raising in his tour of the west
The' eight-hour law what jthe ad
ministration holds out to the coun
try and what it has done toward lay
ing a foundation for meeting the
competition to -face American trade
after the close of the great war, are
expected to feature the first of the
president's "porch campaign" ad
dresses. o o
BITS OF NEWS
Chas. Gunworth found-guilty of
murdering J. J. Slomski, banker, by
jury in Judge Kersten's court. Sen
tenced to life imprisonment. Slom
ski killed in attempted holdup of his
place by four youths, three of whom
have now been sentenced.
Yellow racing auto numbered "13"
hit Policeman I. M. Hegbom, Max
well street station. May have frac
tured his skull.
W. G. Logan, cashier Bowman
Dairy Co., disappeared at same time
$1,067 did, polilce are told. His fa
ther, Rev. J. T. Logan, and "his wife
are praying for him to return and
"face the charges."
Wrnt Anstary, 12, 1021 S. Peoria,
seriously burned when he confused
kerosene and gasoline cans in h'ght
ingstove fire for mother.
Charles Hager, 3948 S. Artesian,
held up at Archer and S. Western
avs. for $8.
Auto truck of David Kaufman,
baker, 8734 Houston av., who an-'
nounced he would not raise price of
bread under any circumstances,'
burnt on street while loaded with,
1,500 loaves of bread.
Reinhardt Schulte, 56, 2836 Avers
av., killed in fall between walls, new
Kimball Piano Co., bldg., Wabash
and Jackson blvd.
John Casie, National hotel, Van
Buren and Wabash, arrested on story
of Geo. Srellson, Waukesha, who said
Casie stole tools from his car stand
ing in front of Ontra cafeteria, 231
S. Wabash av.
Galveston, Tex. Two men burned
to death when auto caught fire after,
running over embankment.