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BALDWIN COMMITTEE SENATOR HANDS REAL
ESTATE AROUND GRATIS
State Senator George Harding,
'Automatic telephone stockholder,
member of the Baldwin committee
to investigate the public schools sys
tem of Chicago and 2d ward political
pal of Corporation Counsel Ettelson,
told Federa.1 Judge Landis yester
day That he gave a $10,000 piece of
real estate on Leavitt street to Dan
That the property was a gift pf
friendship and was preseated because
Kinally had done good -work for
Harding in political campaigns.
"What did Kinally pay for the Lea
vitt street property," was asked
"No money," the state senator re
plied. "Did you owe him anything?" "
"Nothing except friendship. He's
been my man in the First ward for a
long time and worked for me in
Harding was nervous. He went
into a long explanation about the
debt of both politics and friendship
which he owed Kinally, the debt
being such a deep debt of. friendship
that it was worth a $10,000 house.
Kinally was asked by the court to tell
how he got the property. He said
he got it for nothing and was under
no obligation to give it back to the
Kinally said he is a cigar dealer
and acts occasionally as a bondsman,
using the $10,000 property given him
by Sen. Harding as a basis of opera
tions. Kinally signed bond of George Ir
win, alleged head of blackmailers'
syndicate, whose bond was declared
Yesterday isn't the first time Sen.
Harding's generosity has figured in
the day's news. When the Baldwin
committee attorney, Myer Stein, sent
letters to other members of the com
mittee offering them "expense" mo
ney, Stein said the cash came into
his hands from "disinterested citi
zens." The only "disinterested citi
zen" who ever disclosed his identity
in this connection was Sen. Harding,
who stated that he had supplied some
of the cash which Myer Stein was
offering other members of the com
OH, GOODIE! HAL' IS GOING TO
MAKE A SWISS MOVEMENT
AND COME BACK HOME
O le aye e ooh; O le aye e ooh!
Sassiety's happy andfree.
Tre o la la who! Tre o la la who!
Why shouldn't sassiety be?
O le aye e ooh! O le aye e ooh!
We are told by Campanini, who's
back from a roam,
Tre o la la who! Tre o la la who!
That Harold McCormick is com
ing back home.
Oh, goodie! goodie; Hal (which is
short for Harold) McCormick of
North Shore sassiety fame is going
to be among us again when the opera
singers sing once more.
Folks who ride around in limou
sines have been scared stiff over ru
mors that Hal was going to perma
nently self-expatriate himself and
that he had already applied for cit
izenship in the Swiss republic.
But now sassiety can sit quietly
and sip tea (? and cut out the wor
rying. For Director Campanini of
the ChicagoOpera ass'h, who has re
turned from Zurich, says Hal and his
frau are coming home to listen to the
folks of clever voice who open the
Chicago opera season Nov. 13.
O le aye e ooh, Hal! Halsted street
and the Ghetto should worry wheth
er you blow in or not, but the silk
sock crew will receive you with open
arms and the opera singers with open