POLITICAL NOTES: Almost an Angel

One afternoon last week a message sped from Manhattan to Albany, telling an alert, round-faced little Justice of New York's Supreme Court, Philip James McCook, that he was needed urgently that evening by the district attorney of New York County. Pleading illness in his family, Justice McCook slipped away from the State constitutional convention which he was attending, reached Manhattan at 1 a. m., sat down at home to inspect a complaint against one James J. Hines, alleged conspirator and partner in the operation of the sprawling city's $100,000,000-per-year "policy" or "numbers" racket. Justice McCook signed a warrant...

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