Houdini is dead, but Lawyer Martin W. Littleton is still alive, very. Lawyer Littleton is the man who last week extricated Harry Ford Sinclair from the oil scandal.

There was always a trick in Houdini's more startling performances, something like a false bottom or a split ring. It seemed perfectly legitimate, because the public goes to see a contortionist to be amusingly deceived. There was a trick in the Littleton release of Sinclair, too, only when the verdict was announced, the public did not seem amused.

Prosecution. What the Government had to prove...

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