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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 31, 1912, Image 4

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sThat Capt. Michael Evans, in
charge of the bureau of identifi
cation, might be called to testify
about his office before the civil
service commission, was indicat
ed today in the questioning of
Capt. Nicholas Hunt, formerly
inspector in charge of the detec
tive bureau, before the commis
sion. Attorney W. W. Wheelock,
special prosecutor for the com
mission, quizzed' Hunt, who told
in detail in his work in the so
calledilabor slugger cases, and his
crusade against pickpockets and
other thieves. He gave a list of
16 gambling houses raided by his
lrien, and admitted having
1'heard" of gambling fat scores of
other places mentioned by Mr.
Hunt admitted that women fre
quented certain 'winerooms in the
loop district, soliciting men to go
to hotels. The Hotel Veley,
iMadison, andTuckhorn's saloonu
at 23 Quincy street were two of
the places named.
He said he understood Tuck
horn had an understanding with
certain women to visit his saloon
and take men to a hotel which he
The name of Evans was
brought into the case when Capt J
Hunt. was questioned regarding
the practice of the bureau of iden
tification regarding photographs
ot persons arrested on crimnial
charges. Hunt said a person's
pfcture" was taken-when he was
held to the grand jury, butshould
he be acquitted he could have the
picture back by applying for it.
"Suppose a police official was
suspended, and 'on hearing of
charges, a person who had been
arrested and photographed, but '
not convicted, appeared against
him; the suspended official; want
ing to hurt him, obtained his pho
tograph. What would you'-say
about that?" asked Wheelock.
"That he had no right to the
picture. I never heard of such an
instance, though," - answered
The incident occurred in 'the
trial 'of a police official recently
discharged from the department.
Hunt denied knowledge 'of a
raid made by detectives from the'
detective bureau in .which sup
posedly stolen property consist
ing of jewelry, wearing apparel
and a quantity of opium was ob
tained, but was not turned over
to the custodian of stolen prop
erty until, three months later. -
Capt. Hunt volunteered a num
ber of suggestions which he said
would increase the efficiency of
the department, among them the
consolidation of the detective and
identification bureaus, and the
housing of these" two" offices, the
central detail, a jail and the crim
inal branches of themunicipal
court in one building.
o o
v A Detroit man's poodle dog was
taken to the laundry and narrow-'
ly escaped going through the
washing machine. That's the first
dog we ever heard of so artxioUs
to take a bath as all that .

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