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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 16, 1912, Image 4',
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WHITMAN MAKING RAIDS
New York, Aug. 16. The deni
zens of New York's tenderloin
are beginning to wonder where
they get off.
Eighteen disorderly houses
were raided last night, and their
Coincidentally, District Attor
ney Whitman gave out statement
charging that there was a gigan
tic and regularly organized vice
trust in New York, which held
weekly meetings, and split up al
most unbelievable profits.
Whitman charged that this
trust was in league with the po
lice, and controlled every disor
derly house in Jtfew York, squash
ing all competitors by the simple
method of having them raided.
Whitman also declared today
that the police were not trying to
find Gyp the Blood and Lefty
Louie, the two Rosenthal assas
sins still at large.
He said he was sick of the farce
the police weer making of the
hunt for the two, and himself of
fered a reward of $5,000 for their
A report that Gyp the Blood
and Lefty Louie had taken pass
age up the Great Lakes on the
steamer Tionesta was disproved
when that boat touched at Mar
Albany, N. Y., Aug, 16. Gov.
Dix today named Justice Goff to
preside over an extraordinary
term of the supreme court to take .
up the New York police graft
All proceedings wHl be under
the direction of District Attor
ney Whitman of New York.
"So he broke off the engage
ment, eh? Did she take it to
heart?" "No, to court."
NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO '
Abe Greenberg, 25, 841 S. Hal
sted St., teamster, while trying to
get his wagon out of car tracks,
was struck by north bound Hal
sted street car at Halsted and Se
bor sts. Street car ambulance
tried to kidnap Greenberg, but
police beat them to it. Bruised
head and left leg.
William Baer, 10, 1222 Blue
Island ave., while crossing Blue
Island aye., in front of home, was
struck and knocked down by auto
owned and driven by Kenneth
Drewer,. 9300 Pleasant ave. Hos
pital. Arbid Westlund, bartender,
employed in -saloon owned by
Mrs. Mary Gilbert, 854 Sedg
wick st, found unconscious be
hind bar. Died later at Chicago
avenue police station. Too much
By means of skeleton key, un
known man entered home of Mrs.
Clara Curry, 53 E. 42nd st. and
robbed place of jewelry and cloth
ing valued at $300.
Michael Pootrowski, 820 W.
18th st., has asked police of
Canalportavenue police station
to search for his wife, whom he
believes has eloped with his
brother. Says she took $300,
which represented his savings for