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FULL WIR& REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 306 Chicago, Wednesday, Septu 18, 1912 One Ceht
POLICE LET BURGLARS SLIP THROUGH FINGERS
a candidate for the hospital, and
the safe blowers were preparing
to blow town.
The proprietor of the saloon
called a policeman af ter the safe
blowers were gone. Burns was
taken to the hospital, and later to
his home at 1316 East Fifty
fourth street, where he now is in
a serious condition.
At the time Burns "arrested"
the two safe blowers, one of them
had $140,000 in Canadian curren
cy in his pocket.
The serious part of the whole
affair is that Captain Mahoney
did not report the "arrest" in
Kostakas' saloon to Chief Mc
Weeny. Assistant Chief Schuettler ia
now preparing charges of neglect
of duty and incompetency against
both Mahoney and Burns. They
will be filed tomorrow or Ejiday.
o o t-
An extraordinary story of how
Captain J. Mahoney and Lieut.
Benjamin Burns, of the Maxwell
street police station, lettwo safe
blowers slip through their fingers
leaked out today
The safeblowers are two of the
most notorious in America. They
recently got away with $271,000
in a daring burglary or a Mon
Chief McWeeny got a tip tljat
they had come to Chicago. He
orderod Mahoney to get on the
trail of the men. '
Mahoney detailed Burns, on the
job. Burns located 'the two men
in the saloon of Joseph Kostakas,
149 South Wabash avenue.
Burns was disguised as a street
car nian. He wanted to make the
arrest all by himself, and sq did
not call for help from the station.
Instead, he asked the two safe
blowers into a rear room of the
saloon. There he threw open his
coat, and showed his star.
"You are under arr.esC' he said
"' This was all very fineto say,
but not half so easy 'to carry" out.
Jhe two safe" blowers '"jumped"
Burns. ' w
By the time they were through
jsrith the police lieutenant ne' was
ROYAL KIDS SPANKED
London, Sept. 18. All Eng
land is laughing- today, and the
king's sons, the Princes Albert
and Henry, are eating their meals
from the-royal -mantel -shelf.
A few weeks ago someone
looted all the red flags from the
golf course at Balmoral, the
king's palace in Scotland, and left