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FULL,WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
the day book
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 310 Chicago, Monday, Sept. 23, 1912 One Cent
ARE MAHONEY AND BURNS TO BE THE GOATS IN THE
CANADIAN BANK ROBBERY CASE?
, From the amount of bunk that
is being printed about the bank
robber case, it is evident that
someone wants to "get" Police
Captain .Mahoney and Lieut.
It doesn't need an awful lot of
figuring to guess who the some
one is. Andy Lawrence never did
like either Mahoney or Burns,
and the Hearst papers have hard
ly printed one true word about
the story, " 5
Theactual facts in the case, so
far as they are known, are as fol
A gang of ten men made a
hang-out of the saloon of John
Sidias, a Greek. Sidias suspected i
the men were crooks, and told At
torney Miles Devine about it.
Devine. went to the Maxwell
street police station, and told
Burns of Sidias' suspicions. Burns
said he would look the. men up.
Devine did not tell Burns the
men were bank robbers, nor did
he say anything to Bums about
tHeir having a large amount of
Burns dropped into Sidias' sa
loon that night. Kone of the sus
pected men was there. (
Burns went bapk the next
night. He did not disguise him
self as a street car conductor. He,
merely put on an old coat over his
The men were there the second
night. IThere were two women
with them. Burns got into con
versation with them.
Burns was sure that the men
had police records, but could not
place them. He drew them out,
and the men got suspicious. They
got up to leave, the saloon.
Burns then drew his gun dnd
told them they were under arrest.
One of the women threw her arms
around Burns and kept him from
shooting. The two men jumped
Burns, beat hjm up and escaped.
Burns did not then suspect that
the men were the. Canadian bank
Tobbers, and did not report the
matter because he did not actual
ly know the men to be crooks.
Then someone fold Assistant
Chief Schuettler that an officer
had been beaten up in Sidias' sa
loon. Schuettler investigated and
got the story.
Schuettler did nol suspect the
men were the Candaian bank rob
bers at that time, nor did he until
the he'ad of the Pinkerton Detec
tive Agency told him so.