The bank robbers Have been in
Chicago ever since they pulled off
the big job at Westminster and
got away with $272,000. That was
a year ago.
One of the men who beat Burns
up actually was under arrest after
the robbery. Detective Thomas
McFarlane picked him up in Oc
tober, 1911, because he knew his
face to be that of a man wanted.
,. McFarlane took his prisoner to
the detective bureau, then as now
under the supervision of Captain
Halpin, for identification. The
bureau turned the robber loose.
All talk about police graft and
connivance at the escape of the
robbers is pure bunk. The bank
robbers have been dwelling peace
fully in our midst for a year and
getting along fine. If it hadn't
been for Burns they probably still
would be having a good time.
Despits all the stories to the
contrary, Assistant Chief Schuet
tler says that Burns and Ma
honey will undoubtedly be clear
ed at their trial, which is set for
the 25th. He says there is noth
ing against either of them.
McWeeny, who was the first
person to spill oVer about Burns
being a "prize boob' beat it for
Wisconsin immediately after do
ing so and left Schuettler holding
the bag. He's still there.
No $40,000 of the robbers loot
has been recovered. Schuettler
says he has between $i0,000 and
$12,000 of it in his safe. He won't
say where he got it, but it is
thought Sidias gave it up.
The only person under arrest in
connection with the affair fust?
now1 is Sidias. Sidias is held on
his own request. He's afraid, the
bank robbers will kill him for
-James Gavin and Mrs. James
Gavin, who were arrested in con
nection with the bank robbers,
were released today. Schuettler
didn't get much information from
Schuettler says that he will
have all the bank robbers under
arrest before the end of the week.
This is the regular thing to say;
and won't hurt anyone.
Schuettler has changed his
mind about the crooks having left
the city. He now says he is sure
they still are here. This is very
likely. Why should they leaye.
Chicago? They might be ar
rested. Louis Calovas, the West Side
gambler, has not disappeared, al
though the newspapers had big
scare headlines about him drop
ping out of sight, and of the po
lice hunt for him. Calovas was in
Devine's office today.
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PIANO MAKERS' STRIKE
New York, Sept. 23. Ten
thousand piano makers walked
out on strike today. The strike
affects all the factories in this
city, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The men want a 15 per cent
increase in pay. The manufac
turers have refused to treat with
them. Charles Dold, president of
the international union, does not
think the strike will be a long one.
The non-union piano makers
walked out with the organized
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