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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 28, 1912, Image 3

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trying to stall off some other in-'
vestigation?
The grand jury recalled Wal
dron this forenoon. But again it
fr did not ask him about vice in Chi
cago. JLtr asked him what his dit
ference with State's- Attorney
' Wayman was.
Waldron's difference with
Wayman was that Assistant
State's Attorney Fairbank is
Wayman's man, and it was Fair
bank who asked Waldron about
vice in West Hammond, and
blocked any information about
vice in Chicago; and Waldron had
been given to understand that
Wayman an dall his satellites
were to be out of this investiga
tion. Of course, it may be the grand
jury "intends to recall Waldron
next week, and find out some real
truth. It may be. But if so,
the grand jury . will have to be
quick about it, because the pres
ent grand jury automatically goes
out of existence October S.
It may also be that the present
grand jury intends to ask that a
special grand jury "be impanelled
to investigate vice conditions.
But to get sucha grand jury,
evidence of the need of it is neces
sary. The grand jury won't get
such evidence by asking men who
know about vice conditions -in
Chicago about vice conditions in
West Hammond.
The grand jury also is doing
far too much talking if the news
papers are to be believed. There
is hardly a newspaper in the city
which has not published long in
ferviews with "A juror'
If these interviews are ever
proved true, then the supreme
court is mightly likely to throw
out the entire work of the grand
jury. It is hot proper for a grand
juror to discuss the work of the
jury outside the jury-room.
Wayman, the repudiated, has
taken this stand already. He told
the jurors today that their true
bills against Dago Frank Lewis,
Al Harris and his wife, .Harry
Cusick, Maud Wilson and Jacob
Fay Guthrie, were void.
The jury was reported to have
defied Wayman today, and to be
preparing more true bills, one
against an alderman, one against
a county official and' two against
police captains.
The grand jury also was re
ported to- have decided to take a
trip "down the line" before next
Tuesday.
After Wayman blew in and told
the grand jurors that their work
was illegal and their indictments
void, the jury held a stormy ses
sion to decide what? to do.
In the end they adjourned until
Monday, but before they did so, a
bailiff was seen to leave the room
with a bundle ofpapers, believed
to be subpoenas for more wit
nesses. It" is a question .if Wayman is
right about the indictments being
void. At the time of the indict
ment of Inspector McCann, a
grand juror gave an interview to
the Chicago American, yet that
indictment held good.
In any case, Wayman's position
is a peculiar one. Why he is go
ing out of his way to block the

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