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REGISTER TOMORROW OR LOSE YOUR VOTE
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No. 6 Chicago, Friday, Oct, 4, 1912
One Cent
WARRANTS FOR RICH PROPERTY OWNERS IN
VIQE CRUSADE; VICE KEY DEMANDED
The key to the vice report will
not be given up without a fight.
Edwin W. Sims, former U. S.
district attorney, appeared before
Municipal Judge Moran in re
sponse to an order this, afternoon.
He did. not bring the key with
him. f
"I am only one of a committee
rof five," he said. HI cannot give
up the key without calling a meet
ing o that committee."
Then he turned to Assistant
State's Attorney Arnold.
rWhat do you want it for?" he
asked.
"For evidence in the case of
Black Mag," said Arnold.
"The evidence in the vice com
mission report is two years old,"
said Sims. "There are three hun
dred resorts running wide open in
violation of the law on the South
Side now. Does the state's attor
ney's office need two-year-old evi
dence to convict those law break
ers?" "We need it in this case," said
Arnold. , ,
" "Is that only a pretext?" said
Sims. i
The argument still was going
At 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon, State;s Attorney John E.
W. Wayman had warrants sworn
out for the arrest of 135 dive
keepers as the first step -in a vice
crusade. '
At 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon, the Daily Journal had flood
ed the tenderloin with news of the
proposed raid.
.As a result, only 25 of the 135
warrants were served. Most of
those were served because the
persons named gave themselves
up voluntarily.
There, is a well-grounded 'sus
picion that it was Chief of Police
McWeeny himself who tipped flff
the vice raid, and allowed the
leaders in the vice ring .to make
a quick getaway from the city.
McWeeny was called to Way
man's office just before the war
rants were issued. He came out
black as a thundercloud.
"Nothing to say. I won't have
anything to say tonight," he told
reporters.
Yet the Journal got the "toxy,"
and the man "who got the story
for the Journal was Jimmy Mur
phy, who perhaps is closer to
Chief McWeeny than any other
on at 3:30 o'clock.
man in town. .

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