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READ ABOUT WOMAN WHO BET-RAYED HER NATION
FOR REVENGE AND WAS SHOT AS A SPY.
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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST..
398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No. 42 Chicago, Friday, Nov. 15, 1912 One Cent
HOW MIKE DE PIKE HEITLER DID SOME HEAVY
, FORGETTING ON THE WITNESS STAND
But now the enthusiasm of the
newspapers is turned on the Des
plaines street police station, and
there is much talk of graft and a
civil service commission inquiry.
All of which is cause for deep
thought, in view of the following
facts : f
No police station in Chicago is
run the way it ought to be. And
none ever will be until the force
secures a decree of absolute di
vorce from polities', to say noth
ing of Andy Lawrences.
But the West Side at the pres
ent time is the cleanest district in
the city, and Police Ca.ptain
Meagher of Desplaines. street and
his associates are responsible for
that.
Meagher recently was given a
vacation, and invited to take a
trip to San Francisco-1 or Tim
buctoo. Now certain persons are
demanding to know how it comes
that Meagher is out of the city
at the time a scandal "happened"
to break in his department.
There also is the curious enthu
iasm shown by the newspapers
run by one Andy Lawrence just
as the fire is turned on the Des
plaines street station
Whenever the other newspapers
have wanted to slip something
over on th6 people, their favorite
game has been to start a great
uproar about fallen women, po
lice corruption, or such political
bosses as Barney Grogan or Al--derman
Kenna and Coughlin.
Under cover of this noise, they
generally have been able to put
across their.owh little stunt with
out attracting any undue atten
tion. " ,
-A few weeks ago, a most sus
picious turmoil' about fallen wo
men was started by.the tr.ust
newspapers. They worked them
selves into a perfect frenzy about
vice, -and Stated Attorney Way
man blew upnvithout even a loud
v bang.
And nothing at all was done
about vice, except that the Chi
cago Women's Protective (?)
League came in for a lot of-un-(
pleasant notice.
So the newspapers ,. cleared
decks for action again, and start
ed a seemmgly searching inquiry'
into the life, morals and general
conduct of Boss Grogan.
And nothing at all-has come
out of that so far, t

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