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"down before several witnesses in
the Desplaines street station.
Heitler refused to answer "for
fear he might incriminate him
self," when asked if, he was liv
ing in, a disorderly house run by
a'notoripus woman at the time
that house was raided.
1 That woman is now running a
disorderly house in Gary, Ind.
When Heitler was told he had
better get" off the West Side by
the police, he went to Gary. He
left Gary again by order of the
authorities. Heitler yesterday
swore he knew nothing about
When he was arrested, Heitler
gave one address. On the stand
he gave another. ..
Heitler, the former king of the
levee, swore he did not know
what a house of prostitution or a
Heitler's attorney said in the
trial he would produce cancelled
checks to show Heitler paid
money to the police. When the
time came, Heitler's attorney de
cided to hold the checks for the
civil'Service commission, which is
not a trial body.
Heitler's attorney said he would
show up Grogan. When he cross
examined Grogan,. the only ques
tion in the nature of showing up I
ne asicea mm was n ne ownea any
part of the city hall.
.'This was not much in the line
of showing up, since everybody
except the Examiner and Amer
ican knows that Grogan is a
Democraticboss and has influence
at the city hall and uses that Influence.
The jury which heard the case,
after a very short consideration
of it, pronounced Heitler guilty,
and he was fined $50 and costs.
Now Heitler says that he is go
ing to take the case to the highest
court and produce his evidence
there. "hy didn't he produce his
Yet despite all this, the trust
newspapers have suddenly de
veloped a most tender regard for
Heitler's word, and his accusa
tions against Grogan and the
Desplaines street police.
Their columns, last night and
this morning, were full of the
"exposure" of police graft and of
The whole case now looks as if
some person or persons or news
papers had created a whole lot of
nofse ahout nothing in order to
slip a knife into some one while
the attention of .the people was di
rected to the noise.
And not mentioning any names,
Andy Lawrence is still running
the Hearst papers and is at pres
ent filled with a passionate desire
to "reorganize" the police forqe.
JACK JOHNSON IS OUT
Through the kindness of one of
Evanston's prominent citizens
and the value of Evanston real
estate, Jack Johnson, former
heavyweight champion of the
world, is free today.
Johnson was released on $30,
000 bonds. Matthew S. Baldwin,
real estate man, whose home is in
Evanston, put uo $57,000 worth
of Evanston real estate. Mrs.
Tina Johnson, the former chain-'