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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
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VOL.2.NQ.97 Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1913 ONE CENT
CITIZENS BETTER KEEP OFF STREETS WHILE
POLICE HUNT BANDITS WITH RIFLES
Whole Force Suffering from Violent Hysteria Webb
Still at Large Effort to Find Out What Makes
Cassello Tick the Way He Does.
Warning : : Citizens who value
their lives should barricade their
homes and stay inside while the
present operations of the police
are going on. Not Signed by
Chief of Police McWeeny.
This warning is handed out in
no spirit of levity, nor with any
desire to cast aspersions on the
noble men in blue who do not
keep order in Chicago.
But if a woman were suffering
from what the police are afflicted
with today, doctors would come
and examine her and say she was
hysterical and had better be
Early today Sergeant ,Gustav
Thoma saw, or dreamed he saw,
an auto with hve men m it whizz
past him on Hirsch street near
Two of these men, for some un
earthly reason, were amusing
themselves by "brandishing" re
volvers, according to Thoma.
Thoma immediately jumped to
the reckless conclusion that the
auto carried Teddy Webb, the
bandit who shot and killed Detec
tive Peter Hart last Monday.
So Thoma drew his revolver
and fired at the machine, com
manding the chauffeur to stop.'
Thoma says his only answer
was a "hoarse shout of laughter"
just like they do it in the melo
dramas. Thoma then reported this wild
west adventure to the West
North avenue police station.
Whereupon five autos, jammed
with police, some carrying rifles
and some automatic revolvers,
were sent to "scour'' the north
west side for that phantom car.
Thoma gave a full description
of the car, so the police will know
it whenever they see it. Thoma
says it was a black-painted tour
Citizens who desire to go on
being citizens probably will'
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