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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 24, 1913, Image 2

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And State's Attorney Maclay
Hayne yesterday said it was very
doubtful if he ever would present
McErlane's case to the grand
jury.
Hoyne then went before the
grand jury and presented evi
dence on which Perry and Webb
were indicted on six counts for
robbery. He presented no evi
dence calling for the indictment
of McErlane.
And it was not until today that
Hoyne did present enough evi
dence to the grand jury to call for
the indictment of McErlane.
What caused your sudden
doubt of McErlane's guilt, Mr.
Hoyne?
Was it because Frank McEr
lane, alias Walter Scott, learned
his thuggery in the school of the
trust press?
Was it because McErlane was
given a gun and taught to use it
by a trust newspaper?
Was it because McErlane was
made a deputy sheriff or deputy
policeman by the Record-Herald
so that he would have protection
if he committed murder?
And what was it that made you
change your mind about McEr
lane's guilt and have him indict
ed? Was it because you knew the
facts as to his employment by a
trust newspaper were coming
out?
These are questions that the
people will call upon you to an
swer, Mr. Hoyne.
And there is another thing that
will need some explanation.
Police Captain Paddy Lavin
was in charge of the 1,000 police-
r. en wjftj were taken off their reg
ular beats to "handle the news
paper strike."
Paddy Lavin used his every el
fort to break that strike. Paddy
Lavin, during the strike, had an
office in the Hearst building, at
Madison and Market streets,
from which he directed the oper
ations of his strike-breaking
crew.
Paddy Lavin knew and was on
familiar terms with almost every
one of the ex-convicts employed
by the trust newspapers during
the strike, and made deputy
sheriffs through their influence.
WKen, during the strike, the
police of some district outside
the loop, in the performance of
their duty, arrested a newspaper
thug for breaking the law, they
had to turn the case over to Pad
dy Lavin.
And Paddy Lavin is the man
who now is in charge of the hunt
for Teddy Webb, former Exam
iner strike-breaker and mur
derer of Detective Peter Hart.
Paddy Lavin is the man who
has failed ignominiously to find
Webb up to date.
Paddy Lavin is the man
through whose fingers Webb has
slipped with most miraculous
ease on two different occasions.
There may be question as to
the guilt of Hoyne and Lavin in
connection with the attempt to
protect McErlane and the escape
of Webb.
But there is no question of the
attitude which has been bred in
the plain policemen by the pro-

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