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Glass Co., finjd $100 and costs for
speeding and sentenced not to
drive or enter an auto for one
Robber got $100 from saloon
of R. Gordon, 613 S. Center av.
LaSalle Opera House, Iola
theater, 1238 Milwaukee av.,
Humboldt theater, 1005 W. Ohio
st., Schindler theater, 1005 W.
Huron St., and Sittner's theater,
335 W. North av., ordered closed
by Building Commissioner Erics
son. Loft theaters. LaSalle
Opera House was only one in
Fire in Cribben & Sexton Co.'s
four-story building, 660 N. Sac
ramento blvd. $900 damage.
John Krause, actor, Wabash
hotel, severely hurt by auto at
W. Jackson blvd and S. Dear
Six persons severely hurt when
auto was struck by auto truck at
S. Paulina and W. Harrison sts.
Police here asked to search for
Wm. Burns, 50, missing from
Buffalo, N. Y., several years.
Burglars in home of John
Forbes, 819 S. Oakley blvd. Got
$200 worth of jewelry.
Morris Lanisman claims his
wife fainted at night so he would
carry her to bed. At first she
weighed 118 pounds. Now she
weighs 180. He quit. Now he
has to pay her $5 a week for her
Young men must wear mus
taches to join new "frat" here
that is designed to get a near
monopoly on the fair sex. Gamma
is the name.
ATTY. WHITMAN IS AFTER
THE "HIGHER UPS"
New York, Feb. 6. District
Attorney Whitman is following
the trail of police corruption to
headquarters and expects to
cause the indictment of three in
spectors and one high civilian of
ficial of the department.
Thomas W. Walsh, the veteran,
police captain, last night con
fessed to having collected ap
proximately $100,000 graft in one
single police precinct.
Half of this sum, Walsh 'said,
he gave to those "higher up," pre
sumably to inspectors who again
divided with "those higher up,"
this time politicians.
Walsh's testimony was taken
in his bedroom. The old police
captain has been ill for a long
time. He was very weak.
He told his story of protection
money paid by disorderly houses,
saloons, gambling houses and in
dividual prostitutes in a voice
that sometimes had a note of hys
teria in it.
"I want to tell everything," he
said. "It is my only hope."
These were his first words
when Whitman entered the bed
room after being summoned to
the Walsh home by a telephone
message from Walsh's wife.
The trail followed by Whitman
started with the exposures of
Mary Goode, keeper of a resort.
It led to George A. Sipp, keeper
of a disorderly hotel.
Sipp told of paying money to
Patrolman Eugene Fox. Fox
confessed. He was Walsh's collector.