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gun and shot and killed Harasek
He never was arrested for it.
Police Captain Gibbons said at
the time that he was not going
to make any "special investiga
tion" of the shooting; that doubt
less "the facts would all come out
( Mrs. Nora Harasek, the widow,
is living at 8433 Union avenue.
She is soon to be a mother again.
She probably will lose her home
soon. Joseph Harasek, at the
time Burke killed him, was buy
ing the home by installments.
But it was not fully paid up. And
the widow has been unable to
make the required payments.
So long as thugs and gunmen
are protected by aldermen and
judges; so long as reckless users
of revolvers are reinstated on the
force after killing a fellow man
who has committed no crime,
what can Chicago expect except
daily murders and robberies and
THE PRIMARY SLUGGING
Except in Democratic ranks,
where there was a hot fight on
between the Sullivan and Hearst
Harrison factions, there was lit
tle interest in the aldermanic pri
The Democrats provided
enough excitement for all, espe
ciallysin the twentieth and twenty-first
In the twentieth fists were used
as freely as ballots. The bitter
fight made by xld. Dennis Egan
against Manny Abrahams, H.-H.
protege, resulted in many per
Egan was thrown out of one
polling place, and in another Ab
rahams is credited with a one
round decision over an Egan ad
herent. The Egan man was
The reaosn for the removal of
Capt. Gleascn from the Maxwell
street police court a few hours
after Abrahams was taken up by
Harrison was seen when Capt.
James Storem, the new com
manding officer, threw his influ
ence against Egan. For a time
Storem threatened to use police
men to keep Egan watchers from
the polls, but lost his nerve.
The Maxwell patrol horses had
a busy day. A riot call was sent
in from the tenth precinct, 1941 S.
Halsted street. An Egan watcher
was pounding one of Manny s
scouts. The scrappers disappear
ed before the police arrived.
When the patrol reached the
station it immediately was sent
to another call from the second
precinct, 631 O'Brien street. An
Egan watcher had been slugged.
The assailant was not captured.
Several smaller disturbances
We can begin to understand
why the newspapers don't tell the
voters of the First, Eighteenth
and Nineteenth wards how to
vote. They are not afraid of
One more week and Uncle Sam
will have another ex-president. If
he doesn't like the job of profes
soring at Yale, Teddy might
make him sporting editor of The