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HOW BIG BUSINESS IS INSULTING MOTHERS'OF
ALL WORKING GIRLS TO DEFEND SELF
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, . ggjpfc- no 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher. qggggM m Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 177
Chicago, Friday, April 25, 1913'
DECENT ELEMENT OF WEST SIDE DEMANDS
MEAGHER BE CLEARED BY PROBE
West Side Cleaner Than Ever Before Judge Mahoney
Lets Confessed Crook Go Because Judge Scully
Blocks Attempt to "Put Man Out of Business"
Judge John A. Mahoney has declared that the West Side is just a nest
ing place of murderers and thugs, and has boasted that he,' with twenty
"brave, honest"' policemen, could clean it up in a week.
And MaHoriey has made an assault upon the character and integrity
of Police Captain Thomas F. Meagher, 'who was so honest that Boss Jimmie
Quinn had him removed from the West Chicago avenue police station.
Following are a few samples of the kind of justice that Mahoney dis
penses from his exalted position at Desplaines street. The first shows how
Mahoney can violate his oath of office if he .happens to be peeved.
Early last February, Lloyd Stafford, a confidence man, formed a habit
of dropping into the saloon of A.
Simon, 11 South Halsted street, and
spending money there liberally.
About four' days after he first had
shown up in the place, Stafford went
to Simon, showed him a fake bank
book and asked him for one of his
blank checks as a favor.
As the bank book seemed to be a
real one, Simon gave Stafford the
blank check readily, as .almost any
business man would under the cir
ciiihstancgs. Three days later Stafford came in
to Simon's saloon accompanied by
two men and said that he had? got
into .a little" trouble- over' the blank
checkl " .
Stafford said that he had given the
hianK chekttf ariotherpian andthat
the other man had made it out for
$12.50, and that he, Stafford, had1 en
Stafford then asked Simon to lend
him $6, saying that the men with him
wanted a settlement.
Simon refused to lend Stafford the
$6 anjl suggested to the men with
him that if they wanted a settlement
with Stafford they had better call a
This was.'done. Stafford was ar
rested, and he was taken before
Judge Mahoney on a charge of for
gery. He pleaded guilty.
"Where did you get the check you
filled out?" asked Mahoney.
"Simon, the saloonkeeper, gave it
to me," said Stafford,