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story, wanted to bring some pne on
the stand who -would ,speak in such a
way that the jury -would be im
pressed. McWeeny as chief of p'olice'would
be just such a mailr j jury would
surely believe the chief f Chicago's
big police force. And so the proposi
tion was put up to the chief.
But Andy found himself against a
stone wall. McWeeny, who yester
day bitterly styled himself as the
"messenger boy of the administra
tion," finally rebelled.
He had been the goat long enough.
He had stood for Lawrence sending-
out Paddy Lavin to crush the men
during the newspaper- strike. He
had'done practicallyeverything that
the H.-H. bunch demanded. He had
been 'made ridiculous in the eyes of
his friends. He had become a large,
portly man wearing a gold star. His
policemen traveling their beats had
more independence. But he kicked
ovr the traces at last He refused
to go on the stand.
Lawrence was wrathy. This was
less majeste. And the Lawrence
steam roller began slowly revolving
over the form of McWeeny. It didn't
ake very long.
A weapon with whfch to strike at
McWeeny was handy in the person
at Funkhouser. The Second Deputy
was encouraged to go out and chase.
And whenever he found a place open,
it naturally reflected on the chief.
An unwilling aid to Lawrence was
the Committee of Fifteen. Their re
port was a wallop to the chief.
Backed by the Republican papers
they kept up a constant fire at the
head of the police department. ',
- Then came Funkhouser's expose of
vice conditions in Chicago handed to
the mayor over McWeeny's head.
They had finally reduced the chief
to a figurehead. The end loomed
McWeeny began to ponder over his
woes. The future held nothing but
more trouble. A political campaign
was coming on.. The fall of the Jlar-
rison machine was openly predicted.
But there would be a finai struggle.
And he would be the target for at
tacks of the anti-administration. The
rest is well known. The Lawrence
skids worked. Andy still held the
whip hand over the administration
despite the inroads made on him by
Congressman Sabath. McWeeny
GIRL APPEARS REAL-PERSOfJ ON
TRIAL IN BE1LIS CASE -
Kiev, Russia, Oct. 25. Though
Mendel Beilis, the Jew, is charged
with "ritual murder" in the killing of
Yushinsky, the prisoner at the bar of
justice would seem to be Vera Cheb
eryak. ' Her convicted brother, Rudzinsky,
whovwas accused by the former po
lice head, Krasskovsky, of being im
plicated in the murder, has been
brought froni Siberia to vtestify.
Two secret service officers cor
roborated Krasskovsky's testimony
that he obtained statements from,
convicted counterfeiters declaring
that Hudzinsky and Latischeff, -another
brother of the Cheberyak -woman,
admitted murdering Yushinsky.
The officers swore that Krasskovsky,
disguised as a"cohvict, mingled with
counterfeiters in prison and obtain
ed their statements.
The brothers of Vera Cheberyak r
were members of her "gang" accused"
of many robberies, and it has been
alleged that they killed Yushinsky be
cause he learnejl of their operations,
through Eugene Cheberyak, his
playmate, who has since died. .
T!fe oldest- royal dynasty in the
world is that of Japan, which goes
back unbroken 2,600 years.
Telephone operators in Egypt are
required, to speak English, French,
Italian, Greek and Arabic.
Horses, giraffes and ostriches have
the largest eyes of land creatures,
cuttlefish of lsea .beasts. .