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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 16, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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HOYNE CLAIMS WITH POLICE HELP THE
GUNMEN WOULD BE OUSTED FROM CITY
Gunmen are 'running wild in Chi
cago while the-pplice doze peacefully,
according to letter sent by State's At
torney Maclay Hoyne to Chief of Po
lice Gleason.
Hoyne said that if the police would
co-operate with his office the city
would soon be rid of its gunmenj In
a statement given out oefore he sent
the letter Hoyne announced tha,t the
prosecution of Ed and Charley- Bar
rett and Arthur Friedman, newspaper
gunmen, was only tht start of the
crusade.
Hoyne also accused the police 01
the Twenty-second, street station of
conspiring rith attaches of Roy
Jones' dive oh Wabash a,yenue to
make it appear that Isaac HenagoW
was shot and killed 'outside the cafe,
by "Duffy the Goat."
The letter, in part, is as; folaws.:
"I liave infered from the- news-i
paper items I have read that there
seems to have been some friction
over the arrests made in Roy Jones'
saloon folowing the Henegow mur
der. It has been suggested that this
office was interfering with the police
department I previously had receiv
ed suggestions from the coroner that
he did not believe this office should
make arrests of procure indictments
before an inquest.
"It is the policy of this office at all
times and so far as it may be pos
sible, to work in co-operation with
k the police department and the cor
oner's Office, but when this office re
ceives information that a murder has
been committed, or that other serious
crimes have been committed, we nev
er delay the arrest of accused pers
ons, or obtaining witnesess, until the
former have had a chance to prepare
fictitious defenses. I am doing in Chi
cago precisely what is being done in
New York, Philadelphia and other
large cities.
"After the Henegow shooting the-
body of the deceased was carried
from Roy Jones' saloon by police
officers connected with the 22d Street a
police station, and despite that fact v
it was given out tfrom that station
that the man was killed in the street
and not in the cafe. Prompt action
was necessary."
Another 'part of the statement
saysr
"Every captain of police knows, or
can ascertain readily, what habitual,
criminals are hanging about his dis
trict, and the saloons or other
places they choose for their resorts.-I
can say without hesitation and with
out exaggeration that during the past
four, months two hundred of more
men of the class mentioned have
made Chicago their headquarters
without being interfered with by the
police, I have heard of rib attempt to
carry but by general raids or other
wise, a "prosecutibn qf these charac
ters as yagrants. I believe that you
and Ir "with the active co-operation of
our, subordinates, can drive the gun
men and sluggers out of Chicago.
Hereafter the assistants in this office
will be instructed in the prosecution
of all crimes to ask the maximum
penalty if the accused when arrested
is found to have in his possession a
gun, dirk, dagger, slung-shot or other
deadly weapon."
MAHONY NOT GUILTY
Barney J. Mahony, ass't state's at- '
torney, was found not guilty yester
day of marking ballots at the election
of 1912. This is the second time Spe
cial Prosecutor John E. Northup has
failed to obtain a co"hviction against
Mahony. The first trial resulted in
a disagreement.
Neither Mahony nor his attorney,
Clarence S. Darrow, appeared sur
prised at the verdict. Northup an
nounced that the result of this case
would not deter him from proceeding, .
-with, the other vote fraud cases. - - ,
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