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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran.
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
An Adless Daily Newspaper. ' f !aM
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By Mail, $6 a Year.
VOL.3, NO. 173
Chicago, Tuesday, April 21, 1914
OLICE APPEAR TO BE THE
EN OF CHICAGO
Chas. F. Simmons, Special Policeman, Convicted of,
Manslaughter in Judge Kersten's Court 12,000
Special Police, Toting Guns, Allowed To
Roam Chicago Streets. '
Charles F. Simmons, a special po
liceman wearing a star, carrying a
gun" and regularly sworn in by the
city of Chicago, was convicted of
A jury in Judge Kersten's court
found him guilty of killing his land
lord Hyman Jacobs of 3805 Twelfth
nlace, in a backyard quarrel, Sept.
Simmons is one of the 12,000 spe
cial policemen and authorized gun
men now on the records of the police
As a watchman for the Empire
Theater, Simmons was vouched for
in a written application to Chief Glea
son "of sound mind, good under
standing and judgment." The jury
convicted him on evidence that his
understanding and judgment was not
good and went too far when he shot
a whole revolverful of lead at Jacobs
and managed to pump three bullets
into vital parts of Jacobs so that
Jacobs fell dead.
Simmons, as a special policeman,
was required to report in person to