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Hurtzk, 2655 S.' Turner av. Hurtzk
$1,000 worth of butter and eggs
burned at J. H. White & Co.'s com
mission house, 221 S. Water st
'& Robert Napier, 65, 2908 Lee av.,
dropped dead -watching baseball
game. Heart disease.
7 Mrs. Lena Wallin, 60, 1627 N. Cali
iornia av., fell from street car. Se
Carl Spiger, 34, 1846 Blue Island
av., found dead in room. Gas. Unem
ployed. Unidentified man known as "Joe"
slipped on steps of Joseph Schlege's
saloon, W. Lake st Neck broken.
Twelve women and nine men taken
in three vice raids.
Frank Schwartz, 1838 W. Superiof
St., died from bullet wound inflicted
Mrs. Jennie Gpldplace, 8.19 W. 14th
st, injured by auto belonging to Chas.
Mrs. Mary McNichols, 1231 Nelson
st, robbed by purse snatcher. $5
Jackson De Mai re, watchman, Lo
gan Square Theater, 2542 Milwaukee
av., bound and beaten by saf eblowers.
Funkhouser defends gift to Edward
Cummings, former secretary of police
department. Says it's alright to ac
cept presents if you quit office.
O. H. Hammond, 22 E. 18th st,
injured alighting from street car.
LETTER TO EDJTOR
Editor Day Book: Having read
your Day -Book for more than a year,
.1 believe you are a map who thor
oughly sympathizes with the labor
ing man,, I want to call your atten
tion to an outrage perpetrated in our
"civilized" little village last night.
'Chief of Police" George Hoffert
(he is the day policeman), together
with Mark White (night policeman),
assembled 'a crowd" who went down
the tract to the woods outside of th&
corporation, where they found five
inoffensive workmen who were cook
ing their supper over a campfire.
"The Chief," Hoffert, stopd on the
track and urged, his followers to
"beat up" the five inoffensive work
men. Two" of the valiant follqwers
of "The Chief" were professional
prize fighters. One, .Buck Baker,,
knocked down an old "man and held
him between his legs while he beat
him unmercifully, while the poor old
man begged for mercy, but mercy
was denied him. Another, Lawrence
Dunn, is a professional athletic in
structor for some.athletic club in. Chi
cago. Others helped the two prize
fighters and the five inoffensive work
men were beaten within an inch of
their lives. 'Twas done (said, "the
chief") so that the beaten men might
warn others away from the cillage.
"The Chief" is a cowardly fellow
who makes "war" on tramps (when
backed by a mob), drunken men, lit
tle boys, etc. He gets all the glory
out of his official position he can.
A number of Chicago autfcists
also have caus eto remember "The
Chief" and his able assistant, Mark
White, because these two worthies
fixed up a speed trap and arrestejd
autoists by the score, thus eking out
Mark White arrested a fellow in,
an auto and the fellow paid a fine.
A few days later he came back and
was burning it up down the street
when our valiant hero, Mark White,
called on him to halt and on jbm
pliance "Hero" White told .him to
drive to the .justice shop. Instead,
the autoist put on speed and carried
the "Hero" twenty miles in. the coun
try and left him 'to waik back. Muph
fun was made of him, but he braved
The good citizens of this village are
up in arms about last night's out
rage. I hope you will print-this and
shall look for it in The Day Boo'k.
Downer's Grove, DL, April 23.
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