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tire story to the grand jury and that
when he finished the old levee would
be completely wiped out.
The entire shooting of Fletcher will
be gone into. Another angle which
will be probed 4g based on a report
that a representative of a widely
advertised reform association was
working in with one of the divekeep
ers who was long ago closed up by
Chief Gleason's special squad swept
the redlight district last night To
night they will extend their field and
go up into the East Chicago avenue
district and "Little Paris."
Hoyne will ask indictments for
Colosimo and Torrio, his "business
manager." Jose Moresco, an aid of
the cafe owner, is locked up.
Attorney Erbstein for Jim Colosimo
appeared before Judge Kersten and
secured a writ of habeas corpus to
day to secure the cafe owner's re
lease. Colosimo was brought before
Judge Willams in the Criminal Court
and his case was continued until Au
gust 4. Colosimo soon secured bonds
and was freed.
, Capt. Nootbaar at his new desk in
the Twenty-second street station de
clared that he would soon close up
"No political boss is going to show
me how the levee shall be broken up,"
he said. "Nobody is. going to give me
The police confined their activities
to an attempt to find the men who
are said to know the "inside" story
of the levee shooting.
Several are under arrest, many are
hiding and a great number of the
"gang" have left the city for a "va
cation," it is said.
Nootbaar spent some time this
morning in a conference with Chief
Gleason, choosing a method of attack
on the levee. He asked the co-operation
of other city officials.
Roxy Venille, found shot in foot,
is held under guard at Wesley Hospital.
Hoyne said police was blocking his
probe of case.
Mrs. Helen Sykes, storekeeper,
claims "man in grey" dodged behind
her and started shooting affray
which resulted in Birns' death.
Detective Bud Loftus raided pool
room and made important arrests.
Identity of prisoners' concealed.
Mayor Harrison will not Teturn to
Chicago to take part in vice inquiry.
Police start search for New York
gunman, who is said to -nave been
'Several new witnesses were exam
ined by Hoyne yesterday.
Judge Brentano instructs grand
jury about handling of First Ward
Several detectives transferred to
22d st. station.
BELIEVE HIRED PICKETS ARE
TIPPED OFF BY POLICE
That the pickets hired by Knab are
being "tipped off" before arrests are
made and are given a chance to es
cape the police is the belief of the
Seven union pickets were arrested
during the noon hour while only one
of those hired ly the restaurant man
was taken into custody.
KittieDalton of the union forces
says that while picketing before
Knab's place at 31 N. Dearborn she
heard a man say to the non-union
picket: "Beat it. Here comes the
Both pickets left the restaurant im
mediately and no arrests were made.
Miss Mary Butler was sent to
picket that restaurant and had- been
there only a short time .according to
her story, when the restaurant picket
was "tipped off" that the police were
coming and escaped, while Miss But
ler was arrested.
When the third union girl placed
herself in front of the lunchroom and
patroled the sidewalk near the non
union picket the police again appear
ed. This time the lunchroom girl did
not have time to escape and. was,
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