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Thome suddenly broke In. "That's
all right, officer," the policeman
claims he said. "Here comes an
aifto. We'll get him into that."
The officer asked Venille his name.
"Prank Langon, of 2512 Michigan
av.," was given. ""-There is no such
An automobile shot up to the curb
stone. It "happened" to be Johnny
Torio's car. Torio is Colosimo's lieu
tenant and a near relative to Venille.
Thome and another shoved Venille
into this auto. The car shot away.
The officer then brought his report
into the station.
Not a word has appeared about that
report. Major Punkhouser, who is in
right with the papers just now, has
not peeped about bis own stool
pigeon's knowledge of the flight of
The Tribune has always been be
hind Funkhouser. In newspaper cir
cles it is common talk that he, togeth
er with Nick Korngold, a professional
investigator, is furnishing most of the
dope for the "Officer 666" stories in
And the other papers are with him
in their desire to get Kenna and
Coughlin. The Examiner, working
hard to get revenge on Kenna for
the ousting of Judge Owens from the
harmony county ticket, has welcom
ed the maj&r, once their foe, with
The redlight was extremely quiet
last night. But the old leaders were
gathered in knots talking of this lat
est shake-up. All one can hear down
on the "line" is the feud between
Kenna and Judge Owens.
Several saloonkeepers, who are re
ported to have gone over to the
Owens forces, are telling their friends
that the only way to get "in right" is
to bolt Kenna for Owens.
State's Att'y Hoyne gave out a
statement today, in which he said:
That he was not playing politics.
That he would get the license of
saloonkeepers who did not talk.
That in the levee are several sa
loons in which gunmen are kept hi
That Roxy Venille was a friend of
That he has not summoned Minnie
That there was no plot -to "get"
Dannenberg, although several pimps
had made up their minds to teach the
morals squad a lesson.
That he would ask the mayor to
revoke the license ofevery shady sa
loon In the city. '
That he believed "Big Mack" Fitz
patrick was a myth.
Judge Owens entered the fight him
self today and said he was going to
keep all Kenna-Coughlin lieutenants
from the polls this fall.
Freiberg's permit is in name of E.
J. Stansbury, one of the cashiers.
Capt Nootbaar filed information .
against Freiberg's with City Prosecu
Gleason talked with Roxy Venile
today, but is said to have failed to get
Charles Donaldson, Emil Longley,
and others arrested today. Will be
brought before grand jury tomorrow.
Hoyne signed several more com
The newspapers are after Frei
berg's, the gate to the old redlight
district. This place, ruled over by
Ike Bloom, has been one of the real
show places since the creation of the
22d street levee district.
Thirteen years ago when the busi
ness men of the loop decided it wasn't
nice to have our vice district so near
the front door as Customs House
place and Van Buren st., the present
district was started.
Ike Bloom and Solly Friedman
opened Frieberg's as a combination
cafe and dance hall. It became the
mecca for all the young bloods.
Bloom and Friedman have made a
fortune out of the place. Twenty
five cents was charged for admission.
Inside dizzy prices were paid for
Every one of any ihiporfance In