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CON MAN WILL SQUAWK ON CRIME TRUST, IS
REPORT HOYNE AFTER HIGHER-UPS
the "detective bureau, and formerly
secretary to toe chief of police.
Throughout the Criminal Court to
day there spread the rumofr that
State's Attorney Hoyne has finally
"gotten the goods" on the crime
The "goods" are said to have been
obtained from a "con man" well
known to the police who "squawked"
Last night Hoyne talked with him.
This morning Ed Fleming, Hoyne's
secretary, Ass't Sec'y Rube Julian
and other attaches of the Btate's at
torney's office hurried fro mthe Crim-.
inal Court and again interviewed the
man. He will son be rushed before
the grand jury.
The mysterious witness, It is said,
has named most of the big pay-off
joints to Hoyne and has told who the
In addition to him several more
men well known in the crime circles
are said tc- be ready to open up be;!
fore the grand jury.
Capt. John Halpin and Sec'y Mark
ham of the bureau will be the first
witnesses before the grand jury this
Capt. P. D. O'Brien, 3. Clark st.,
testified today. ,-
A wagonload of records from the
bureau will also be exaniined today.
As the first move in ,a grand jury
investigation to determine the con
nection between the police and Chi
cago's crime, State's Attorney
Hoyne summoned four police offi
cials, a former South Side levee
A "power" and took possession of all
of the records of the South Clark st
The men brought before the grand
Chief of Police James Gleason.
Chief of Detectives John J. Halpin.
Capt. P. D. O'Brien, commander of
the South Clark st station, and pre
viously in charge of the detective
James M. Markham, secretary of
Roy Jones, reputed to be the "king
pin" of the levee and "official fixer"
of the police.
Surprise was expressed in police
circles when it became known that
Charlie Erbstein had been retained
by Lieut. Tobin and Detectives Egan
and Monaghan to defend them
against the charges of Barney
The records of the South Clark st.
station were taken to prove sonle of
Hoyne's charges of crookedness to
be brought against the police de
partment, it is stated.
He is said to have confined the
questions asked the four officials be
fore the grand jury to matters of
business and their means of conduct
ing the work of the police depart
A major of militia at Butte has
suppressed the publication of a news
paper for making obnoxious com
ment on the militia.
The name of the major isn't im
portadt The name of the paper isn't im
portant The reason alleged for the suppres
sion isn't important.
But the fact that it can be done is
one of the most important things that
could be announced. It shows with
what indifference violation of consti
tutional rights is perpetrated and sub
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