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cago Tribune and th'e other mem
bers of the trust press.
Also Nick Hunt, former detective
chief, and now stool-pigeon-in-gen-eral
to big corporations and to the
newspapers, is one-qf the pluggers for
Paddy and is workingnight and day
getting evidence against the Halpin
administration at the bureau.
The present accusations against
the bureau are timely and entirely in
accord wilh. the wishes of the poli
ticians. Undoubtedly Hoyne has ob
tained a lot of evidence against the
police or he would not talk about the
rottenness of the bureau.
And Hoyne's crusade will do a lot
of good in showing up crooked cop
pers who are putting up large flat
buildings by -"bleeding lesser crooks
But for the good of the city the de
tective bureau, the most important
police headquarters in Chicago,
should once and for all be taken out
There doesn't seem to be much
good accomplished by replacing a
Roger Sullivan slave with a Hearst
Hoyne may use "his influence to
keep the bureau clean of this influ
ence. From the mass of evidence
which he has collected from safe
blowers, pickpockets, gunmen and
other classes of crooks Hoyne should
now realize what a powerfully-political
' Hotels in the downtown district
are now filled with men who are said
to be willing to- squawk for a week
about the manner in which they have
been shaken down by the police. And
most of their accusations are aimed
at the detective bureau.
State's Attorney Hoyne is not go
ing to stop at the removal of Capt
Halpin and Lieut Tobin of the detec
tive bureau in his clean-up crusade.
The prosecutor has discovered new
Information, disclosed to him by
pickpockets, safeblowers and gam
3lcrs, with which he expects to start
immediate civil service action and
grand jury action.
From out of the gloom of Joliet
penitentiary it is said a story will
come that will establish a chain be
tween criminals and the police.
As told exclusively in The Day
Book several days ago, Hoyne is at
present negotiating wtih "Eddie the a
Immune" Jackson, one of the big
guns of the pickpocket trust, to tell
his story. Jackson, who is under
several sentences, is trying to make
an arrangement in consideration of
his squawking which will gain him
his liberty very shortly.
It has leaked out that Hoyne has
a Oscar Jacobson, known as "Hop
head Al," a brother of Eddie Jack-,
son, in custody. It is believed that
"Al" has divulged important informa
tion. In addition to these men, Hoyne is
on the trail of a safeblowing, which
is said to have been furnished pro
tection at the bureau. A prominent,
politician is said to have been the go
between in their transactions.
There is also the gambling,which
is said to bargain on the increase in
the loop. It has been said that Bar- -ney
Bertsche was to have been the
go-between in this angle of the
The news of Capt Halpin's transfer
from the detective bureau was not a
surprise to those well-informed.
His removal to give way to a
Hoyne man' was expected during the
summer when Halpin told the news-
paper boys that he "was longing for
a quiet station nearer home" and that
the game at the bureau was too hard
for an old man like him.
The conference between Hoyne fp
and Harrison on Monday was ex
pected to give this result
The mayor asserts that the shake
up was made at the request of Hoyne,
who wanted new men who would not
interfere with his crime investigation.
Major Miles, head of the Efficiency
Bureau, filed some complaints, with
the council committee o'n police.