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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 11, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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HOYNE SEARCHES FASHIONABLE WARDS FOR
EVIDENCE OF VOTE FRAUDS
State's Attorney Hoyne and Coun
ty Judge Scully will meet today and
discuss Hoyne's charges that certain
politicians worked ''repeaters" even
in fashionable wards.
Four indictments resulting from
four confessions of vote fraud in the
Eighteenth ward are expected to be
returned by the grand jury this
afternoon.
Ten election officials and " three
women are now" held in custody by
Hoyne as a result of his raid on the
Eighteenth last night. In addition
approximately fifty witnesses are be
ing held in hotels. They will all ap
pear before the grand jury. It is said
thei rtestimony will involve two
prominent war dpoliticians and one
election official.
In State Sen. John Broderick's
precinct, the eleventh, two Republi
can judges, Ray Brown and Wm.
Brill, and Jas. O'Connor, Democrat,
and Chas. Schram, Republican, both
clerks, were caught in Hoyne's net.
V -in tne jiagnieenui waru riuyue
found evidence at dummy voters. One
woman, now held by Hoyne, is the
keeper of a rooming house. She told
the state's attorney of men being'
registered from there who did not live
there.
. Today, however, Hoyne will for the
first time throw the searchlight on J
the so-called "silk-stocking" wards
and a staff of investigators will be
Bwept through these wards in search
of those who can give evidence on
the guilty parties.
"We made preparations for a city
wide Investigation even before the
registration," said Hoyne. "We
checked up on all the precincts
where we believed there was a possi
bility of crooked registration.
"We found protests had been made
against many repeaters in the Eight
eenth ward and that the protests ap
parently had been ignored. We also
learned that men who registered from
lodging houses in many instances
were not legal residents. We are
holding the identity of the suspects
secret fpr many reasons, but princi
pally because the arrests are merely
a forerunner of those to come.
"We are raking some curious
things out of the silk stocking fards
as well as the slum precincts and will
gladly receive any complaint or as
sistance from any citizen.
"It is certain there has been con
siderable fraudulent registration in
the First, Second, Thirteenth, Eight
eenth and Twenty-first wards, as well
as in the Third and the Sixth."
"I do not know wMt information .
Mr. Hoyne may have," said County
Judge Thomas F. Scully last night "I
have issued over 5,000 suspect no
tices to the managers of the Harrison
.campaign alone for their use in trac
ing suspected Illegal registrations. I
have issued other notices to others,
and any faction of any party will be
accorded the same treatment"
RELIEF FOR SHIPPERS
Washington, Feb. 11. -Vital relief
to western railroads and to middle
western shippers was embodied in a
decision of the Interstate commerce
commission today in the so-called
"intermountain case," whereby the
roads are permitted to establish rates
from Missouri river territory to Pa
clfit coast -ppints lower than to Inter
mediate destinations.
The decision wis brought about by
the revolutionary effect of the open
ing of the Panama can$d upon trans
portation rates to Pacific coast terri
tory. The Pacific, coast terminals to
which the new rates will apply are
the points at which Atlantic-Pacific
steamships deliver freight
o o
Ten gallons of gasoline itr shack
owned by Union Stockyards and
Tranclt Co., at 45th and Aberdeen,
caused panic when it exploded.

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