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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 13, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 10',
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POLICE GIVE NEW EVIDENCE AGAINST MORALS
Important information to be used
against certain members of the mor
als squad is in the hands of State's
Att'y Hoyne. The new information
came from mebers of the Chicago po
lice department and, together with
the evidence of Mrs. Violet Phipps,
will be presented to the grand jury.
Mrs. Phipps reentry made a state
ment to the prosecutor's office that
she had paid $50 to Stool Pigeon J. E.
Steel to avoid arrest after Steel and
another investigator had enjoyed a
wine party at her expense.
It is expected that Miss Sybil Mar
tin, a young woman living on the
south side, will tell her story of the
way the morals squad hounded her
after it became known that she would
stand behind Mrs. Phipps' story.
On one occasion stool pigeons
broke down the door of her home,
and grabbing the girl's arms, twisted
them until she cried out with pain.
Mrs. Phipps also charges that since
it leaked out that she would be a
witness against the morals squad an
effort had been made to have her
declared irresponsible and also that
her telephone has been taken out
Mrs. Phipps named Funkhouser and
Dr. EL R. Hoffman, physician at
Kate Adams' Coulter House, as aiding
Just what the new evidence pre
sented to them by the police neither
State's Att'y Hoyne nor Ids chief as
sistant, Ed Fleming, would say.
So far "William C. Dannenberg,
former head of the morals squad,
who is expected to testify against the
squad, has not communicated with
Hoyne's office. It was planned to
have Dannenberg to go before the
jurors and expose the manner in
Which the squad operates.
Major Funkhouser showed a dis
position to stand by Steel this morn
ing when questioned by a Day Book
reporter. He said that so far-nothing
, -al had been produced against his
star stool pigeon. Chief GHeason said
the affair was up to Funkhouser.
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RELIGIOUS ISSUE IS IN THE
The religious issue is in the may
oralty campaign, even though the
newspapers say nothing about it. It
is in through the circular route. One
circular is being distributed all over
town, from a non-Catholic source, in
which the statement is made as to
bringing religion into politics: "We
are not bringing it in. It is already
in. We are trying to get it out of
It then quotes from the Chicago
Herald of Jan 19 the statement that
in a sermon at St. Patrick's church,
Father McNamee said; "Catholic
women especially should vote, if. for
no other reason than that the vote of
non-Catholics will tend to nullify the
votes of Catholic men."
The public schools are brought in
with this statement: "We now have
a board of education that is con
trolled by Catholics, and that .the
president of the board is a Roman
Catholic, who educated eight chil
dren in the parochial schools and is
himself raising funds to build a paro- '
chial high school on the west side."
After making other charges of al
leged Catholic influence in the public
schools, the circular winds up with:
"This is a political question. Vote
for a mayor who is an American citi
zen and does not take orders from
Rome. Save our public schools. Do
your duty as citizens at the polls."
The circular bears tne union label
444, and at the beginning the state
ment is made that it is "issued by the
American Public School'Federation."
No candidates or parties are men
tioned. o o
That rival grocers' war which cut
eggs down 20 cents a dozen is our
idea of a war. Whoopee!