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LAST EDITION ONE CENT,
BIG LABOR CONFERENCE OPENS OLSON HITS
POLICE IN UNEMPLOYED RIOTMANDEL BROS
ATTACKED BY WOMEN-G'CONNELL GIVEN JOB
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 150 Chicago, Wednesday, March 24, 1915 39S6
JUDGE HOPKINS SCORES MORALS
SQUAD'S METHODS ONCE MORE
Jurist In Morals Court Lashes Stool Pigeons Chief,
Justice Olson Stands Behind Hopkins Investi
gator Traps Girl and Is Rebuked.
Chief Justice Olson of the munic
ipal court today showed a disposition
to stand behind Judge Hopkins' de
cision to refuse to be a party to any
of the frameup methods employed by
Major Funkhouser's morals squad in
order to get evidence on women of
Following Judge Hopkins' action
of yesterday in refusing to fine any
women brought into court by means
of a frameup, the judge today inti
mated he would make an investiga
tion of the report that several of the
stool pigeons have relations with the
women before they arrest them.
One case of that was found to bear
this out occurred this morning,
Emma Hall, 2622 N- Clark, had been
arrested by a stool pigeon.
The woman said that the man had
gotten the evidence by going to a
room with her, staying with her and
then arresting her. The stool pigeon
admitted the woman's story was true.
. "Are you under arrest?" Hopkins
asked the stool pigeon.
"No," said the man.
"Then you ought to be," said Hop
kins," it's shameful when such
things are tolerated in Chicago. I
wont fine girls that are brought in
on such evidence."
At Funkhouser's office it was de
nied that they employed the man or
that they knew him. A report spread