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LIGHT TRUST NAMED IN LABOR CASE BRIDGE
BUNE&I$ CANADA; GERMANS BLAMED GIRL
STORY STARTS PROBE OF WHITE SLAVERY
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 181 Chicago, Thursday, April 29, 1915 3
STATE ST. STORE PLAYS
PART IN HOME DRAMA
Former Detective Chas. M'Clellan, Discharged in Big
Gambling Scandal, Dying After Accident at
Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Wife Penniless.
In September, 1911, Chicago was
shocked by a gambling scandal in
connection with the Gotch-Hacken-schmidt
wrestling match-held at the
White Sox ball park.
After a sensational trial before
the civil service board Lieut, William
Walsh, Sergt. Burns and Detective
Charles McClellan were discharged
on a charge of being in "cohoots"
with the gambling syndicate. ,
It was common gossip at the time
that there were "men higher up' who
had grabbed off a big chunk" of 'the
proceeds of the gambling. Overtures
.were made Xty M'Cleuah for a con
fession. He was offered exoneration
and promotion. But M'Glellan mere
ly replied he knew nothing of the
Walsh was later given the fat job
of deputy warden of the Joliet peni
tentiary. He still holds this position.
Sergt Burns, who is a relative of M.
J. Flynn, up until a few days ago a
member of the civil service board,
was later reinstated and given his
official position back. But it's about
the fate of M'Clellan,' commonly
called the "goat" of the affair, that
this story is written.
M'Clellan has been on the force for
18 "years at the time of his discharge,
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