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collected $2,000 in fines, which were
. assessed y various judges- against
Recently they engaged a new law
yer. He is Max Kauffman,-fbrmer law
partner of Municipal JudgeMahoney.
During the later part of May and
the early part of June the "dry" sa
loon was raided five times by the
police. Each time a jury trial was
demanded and granted. The cases
were transferred to Judge Mahoney
and the trial was set for June 22.
June 22 came and the cases were
called. Detective Sergeants Murphy
and Sweeney, who had made the
raids, were not in the courtroom.
"Frantic" efforts were made to reach
the men and it was learned that they
had been subpoenaed before the
grand jury. Judge Mahoney dismissed
On July 1 the two dectective ser
geants made another raid. They, had
watched several men go into the dry
saloon and leave by way of the back
door with girls.
Mrs. Metz was seated in front of
the place. As she greeted them with
a pleasant "Good evening" they
found what they sought On a win
dow sill near her seat was a pushbut
ton. With it she had flashed the
warning of former raids. Murphy
snatched at it and tore it out
"I think we will make another tour
of inspection this evening," he said.
While Murphy watched Mrs. Metz,
Sweeney ran to a nearby firehouse
and borrowed an ax. After chopping
their way through the doorway of
515 and vanquishing two bulldogs
they ran upstairs. In the four houses
the detectives found four people.
They were arrested.
On July 3 Detective Sergeant Cur
ran and company again raided the
resort. In the rooms they found eight
men. When questioned none of them
could tell where the girls had gone.
The walls were tapped and many hol
low places were found. After taking
the men to the station Sergeant Cur
ran reported his discovery to Lieut
White, who was on duty. Lata that
night-the lieutenant and a squad of
picked men made another raid. Buz
zers and local telephones were torn
out and some holes were chopped in
the wall. A few girls were found and
were brought before Judge Heap yes
terday. The lieutenant had warrants
charging Mrs. Metz and Smith with
being the keepers of a disorderly
house. When they were arraigned be- w
fore Judge Heap they again asked
for a jury trial. The inmates were
Of the 400 people who were
brought before Judge Heap yesterday
150 came from the East Chicago av.
On the 4th of July Chief Healey
transferred 18 detectives and two .
lieutenants from the station. Lieut
White was one of those transferred.
When he was asked his reason for
the changes Chief Healey said there
was a certain amount of "laxity"
among the officers.
Last week there was one holdup in
the precinct The morals squad has
been trying to clean up the district
for the last five years.
"The chief can't accuse us of being
lax," one of the transferred men
told a Day Book reporter. "He only
needs to look at the reports from our
station to see how unjust is his
"I am not the only one who is sore
about this transfer order," he went
on bitterly. "Every man who is named
in the order has been at this station
for years Transferring us to dis
tricts miles away will prevent us from
doing efficient work. It will be like
going on the force in a new town," he
stopped suddenly. "Say, kid, please g
don't use my name. If you do I'll have
to go to Hegewisch sure."
Overlords of the underworld are
eyeing the recent shifts in the police
department with favor. They claim
they can read good news for their
business in the handwriting on the
wall. The "reform" squads, grouped
together under the Harrison adminis-