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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 305 Chicago, Friday, Sept 24, 1915
WHAT CAUSED DEATH
OF BIG BEL EG AN?
Numerous Rumors Fly "Was Egan Going To' Squeal?'
Was Big Question Various Angles of Fight on
Crime Trust Brought To Light.
What talled-Bill Egan.
His doctor said expansion of the
The coroner's physician opened the
detective's body and, took the heart,
lungs and kidneys. This is to refute
a suicide rumor that spread quickly
over the city.
But in the city hall and-around the
detective --bureau another reason for
tha suddea death of Egan, -."the
Devil," was given j
Pressure. Just tha crushing of a
whirlpool of fear, doubt and hope.
The moment Egajo. roae-,gpm' JiiaJjfig:
chair in the criminal court building
some time ago, after a jury of twelve
men condemned him to the peniten
tiary he became the vortex of the
crime situation. ,
"Will Bill squeal?" friends and foes
asked. If he told what he knew of
the police department, friends and
foes fro mthe highest to the lowest
would fall. Others would wear the
stripes that he faced.
It is well known that if Egan had
talked liberty would have, been iiis
for the asking. Tha mqvement in the
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