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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 27, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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ment of the money and said it had al
ways been done in the department
and was nothing to hide.
Attacks of Hoyne and others on
O'Brfen and the fact that O'Brien re
signed under fire without trial on the
charges made against him don't
square with the advertising letter
where O'Brien's good name is var
nished up by Chief Healey in these
words:
"He bears the highest reputation in
this community both as a police offi
cer and citizen. His ability as a de
tective is nation-wide and his hon
esty has never been questioned."
O'Brien's own letter recommend
ing himself as a detective says in
part:
"My long experience has shown me
the grave danger of employing irre
sponsible detectives or investigators
whose reports or evidence are ques
tionable, and whose work and meth
ods even the supreme court has found
occasion to justly criticise. I have
taken care to surround myself with
thoroughly honest detectives, both
male and female."
In his much-quoted statement of
June 15 State's Att'y Hoyne declar
ed a "crime trust" was operating in
Chicago and Hoyne protested the ap
pointment by Chief Healey of O'Brien
as detective chief.
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WIFE AND DAUGHTER KILLED
WITH AX HE'S SOUGHT
New York, Jan. 27. Following
dinner and theater party celebrating
their husband and father's return
from Chicago, bodies of Mrs. Rebecca
Pullman, 50 and her daughter, Mrs.
Gertrude Bazel, 25, their skulls
crushed with an ax, were found in
living room of their home.
Nathan Pullman disappeared dur
ing afternoon, telling housekeeper
his wife was ill and he was going for
medicine. Later the housekeeper
called an officer. They stumbled over
Mrs. Bazel'S body. The woman was
dressed for the street and is believed
to have been killed as she entered the j
I room to visit her month. Mrs. Pull
man's body lay across the bed. New
ax and a hatchet, bloodstained, lay
under the bed. There were few signs
of a struggle. Fingerprints upon
towel with which murderer washed
will identify him, police believe.
None of Pullmans' relatives knew
of any family quarrel that could have
led to murder of the two women.
The Pullmans came to New York
from Chicago three days ago. They
had lived in Chicago at 1922 Hum
boldt av. and at 3850 Langley av.,
according to the Chicago police, who
have been notified to be on the look
out for the missing husband.
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CONTEMPLATE JOINT NOTE
FROM ALLIES TO U. S.
London, Jan. 27. Joint note sign
ed by all the allies, answering latest
protests from United States and
Sweden and setting forth allies posi
tion toward neutral trade for period
of war, is in contemplation, it was
learned today.
English press today unanimously
applauded plain intimation from gov
ernment that it intends to deal firmly
with United States in answering the
latest protest against British trade
regulations.
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HISTORY MADE IN HOUSE
Washington, Jan. 27. Socialist
presided over the house yesterday for
the first time in its history. Repres
entative Meyer London pf New York
was in chair for about 2 minutes,
being called to act as speaker when
the house rose from sitting as com
mittee of the whole to receive an ex
ecutive report.
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BITS OF NEWS
Frank Gilbert, teacher Chicago
Latin school, committed suicide be
cause of illness, friends say. Poison
and knife used.
Dr. Henrietta Farquharson, 6054
Woodlawn av., knocked down by wa
gon of Henry Hafer"& Son, 3328 S.
Michigan av.

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