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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4',
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MORALS COURT BRIBE CHARGE
HITS POLICE HOYNE ACTS
An investigation into complaints
that the morals court is being used
as a shake-down proposition by cer
tain crooked detectives on the Chi
cago police force is under way by
State's Att'y Hoyne. One such com
plaipt will cause the indictment of
two detective sergeants next week.
The detectives' already hooked in
Hoyne's quiz are Det Serg'ts Charles
Gabel and Ernil Breitzmann of the
Kensington station. They are'accus
ed of trying to shake down a saloon
keeper. J i
The case came to light in morals
court yesterday morning when Stan
ley Szydlowskis, saloonkeeper, 309
Kensington av.; Erank Woznick, Har
vey, HI.; and two women, Anna Wa
selinski and Katie, Rumsza, accused
, the detectives of shaking them down.
According to their story, the de
tectives entered Szydlowski's saloon
and accused the saloonkeeper of run
ning a disbrderly place and then
threatened him with arrest unless he
came acrpss with $50. Szydlowski
protested he had only $40 and offer
ed it to the detectiyes. The detec
tives were not satisfied and arrested
the two women. and two patrons.
The detectives made strong de
nials of the charges to Judge .Wade
of the morals court and accused the
saloonkeeper of trying to bribe them.
Judge Wade then turned the entire
affair over to State's .Att'y Hoyne.
The prosecutor heard both sides of
the stories and then decided the
weight of evidence was against the
detectives. Similar complaints of
such shakedowns have come to
Hoyne from time to time.
Saloonkeepers have complained
that since the establishment of the
morals court and the assignment of
vice squads from each police station
Hoyne annpunced he woulcktake
the evidence agairfst Gabel and
Breitzmann to the grand jury early ,
"next week, possibly Monday, and ex-'
BRUNDAGE, 'HUTTMANN AND
,' MASON LOOK WINNERS . I
Edward J. Brundage seems now tq i
have the Republican. nomination for
attorney-general over Dick Barr in
spite of the trimming he got in cer
tain strong ThompsOnrLundin wards.
With only twenty-two downstate pre
cincts missing Brundage has a lead
of 5,129 over Barr. '
Ex-Senator Billy Mason is rapidly
increasing his lead over Burnetr M.
Chiperfield for congressman-at-large.
Huttmann still has a good lead over
Barratt O'Hara for the nomination
for lieutenant-governor. ,
Aha! a Bull Moose state ticket has
been discovered. And it's confined
to Austin. Four votes .cast in the
primary for the following Bull Moos
ers necessitate ,Bull Moose ballots for
the coming race.
The candidates are Gov., P. J. No
lan; lieut gov., Ross C. Scofield; au
ditor, Lambert Nestor; state treas.,
J. J. Dittenhoefer; sec'y of state,
Harry Scofield, and congressman-at-large,
James P. Walsh.
The 'same four votes nominated
the following county qondidates:
John Modler for assessor, W. B. Con-
-sidine -for board of review, and
Floyd Sherry for coroner. .
Overheard in the Hotel Sherman.
First Sullivanite That's funny,
Leopold Pfaelzer got over 16,090
votes and he's been dead three
Second Sullivanite That's noth
ing. Look at what Phil McKenna did.
New York. Eight persons injured,
one seriously, when Penna. passen
ger' train, bound for New York,
they have ben threatened by the po-M-struck electric switch engine Qf Long
lice and had to pay to avoid being
taken into the morals court and jeop
ardizing their saloon ucense.
Island- railroad just as passenger
train was entering Hudson river tUn-