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bureau the very gang I had been
fighting for several years and trying
to drive out I pointed out these con
ditions to the mayor and about four
of his closest friends.
"I did not, however, tell what I
could have told of Healey's record
prior to his connection with the po
lice dep't I have never discussed his
unfortunate career while connected
with one of 1e steam railroads as
agent or special agent. I have never
discussed charges made against him
by his employers or the claim that he
had too close relations with railroad
thieves or the manner In which he
settled those charges But I can."
Hoyne said he would take his
charges against Healey in connec
tion with the raw conditions on the
South Side to the grand jury before
Saturday. He said he expected the
investigation to widen, but refused
to say who else would be drawn
A report spread like wildfire about
the City Hall that Mayor Thompson's
name would be dragged into the
mess before the grand jury com
pletes its injuiry. Hoyne refused to
Criminal court gossip now has at
least three Thompson-Lundin poli
ticians connected in the vice inquiry,
two of whom have high city jobs.
The papers have been making veiled
hints of the "activities of a negro al
derman" in the mixup. Aid. Oscar
De Priest is the only negro alder
man in the city.
Chief Healey denied all of Hoyne's
charges today and said he "wel
comed an investigation." He said
he did not fear indictment He also
said that if Capt O'Brien told Hoyne
Healey introduced him to a politician
who would be spokesman for the ad
ministration in the Second ward he
Because Capt Bill O'Brien of the
Cottage Grove avenue station was
wise enough to make a record of all
communications passed between him
and Chief Healey and prominent pol
iticians, the City Hall finds itself to
day in the most unpleasant light a
big city administration has ever
Bill O'Brien played a clever game
when he was sent down to take care
of part of the South Side badlands.
Vice was running wild there. Con- &
ditions, he said, are "hair-raising." "
And he knew that when the crash
came he was be the "goat." He was.
So he walked over to State's Att'y
Hoyne and toldvalL ' What he told
brought Hoyne to hisfeet with a
rush. An investigation of O'Brien's
statement was made. From that in
vestigation came Hoyne's determina
tion to seek an indictment for Chief
Healey before the grand jury.
Capt. Meagher and a squad of de
tectives from the Cottage Grove av.
station last night raided the "Dun
bar club," 3016 S. State st, seized
gambling implements and arrested
27 negroes and two white men. Bud
Woods was booked as keeper.
MAIN HALL AT UNIVERSITY OF
Madison, Wis., Oct 10. Main hall
at Univ. of Wisconsin is in ruins. A
smouldering fire was discovered un
der the dome at 10:15 a. m. and with
in an hoUJ the massive dome had
fallen. Hall was value at $202,000.
At 11:30 Fire Chief Heyl said the
building practically was ruined. Fif
teen hundred students were in the
building when the fire was discov
ered. They got out in orderly fashion.
New York. Hughie Jennings, the
manager of Detroit Tigers; Frank
Navin, president of Tigers; Joe Hig- A
gins, scout and Mrs. Jennings, on the W
way to Ebbets field narrowly escaped
serious injury when auto was struck
by trolley car.
Dr. J. B. Weintraub, shot in his of
fice yesterday by Dr. Arthur McLar
en, who said Weintraub had ruined
his life by an operation, died today.