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be permitted to go before the grand
The City pall yielded to Hoyne and
brought over documents from the of
fices of th"e mayor and Healey in sev
eral patrol wagons guarded by a
large part of the mounted squad, un
der Capt. Denman. The mounted po
licemen thrown around the criminal
"court made a Avarlike appearance
and gave emphasis to the bitter war
between the City Hall and the Crim
inal Court building forces.
Thompson arrived at the Criminal
Court building accompanied by Corp.
Counsel Ettelson, Sec'y Chas. Fitz
morris, Chief Healey .and several
other members of his cabinet. Ettel
son took charge of the legal end of
the City Hall crowd's affairs, assist
- ed by Howard 0. Sprogle and Ches
ter E.' Cleveland.
Before entering the grand jury
room Thompson gave out a state
ment denouncing yesterday's raid on
the City Hall -as "unwarranted and
illegal." He said it gave a, black eye
to the city of Chicago and cost
Hoyne 50,000 votes. He also denied
a story to the effect that he was go
ing to withdraw the city detectives
assigned to aid Hoyne and would ask
the resignation of Civil Service Com
missioner Joseph Geary.
Fitzmorris was the first witness
called by the grand jury. He was
questioned on official records in his
care. He remained only a few min
utes. Shortly after the crowd that
thronged the anteroom of the grand
jury was brought to its feet when
Ass't State's Att'y Arkin called "Wil
liam Hale Thompson!" The mayor
was greeted by a bombardment from
the flashlights of newspaper photo
graphers as he walked into the grand
The mayor was before the grand
jury 20 minutes. When he emerged
he went into conference with Ettel
son, Cleveland and Sprogle. Then
he announced that he had been asked
to turn over official city and police
records to the grand jury and 'thai .
he had agreed with the understand "
ing taat they were to be kept in the
care of Grand Jury Foreman Stiles.
Abe Merinbaum, record clerk in the
mayor's office, was the next witness.
Then the records were called for.
A squad of police hauled 30,000 docu
ments into the grand jury room. One
package, containing private files
from the mayor's office, caused an
pnmest discussion between the
mayor, Ettelson and Sprogle but they
were finally given to the grand jury.
' Sergt, John Naugh'ton of Healey's
offiGe and the chief's, representative
on the saloon license commission was
heard after the records had H)een
hauled into the grand jury room.
While Naughton was before the
grand jury State's Att'y Hoyne came '
out Again a bombardment from
photographers. Hoyne received the
newspaper reporters with the an
nouncement that the work was only
begun and that before it ended a
thorough cleaning-up would be ,
-made. He said he expectedmdict-
ments before Saturday.
"We have the records we' want,"
said Hoyne, "and we're going right
through with it. There's nothing
much i care to say. Actions speak
louder than words. I have no com
ment to make on what the mayor
might say. He's not running the
grand jury or the state's attorney's
Among other announcements
made by Hoyne were:
Chief Healey has sent out an 'or
der to police captains instructing
them not to turn over any records to
the state's attorney. Two captains
have told Hoyne of this.
Others besides Chief Healey will
The charges used against the men
to be hit are malfeasance in office a
and conspiracy. The former is pun- '1
ishable by a $10,000 fine and removal
from office,; the latter by five, years
imprisonment, or $2,000 fine, or both. "
Denied the City Hall raid was ille
gal and that the same thing was car-t -