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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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no matter how big the men -were who
were hit."
Hoyne pointed out Mayor Thomp
son's connection with the Sports
men's Club of America as "director
of sports." The particular brand of
"sports" fostered by a certain clique
in the club, close to Thompson and
Jim Pugh, has already received with
ering fire from the prosecutor.
Hoyne said he had evidence that
the Sportsmen's club leading lights
were the sponsors for the gambling
machines which brought three police
captains into trouble, that the club
rented quarters on the West Side
' from which the maehines were dis
tributed and that an' electrician paid
by the club kept the machines in or
der. "When Mayor Thompson was
elected," said.Hoyne, "and wanted to
stop this sort of thing he should have
insisted upon the removal of his
name from the stationery of the club.
It was his name, printed in bold let
ters, that was used as the bait to sell
life memberships to gamblers, keep
ers of hquses of prostitution and dive
keepers. "I have already pointed out that
purchasing a membership in the
Sportsmen's club was regarded in
the underworld as satisfactory to
Mayor Thompson. Another member
of the club is Chief of Police Healey.
"Yes, sir, before I'm through wRh
this investigation 111 prove that"Ehe
reasons for the raid on the City Hall
were disgraceful."
Around the City Hall Hoyne's an
nouncement was taken to mean that
before the quiz is over information of
dealings with bosses of the Under
world on the South Side would be
Drought to light that would lead right
to Mayor Thompson's door.
With State's Att'y Hoyne still
keeping the Thompson-Lundin ma
chine on the defensive, plans for a
continuance of the hardest fight ever
made on shady politics, vice and cor
ruption were laid last night by the
.prosecutor and his assistants. 1
Hoyne has intimated he may-drag
the entire flght into the open by se
curing municipal court warrants for
Chief Healey and one or two others.
This would silence the cry of politics
from Mayor Thompson and give' the
public a chance to see the inside
working of the Thompson-Lundirj,
system.
However, the grand jury investi
gation will go on. Many-persons who
know of the existence of vice -and
gamblfng shielded by the City Hall
will be called. In addition, several
police officials are expected to expose
orders received from the "hall."
Francis D. Hanna, former morals
inspector, is expected to be a wit
ness. Hanna "was dropped when he
became too troublesome to the city
administration and insisted on hitting
friends of the "hall" as well as en
emies. He is expected to tell of a
quiet understanding in the morals di
vision that records were to be twisted
so as 'to place" the police dep't in a
good light. It is also said he may tes
tify as to the manner in which -ice
was shielded in certain neighbor
hoods. Hoyne also made the announce
ment last night that "police captains
had been jobbed for the criminal of
fenses of which Chief Healey Is
guilty." He said all this would come
out in the present probe. '
Major Funlth6user'who is already
in bad with Chief Healey, is said to
have gotten himself in deep water be
cause of "carelessness" in allowing
Hoyne's men to get possession of
records of the morals division.
Fred Lundin, whowants Harry B.
Miller eleqted state's att'y, showed
his hand last night when he sat in
on aConference with the City Hall
leaders at which plans to "stop
Hoyne" were discussed. Wise poli-
ticians think this was a bad stunt.
They believe that the farther Lundin
stays away right now the better itv
will be for the "hall" to stop the quiz
by electing Harry Miller.
SamJEttelson, who was at the Lun-
r I'jf'. " . -?- fafcia

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