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Att'y John J. Healy tried to shake
O'Brien's story and failed. Mayor
Thompson was called to testify this
The City Hall became further
alarmed today when it leaked out
that State's Att'y Hoyne was going
to make an investigation of protect
ed vice in the 21st ward, just north
of the river, before he was through
wih Chief of Police Chas. C. Healey.
Eugene R. Pike, city cbmptroller,
member of one of Chicago's oldest
silk-stocking families, is the Thomp
son leader in the 21st ward. He was
the'Lundin candidate for ward com
mitteeman last ApriL Francis D.
Becker, now under indictment in
connection with a (vice quiz last
spring, is his most active aid in run
ning the ward.
A police "captain, formerly sta
tioned at the East Chicago av. dis
trict, which takes in most of the 21st
ward, is said to be ready- to tell of
instructions given him by a promi
nent City Hall leader to go "easy" on
the resortkeepers friendly to Fran
cis D. Becker.
Hoyne announced last night that
ten mpre police captains had been
summoned before Judge Olson to tell
of instructions received from Chief
of Police Healey. They are: Morgan
Collins, John Alcock, Michael Mad
den, Thos. J. Caughlin, Jas. O'Toole
Stephen K. Healy, Thos. F. Meagher,
Thos. Cronyi, Wesley Westbrook
and Joseph W. Smith.
Hoyne also expressed regret 'that
the name of State Sen. Ge,o. F. Hard
ing had been dragged into the case
through Capt. O'Brien's testimony.
He expressed regard for Harding and
said he did not think his name
would be mentioned again.
The Juvenile Protective ass'n has
offered its aid to Hoyne to support
his charge of malfeasance in office
against Chief Healey. The ass'n will
tell of repeated attempts to induce
the mayor and the chief to take ac
tion against vicious resorts. All at
The City Hall was closely guarded
by police al Saturday and Sunday.
Fear of another raid by Hoyne
caused the precaution.
FIGURES ON ILLEGITIMATE CHIL
DREN TO SUGGEST. LAWS
Washington, Oct. 16. The case of
the "children of unmarried parents
will be soon placed before the peo
ple of the United States. The chil
dren's bureau of the labor depart
ment is now tabulating statistical re
ports from all parts of the, country
bearing on the problems of illegiti
macy and a comprehensive report
will be issued.
"It will then be up to the public,"
said Mrs. Helen L. Sumner, assistant
chief of the bureau today. "Our bu
reau will make no recommendations;
it is purely statistical in character."
-The statistics will not include the
number or even the approximate
number of illegitimate children in the
United States. Such figures are im
possible of statement, the bureau has
found: But a great deal of informa
tion on the subject, designed to
make intelligent consideration of the
subject possible, has been gathered.
While recommendations for special
legislation are not within the scope
of the bureau, the feeling exists, it Is
understood, that some legislative
action such as the Swedish system,
tending to bestow full legal rights on
nameless children, should be in force
in this country.
Children born of unwed parents,
often of "love matches'," and, there
fore, according to prominent hygien
iBts, very superior to the average off
spring of the marriage state, bear the
heavy enough burden through no
fault of their own of the social stig
ma, it is felt, without the bar sinister
of utter disregard by the state.
Two Halsted street cars collided
at Division. Injured: Simon Rosen
berg, 2229 Seminary av.; Mrs. Wm.
C. Hamann and Miss Grace Hamann,
1861 Wrightwood ay,
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