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J. J. Healy made an objection". Ol
son asked for proof of political sig
nificance of saloon license game.
Jos. Swerling, formerly of Chicago
Herald, now advertising manager of
Siegel-Cooper's, testified to vice in
vestigations on South Side. Accom
panied by wives of Aid. Merriam and
Rodriguez on one occasion visited
Schiller cafe, operated by Sammy
Hare. Saw drinks, music and ob
scene dancing. First jass band in
Chicago at Schiller. Said Schiller's
i "pull" was envy of all other shady
cabaret owners. Served with drinks
after 1 a. m. Crowds and air of
"genial bohemianism." Saw girl give
card to stranger.
" Other cafes hit by Swerling were:
Elite No. 1; Blatz, 29th and Indiana;
Pompeii, 31st and State; Panama,
35th and State; Garden, owned by
Jack Jordan, 30th and Cottage
Grove; Tubby Miller's, 31st and Cot
tage Grove; Rex, o,wned by Jennie
Cooney, 22d and State, and Old Vien
na, 22d st
Swerling, with Mrs Merriam and
Mrs. Rodriguez and two- other re
porters arrived at the Elite about
2:30 a. m. Autos lined, the curb.
Crowds were being admitted. The
strains of a jass band were heard.
The doorman recognized Swerling
and refused to admit the party.
Swerling appealed to a policeman.
"Why can'j these people go in?"
asked the cop of the doorman.
"They're reformers," replied the
"Oh! Move on!" said the cop to
Swerling and party.
A warrant for Mayor Thompson as
a result of the exposures into city
wide vice and the juggling of saloon
licenses in Judge Olson's court may
be sought, according to a hint drop
ped by First Ass't State's Att'y Frank
In the meanwhile the Thompson
Lundin machine is planning reprisal.
The latest scheme is to seek the ar
rest of State's Att'y Hoyne, Henry
- Berger and other attaches of Home's 1
offices for their participation in the
raid on the City Hall that resulted in
the seizure of vice records.
Another slap at the candidacy of
Hoyne for re-election is seen in the
activity of Charley Erbstein and Pat
O'Donnell, under indictment on sub
ornation of perjury charges. These
two attorneys are going into Will
county, located in and around Joliet,
for the purpose of seeking the indict
ment of Hoyne on charges of con
spiracy and subornation of perjury.
Thompson's cohorts will seek the
arrest of the state's attorney and his
assistants on charges of larceny and
WOMAN SHOOTS MAN IN COURT
SCENE OVER DIVORCE CASE
Jacob Klaus, brother of Aid. Frank
Klaus, was shot down in Judge
Foell's courtroom, 'County building,
as he was about to take the stand to
testify in the divorce suit of Jas. Ma
rek against his wife, Mrs. Katrina
Mrs. Marek aimed a revolver at
Klaus and fired deliberately, missing.
She fired again and missed. The third
time she hit Klaus, the bullet lodging
in the small of his back.
Klaus was a boarder at the Marek
home, 4801 Ada st Marek testified
earlier in the trial that he, on July 2,
told his wife he was going fishing all
day. Instead he walked around the
block and climbed in the bathroom
window. He said he saw his wife un
dress and go into Klaus' room, where
he caught her in a compromising po
sition and kicked her out of the
Marek has sued Klaus for $10,000,
charging alienation of his wife's af
fections. It is believed Mrs. Marek
thought Klaus would testify against
her on the stand.
Mrs. Marek carried a baby in her
arms as she shot It was the child
of a neighbor. 9a64f
At Iroquois hospital it was said this
afternoon that Klaus will probably