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for malfeasance in office and con
spiracy. Billy Luthardt, Healey's secretary,
the "wire-puller" and subtle politi
cian, indicted for conspiracy.
Charley Essig, former prizefight
manager, wrestling promoter and
secretary of the Sportsmen's club,
controlled by Jim Pugh and "Big
Bill," indicted for conspiracy in con
nection with the -spread of slot ma
chines. The name of City Comptroller
Gene Pike, Lundin politician, society
man and Twenty-first ward boss,
trailed through the mud through the
testimony of Francis Hanna, former
Harry B. Miller, Lundin's protege
and candidate for state's attorney,
accused of refusing to prosecute the
Fox Trot club, in the Hotel Morrison,
owned by Millionaire Harry Moir,
after affidavits had been presented
to him that young girls were getting
drunk after 1 a. m. in the place.
The indictment of the head of the
police dep't is probably the hardest
knock ever taken at the administra
tion of a big city. The indictment
charges that vice and gambling were
Sgain running wild in Chicago with
ae connivance of the man sworn to
enforce the laws and ordinances.
The big, outstanding feature of the
entire affair is the exposure of the
manner in which the administration
played favorites, Loop hotels and
cafes and wealthy or powerful politi
cians were allowed to "get by" with
anything. The fellows with the
money and "pull" ran their saloons
seven days a week and 24 hours a
day without fear. But the neighbor
hood saloonkeeper who took a
chance on selling a bottle of beer
after Saturday midnight had his
license jerked from him immediately.
There were only two ways for the
small saloonkeeper to get his license
back. He could go on his knees to
the Fred Lundin political agent in
his ward . and swear allegiance to
Thompson, Lundin am Miller, or he J
could do what Peter Gaynor, the
young Lithuanian, swears he had to
do, pay $250 graft.
Healey was released on $20,000
bond signed by Mike Faherty, pres.
of board of local improvements; Al
Mohr, South Park com'r, and ex-Sen.
Al Clark. -Luthardt's $10,000 bonds
were signed by Wm. W. DeWees,
4430 Drexel blvd.; Mike Faherty and
WILL PROBE BRIDGE WHICH
CAUSED DEATH OF FOUR
An investigation of the 12th street
bridge accident that took the lives of
four when the auto of Hugo Warner,
advertising manager of Lord &
Thomas, skidded into the river, start
ed today under the lead of City Har
bor Master Adam Weckler.
The gong and lights that were in
stalled to prevent just such accidents
didn't work last night when the big
limousine sped up the incline toward
the bridge. When the brakes were
thrown on it was too late and the
machine slid over, bumped, turned
over and struck the water.
Sarah Bernstein, 30, 5649 Indiana
av., and Henrietta Warner, widow of
the advertising man, saved them
selves by climbing out broken win
dows in the back of the car. The
Lillian Klausner, 30, 4458' Prairie
av.; Jennie Klausner, 22, 5433 Green
wood av.; Sylvan Kusel, 20, 5470
Greenwood av., and Hugo Warner.
The party had just left the Max
well Settlement, 1214 S. Clinton.
The body of Warner was recovered
by the police today.
Harry Halvorsen, city diver who
gained fame in Eastland disaster
work, went into the river this after
noon and found the three bodies
were still in the car.
Brooklyn, O. Town trustees are
seeking justice of peace today.
Henry Jahn, late incumbent, re
signed after judge fined him $50 for.
toting' a gun and blackjack