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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 15, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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from his- office. His move against
the bureau manager, however, is
seen "by some as .the first step of an
attempt to get fter State's Att'y
Hoyne. Olson is classed as a Deneen
Republican, Hoyne as an independent
Democrat Brown sems to be
caught between the two; and he
stands a chance of being whipsawed
into jaiL
His trouble started when reporters
for the News, American and City
News Bureau went to Hoyne several
weeks ago, during trial of the' case
; before Judge Olson in which State's
Att'y Hoyne asked warrants for
Chief of Police Healey, his secretary
and several Thompson, politicians.
The reporters asked Hoyne if he
had1 heard that Olson was ap
proached, by Charlie Deneen, Chair
man Willcox of the Republican na
tional confmittee and several other
prominent Republicans and asked
not to issue a warrant for Chief
Healey because it would hurt the
Republican cause in the west just
beforethe national election.
Hoyne told the reporters that he
had heard such a rumor The City
News Bureau carried the story to all
the papers and it was printed. Now
Olson says it is up to Brown to prove
that he was approached on the cas"e
or go to jail.
Early in today's court battle Chief
Justice Olson drew a slam from'Ass't
State's Att'y Johnston because of a
story printed in the Post last night
in which Olson was quoted as being
"out for blood."
"I want to ask that no such inter
views be given out during the trial of
this case," said Johnston. "I think
Judge Olson should be reprimanded
for giving out such a statement, if he
did."
Judge Olson was not reprimanded.
After a few preliminary spats, in
which each side accused the other of
playing to the press and during
which it was intimated that the case
had a political tinge, the lawyers set-
down to a strictly legal battle.
Att'y S. E. Thqmason for Brown,
the City News bureau head, com
plained that he had asked for a
change of venue and that should
have ended the matter before Judge
Trude. He wanted to transfer the
cases from- the municipal court,
where, Judge Olson was chief justice,
to a, higher court in the county.
But his attempts to stop the hear
ing were "waved aside by Trude who
had spent the morning in listening
to arguments between Att'y Johns
ton and John Lee for Olson on the
appointment of a. special state's at
torney asked by Lee.
The law says that if a prosecutor
is interested legally in the outcome
of a case a special prosecutor should
be brought in byhe court
Att'y Lee contended that as
' Hoyne's name had been brought into
the cases, he was interested and his
office should be barred from active
work against Brown.
Att'y Johnston answered that
Hoyne was neither liable for libel nor
could he be criminally prosecuted.
Therefore, JohnBton- declared, the
state's attorney's office should be
allowed to participate-in the trial.
Verbal clashes between the attor
neys were continuous and both sides
got called down regularly by Judge
Trude. Att'y Lee for Judge Olson
seemed to get the "break" in' these
spats, but Judge Trude announced
he wanted to give a fair trial.
Hoyne, who is in New York, is said
to be not very much worried over Ol
son's action. To reporters he said:.
"If any complaint is made against
me I assume that no judge of the mu
nicipal court will issue a warrant on
the request of Judge Olosn or any
one else Tor the public prosecutor of
Cook county or any other public of
ficial while absent from the county,
without first communicating with
him. I even gave Healey that chance
when in town.
"If there is any municipal court
judge df any other judge in Cook
county, who cares to pay attention to

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