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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 09, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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tribute now in custody accused these
three men of being the "real protec
tors of resorts" on the West Side.
Hoyne also said he had received
information that Tom Costello, al
leged head of the vice syndicate, and
Chief of Police Healey had discussed
a list of 56 resorts -which they ac
cused these three men of protecting
and -which they proposed to turn
over to Hoyne to bbnd him to other
vice resorts, said to have- been al
lowed to run wild on the West Side.
A rumor was flashed about that
one of the members of the police de
partment caught in Hoyne's net had
confessed during the day and had
brought the trail of graft to Jhe doors
of powerfuland wealthy members of
the City Hall political machine.
The raiding parties from Hoyne's
office continued to bring in denipens
of the underworld with regularity all
day, and several auto loads of spe
cial investigators were dispatched to
the West Side with names and addresses-
of resort and dive keepers.
Hoyne was back at his office before
8 o'clock.
Among those arrested today are
Rosie Cohen, keeper of an "exclu
sive" West Side "tea house"; "Mon
key iFace" Charles Genker and Ja
cob Levin. Rosie Cohen is alleged
to have made a statement to an in
vestigator boasting that they could
not arrest her. She paid $60 per
month for the privilege of, operating,
she is quoted as saying, and the "big
men" would look after her.
Prom "Monkey Pace" Genker
Hoyne expects to get valuable infor
mation. Genker was one of the
principal witnesses -in the trial of
Police Inspector Edward McCann,
sentenced to Joliet penitentiary six
years ago on graft charges.
It was rumored about the Criminal
Court bldg. today that shortly after
midnight one of the members of the
"Big Three" taken in State's Att'y
Hoyne's sensational exposure that
resulted in the arrest ofChief of Po
lice Healey had "squawked."
This man's testimony was expect
ed to be used to pin the charge of
graft at the door of the City Hall.
Coincident with this rumor came one
Fto the effect that further raids would
be made by Hoyne detectives today
that would clinch the case against
the "vice trust" that has ruled tile
underworld of Chicago since the be
ginning of Chief'Healey's regime.
Chief Healey was arrested at his
home at 6128 tfniversity av after
Asst State's Att'y McKay had paid
hinvhis second visit of the day. On
the firsjt occasion McKay was forcibly
ejected as he was without warrants.
Healey then secured two bondsmen,
Jas. G. Barsaloux and Albert Mbhr,
and Judge Fry. When McKayre-ap-peared
Judge Fry allowed the chief
his freedom on $100,000 bonds.
Healey was arraigned this morn
ing before Judge Mahoney. On mo
tion of his attorney, John J. Healy,
his"-"bonds were reduced to $25,000
and the case continued ten days.
Frank Johnston, Jr., represented the
state. There were no arguments.
Tom Costello, said to be the real
head of the vice trust; Billy Skid
more, West Side boss; Lieut. Martin
White, West Lake st. station, and
"Mike de'Pike" Heitler, West Side
redlight and gambling boss. In front
of them, tied in rubber bands, were
several thousand dollars. Hoyne de
clares this to be part of the graft
money.
The following men were caught in
Hoyne's sensational raids:
Chief of Police Charles C. Healey.
Lieut. 'Augustus M. White of the
West Lake street police station.
Thomas Costello, known as a pro:,
fessional "ftcer."
Wm. Skidmore, West Side saloon
keeper. "Mike de Pike" Heitler, known as
"boss of the West Side levee.'
Harrison J, Streeter, an investi
gator for the Committee of Fifteen.
Thdse for whom "warrants wereis
sued, but who were not arrested
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