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Lieut Edward Grady of the W.
Thirteenth street station.
Lieut. John Hartford of the Shef
field avenue station.
Serg't John J. Naughton, under
secretary to Chief Healey.
An important piece of evidfence
was found on Lieut White. It was
the "red book," a small notebook
containing names of various West
Side dives under the various cap
tions: "Can be raided," "can't be
raided," "chief's places," "hotels,"
"saloons," "dips," "houses of ill
fame," "transient hotels," and
"Greek places." Under the hotel
list many had the added notation,
"three ways." '
Here are the charges Hoyne
makes against the "vice trust":
Collection of bribes from brothels,
thieves, gamblers and crooks gen
erally, amounting to $1,000 a week.
Collection of bribes from saloon
keepers for the return of revoked
licenses. Amount not known.
Collection of heavy bribes from
policemen -for promotion from the
ranks and even to lieutenants desir
ing promotion to captaincies.
Collection of fees from property
owners for the reduction of taxes.
Intimidation of police officers by
transfer to and from districts for re
moved.1 Proposed "trust" to control the
Joliet prison contracts based on the
hoped for appointment of Healey as
The work of Hoyne was carried
on by his secretary, Ed J. Fleming,
assisted by Shelby M4 Singleton,
head of the citizens' ass'n, and the
famous Hoyne flying squad, tor
six months they have combed the
city for evidence.
Hoyne believes he has finally gath
ered enough evidence- to show that a
big part of the graft went into" the
chiefs office. The chief denies all
pharges. The mayor, speeding back
from Springfield, issued a statement
in which he said that, "perhaps the
police dep't was a little corrupt"
Eltreeter is an agent of the- Commit
tee of Fifteen, who is supposed to
have been paid by the vice lords not
to report the joints in goqd standing.
Mayor Thompson said today he
would call in Chief Healey later in
the day for a conference. He said he
had appointed Healey as head of the
dep't on his 30 years' record on the
force and at the solicitation of many
Big Business organizations. Asked
what he thought of the Hoyne
charges he said: "The "use of per-:
jured witnesses has shaken my faith
in the truth of the present charges."
Thompson also pointed to police
reports in front of him, which he said
showed that crime had decreased 20
per cent- in the last year. He was
asked if it were not possible they
were doctored? He replied that most
anything is possible nowadays.
The mayor also blamed the civil
service laws. He said they left a po
lice head powerless to deal with his
SAYS RAILROADS BOUGHT ARMS
AND AMMUNITION '
Washington, Jan. 9. That the
ralroads of the nation were buying
arms and ammunition and engaging
strikebreakers while last summer's
strike situation was tense was the
direct charge made today by W. N.
Doak, vice president of the Brother
hood of Railroad Trainmen to the
Newlands committee in charge of the
president's railroad legislative, ' pro
JUDGE DENIES PETITION TO
HALT FENDER ACTION
Judge Baldwin loday denied a pe
tition asking for an order restraining
the city from enforcing the auto
fender law. The petition was filed in
the name of Edward Terdahl, tax
payer, but it is understood that sev
eral big business organizations in
cluding the State Street Merchants'
Ass'n were behind it