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BILLY LUTHARDT REPORTED READY TO TELL
HOYNE OF "DEALS" IN HEALEY'S OFFICE
Billy Luthardt, private secretary
to "Chief of Police Healey, who was
indicted with the latter and Charley
Essig of the Sportsmen's club, is re
ported ready to vtell 'State's Att'y
. Hoyne all he knows of the secret in-
I fluence brought to bear on Healey
behind the closed doors of'vthe
This was the word breezed through
the criminal court-and City Hall to-'
da It is known that since Healey
and Luthardt first became involved
thai pressure has been brought to
bear on Luthardt to tell all and save
himself from becoming the "goat"
At the same time other people have
been advising Luthardt to keep his
mouth closed and everything will
come out all right ' s
It is believed that Luthardt might
be able to shed a great deal of light
on the . relations between Chief
Healey and the "Big Three," Tom
Costello, Billy Skidmore and "Mike
de Pike" Heitler.
Chief Healey had little to say in
regard to Hoyne's charge that 'he
had wrung tribute from the under
world while hiding behind the skirts
vof his Invalid wife. He denied all
charges, that Costello and Beitler
were bringing Healey his share of
the underworld graft
Mayor Thompson arrived at his
' office early but would n6t talk. He
announced that' he would issue a
written statement later in the day;
He seemed visibly crushed over the
Hoyne attack -that has undermined
the Thompson-Lundm political ma
chine and threatens td- send many
I of its members to the penitentiary,
' Who's next?
V Following the confessions of Tom
Costello, head of the "Big Three,"
graft ring leaders, and Lieut. A. M.
White, which are said to involve
Chief Healey, the report went around
the City Hall that one or, two mora
members of the Thompson-Lundhi
political machine are to be hit by the
next move of State's Att'y Hoyne.
Hoyne confidently asserts that
Healey is "hopelessly involved" and
that before long other high figures
in Chicago's official life will be
caught in the graft ring .exposures.
And Hoyne has a habit of making
Mayor Thompson became an
object of interest today when Hoyne
coolly put the following list of ques
tions up to him-:
"l.NDid or did not August W. Mil
ler oH the Thompson organization
come to your office and ask you to
permit the operation or to prevent
the operation of crap games on the
"2. Did Michael Faherty, president
of the board of local improvements,
come to your office about the time
of the publication of the news of
Chief Healey's resignation and dis
cuss with you what Chief Healey's
status Would be after his resignation
so far as friendship or influence
would be? . '
"3. Did you tell .Mr. Faheriy or any
one else that tile new chief of -police
would be compelled to go along with
"4. Do you know who sentFaherty
"5. Did he or any one else tell you?
"6. Do ygu know how much mo
ney was p.aid for the restoration of
the license of the Panama cafe oper
ated by Isadore Levine?
"7. Do you know or have you
heard how the money was spent?
"8. Do you know or have" you
heard that Chief Healey's share of
the money was $600 out of a total of
"9. Do you know that until the li
cense was restored $1,000 was on de
positNwith Ike Bloom of Freiberg's
dance hall fame?
"10. Do you know that Costello
obtained the $1,000 from Ike Bloom