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honey asked him after Mrs. Beth
Jones, the accusing witness, had tes
tified to his proposal of marriage.
"Yes, rna'm," admitted Silbanek.
CHIEF HEALEY AND BIG THREE'
INDICTED BY GRAND JORY
Chief Healey, Tom Costello, Billy
Skidmore, "Mike de Pike" Heitler,
Thomas Newbold, millionaire hotel
owner; William Weinstein, partner of
Newbold; Det. Serg't Steve Barry
and Patrol Serg't John Walsh were
indicted by the grand jury today on
charges of conspiracy.
This is State's Att'y Hoyne's an
swer to Mayor Thompson to "make
good on his charges of. -graft or re
tire to private life." More indict
ments vitally affecting the Thomp-son-Lundin
political family will prob
ably be returned before the end of
The indictments were voted by the
October grand jury, which had been
held over to handle the graft cases.
It is, however, unlikely that this body
will hear any more evidence because
of the scandal caused by the discov
ery that Geo. Brown, a juror, was
holding secret conversations with
Albert Mohr, pal and bondsman of
Mohr is a millionaire clubman. He
is the man supposed to have collected
the $15,000 defense fund for Healey
when Hoyne went after the ex-chief
in connection with the Sportsmen's
club gambling charges.
Police officers indicted by grand
jury will be suspended as soon as
official notification of their indict
ment is received, said Police Chief
Schuettler added, however, that
the men indicted might take a 90-day
leave of absence without pay if they
preferred that to suspension. If sus
pended they would have to submit to
a hearing before the trial board with
in 30 days, which might compel them
to disclose their defense to the state's
attorney. A leave of absence may
be renewed-alter 90 days
Geo. P. Brown, member of grand
jury, accused by Hoyne of "tipping
off" secrets of grand jury graft quiz
to Al Hohr, millionaire. South Park
com'r, Thompson politician and
Chief Healey's bondsman. Hoyne
announced he would take immediate
action against both Brown and Mohr.
Tom Costello. who surprised the
underworld by testifying "before the
grand jury yesterday without prom
ise, of immunity, expected to resume
story of his deals today.
Chief Schuettler called on Hoyne
and gave him his promise of co-operation.
GERMANS MOVE BIG CANNON
OVER MARSH AND RIVERS
London, Jan. 16. Teutonic forces
have succeeded, despite marshes,
lakes and rivers of the Danube
boundary section of Dobrudja, in
bringing up heavy artillery. Dis
patches from Berlin said Galatz was
under fire from such cannon placed
on bank of Danube opposite Ruma
nian city. Russian and Rumanian
forces have forced stoppage of Ger
man infantry advance around city
from southeast and official state
ments indicated Teutonic attempt to
encircle town from southwest has
been greatly slowed up.
Russians ' report successful offen
sive in valley section of Rumania to
northeast of Focsani.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
Failure of strong Russian attacks on
both sides of Fundeni (Rumania) re
ported. Beating back of a French
trench raid near Bouvraignes, south
of Roye, also announced.
Petrograd. Sinking of tw"o enemy
ships' near1 Bosphorus by Russian
John Elberson, charged with em
bezzling $2,300 from R. I. Terwiliger
last August, arrested following re
turn from Europe.
Bailiff Isaac Weil's soft-cushioned
chair stolen from Judge David's