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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 29, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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said to be the sponsor of this partic
ular police official.
Investigators from Hoyne's office
swept through the North Side look
ing for witnesses. More than a hun
dred characters in the North Side
underworld have been questioned by
Hoyne's men. Many are believed to
have told all they know.
Coincident with this report came
the announcement from Chief
Schuettler that the East Chicago av.
police district would be hit in a big
police shakeup to be enforced to
night. It is believed Qapt Wm. Rus
sell will b,e transferred.
A sweeping investigation of the
North Side, as announced exclusively
in The Day Book last week, is under
way by State's Attorney Hoyne. The
prosecutor made this known last
night. A captain of police, numerous
other police officials, detective-sergeants
and two prominent politicians
are under fire.
According to Hoyne, the East ChK
cago avenue district is overrun with
vice and crime; big and little crim
inals find a veritable haven across
the river, protected by politicians
close to the city administration.
An organized system of graft; from
cabarets, disorderly hotels and gam-
I bling is said to have been operated
in that district. Another big source
of income is said to have been raked
I in from "buffet flats" which infest
the more fashionable neighborhoods
i of the Lake Shore drive district
" Robert Lee, 1956 Fletcher st, ar-
i rested Friday night in his home by
I Det-Sergt Qumn of the state's
I attys staff, is said to have made a
I complete confession involving the
workings of Lem Nutter's auto
thieves gang, of which Lee is believed"
I to have been a member.
State's Att'y Hoyne and his aides
spent a quiet Sunday. All they did
was to:
Uncover the workings of the auto
i thief trust that .enabled, it jto ,get
brand new license tags from the of
fice of the secretary of state at
L Springfield for stolen cars. v
Prepare several cases iqr me Jan
uary grand jury which is to be held
over this week. Hoyne would not
tell just what the matters were.
' Investigate the doings of Epford
Woodson, colored, arrested in the
Lake street police station with a lit
tle notebook in his pocket Hoyne
thinks this book indicates that Ep-
kford is collecting graft from disorder
ly resorts. Ep was pincnea wnen ne
tried to arrange bail for the inmates
of a place that was pulled by Lieut
Schoemaker.
Again question Adam Prochowski
and get that burglar's denial that he
figured in the Art Institute robbery
when the Noyes collection was
stolen.
Announce that he knew who
robbed the home of J. Ogden Ar
mour, but arrested no one because
he couldn't prove it.
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' GOT MAYOR'S COAT
Mayor Thompson, becoming
peeved at way city council was act
ing in budget matter, left council
chambers when council voted to sit
Las committee to consider budget
BITS OF NEWS
Northwestern "L" traffic tied up
this morning when Wells street
bridge would not close properly.
Mrs. Clara Steinhaus, 37, killed self
by inhaling gas in home of. parents,
Mr. and Mrs. August Pfeiffer, 1739
Oakdale av.
Sattle, Wash. Mayor H. C. Gill
pleaded not guilty to federal jndict
ment charging him with being party
toBillingsley whisky ring conspiracy
to violate federa Istatutes.
Washington. Further armament
of British ships, .including guns for
ward, will not necessarily mean this
government will recognize them as
Bubject to submarine attack without
warning, it was said ajL state depart-
Iment,
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