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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 27, 1911, Image 4

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bother you."
. After his place was closed
Foster said he met Wheeler in
Chief McWeeney's office. The
chief said to the witness: "Such
men as you (meaning Foster)
are worse than the lowest dogs,
taking money from girls, and
paying it out to protect your
Foster said that when he asked
Chief McWeeny what he thought
of Wheeler and the others charg
ed with accepting the graft the
chief replied they were worse if
they took it.
The witness did not say that
he had ever said protection
money directly to Inspector
Wheeler, but charged. Wheeler
with getting a part of that paid
to Bonfield.
"I went to Wheeler's office and
told him I wanted to run," he
said. "He told me I couldn't. I
said I had paid protection money
to Bonfield, and that he had got
his share of it. I told him I knew
he had."
Foster said he had conducted
the Hubbard court place from
1908 until early in 1911. He said
he had paid thousands of dollars
during the three years. His place
was closed once by DetectivesJ
McCarthy and Norton. He saw
McCarthy, tfnd made a kick, and
his place was reopened, running
until Mike Loftis arrested the
women. Then he went to Wheel
er and told him he would "holler"
if he Was double-crossed. "I ask
ed him why I couldn't run, when
Sam Hart and the 'Kinky Jew,
did," said Foster.
Inspector Lavin of the Max
well street station was dragged
into the ca'se when Foster said
that 12 years ago his license for
a place in Taylor street had been
revoked because heefused to pay
Lavin protection money.
The personal equasion entered
the case when Foster said that
John Haley, his partnr in con
ducting two disorderly hotels, did
not come forward and corrobor
ate his story because heHaley)
was a cousin to Sam Wilson, bug
gy driver for Inspector Wheeler.
William E. Todd, colored, an
investigator for the commission,
told yesterday afternoon of num
erous places in the districts com
manded by the accused officers
where; liquor was sold aftef hours,
and said he had seen detectives in
these places after closing time.
He also gave a list of "flats"
where liquor was sold without a
saloon license. Todd's testimony
was particularly damaging
against Capt. Harding'and Lieut,
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Colder Forecast
for Chicago and vi
cinity; fair Wed
nesday night. andf
probably Thursday;
colder Thursday
nitrVif- with Inwesf'
"o fiffTt
tmrr?itiir nnnnf
10 degrees above zero ; diminish
ing northwest winds.
. Ql&itv
There are supposed to be no
deer at a stag party.

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