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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 28, 1912, Image 1

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Vol. 2, No. 1 Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 28, 1912 One Cent
will the grand jury investigate harrison and
McWeeny it ought to -
The Day Book' is not yet par
ticularly impressed by the pres
ent grand jury vice investigation.
There is nothing in the world
Chicago needs more today than a
thorough investigation of vice.
But there are too many peculiar
circumstances in connection with
the present grand jury affair.
Here are some of them:
The investigation -was insti
gated by Yictdr Lawson, pub
lisher of the Daily News.
Lawson never yet has been
known to do anything civically
virtuous without having some ul
terior motive.
Medill McCormick may or
may not) be in With Lawson. If
McCormick is it'speaks better for
the possibility of the investiga
tion being on the square.
State's Attorney John E. W.
Wayman is being ignored by the,
grand jury.
This speaks well for the inten
tions of the grand' jury, if the
grand jury were not being eged
on Lawson.
Wayman and Lawson are not
the best of friends since Wayman
tried to get the" Republican nom
ination for governor away from
Ther,e is a great deal of talk
about the grand jury making an
investigation of police conniv
ance with vice.
This is all right if the investi
gation is to be the heads of the
police, namely Mayor Harrison
and Chief McWeeny.
It is not at all all right if it is
to be(an investigation of the po
lice in which a few captains and
lieutenants are to be the goats, as
has happened heretofore in Chi
cago investigations,.
There never yet was a police"
captain who did not conduct his
office just as the administration
wanted it conducted. He'd lose
his job the minute he did.
Mayor Harrison seems to have
placed himself in the unfortunate
position of giving out conflicting
interviews in connection with the
Harrison could not be found to
day, and so The Day Book could
not ask him about this. But here
are a few interesting circum
stances as detailed by other
Arthur Burrage Farwell was
reported to have called upon the

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