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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 28, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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down, again and again, breaking the
neck or back. When he ended there
were 11 forms in a heap beside the
gaunt she-wolf.
Hughes stripped off the scalps,
with both ears and upper eyelids en
tire, and the skin of the old wolf,
A and at dawn staggered into Burns
w with his booty. There he got a gor
geous breakfast Supervisor Richard
Meinking certified the twelve scalps
and Hughes went to La Crosse coun
ty courthouse and collected ?54
bounty money from County Clerk
Jolivette, with the assurance of an
equal amount from the state.
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. One month ago the Rev. Elmer L.
Williams, that "fighting parson" on
the North Side, whose "fighting" has
been conducted chiefly against wo
men, complained to Mayor Harrison
that Police Sergeant Nick Berwick
was guilty of immoral conduct.
Berwick then was in command of
Deputy Superintendent of Police
Schuettler's famous crime squad,
which did more real work during the
winter than any other body of po
lice in the city. It worked only on
the big cases. ,
Mayor Harrison, possibly because
of certain conditions in his own ward
on the North Side, chose to fall for
Williams' accusation of Berwick.
Berwick was called on the carpet,
bitterly scored, put back "in harness"
and sent to the woods of the Town
Hall station.
This affair created a great deal of
talk. State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne
had but recently sprung his "crime
trust allied with high police officers"
stuff. The newspapers were full of
nasty insinuations about Berwick and
the reason for his reduction in rank
and transfer to the Town Hall sta
tion. But Berwick's troubles did not end
with his going into harness and'
transfer to the woods. Someone, it
s pot definitely known, who, was
good enough to telephone to Mrs
Berwick and tell her that her hus
band had been reduced in rank and
transferred because of his immoral
conduct with loose women. No news
paper had printed this, the actual
charge against Berwick.
The result of that telephone mes
sage was that a home was almost
broken up.
Berwick set out to find out who
had been traducing him. He soon
struck the trail of the Rev. Williams.
He went to Williams and demanded
a full investigation of the charges
Williams had made against him.
Williams, with a pretense of being
very fair, told Berwick that he would
make a personal investigation of the
charges. Within two weeks, "the
fighting parson" very sheepishly
came to Berwick, admitted that the
charge he had preferred against Ber
wick was false, that the police offi
cer's record was clean, and that he,
Williams, had been entirely in the
Berwick demanded that Williams
retract his charges before the mayor.
Williams wrote to Harrison with
drawing the charges. Today Berwick
resumes his old place as head of the
crime squad.
That is all. Except that a great
injustice was done Berwick, and that
pig-headed persons won believe what
they read in the newspapers never
will believe he was not guilty of the
charges against him; and that the
Rev. Williams got a little free adver
tising and very likely some extra
contributions from his patrons who
want to see him "clean Chicago."
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Boston. Popular demand that
Gov. Foss pardon David D. Farns
worth, writer and former Chicagoan,
now in jail for killing man he thought
chicken thief.
Paris. Dr. Bouchon took out
heart of man killed in auto accident,
and kept it alive for 30 minutes. This,
however, in no way helped the dead
man, ,
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