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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 04, 1913, Image 6

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The beating which a street car em
ploye handed to Chief Claim Agent
Sidney Ossoskhof. the Chicago Rail
ways Company lasr night may result
in the public coming into possession
of some very interesting information.
The information concerns the kid
napping of victims of street car acci
dents by the company's "grey ghost"
Ossoski was visited last at his
home, 5655 Sheridan road, by Frank
H. Rose, one of his confidential men,
whom he had just discharged.
Rose didn't like being discharged
and he plainly showed his peevish
ness when he arrived at Ossoski's
Ossoski may be awfully good at
covering up the company's careless
ness in street accidents, but he's very
bad at covering up when someone in
front of him is making Terry Mc-
Govern rushes at him. Ossoski was
vanquished. Rose was arrested and
released on bonds.
"I was confidential investigator
several years for the Railways Com
pany," said Rose, "and Ossoski dis
charged me through a subordinate,
without a warning. I was his inves
tigator when John B. Hogarth came
to Chicago. Ossoski got Hogarth his
"Then Hogarth got into trouble
with the union men who said they
would walk out unless Hogarth was
put out Ossoski took up Hogarth's
fight and used money to discredit
President Quinlan of the Street Car
Men's Union.
"I know he used money because it
was me that carried the money from
Qssoski to the men who used it and
who tried to beat Quinlan at the un
ion elections.
"After the fight was over and the
union men won by having HogarlE
ousted", I was still stronger with Os
soski. I had so much on him. I work
ed on number of details from time
to time that proved that Ossoski in
tended to break the union.
"Then the kidnapping of street car
accident victims started and the pa
pers immediately jumped all over us.
I adyised Ossoski to go slow but he
wouldn't listen.
"Then he started his school, for
witness stunt Motormen and con
ductors were bullied into turning in
reports favorable to the company.
They were instructed to get witnesses
who would testify right.
"When they find the right sort of
witnesses they file their names.
"After they were well trained by
the investigators the witnesses were
turned over to the company. He told
them just what to say.
"When the case came to court, he
asked all stereotyped questions. If
the lawyer on the other side should
ask something surprising, the com
pany's lawyer would object, that was
the signal for the witness to say, "I
don't remember."
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Mccormick answers hoyne
A. A. McCormick, president of the
county board, gave out a scorching
indictment of State's Attorney Hoyne
in reply to the prosecutor's statement
relative to the probe of the election
of last fall.
"Hoyne," said McCormick, "got in
to office fraudulently and is now try
ing to keep the perpetrators of the
fraud from going to jaiL Judge Baldwin-told
me that never in his long
experiencexhad he ever heard of such
a fraud as was evidenced in the elec
tion of Maclay Hoyne."
The special grand jury resumed
work today. Six or eight witnesses
were expected to be heard today.
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Of course nobody wants to inves
tigate charges of crookedness against
Judge Speer of Georgia, if his health
Is so poor he can't stand it Congress
should see to it that Speer has the
best of medical attention, just as any
accused man not on the bench would

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