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Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postoffice at
Chicago, 111., Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran, sgggjgg Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. Tpp3 By Exc8pt in
.500 South Peoria St. 398 . Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL. 3, NO. 246
Chicago, Friday, July 17, 1914
REDLIGHT KILLING MAY LEAD TO
BREAKING UP OF MORALS SQUAD
City Officials Frown at Shooting Affair Morals Squa
Member Cries "I Didn't Know They Were
Officers" Gleason In Protest.
' Feeling ran high in the police de
partment today over the killing of
Detective Sergeant Stanley Bims,
who was shot down in the old red
light district last night after a re
volver battle with members of the
There is an insistent rumor that
Mayor IJarrison and the civil service
commission will take action in cfean
ing up the squad. Several surprising
changes are intimated.
Last night's tragedy was due to the
fear that gripped the hearts of the
members of the morals squad when
they imagined Officers Birns and
John Sloop were attacking them.
When the smoke from the re
volvers cleared' away the following
results were checked up:
Stanley J. Birns, 1848 North West
ern avenue, detective sergeant of de
tective bureau; a wife and three chil
dren survive him.
John Sloop, detective sergeant,
Birns' working partner, wounded in
thigh; removed to hospital.