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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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gftods of the squad In obtaining
jvldence on women.
Hoyne will find no shortage of
vvomen witnesses. Several victims
Df the squad's trickery are already
clamoring for a chance-to go before
'.he grand jury and tell of wine par
ies and other affairs at which they
ay they were forced to entertain the
ice chasers, only to be in the end
louble-crossed by the stool pigeons.
A former investigator told a Day
ook reporter how the morals Inves
igators work the expense account
,'ame, in which the taxpayers of Chi
ago are the "goats."
"All the investigators are given un
united expense accounts," he said.
'But it is rare that any expenditure
of real money is needed. "When the
investigators are on a case they just
go up to a flat, pass themselves off
as a couple of live ones' out for a
good time and are admitted. Then
they proceed to order wine, even
though a single bottle of beer would
De enough for the purpose of evi
dence, and then when It comes time
to produce some money, which is
jsually after much wine is consumed,
they 'pull' the house. But their ex
penses are paid by the city just the
Major Funkhouser does not con
sider the expenses of the morals
squad exorbitant They had an ap
propriation of $30,000 in 1914. Funk
houser points with pride to-the fact
that through the efforts of the squad
the city of Chicago collected $36,000
In fines from the women of the underworld.
Five cases of infection traced to
roller towels at the Desplaines st. po
lice station have roused the patrol
men of the district. A disease similar
to "pink eye" is passing among the
men of the station and dirty roller
towels are blamed.
nMatresses that have not been
changed or cleaned for years, it Is
sid, and a general uncleanliness
T about the building has drawn a kick
from the policemen.
o o
Women can serve as judges and
clerks in Illinois only at elections
where there is no voting for candi
dates for constitutional offices, Att'y
Gen. i.ucey has ruled. This is be
cause the women have not yet at
tained the right to vote for offices
provided for in the state constitution.
"We will not attempt to gain this
right by constitutional amendment,"
says Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, presi
"We will wait for a more favorable
"We will wait for a more favorable
time before asking this."
State's Att'y Hoyne has now offer
ed an immunity bath to William Pow
ell, "Waco Kid," if he will return
from place of his refuge in Havana,
and turn state's evidence against the
20 policemen accused of extorting
bribes from thieves.
Ed Rice is conducting the nego
tiations with Powell, who may be
here next week. Hoyne says Powell's
testimony will make his attack in
Springfield, March 6. Twenty
seven bills were introduced in the
house in a short session held yester
day, one of which prohibits "tipping
trusts" from purchasing privileges in
any place used by the public. Also
prohibits employes from taking tips
away from their employes and pro
vides binimum fine of $25 and max
imum of $100.
Both houses adjourned until next
New York, March 6. James Hart
man, emplove in the baby-checking
room at a department store, was al
uiubi mobbed by a throng of infuri
ated mothers when a mischievous
youngster mixed the checks.
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