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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 11, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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In a statement given the press late
yesterday afternoon State's Attorney
Hoyne referred to the last primary
"as the most corrupt primary ever
held in Cook county." ""He said un
qualified and disqualified persons
were permitted to serve as judges
and clerke and that many judges and
clerks ignored all requests or de
mands of challengers to ascertain
the right to vote of thousands whose
right was questionable.
Hoyne also referred to a meeting
in Roger Sullivan's office in the Peo
ple's Gas building, Wednesday even
ing following the primary, and asked
if Judge Scully directed Chief Clerk
Dennis Egan to attend the meeting,
which was attended also by Frank S.
Ryan, R. M. Sweitzer and Sweitzer's
lawyer; and asked if Judge Scully
knew that the matter discussed at
that meeting was the express neces
sity of stopping the state's attorney
and the grand jury investigating 'into
vote frauds.
He asks if it isn't true that at that
pieeting it was decided that the best
way to stop the state's attorney was
to let the county judge and Chief
jcierg Egan handle that matter by
terrorizing the police department
nd threatening to prosecute officers
assigned to the state's attorney's
Hoyne also asked if Judge Scully
directed Chief Clerk Egan to call the
meeting in Attorney Fyffe's office
.yesterday morning for the purpose of
perfecting plans for stopping the
.state's attorney and the grand jury
jby drastic prosecutions of police offi
cials. Hoyne's statement was brought
..out by one given the morning papers
(or publication yesterday, in which
jScuilty said that if Hoyne had brok
en the law the fact that he was
state's attorney would make no dif
ference to the court. I
Now Hoyne charges that Judge
"Scully is apparently seeking to ob- i
I strict a grand jury investigation into
votes frauds at the primary.
Scully's Statement.
"Mr. Hoyne has no basis for that
statement," replied Judge. Scully.
"He is the first to make it In fact,
I have received many letters of com
mendation on the way the election
was run. Considering the interest in
the election, I think it was one of the
"Mr. Hoyne's insinuations that Den
nis Egan, chief clerk to the election
board, attended as my representative
a meeting hell in Roger Sullivan's of
fice in the People's Gas building, to
consider ways and means for 'stop
ping the state's attorney,' is ridicu
lous. I know of no such meeting.
Furthermore, neither Egan nor any
one else can represent me in any
thing. Mr. Hoyne can go as far as
he likes with his grand jury investi
gation and I will help him in every
way I can.
"No one in Cook county is more in
terested in getting celan elections
than I and I will go as far yes, far
ther than Mr. Hoyne in prosecuting
Judge Scully's investigation of the
vote frauds begins tomorrow.
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Norfolk, Va., March 11. Repre
sentatives of State Department ar
rived here today and immediately in
stituted an inquiry into sinking of
American sailing vessel Frye by Ger
man auxiliary cruisel Eitel Friedrich.
Captain and crew of Frye were
brought here and taken direct to cus
toms house where their stories were
recorded under oath.
Stories of all witnesses agreed.
Stated that while almost becalmed,
enroute to Queenstown, they were
halted by German warship. Officers
who came on board and examined
their manifest characterized grain
cargo as contraband because con
signed "on orders.".

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