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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 24, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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the man higher up. Egan was big
game, but there was bigger.
No ooner was Egan out on-bond
than "everybody" wanted to see him.
Long conferences with big figures 'in
the crime trust fightswore Egan
down. He stood, until some time this
morning, between his pals and those
who will place his pals in prison.
The big question was: "Did Egan
intend to squeal." Death answered
in a final way.
With Egan dropped by the wayside
thehattle between crook and crooked
policeman' and the square policeman
and official goes on.
Hoyne and Aid. Merriam have held
up one side of the scrap. Now comes
another to enter the whirlpool.
Hoyne used men like Bertsche,
gunman and robber; Jimmy Ryan,
"clairvoyant," and Frank Ryan,
"con" man, to get convictions against
the crooked policemen.
Merriam has been using the club
which his crime committee chairman
ship game him. He has shown up
conditions, but at present is almost
powerless to act.
Aid. Lynch, head of the council
committee on police, is the latest en
try in the eternal battle for honest
crook catchers. He has promised to
find out why the suggestions of Aid.
Merriam are not answered in a proper
way by the civil service commission,
whic his now termed a political tool.
He has voiced his intention of bring
ing before the council the detective'
bureau add the chief's office, with
their queer actions.
, Figures move in and out and some
drop, like Egan. The fight is going
to a finish.
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New York, Sept. 24. District at
torney began attack on International
Ladies' Garment Workers-' union by
bringing a renegade union member
as first witness against seven labor
leaders charged with murder. Mar
tin Simmons, who was discharged
from international union in 1911. i
Testified strong-rm men were used
to intimidate scabs in 1910 general
-strike. Morris Hlllqulf, counsel tot
defense, forced tSimons to admit he
had no knowledge of use of gang
sters. Simons was discharged from
union on charges that he was an
agent provacateur in pay of manu
facturers to make trouble in union.
Little doubt now remains as to the
probability of a strike which will al
most tie up the clothing business of
the city. The employers have been
slow in offers to the 25,000 members
of the Amalgamated Clothing Work
ers' union. A settlement is not ex
pected. Tailors are predicting a rise in the.
price of men's suits with the declara1
tion of the strike. About 7,000 men
working in shops which have agreed
to the union terms will stay on the
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There is a fair Miss Polly Boant, '
Who flirts, but marry she wont'
I'ous a hbber, says Sis, "when they
ask for a kiss,
"Says she'll call mother but don't"

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