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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 15, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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with $100 belonging to brother.
Wanted to go to Italy.
Bernard McMahon, fired from city
clerk's office to fight for job. Says
civil service reform work caused en
mity against him.
"Mrs. Evelyn Lee" deserted baby in
boarding house at 1327 W. Jackson
blvd. Police seeking her.
Stanley Kopicki, 1362 Milwaukee
av., suicided when wife left him.
John Burke, confessed murderer of
F. P. Voorhees, 1016 Hyde Park
blvd., to get mental examination.
Garfield Sullivan, 17, 3732 Parnell
av., arrested for stealing auto. Had
just been released from Bridewell for
similar offense.
Mrs. Carrie Heppeler, 2706 Prince
ton av., suicided. Poison. Reason
Joseph Merrick, 60, 103 W. Harri
son, found dead in basement of home.
Heart disease.
Alex Brodey, alleged pickpocket,
and 2 pals arrested while working on
W. Harrison st car. Two escaped.
"I intend to raise the question at
meetings of the city council whether'
the police force of this city dan be
thoroughly CROOKED in its rela
tions to wiretappers, clairvoyants
and all kinds of swindlers while at
the same time it maintains strictly
CLEAN AND HONEST-connections
with the millionaire garment exploit
ers and private police bureaus in the
profitable business of breaking
This was statement of Aid. Wm. E.
Rodriguez today. He said that he
and Aid. Kennedy will quote what
State's Att'y Hoyne says about a
slush fund raised inside the police
department for the defense of De
tective Walter O'Brien, recently con
victed of grafting and conspiracy and
sentenced to state's prison. The al
derman added these are proper ques
tions to be asked from the council
floor, where they may be heard per
sonally by Mayor Thompson:
"Why does the mayor keep silence
under the public accusation by
State's Att'y Hoyne that a slush fund
was raised for defense of a nephew
of Cap't P. D. O'Brien of the detec
tive bureau? If such a slush fund
was raised and Capt O'Brien knew
of it, as now charged publicly twice
by Hoyne, how under such condi
tions does Mayor Thompson expect
to carry out his pledge that the
crooks will be driven out of Chicago?
"Is it reasonable to suppose that a
police force taking big graft from
organized gangs of burglars and
swindlers will also refuse to take
money from manufacturers and pri
vate police bureaus who have large
profits to gain from the suppression
of wage demands such as the gar
ment strikers are making?"
Aid. Rodriguez said it would be im
possible for the garment bosses to
get such aggressive strike-handling
tatics from the police force without
"greasing the wheels" somewhere.
He was asked if he believes money
has been passed.
"Don't kid me," he replied. "You
couldn't get the coppers to go along
as fiercely as they do in this strike'
without money being passed. Police
men are conveniently absent while
sluggers put through a job like the
beating of Harry Waxman at the
Lamm shop. What's the answer?
They are getting their bit just like
the detectives who are conveniently
absent while wiretappers trap ttieir
Dave Kovensky, an American slug
ger, was fined $5 and costs by Judge
LaBuy in Maxwell sL court this
morning for beating up a newsboy.
Last Wednesday the slugger tried;
to make Harry Black, newsboy at
Racine and 14th, "eat" some papers.
Black refused and was handed a
black eye.

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