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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 03, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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kicking up excitement because along
with it is the report that 25 detect
ives are to be indicted for graft and
Hoyne's attacks on the police sys
tem ,have resulted in the past year
in conviction of three detective ser
geants and two police captains.
Former detective chief, P. D.
O'Brien, was suspended on charges
Drought by Hoyne.
Chief Healey personally for the
first time gets a jab from State's
Att'y Hoyne. Since Jick Hunt was
made detective chief Healey has
failed to co-operate, is Koyne's
charge, and blame rests squarely on
Chief Healey's shoulders for quick
tip-offs from the detective bureau to
the underworld.
"I have had the detective bureau
under investigation for months," said
Hoyne, last night "Once I made the
statement it was a den of thieves and
that the higher you looked the rot
tener it got.
"Everybody knows everybody else's
business. After the detectives get
their assignments they sit around on
the radiators and tell each other. It
is like a ladies' sewing circle.
"If I assigned an assistant to a
case would I want him to discuss
that case with everybody in the of
fice? Certainly not, and my assist
ants know it
"In the recent bank robbery case
eighteen detectives knew all about
the supposedly secret assignments of
two detectives. There are too many
"Don't misconstrue my attitude to
ward Capt Hunt I am not casting
reflections on him.
"The whole fault lies with the chief
of police and the way the depart
ment is orgamzed at the top.
"When Capt. Hunt went to the bu
reau he was told he would have abso
lute control and that he could draw
his men from wherever he wanted
them. He knew the records of at
least 25 men who were there then
and are there now. This means Hunt
has not had the control promised
him and that he has not the power to
remove men he knows to be unfit"
"I do not propose to be dragged in
to a controversy in times like these,
when all of us must work together,"
is the gist of Chief Healey's reply.
Hoyne's direct shot at Healey is
The query underlying crossin is:
Where will Chief Healey get off?
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When the United States goes to
war Chicago will furnish as many-
regiments of sharpshooters as any
other section of the country, that is,
if the lawless are patriotic. Chicago
gunmen never miss. If they don't kill
the person they are shooting at they
usually manage to kill or wound a
pedestrian. As for the policemen,
they also shoot to kill, but they are
not near so good marksmen as the
crooks they are always pursuing. No,
they never catch up. to them.
Italians have long ago forsaken the
time honored stiletto for the Ameri
can revolver. Last night there was a
fusillade of shots in a saloon at 530
S. Sangamon st
Joe Romagneno, 1040 W. Taylor,
was killed. His companion. Rocco
Carbone, probably will recover al
though he has a bullet in his head.
Carbone is determined to live until
he can "get" Anthony Volpe, billiard
hall keeper at 923 Blue Island av.,
who shot him and his pal. Volpe
gave himself up. He claims self-defense.
Uniontown, Pa Jack Kurnes, un
der arrest charged with drunkenness,
chose unique method of committing
suicide. Swallowed his eye glasses,
but an emetic was administered and
attempt failed.

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