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cept by paying a mysterious strang
er $250. It developed today that he asked the Standard Brewery Co. to help him and had circulated a peti tion among his neighbors, addressed to the mayor, at the. suggestion of-j Charles Vavnk, deputy oir inspector and Thompson-Lundin committee man of 34th ward, in Which Gaynor resides. It was for this he was held to the grand jury But he clung to the following story in substance in spite of the attacks made on him by Judge - Olson and the Thompson Lundin forces, led by Att'y John J. - Healy and Sam Ettelson: After his license was revoked he - visited Vavrik in his City Hall office. Vavrik was the dispensor of City Hall favors in the 34th ward. Vavrik said it would be a hard job. Finally he agreed to help hint Said it would v be a good idea to have petition signed by neighbors, saying Gayor was a good man, etc. Gaynor agreed to that. The next day the mysterious "Peldman," to whom Gaynor said he paid the $250 graft, apepared with blank petition. Gaynor had it filled. License was restored. Gaynor-paid" the graft Att'y Jqhn J. Healy, counsel for Chief Healey, signed the perjury complaint against Gaynor. Ass't State's Att'y Frank Johnston, Jr., agreed to join in the investigation. Johnston said he believed Gaynor was shielding the name pf the man to whom he paid the graft because Gaynor said: "I may lose my license again and need him." It was appar ent, also, that Gaynor did not like the idea of mentioning the name of Ward Boss Vavrik. Rocco de Stefano was appointed by the court to defend Gaynor. That Olson's action was antici pated by the Thompson-Lundin fac tion was shown by the "planting" of Detective-Sergeants Cahill and Her- t nigle of the detective bureau, two administration coppers.Mn the court room early in the day. When Gay nor was held over they sprang for-1 ward and rushed him to bureau. Ee was unable tp furnish bond. Ass't State's 'Att'y Johnston said Olson's action did not weaken the state's charges again Chief Healey. He said it was plainly evident that Gaynor had paid out graft money to some one and the state was just as anxious to get at the bottom as was Judge Olson. Jos, A. Thoney, slot machine in vestigator for the Citizen's ass'n, was under cross-examination at the hands of Att'y John J. Healy, but stuck to his story that stories told him by saloon owners who had ma chines convinced him that the earn ings from the machines were $400, 000 a month. He said the Mills Novel ty Co. people said there were 1,800 machines in the city. Among other things he said: Clerk in Walter Snell's cigar slore, 63d and Cottage Grove av., said he got $40 from one machine in three days. One of the partners in Eaglemeyer & Reker's saloon, 5124 S. Halsted, said machine paid his license. Saloonkeeper aj. 115th and State sts. planned auto trip to New York on slot machine proceeds. o o REPUBLICAN ELECTOR OF WEST VIRGINIA FOR WILSON Charleston, W. Va., Oct 21. De mocratic leaders here today claimed to see an important victory for President-Wilson in the action of J. W. Dawson, Hughes elector, who asked that his name be withdrawn from the Republican ticket as an elector. Dawson is a coal operator and busi ness man of Charleston and a for mer Republican party leader. In a letter Dawson said he had studied the public speeches of Char les E. Hughes and could not see no reason for a change in the adminis tration at Washington. o o Harry Weilander, 9, 6450 Maryland av., killed in football game.