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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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The pressure of those in every-day
contact with public utilities will be
steadier and surer than the pressure
of the entire state, which contains
thousands, of people not-a.ff ected at
all and many others only slightly by
public utility service.
- Another student of trust press
gunmanship was threatened with a
-murder diploma yesterday when
Walter Stevens, former head of the
Tribune gang of circulation sluggers,
was pointed out as the man who fired
the shot that killed Louis Lichten
stein, advertising man on the Even
ing Ppst, in an attempted jewel rob
bery. Stevens denies he is the man.
Emil Noel, also shot by the trio of
irobbers who stepped out of the dark
as the Noel car backed into the ga
rage behind his home at 5416 Prairie
av., one evening in the early fall,
identified Stevens as the man who
shot Lichtenstein, his brother-in-law.
Stevens was arrested when Thos.
Inns church janitor, was taken into
custody in Minneapolis, Minn.,1 as one
of the robber band. He implicated
Stevens and Albert Chase, a bar
tender. v
Other trust press gunmen who
have had the murder diploma placed
behind their names and who got
their first" practice as gun battlers
while traveling over the city in slug
ging crews are Eddie Barrett, Hen
nie Barrett and Mossy Enright.
Eddie went to Joliet and Hennie
followed as an accessory for the
murder of Wm. Masterson, another
labor slugger, in a saloon row.' Ed
die was accused of sticking a knife
between Masterson's ribs. They
worked out of the Hearst office for
the Examiner and American during
the newspaper strike.
Moss Enright, a veteran of the
newspaper school, shot and killed
"Dutch" Gentleman in a saloon fight
which came after a long grudge over
labor troubles.
A few polite raps and a little in
side dope on crim'e and conditions in
the city were spilled by State's Att'y
Hoyne, speaking before the Cook
County Real Estate .board banquet
last night. Mr. Hoyne also touched
on labor.-
"It is idle to say that any.honest
chief of police who is. given a free
hand cannot rid Chicago of crime,"
said Mr. Hoyne.
"But, gentlemen, if the police force
upon which you rely for protection
is rotten at its core or at its head
then somebody has to do something
about it. -
"I heard only today that gunmen
and criminals axe headed for Chi
cago. I venture to say that within,
the next two weeks there will be an
increase of crime unless something
is done by the police.
"We have an organization in Chi
cago known as the Employers' ass'n.
They complained about an organ
ized gang of grafters operating under
the guise of labor unions. Another
organization complained about the
breaking of their windows.
"But these men were never will-
ing to go Joefore the grand jury with
their-evidence. It was only after a
murder took place that we were able
to get evidence to convict some of
the grafters."
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Politicians are still trying to figure
out what's behind Mayor -Thompson's
offer to tarn City Hall patron
age distribution over to the G. 0. P.
county committee. Optimists say
Fred Lundin has been eliminated as
boss. Oscar Hebel says it is merely a
trick of the wily Lundin. Homer
Galpin thinks it an excellent idea.
Others are merely waiting the next

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