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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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Russian forces ten times as strong
as German defenders entered, out
post north of Krasshim, but were
later ejected.
Paris. Series of reconnoissances
by Germans on heights of the
Meuse,' following three hours' bom
bardment repulsed. t
London. Loss of 200 persons in
torpedoing of Russian steamer Skif
fet Dec. 14 reported in Exchange
Telegraph Co. dispatches from Co
penhagen. Petrograd. Rumanian forces sur
rounded height occupied by German
troops southwest of Prslea, in Ru
mania and took "a great number" of
prisoners and four machine guns.
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"Aid. Oscar De Priest, Chief
Healey and Capt. Steve Healy are
but minor figures compared to the
men Hoyne will eventually get in the
graft probe. Before many days have
passed one man' in particular, a
highly-respected and wealthy citic-
zen, owner of much property and a
power in politics will be indicted by
the grand jury," This was the
statement made this morning by an
assistant state's attorney.
The announcement that Hoyne
had asked the indictment of Aid. De
Priest created a panic in the ranks
of the Thompson-Lundin ranks. The
negro alderman from the Second
ward has shared with Aid. Michelson
the rather doubtful distinction of
leading' the administration battles on
the council floor. He is also known
as the ally of Jakey Loeb in the city
council. It was De Priest who took
up the cudgel for Loeb in his fight
on the school teachers of Chicago,
De Priest has wielded a strong in
fluence over Thompson. It is said
he was one politician who could get
anything he wanted from "Big Bill."
De Priest was elected an alderman
through the efforts of Sen. Geo. P.
Harding, millionaire and Republican
ross of the "black belt."
According to Hoyne, a neat system
of graft has been uncovered In the
"black belt," through which profits
accruing from gambling houses were
divided among a syndicate of bosses.
Hoyne accuses De Priest of being
the protector of this syndicate. Other
men for whom indictments are re
ported to have belen asked are:
Stephen K. Healy, police captain,
formerly in command of the Stanton
avenue police district, included in
blanket conspiracy charge and in a
separate true bill charging cdnspir-
acy to accept a bribe.
"Teenpn" Jones, Second ward
saloonkeeper, accused collector for
a graft -syndicate under De Priest's
alleged leadership, named in general
conspiracy indictment and in sepa
rate true bill charging conspiracy to
obstruct justice and to give a bribe.
"Bill" Lewis, "Black Belt" gam
bling king, protege of Jones; named
in general conspiracy charge and in
'separate indictments charging con
spiracy to give bribe and conspiracy
to obstruct pustice.
Arthur Cadozas., former partner of
Jones in Second Ward Republican
Tammany club, founder of notorious
"Elite" black and tan resort at 31st
and State; named in general conspir
acy indictment and in separate true
bills charging conspiracy to obstruct
justice an.d to give bribe.
David Knighton, alleged gambler,
named in general conspiracy indict
ment and in separate bills charging
conspiracy to give bribe and con
spiracy to obstruct justice.
Two detective sergeants, names
suppressed, said to be active aids of
Capt. Healy, named in blanket con
spiracy charge and in separate true
i)ills charging conspiracy to obstruct
justice and to accept bribe. .
From ten to fifteen gamblers,
keepers of disorderly -saloons, hous.es
of ill fame and law violating saloojis,
named in general blanket indictment
and in separate group charges of
conspiracy to give a bribe and to ob
struct justice.

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