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That Is the Recognized Title of the Great
Mooney ft Bolind Detect-
ire Agency.
lis Canir Hat Bun Out Long Siriitif Sue-
oittii ta thi DiUotim
f Crimi.
An Interesting Sketch of Its Justly Famous
and Able Western Manager, Mr.
William J. Sutherland.
Secrecy challenges curiosity. What
ever Is shrouded In mystery Invari
ably awakens Investigation. Tho
Iron grating of n prison door stops
tho passer-by and arouses speculation
and Interest Tho clanging gong of
tho police patrol, the foaming horses
and the lice ting gllaipso of tho man
acled culprit will always halt tho
hurrying throng of tho street nnd
elicit unanswered interrogations.
Tho forbidding criminal court, where
tho question of liberty or imprison
ment Is tho lssucr inspire awo and
idle interest And thus the word
"detective" has ever seemed shrouded
in distinguished mystery. 'Writers
of fiction, alert to tho demand of the
reader, have pluyed upon this quality
of human nature to an almost un
limited extent Tho detective
deals with secrets. .His work is done
under tho cover of silence. Ills
plans, his schomos, his theories must
be locked In tho recesses of his brain,
for once laid baro, success Is Impossi
ble. Rcccptlvo ever, others must
give the information, until tho web
Is spun, and tho consummation of
his work entitles him to tho name of
"detective'' one who brings to light
that which has been clouded in dark
ness, and lays baro tho hidden.
V lowed In this light, dotoctlve work
becomes professional, and the profcs
slon of a first-class dctectlvo stands
second to none in worthy dignity and
remuneration. Professions are Judged
by their avowed objects. The
clorgyman receives respect as ho
alms to ennoble mankind; the sci
entist obtains renown when ho in
structs his fellows; the lawyer Is
honored for his ability to arrlvo at
honest and logical conclusions; the
detectivo, recognizing that "the
wicked lovo darkness," throws upon
them tho search-light of his- keen
observation, trenchant reasoning, and
natural acumen, clasps bands with
the blind goddess, and glories In
The very foundation of tho de
tective's profession Is truth. Ills
search Is for fact a crime Is com
mitted; Justices Is outraged; public re
sentment runs high; but tho guilty
ono seems tohavo successfully covered
his escape Tho ordinary urms of
tho law seem stunned. Then tho de
tectivo is called in. Quietly, coolly,
deliberately ho searches with Indo
futlgablo perslstonco. In some guilty
heart ttlo story of the crlmo Is writ
ten; on some burning brain tho
bloody sceno Is photographed; this
tho detectivo knows but In what
heart? on what brain? Ho arrays
before him his mental forces. He
analyzes every hypothesis. Ho throws
his wholo energy Into tho work, and
slowly tho chuln is revealed to him,
link by link. Disappointments, false
clews, must bo met, but must not
bring discouragement. Ho seems al
most gifted with supernatural powers.
Success comes. Tho proof is over
whelming. Tho guilty wretch stands
convicted of his crime. Again it has
been proven that "murder will out,"
and tho professional detectivo has
been the instrument of an avenging,
an all-powerful Frovldence.
This is tho theory of tho profession
upon which one of the greatest asso
ciations of detectives known to mod
ern times is based. Tho talented
gentlemen who constituto tho
Mooney & Boland Agency are Justly
considered Important ministers at
tho altar of Justice Since tho year
1870, when .lames Mooney and John
Boland, of New York City, estab
lished tho agency in that city, tho
work that they havo dono has con
stantly astonished and pleased tho
reputablo public and has struck terror
to tho hearts of tho criminal classes.
Tho readers of Tub Eaot.k becamo
more Intimately acquainted with
this powerful organization In 1881,
when tho Mooney Si Boland offices
were opened nt 151 Monroe street,
Chicago, where they remained until
18l).'l, when tho construction of the
Now York Life Insurance Building
made a removal necessary. Tho fifth
floor of the Modern Security Build
ing tho name of which was, by tho
way, especially "appropriate for the
agency was procured and fitted up
with elegance and every possible
mode'rn convenience. Tho offices can,
by u special system of long-distance
telephones, be put Into direct com
munication with any city of tho
United States at a moment's notice,
either day or night In 1802 Mr.
Mooney, who was ono of tho most up
right and popular men in tho West,
died, and shortly afterwards Mr.
William J. Sutherland and Mr. Rob
ert J. Ferns purchased tho interest
of Mr. Moonoy's estate. Mr. Suther
land then became gcnoial manager of
tho Wcstorn division. Tho wonder
ful strides that tho agency has taken
is very largely duo to tho remarkable
personality and ability of Mr. Suth
erland. Ho knows no such word as
fall, and woo bo to tho guilty person
upon whoso path Mr. Sutherland
directs his attention or tho forcos at
his command. A man of highest
Ideals, unassailable character, fear
less determination and great mental
resource, Mr. Sutherland will counte
nance nothing In tho discharge of
the business of tho agency that is not
more than honorable, but will lcavo
uo stone unturned to bring tho guilty
to Justices or to prevent tho punlsh
mont of tho Innocent. Tho business
annually directed from tho Chicago
otllco Is tremendous. In two-thirds
of tho States representatives of tho
agency are now operating, all of
whom aro connected with tho otllco
by direct wires, and with long dis
tance telephones In tho residences of
both Manager Sutherland In Chicago
und Mr. Bolund In Brooklyn, X. Y.
A "council of war" can bo hold at a
mlnuto's notlco us easily and as satis
factorily as though tho parties wore
seated In tho sanio room. Mr. Suth
erland Is especially particular as to
the class of men who are engaged by
tho agency. They must first of all
bo gentlemen. Tho groat successes
that have given tho agency Its pres
ent position wore successes gained
by brain work rather than bruto
force, and those who aro acquainted
with Mr. Sutherland's tactics aro au
thority for tho statement that bull
dozing bruisers will never bo found
clothed in the Mooney & Boland toga.
Neither are thoy permitted to wear
stars, carry clubs, or make any out
ward show of their profession. Among
their ranks aro to bo found men who
havo been engaged in many pursuits
fitting them exceptionally for tho
dutios thoy aro now performing.
Several havo received legal educa
tion, many have had extcnslvo mer
cantile experience, and all are men of
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erudition and knowledge of affairs
and tho embodiment of discretion.
One of Mr. Sutherland's superintend
ents, who has under hltu three as
sistants, Is Mr. W. S. Devcrcux, a
detectivo of wonderful sagacity, who
has been with tho agency ten years.
In tho Eastern States Mr. llobort J.
Ferns, of 132 Broadway, New York,
win has been associated with the
aircncy from the beginning, Is gen
eral managor, nnd tho work of that
division is fully maintaining the
wonderful reputation the agency has
earned. There aro also representa
tives of tho ugoncy in almost every
large European city, ready on the In
stant to do their chief's bidding; but
it is of tho popular Western managor
that Chicago peoplo desire to bo In
formed particularly.
Ho was born Novombor .'!, 1 8(i:i, on
a farm near Logansport, Ind., being
the only son of Gcorgo C. and Esther
Gearhart Sutherland. Ills ancestors
wore of Scotch descent und his grand
father, William .1. Sutherland, was
an early residont of tho city of New
York, whore his father was born, but
at an early day In the '30's tho futhor
and son catno west and settled in In
diana, enagln In tho Hour milling
and grocery business. Mr. Georgo C.
Sutherland, the rather of tho subject
of this sketch, a fow years prior to
his death, which occurred In 1875,
lived on his farm near Logunspoit.
The mother of young Sutherland died
when he was but a year old, and his
fathor subsequently married Miss
Luclnda Lay, of Waoash, Ind. Young
Sutherland worked on his father's
farm In thesummoraud in tho winter
attended the Concord schools, com
pleting his common school education
In Logunspoit at tho ago of sixteen.
Upon leaving school Mr. Sutherland
became clerk in a grocery store at
Logansport, where ho remained four
years, when ho cumo to Chicago and
entered tho servlco of tho Mooney Si
Boland Detective Agency, a New
York agency at that tlmo a quarter
of u century old, with a western
branch then about to bo established
In Chicago. For u tlmo ho did cler
ical work in tho ottlce, but soon be
camo an active outside worker, and
was In duo tlmo advanced to tho po
sition of Assistant Superintendent.
In 1880 Messrs. Mooney & Boland
opened a brunch otllco in Kansas
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One of the MoBt Famous Dstectlvea in the World.
City, and tho Chicago superintendent
was sent there to tnko charge, upon
which Mr. Sutherland wus made Su
perintendent at Chicago. In 1800
the agency was Incorporated nnd Mr.
Sutherland wus made Secretary and
Manager of tho Western division, and
in 181)1, upon tho doith of the senior
nicmbor of the firm, Mr. .lames
Mooney, ho purchased that gcntlo
man's Interest In tho business, und
has slnco had ontlre charge of the
Wcstoin division as General Man
ager. Mr. Sutherland Is a Mason, having
advanced to the Royal Arch degree.
He Is also a member of tho Bonovo
lent and Protective Order of Elks, of
tho Chicago Athletic, and several
other clubs. During his carcor as an
operative In tho business In which ho
is engaged, he has visited nearly
every city, town and county scat of
Importance in.thls country, and trav
eled extensively abroud. In his re
ligious uftlllutlons ho Is a Frcsbyto
rlan; In political matters neutral.
On Decoration Day, May, 1888,
Mr. Sutherland was murricd to Miss
Dolly Minnlck, of Arlington Heights,
111., daughter of Dr. E. G. Minnlck,
a retired physician. Ho resides with
his family on Ellis avonue,in n hand
some residences erected last year, sur
rounded by all the comforts of life.
Mr. Sutherland is u great lover of
good horses and lino dogs, and keeps
In his well-appointed stables somo
specimens of the finest pacing and
saddlo horses to bo found In Chicago
and vicinity, while ho Is tho owner
of several dogs of tho most valuable
Mr. Sutherland has long boon un
important factor In the making of
tho Moonoy & Boland agency ono
of tho most successful institutions of
its kind In tho entire country. Tho
testimonial letters from prominent
parties who havo employed tho
agency in dilllcult cases, and which
aro now in possession of tho Western
office, aro numorous, and many most
complimentary things havo been said
by tho dally press of Chicago and else
where in speaking of its work. Among
tho uotablo cases handled by the
agency may bo mentioned tho cap
ture, in 1801, after a long chase, of
tho famous Italian brigand, Espostta,
alius Rondozza, in Now Orleans, and
his extradition and conviction by tho
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Italian government. Also the clever
capture nnd conviction, about tho
same time, of Charles Becker, who
counterfeited successfully the 1U0
franc notes of tho Bunk of Franco.
Ills plates and entire outfit were also
captured. It was also due, t'j a great
extent, to tho excellent work of this
ugoncy that tho notorious ballot-box
frauds, In this city In 1885, wore
exposed nnd punished. In tho trac
ing -out of tho Intrlcato c:o:tlon
frauds In Indiana in 1887, per
petrated by Sim Coy and his gang,
the Moonoy & Boland agency did tho
work under tho direction of Mr.
Sutherland. Sim Coy, as Is well
known, was convlctc.1 and punished.
In election frauds, this agency has
mado a notablo record of running to
ground tho guilty; und also In many
boodlo cases, among which may bo
quoted tho Instance when this agency
was employed by tho citizens' com
mittee to cxposo and locato tho
fraudulent practices of tho county
oillclnls of Chicago in 188S. Tho
trial of thoso cases Is well remem
bered In this city, and resulted In
tho sending to tho penitentiary of
several county commissioners and
otllclals. Tho agency was presented,
In recognition of this valuablo sor
vlco, with a letter of commendation
for their able and encrgotlc work In
this particular caso by ex. Judge
Julius S. (irlnnell, at that tlmo
Stato's Attorney.
A multltudo of rases might bo cit
ed illustrutlvo of tho excellent serv
ice and work accomplished by this
groat agency, A notablo caso of
more recont tlato was tho running
down und capture of Grlmshaw, tho
truin-wrcckor, who, early In 1803,
wrecked tho passenger tiatn on tho
Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad,
and who was sent to tho Michigan
Penitentiary for fifteen years. It
also located In Canada Frank L. Har
per, who embozzlcd $10,000 from Van
Vllsslngon, and had him sent to tho
penitentiary for tho torm of two and
a half years. John II. Glusser, who
had embozzoled $3,000 from tho Mur-dock-Campbell
Co., was brought back
by this agoncy from a ranch In Cali
fornia, convicted, and sentenced to
thrco yoars in tho penitentiary.
Then A. J, Davis, who had robbed
the firm of Hlbbard, Sponcer, Bart-
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(Cou United ou 1'age Si.)
Here Ton Hare a Full List of 111 of
the Winners Dished Up to
Postmaster Hating Has Laid Plan for t
SplonlM Pnoumatio Tube for
Chicago Mail.
It Will Knock Out Telephones in the Busi
ness Center Other Political Odds
and Ends.
Following Is tho result of the Town
und Aldermanlc election, held last
Atdrriimiilr mill Town.
Ward. l'lurnlltr.
1. John J. Comihlln, Pom 1,110
2. AcldUon lltllitd. petition, Hep V)
u. Kdwaril Marrcnncr. Hep 073
4. John W. Hepburn, Hep 1.C10
5. David Delit, Iem 1.053
0. Cbarle Martin, Item Zl
7. John A. Cooke. Hep l.oix
H. Krnnk Sleplcka, I'cm 41
V. Fred llobde, Pem 731
to. Fred Kngel, Hep CM
II. A. II. Watnoii, Hep MM
1?. Conrad Kaliler, Hep :i,'.vj
11. KdwardW. Btanwood. Hep r,37
II. Jame Keati, Hep Cl
is. Joiepb I.ammcm, Hep l,.ui
lit. John Hchcrmann, Hep l.nis
17. H. t. O'Connor, Hem 01
is. Wm. F. Mahoner, em 3,570
19. John l'owcri, Pem 7,411
. C. E. Etaltrt, Ilcp 2IJ
21. A. J. Prachtendorf, Dem 4M
W. Henry Schtndorf, Hep 41
Z). John Lanon, Rep..... , ...,.M
21. T. It. Carrier, Rep 41)71
2. W. I Chapman, Hep I.sca
2C. William E. Hchlake, Pem W
27. Hubert Ilutler, Hep 212
2n. John lllf gane, Dera 2KI
2i. Robert Mnlcahey, Dem :i,f3t
30. Walter Merchant, Hep 1,'jxd
31. Edwin J. Noble, Rep ;U
32. J. n Mann, Hep 4 ,.
3J. C. II. Howell, Rep wo
34. O. I Chadwlck, Rep 2,2 3
Mouth Town.
Annemor, Henry Ileit, R m?
Collector, M. Honan, P 3:0
Supervisor, E. J. I.elendccker, P '.17
Clerk, A. Jacobi, P 413
North Town.
Alienor, W. T. Hall, R 0,103
Collector, l'aul Hedlenke, R a,:wi
Huporvlnor, W. H. EUfeldt, Jr., R 1,704
Clerk, U. ft Clettenbuw, It I.V70
Went Town.
AiocMor, M. J. Bcanlan,P 0,212
Collector, A. M. Hofmann, P 4,732
Huporvlior, F.J. Kllcrano, P 3,1'jh
Clerk, John Illnlak, P 043
llydr. IMrk.
AaMor, T. II. Bkeelei, It l,:i.K)
Collector, J, J. Hanburr. R 0,38.3
Superrlnor, O. Otto, R Cist
Clerk, (I. H. Walto.lt s,n
Town of ImUp,
AMcaior, Clirla I.eyhe, P no
Collector, I', J. O'Connoll, P 7kh
Hupervliior, C. E. Rotfe, P '(hi
Clerk, M. J. McCarthy, R 1,003
Like View,
Alienor, Jame I'eaie, R 4,070
Collector, R. M. Simon, R 1,990
(Supervisor, O. W. fcundln. R 1,717
Clerk, E. Zlmmer, R '.',2.M
Alienor, C. O. Teubrooko, It til
Collector, U. C. ClatiHicn, R .mm
Ruporvlior, Cliarlcx Kleinbulzen, It 311
Clerk, W. 8. Heffron, It sti)
llluliwsy CommlHaloner, J, W, Kctcliam,
,li nVrnoii.
AHienor, William Johuaoti, It , l.rilrt
Collector, I'.d PimoiiH, It l.'.xw
Hupcnlior, Henry Ituutclierir, R i,ohh
Clerk, J. F. Hollli, R mil
l'rosldcnt, Clmrlcn E, I'lpor 1,121
Trustee, A.J. Chetiov 1,1112
AfCHxsor, (Icoruo J, DlUs 813
Collcotor, O. F. Walker l.lf.a
Supervisor, C, K. Cnstlo 1,(ihh
Clerk, E. 8. Austin 1,10(1
l! mut 011.
Assessor, Joseph M, Lyons, 11 112
Colleotor, OcorKoM, Qulnlan, R 1,407
Supervisor, James MnMnhou, R 1,437
Clerk, Robert Milne, 11 842
Members of tho Hoard of Educatton-U, II.
CouKdon, I,. II. lluslmell, P. H. MoMahon.
School Trust ee-C. II. HobcrU.
Commissioner of Highway) Henry Miller,
Conitable W, H. Underdown.
Justice of the Peace Joseph MoCullom.
Whoro the Aldermanlc pluralities
wero uncomfortably closo tho unotll
clal figures mado Tuesday ovenlng
havo been gono over and tho voto
verified, Addison Ballard's plurality
of forty in tho Second Ward stands
as reported Tuesday ovenlng, a second
revlow of tho pollco returns from
each precinct in tho Second Ward
giving them as;
llallard l,UJ
Horan 1,3'Jt)
Mou 1,'cko
In tho Seventeenth Ward M. M.
O'Connor, Democrat, retains his lead
of ninety-one votes over Johnson,
tho precincts giving ouch man a veri
fied total of:
O'Connor.,.,' lJ'.tt
Jolitifou , t,:io2.
Obcnulorf 1.13 J
Cullen s
Although one morning paper an
nounced tho election of Ebcrts
hacuscr In tho Twcntloth Ward over
Ehlcrt, there appears to bo no room
to doubt that Ehlcrt has a plurality
of 243 votes over tho Democratic
candidate. A second examination of
tho llgurcs makes tho voto as origin
ally reported.
Ehlcrt. Hep 3,?lllloenln, I'eo 24
Kbeitihacuaer, P..2,"oil
Henry Schcndorf has a narrow
margin In tho Twenty-second Ward',,
but It stands as given forty-four
plurality until canvassed by tho
Election Commissioners. In tho
eighteen' precincts ho polled for tho
Republican party 2,437 votes, while,
Tripp polled 2,.10.1.
lie-examination adds ono to
Schlakc's plurality over Boyd. It
was figured Tucsduy night ns ninety
and a second addition appears to
mako It ninety-one. Tho Alder
manlc voto In tho Twenty-sixth
Ward stands:
Hchlake 2,8iMieckentb 135
lloyd 2,7371
All other Aldermanlc candidates
appear to havo so aired largo enough
pluralities to mako contests Improb
able. It was said Wednesday that
Aid. Tripp might contest Schcndorf 'a
election. Henry Best has retained
ex-Judgo Prcndcrgast to watch his in
terest before tho Canvassing Board.
Tho now Council will consist of 42'
Republicans and 2tl Democrats, a
1 Aonit , KiikIiiiii.II- is John ttmtiuui, J),
John J. CourIiIIii, D. W. F. Mahonoy, P.
2 Mttrtln Hi-l, II. 11) V K llallnuhr, '..
Addlion Hallard.Il. Jnbn l'owers, P.
3 Jill Smith. U. M Ullo Jlnae, II.
Ed. Marrcnncr, R. Charles Elilert, It.
4 .V. . Mmltlfii, II. 21 John Mcdlllm, J.
J. W. Hepburn, It. A. J.llrachtendorf.U.
I rnlrltk-J. )'illl,J. 22 Kilir. Muvlhorfir, II.
Pnvld Deist, P. Henry Bchcndorf, II.
0 r.iKiiiiK .ii, l. 2J W'lllliiiii IMIu, IK.
Chas. Martin, P. John A. Larson, R.
7 ll'di. J. ifXelll, ). 21 Zihii V. I'n'k; It,
.Toliu A. Cooke, It, Thos. II. Currier, It.
8 M,t)lliiMmYtiiii,l.Vi .1. . h'Ifliii'cl.t; It.
Frank Slcplcka, P. W. 1, Clmpman, H.
II Jotnih IWhrlll. II. 20 II". F. Flakier, Jl.
1'red Roliito, P. Wm. Hchlake, P.
10 .rim Jtoriittin, II. 27 MiUhewJ.t'mimwM
Fred r,ncl, It. llorlt. W. Ilutler, It.
11 II'. .'. lu-ul, II 2S Thiiiiiit Smili; II.
A. II, Watson, II, .John lllmtatic, P.
12 .Alii. ., C'ilUiliMI,lt,21 Thulium Ciirrll, l.
Conrad Knhlcr, II. Hubert Muloalicy, P,
13 .1. .. Kiitiirh-, IK an II". '. I'liM'h, II.
V.. II. htunwoud, It, Walter Mercliunt, 1U
II Fml lutuivrliitti, II. si ,cin. , I'rmirin, II,
JaH. Keats, It, Edwin ,1, Noblo, II,
13 Mivhnel ,'tf.iu, ). 3.' HI11. . Km-, II.
Jos. I.ammcrs, II. Jaiues 11, Maun, II.
10 Uliuili-u Kant, ll. 31 Urn, Ji, Shriiiliil, It,
John Hcliernmun.U. Cyrus It. Howell, It,
17 '. (liism-llii, J). 34 Jiihu O'Xi-lll, ll,
M. O'Connor, P. O. E. Chadwlck, It.
Tho names of tho holdover mem
bers aro printed in italics, of tho
now members or thoso re-elected In
Unman. Tho Republicans are Indi
cated by tho R. aftor tholr names, tho
Democrats by D.
Chicago voted Tuesday on tho
question of annexation of Morgan
Park nnd Kvanston to this city.
Tho voto was largely In favor of nn
noxatlon, tho figures bolng:
Foranucxutlon of Evnnston 37,ojj
Airalnst annexation of Evanston 11.304
Majority for annexation 23,328
For annexation of Morxan Park 30,201)
Aiialnit annexation of Morijan Park 12,234
Majority (or annexation 23,97s
In Morgan Park tho election ro-

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