Barney Coffey 03281901_ChicagoInterOcean
COLLECTORS 1ICTE0 True Bills Voted Against South Town Deputies. BY THE GRAND JURY Charge Against the lien Is Collecting Illegal Fees. More Evidence fa Cesaeellea with II leant Votlnat at Deaaooratle Primaries Is to Be Considered. True bill were voted by tho grand Jury yesterday afternoon against C W Moulton and James M. LovcIIette. deputy collector la th office of Collector H. H. Fuller of South town. The charge agalrst the men Is that ot "charging illegal fees." The complainant waa James L. Mead, president of the Mead Cycle company, who appeared before the grand Jury, after having set forth the charges against the men in an affidavit filed with the clerk of the Criminal court several days ago. He charged that the men called at the office of the cycle company to collect personal taxes. He drew a check for the amount of the tat and proffered It.- The men. It I alleged, demanded 220 more for costs. Ho re fused to pay the money, and the collectors proceeded to levy upon the goods of the company.. Mead claim that rather than put up with the Inconvenience attending the proceedings, be paid the money. Indleti&tBts were also returned charging the proprietorship or a eemmon gaminghouse against Barney Coffey aad William Ray. Coffey 1 a politician, it Is said, and conducts a saloon at Sixty-Third and Hal-sted streets, where Ray la assoclattd with him. Coffey 1 an ex-police officer. Lucius Rapp, who Is said to have originated and operated a "get-rich-quick" scheme, in which the method wa to represent himself as a relative and secure money from his victims, was also indicted. Seven -charges of obtaining mosey by false pretenses were found against him. It is said that before the present grand Jury conclude It term, Saturday, more attention will be paid to the charge made. by Attorney Robert E. Cantw 11 in connection with the Democratic primaries in the Twentieth ward, as a result of which charge Indictment for Illegal votingjiave already been voted against four men. Mr. Cantwell wa at the office of . t. ... j i . i i iw l a aiwruey curing io murDiug uiu stated that h had about com pit ted securing evidence against several persons said by tlm to have ben connected with the alleged fraudulent voting at the primaries, . Of the quartet already indicted on the rep resentations of Mr. Cantwell, two, Robert Tipping and- Harry Cohn. have notr been arrested. William C. Clingen surrendered himself and gave bonds, ard Amos Moore, ' colored, waa released on bonds yesterday aft ernoon. A nona in ine sum oi i.auu was furnished by Abraham Beamish. The Jury will (tactically .complete its docket this evening. Tomorrow it will visit the county ft atitutlons at Dunning. Saturday it will make it report on tho county Jail and the Dunning Institutions, and adjourn.