CORRUPTION: In Philadelphia

Hectic headlines have been announcing a politico-criminal upheaval in Philadelphia. Following is an account of actual developments up to last week:

Murders. In the early hours of a Philadelphia morning three men with shotguns murdered a hunchback, a month ago. He was weazened, four-foot Hughie McLoon, 27, saloon keeper, prizefight manager, onetime mascot of the Philadelphia Athletics. Standing beneath a street lamp, he made an easy target. The assassins whizzed away into darkness.

A week later, Daniel O'Leary, gangster, was spending a night with his mistress. Five men entered their rendezvous. They fired a salvo into the sleeping O'Leary. The woman...

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