National Affairs: In Chicago

The special grand jury which has been investigating the frauds, conspiracies and murders attendant upon Chicago's primary election last April, last week brought indictments of a police lieutenant, eight racketeers and a large, dark figure who had seemed destined to gain fame in the councils of the nation—Oscar DePriest, first Negro alderman of Chicago, nominee of the G. O. P. to succeed the late famed Martin Barnaby Madden in the House of Representatives. It was not the first time Mr. DePriest had been indicted. In 1916 he was accused of handling tainted money, but the charge languished and died in...

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