Image from page 537 of "History of the Chicago police from the settlement of the community to the present time, under authority of the mayor and superintendent of the force" (1887)
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THE SIGNAL ANSWEKED. Reports of the fact that Allen w^as in hiding had spread allover the city, and it was not long befdre upwards of 10,000people armed with all sorts of weapons, from pocket pistolsand pitchforks to rifles, were assisting the police in the huntfor this negro desperado. It was a wild and peculiar scene.One might have expected to see something of the sort in afrontier town, but in a city of hJ.f a million or more, it wasdoubly strange. The search had proceeded for half an hourbefore the man was found, and the manner of his discoveryand death was graphically detailed at the time by Signal
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THE PATROL SERVICE. 411 Sergeant John Wheeler, of the Desplaines Street patrol.Said he: It was our day to change watch at the Union Street patrol barn, itbeing the turn of our squad to go on day duty, and we had been on from6 oclock Saturday evening until noon. At 12 oclock I left the barnand went over to my boarding-house, on North Union Street, whereI had dinner. Officer Mulvihill boards there, too, and at the close of themeal as I was passing him, I pulled his hair in a joking way and said some-thing about getting the nigger after dinner, and then went out. I wentfrom the house over to Murdooks cigar store on Milwaukee avenue,bought a cigar, stood around a little while, and then walked along Mil-waukee avenue to the corner of Hubbard Street, where I saw the wagonfrom cur station standing at the box while the boys were helping OfficerMulvihill into the wagon. His face was covered with blood, and when Iasked what the matter was they told me that the nigger had shot himand run over th
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