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Failure of Men and Systems

 The terms of the pact were swiftly agreed upon, and the conference converted itself into a delimitation committee; the proceedings were of course in camera. Moran and Drucei were given the lease of a part of the northern segment of the city, consisting of the 42nd and the 43rd wards. The territorial acquisitions, alcohol-cooking and beer-selling privileges, as well as the vice and gambling concessions south of Madison Street were assigned to Al Capone, who was now formally recognised as the supreme boss of the entire West, from the Loop to Cicero, on the South from the stockyards to the Indiana boundary line, and on down to Chicago Heights. The Sicilians were confined to their backyard in the southwestern parts of the city. For the present, there was nothing for the Irish: they were on probation; once, however, Al Capone was satisfied with their conducts, some concessionaires, it was implied, would come their way.

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