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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 24, 1912, Image 2',
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vent friends of Bridgie Webber
and other gamblecs making trou
ble at the coroner's investigation,
and only persons holding tickets
were allowed to enter. A writ of
habeas corpus was denied Web
ber. According to the latest theory
of the police, the murderers did
not enter the death car after slay
ing Rosenthal, but escaped in the
crowd, while the car was driven
off as a blind.
LORIMER STARTS FIGHT
William Lorimer began his
fight to expose the corrupt news
paper trust of Chicago at the re
ception tendered him in Orches
tra hall last night.
He said that he was going to
go up and down the state of Illi
nois from Chicago to Cairo until
every citizen understood the way
in which the trust newspapers
suppressed and distorted the
But he also said that he would
not begin this campaign until the
November elections were over, so
that no one could question his
motives, So that no one could say
he was trying to influence the
'--voters to get revenge for his ex
pulsion from the senate.
It became evident, too, last
night that Lorimer was not going
to be alone in his fight against the
newspaper trust and its political
Father PeterJ. O'Callaghan, C.
S. P., superior of St Mary's
church, Wabash and Eldredge
place, followed Lorimer on the
a general denunciation of the
trust newspapers, and their sup
pression and distortion of news.
Then he paid his particular re-
gards to the Tribune.
"I love the sinner atjd the crim
inal, and welcome them as my
friends," said Father O'Calla
ghan.. "I am glad to call a whole
sale murderer, or a healthy adul
terer my friend, for the Master
so has commanded us to do.
"But there is one criminal that
I despise. It is the pharisee and
the hypocrite. I say that in Chi
cago. today there is no more im
moral force, no more criminal or
ganization than the Tribune.
"The Tribune has made moral
uplift a jest. It has made reform
a byword. I charge the Tribune
with the crime of phariseeism,
Which is below the crime of mur
der." When Father O'Callaphan sat
down, the great audience cheered
for five minutes.
Lorimer was given a great re
ception. He was met at the depot
by a-parade of over 200 automo
biles. -When he entered Orchestra
Hall the cheering went contin
uously on for twenty minutes.
William Hale Thompson was
the firstspeaker. He also de
nounced the trust newspapers and
tokkpart of the story of how they
hlj&soroughtxabout Lorimer's ex
pulsion fromhe Senate.
When Thompson referred to
Lorimer's private life, saying that
even the lowest of the newspapers
had not dared attack that, Mrs.
Lorimer, who was in a box, brpke
dawn and wegt .