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will give them up tomorrow."
Meagher: "But it's not the
American which ought to pro
duce these men at the coroner's
inquest. It's the police."
Lavin (in extremely doubtful
tone) : "Well, I'll see what I can
do, but I doubt if they'll give up
the men who did the actual shoot
ing." From what Lavin had to say, it
s obvious that the American
knows all about the murder, and
who committed it. Perhaps Lav
in knows, top.
But Lavin, a police captain,
who was put in charge of the
strike by Mayor Harrison on the
orders of Andy Lawrence, is, not
sure if the American will give the
actual murderers up or not.
Lavin knows the American will
give up some men, but he is not
sure it will be the right ones. It
may be the American will give up
The only possible explanation
of this is that the men who did
the actual shooting must be ex
ceedingly valuable thugs to the
Perhaps they are. Perhaps a
rumor that circulated in police
circles today, but which could not
be confirmed, is true.
That rumor was that someone
had given an order for the arrest
of the Barrett brothers.
The Barrett brothers are
Hearst thugs. They are mixed up
'n tle murder of Conductor Witt.
At that time they were arrested,
but were only held for half a day.
The Barrett brothers have police
records as long as your arm, and
their very names are a terror even
in the toughest parts of the city.
But it's a great pity that the
police department should have
doubts as to whether or not the
American will give up a cold
blooded murderer, or not.
And it is also a great pity that
an honest police official like Cap
tain Meagher should be prevented
from doing his duty by Paddy
Lavin and the man .back of Pad-
-dy Lavin Andy Lawrence.
Incidentally, it is worth not
ing that a single newspaper in the
city except The Day Book today
said that the wagons in the case
were American wagons. They all
referred to them as the "wagons "
of an afternoon newspaper."
Wisdom in Compromise.
"Compromise," says a promi
nent Bull Moose politician, "is
usually objectionable, but is some
times a good thing. For instance:
"One of my constituents, a
young man who was married
about a year ago, was constantly
arguing with his wife about
whether they should buy an auto
mobile or a power- boat. When I
met him the other day he said:
" 'Well, my wife and I have
wrangled for months, but thank
goodness we've compromised at
'What have you compromised
on?" I asked. ,
" 'A baby carriage I' he answer
A Denver preaclier insists that
it is a sin to kill a fly or break an