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from which the shots were fired."
Meagher- replied that he didn't
want the 'men who were on the
wagon,' but the menwho did the
actual shooting. Lavin, who
seemed to know all about the
murder, replied that he wasn't
sure if the" American would be
willing to give Up the men who
did the actual shooting.
The result of the activity of
Meagher was the surrender by
the American of the seven thugs
who were held without bail today.
The coroner's jury in its ver
dict holding the Hearst gunmen
said that to the best of then
knowledge Hehr had been killed
by a shot from some one of the
seven men, employed by the Chi
cago American. -
if ehr was a teamster." He was
'driving on 'Desplaines street.
When he reache4 West Adams a
string of five American wagdns
started across Despla'ines. Hehr
tried to drive between the first
and second Wagons.
The driver of the second Amer
ican wagon cursed Hehr, and
drove his wagon into Hehr's.
There was an interchange of
words, and then the Hearst thug
drew his gun.
Hearst men on the other
wagons also drew their guns.
Theer was a fusilade of shots.
Hehr dropped in his seat. His
team ran away. Before it was
stopped he had died from a bullet
wound in the abdomen.
The trust newspapers barely
mentioned'the cold-blooded mur
der. Not -a single newspaper in
the city except The Dajr Book
said that the wagons from which
the firing was done were Ameri
The police department seemed
to have no intention of doing
much about it. Police Captain
Paddy Lavin, twice reinstated on
the force through Andy Law
rence, publisher of the Hearst
papers here, is supposed to be in
charge of all cases cdnnected with
the trust newspapers.
But Lavin made no effort to
do anything. From his conversa
tion, with Meagher yesterday, he
seems to have gone to the Ameri
can and asked them what they
would like done about it.
Had it not been for the activity
of Police Captain Meagher, the l
seven thugs held today would
probably still be at large, just as
the Hearst thugs who murdered -Conductor
Witt in another pre
cinct are today.
"I thought that in the fifteen
years of my practice of medi
cine," said a physician, "I had'an
swered -almost every possible
foolish question, but a new one
was put to me recently. A young
man cdme in with an inflamed
eye, for which I prescribed a lo
tion to be used three times a day.
The young man left my consult-
ing room, but returned in a. few
minutes and asked: 'Shall I drop
this in the eye before meals or
If a roast of meat browns rapid
ly cover it with a buttered paper
so that It will not "burn. .