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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. U No. 280 Chicago, Monday, Aug. 19, 1912 One Cent
CALL FOR INVESTIGATION
The Chicago Federation of
Labor yesterday .passed a resolu
tion calling for a thorough inves
tigation of the deputy policemen
'and deputy sheriffs employed by
the" trust1 newspapers.
The Federation took this action
because of the crimirfal records of
certain of the men thus.employed.
The records of some of them were
incorporated in the resolution.
Charles Barrett, special police
man -in Hearst's employ: Convict
ed of rape in Cook county, June
13, 1905. Sentenced to 10 years
in Joliet. Appeal to supreme
court takeni Judgment of lower
court affirmed by supreme court.
Edward Barrett, brother of
Charles, and likewise in Hearst's
employ as special" policeman:
Convicted infederal court June
29, 1909, of robbing Chicago post
office. Sentenced to 3 'years in
Leavenworth, Kan., federal pen.
Thomas" Delhante, Hearst spe
cial poiceman: Convicted of
burglary and sentenced to 3 years
in Leavenworth, June 30, 1909.
William (Bick) Masterson,
convicted of robbery nd sentenc
ed to Joliet, Feb. 17, 190o
Edward Barrett, Thomas Del
iante and Buck Masterson, with
OF TRUST PAPERS' THUGS
four other Hearst special police
men, were held fo the grand jury,
without bail by the coroner's jury;
for the murder of Gebrge Hehr.
State's Attorney Wayman, de
spite the definite instructions of
the coroner's jury to the contrary,
approved the admission of all
seven of the special pqlicemen to
bail. They are now" at large.
Only one has had his commission
as deputy policeman revoked.
Charles and Edward Barrett
were both held to the grand jury,
by the coroner's jury which inves
tigated the murder of Frank
Witt. They were admitted to bail
on this count -with the approval of
State's Attorney Wayman.
Edward Barrett is under indict
ment on a charge of assault to
murder in connection with a sa
The Federatidn demands that
Chief McWeeny investigate the
records of all employes of the
trust newspapers commissioned
as deputy policemen or sheriffs,
and will call upon Mayor Harri
son to revoke the commissions of
those with criminal records.
The Federation will call upon
State's Attorney Wayman to ex
plain why he approved the admis
sion to bail of the gunmen held