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if FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
506 S. PEORIA ST. 398 TEL. MONROE 353
VoL 2, No. 4: Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1912
BROTHER OF ASSISTANT
RETT HORNS INTO
Strange indeed are the ways of
state's attorneys, their relatives,
their assistants, and -their-assistants'
George F. Barrett is master-in-chancery
of the superior court.
He also is the brother of, Charles
V. Barrett, assistant state's attor
ney, who, Carl Waldron "says,
tried to get him to lay off the pro
secution of Louis Weiss, dive
Waldron says that the reason
Charles Barrett gavehim for the
request was that Louis- Weiss and
his uncle Ed' Weiss, the latter one
of the Big Three of the South
Side levee, handed over the ten
derloin vote to George when
George was running for the nom
ination for superior judge.
Another of the strange ways of
the Barrett family turned up 'quite
by accident today. - t
Last Sunday night, Frank S.
Cobbs, a carpenter of Birming
ham, Ala.was arrested on thfc
charge of carrying concealed
weapons r t
Cobbs wired to his- father at
Birmingham for $50, which he re
ceived Monday. He then employ
ed a lawyer, one Pearson.
STATE'S ATTORNEY BAR
Cobbs' case was called before
Judge Wells in the South Clark,
street court. Just as the trial wasi
opening, City Prosecutor Frank
Suhrada asked for a continuance.
"Why?" asked Judge Wells.
"At the request of, Mr. Barrett
of the state's attorney's office,"
said Suhrada. "Mr. Barrett has
just telephoned me."
Cobbs and his attorney both ob
jected ,to the continuance, saying
they were perfectly ready for
trial, and did not wish , a contin
uance. Wells insisted on grant
ing the continuance until today.
Cobbs was-released on $40 cash
Outside the court room Cobbs
was met by George Fossee, who
took, him by the arm and led him
to the office of George F. Barrett,
master-in-chancery and brother
of -the assistant state's attorney.
There is quite a little difference
between Cobbs' and Barrett's
stry of what immediately fol
lowed. . Cobbs says : "Barrett told me
he would get me discharged for
$25. He asked me what I had
done with the $50 my father sent
m. I told him I 'had used $40
of it for bail. He got me to give