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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1912, Image 8

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fused to drink. St. Luke's Hos
pital. Clarence Webb, 615 W. 48th
st, barber, shot in leg at W. 48th
st. and Union av. Says he does
RECORD-HERALD THUG AND AUTO BANDIT KILLED
not know who shot him.
Dead body of two-weeks'-old
babyboy was fouSd wrapped up
in a towel, woman's skirt and
newspapers in vacant lot at 5243
Ellis av. Police investigating,
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The identity of at least one of
the auto bandite who have been
terrorizing the city has been
established.
Edward Meyers, strike-breaking
driver for the Record-Herald,
was shot and killed Sunday morn
ing when he attempted to hold up
Rutherford B. Cooke, assistant
secretary of the Cubs.
On the holdup's breast was
found pinned a deputy sheriff's
badge, granted him by Sheriff
Zimmer at the request of Victor
Lawson, publisher of the Record
Herald. The holdup and shooting oc
curred shortly after midnight at
Washington and Oakley boule
vards. Cooke was on his way home. A
red auto drew up in front of him.
Meyers, wearing a black mask,
jumped out of the car and or
dered Cooke to throw up his
hands.
Cooke had a revolver in his
overcoat pocket. He fired as he
drew and the bullet struck Mey
ers in the forehead. Meyers was
killed instantly.
The man in the auto put on full
speed, firing at Cooke as he did
so. Cooke turned his revolver on
him. Neither Cooke nor the man
in the auto were struck.
Cooke was arrested, but was
later released with praise from
the police for his quickness in get
ting the thug.
The auto bandits had held up
and robbed two other men on the
North Side" earlier in the evening.
There is no doubt that they are
the men who have been terroriz
ing the outlying portions of the
city for the last six weeks.
This brings the record of kill
ings caused by the trust news
paper thugs to three Frank
Witt, George Hehr, and now one
of themselves while engaged in a
lawless piece of thuggery.
In each case it has been the
same story. The criminal has
worn a deputy's badge and been
clothed with the authority of the
law.
Sheriff Zimmer and Chief Mc
Weeny have given deputy badges
to anyone the trust newspapers
asked them to. They have always
refused to give the people a list of
those to whom they gave them.
Not one of the trust news
papers mentioned that Meyers
was an employe of the Record
Herald, nor that he wore a'deputy
sheriffs badge.
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Chattanooga, Term. T. S.
Brice, Detroit, killed and J. B.
Little, same city, fatally injured
when auto struck rock.

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