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JAILED FQR LIBEL
Philadelphia, Feb. 6. Marlen
E. Pew, editor of the Philadelphia
Xews-Post, was taken out of bed
shortly after midnight and ar
rested On a charge of criminal
The warrant was issued by
Pew was not released until 11
o'clock today. He then remarked
that he was just getting ready
The libel charge was brought
by Former Ass't District Att'y
Wm. Gray on behalf of Magis
trate James. Carey, who claims
that Pew libeled him when he
irinted the confession of J. Alex
ander Boyd, sup't of Washington
:. this city. Boyd said Carey
had bribed him to fix juries carry
ing damage suits against the trac
Boyd's confession was made to
District Att'y Roten. who reject
ed it, saying that prosecution un
der it could not lie as it was
barred by the statute of limita
tions. The Philadelphia Bar Ass'n
will hold a special meeting next
Monday afternoon to decide
whether or not to institute im
peachment proceedings against
Carey. Boyd's confession will be
presented to the association.
If impeachment proceedings
are decided on, a formal petition
will be addressed to the speaker
of the house of representatives
detailing the charges against
Carey and demanding that he
show cause why he should not be
"This is a vital question," said
Pew, after his return to his office.
"On it depends whether or not the
press is to be gagged. So far as
the News-Post is concerned its
fight to force the reform of the
local magistrates' courts which
are instruments of extortion is
"If I'm arrested a hundred
times I shall continue to tell the
truth and expose rotten political
conditions as I find them. Gang
tactics will only make me more
anxious to keep up the fight.'' .
WEDNESDAY'S COLD TOLL
Yesterday's cold wave caused
two deaths and injury to five per
sons. B. Masotto, Blue Island, fell on
C, R. I & P. tracks unconscious
from cold. Killed by train.
Wm. Chiles, 2018 Park av.,
frozen to death.
Stove exploded when Mrs. E.
T. Bawyer, 311 S. Western av.,
was thawing tub of ice. Severely
hurt. Small fire loss.
E. S. Ryan, lawyer, Planters'
Hotel, found unconscious from
cold at Seeley and Van Buren sts.
May Meyer, 19 E. 33d st., froz
en while sleeping beside bonfire
at 71st st. and S. Western av.
Unidentified man struck by
street car. Had head bundled up
so he couldn't see car.
F. A. Bescardy, struck by sheet
of metal blown from wagon at
Harrison and S. Dearborn sts.
Frozen water plugs caused de
lay in fire fighting.