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He doesn't look much like a slugger,
does he? Twenty-five years old, and
already the victim of a powerful un
derground conspiracy that must have
made even the angels turn their
"Mr. Northrup called attention to
the fact that Enright shot and killed
"I'll review that shooting to you.
Early in the summer of 1911, Gen
tleman, who" had vowed he was going
to get Enright, entered a saloon.
Moss Enright was standing at the
bar. Without ceremoney, Gentleman
opened fire. Two bullets passed
through Enright's clothing. Three
more were fired into the furniture
of the saloon. '
"And it was only when Enright saw
that he himself would be killed un
less he disabled Gentleman that he
"And when they rushed over to
Gentleman's body, Gentleman's re
volver still was hot and smoking and
five chambers were empty.
"What would you do if you found
yourself in Enright's position? Would
you wait until the revolver of the
man who had sworn to kihyou was
'Til tell you what I'd do. L'd shoot
and shoot to kill."
(A member of the commission nod
ded his apifrovaLJ
"Gentlemen, I've Tmown Mossy
Enright since he was a boy. And
I've always found him a great, big,
fine boy, full of manliness and cour
age, full of the joy of living.
"I remember his boyish happiness
when he announced his' intention of
marrying 'the most wonderful girl in
"I remember whon his little boy,
Tommie, came into the world, and
Moss Enright was changed in a night
from a big, good-natured, easy-going
boy into a man with a serious pur
pose in life.
"Enright looked at the future
bravely in those days. He was elect
ed business agent of Jus union. He
had a nice little home, and every
thing seemed rosy.
"And then this trouble broke, like
a hurricane, -and left Moss Enright a
wrecked man; left his, wife without
support; left his babe without a
"And it's up to you to help En-,
right build his life up again; to let
him go back to that young wife over
there; to let him feel a haby's warm
arms around his neck again."
The Enright family was sobbing?
openly. Suddenly 'little Tommyi
broke from his weeping mother and
edged towards his father.
Erbstein gathered the little boy up,
in his arms and held him up to the.
"And he's pleading with you, men.
Little Tommy is pleading for a fath
er. His is the plea of a lonely child,
who wants a father like other chil
dren, happier than himself.
"Are youjgoing to deny him that
father? Are you going to let this
child grow up to realize that his
father has been branded with a fel-:
A commissioner was weeping"
"And all to satisfy the Employers'
Association and the trust newspapers
of Chicago, that would ruin a home
and end a life to serve their own
selfish ends," finished Erbstein.
GOT $9,500 FROM HEARST '"
Frederick McKnight, one of the1
union pressmen locked out by the'
Chicago News a year ago, got a ver
dict of $9,500 against Hearst's Bos-
ton American in the TJ. S. District
Court at Boston. i
McKnight, whose home is in Oak-"
land, m, went to Boston after being'
locked out here. His hand got
caught in a roller while working on1
one of the presses Octf 9, 1912, and
surgeons amputated three -fingers.
The suit against Hearst's paper is
the first under the new workmen's
liability compensation act
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