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by stationing twoof his datectives by the bedside of Belford with instruc
tions to allaw no one to see him.
This precaution was taken because it was feared that The Tribune
would try to get to Belford and make a settlement with him, by which Bel-
ford would drop prosecution
That there was need for this pre
caution was shown early last night
when an attempt was made to have
Bc"ord moved from the County Hos
pital to the private Michael Reese
Hospital. This removal was forbid
den, not only by Hoyne's detectives,
but by the physicians in charge of the
case, who said it would amount to
murder to move Belford in the con
dition he was in.
Hoyne continued his activities this
morning by a sudden and unan
nounced visit to the West Side, dur
ing which he interviewed a number
of witnesses to the shooting and took
Just who these witnesses were,
Hoyne refused to say, but added that
there were a number whom he had
not seen but whom he had arranged
"I have a strong case against An
nenberg," Hoyne said, "and I expect
to have a stronger one by the time
I have seen all the witnesses whose
names I have."
After the trip to the West Side
Hoyne returned to his office in the
Criminal Court Building and gave
out a statement to all the -newspapers.
A large part of this statement is
bunk, but still it is a safe bet that
not all of the newspapers to which
Hoyne gave it will publish it.
Incidentally, Hoyne showed where
Police Captain James O'Donnell
Storen of the Maxwell street police
station lied in his statements to The
Day Book yesterday forenoon.
Storen, when asked why Annen
berg was not under arrest for the
shooting, declared that Annenberg
was "in custody" of officers from the
Maxwell street station.
Shortly after Storen made this
statement, Annenberg walked into
the station with Policeman Thomas
Baynes, to be followed shortly after
ward by his and the Tribune's gang
of lawyers and private detectives.
Storen allowed it to be supposed
around the police station that Po
liceman Baynes had brought Annen
berg in on his orders.
Baynes did nothing of the sort.
Baynes is the policeman detailed to
the Tribune Building by the police
department and has nothing to do
with the Maxwell street station.
Baynes merely "accompanied" An
nenberg to the station when the Trib
une saw it would have to submit to"
the arrest of its chief gunman and
circulation manager whether it liked
it or not.
While Baynes had nothing to ,do
with Maxwell street police station, it
was his duty Sunday to arrest An
nenberg as a man wanted for attempt
to kill on his appearance at the Trib
une. Baynes did not do so.
"I shall see to it," said Hoyne to
day, "that Officer Thomas Baynes,
who is assigned to the Tribune Build
ing, will be taught the folly of as
sisting the accused instead of the law
which he is supposed to serve."
The Tribune office is almost in as
gredt a panic over the indignation of
the people because of the Annenberg
shooting and their attempt to shield
Edward S. Beck, who is said to be
the "official of The Tribune" whom
Benjamin G. Bachrach, Annenberg's
attorney, says gave Annenberg his
orders before the automobile night
raid and who afterwards went with
Annenberg to Police Captain Storen's
office to "fix" the case, is said to be
so panic-stricken over the case that
he hardly knows which way to turn.
The second attempt of The
Tribune to "settle" the case, was
made last night shortly after the at-