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MRS. RAYMOND BELMONT, EXjCHORUS GIRL,
INVENTS NEW WAY OF "KEEPING COOL"
THE DAY BOOK
An Ad less Daily Newspaper
N. D. Cochran, .gggggfe 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and Publisher. .f 398 TeL Monroe 353.
VOL2,N0.250 Chicago, Tuesday, July 22, 13t3 OWE CENT
ANDY LAWRENCE SUES THE TRIBUNE
FOR $100,000 DAMAGES FOR LIBEL
Charges That the Murderers of Conductor Frank Witt
Were Employes of the Publishers' Association,
and Not of Hearst's Examiner Alone,
Aj, M. Lawrence, publisher of Heaa-st's Chicago Examiner, now .charges
that the Chicago Publishers' Association was the real employer of the mur
derers of Prank Witt, and the Examiner says that the Barrett brothers and
Friedman, charged . with the murder of Witt, "were employed, not by one
but by all the newspapers."
This was published in this morning's Examiner, in a story about two
libel suits for $50,000 filed against the Tribune, William G. Beale, a Tribune
director, and E, S. Beck, the publisher.
The suits were based on stories that have appeared in the Tribune
in the past six weeks. One suit refers to a statement made by President
McCormick of the county board on June 9 and published in the Tribune.
According to the Examiner, "the statement referred to practically ac
cuses Mr. Lawrence of being responsible for the shooting of Conductor
Frank Witt, who was killed in Washington street, near Fifth avenue, on
June 15, 1912, during the newspaper strike. Edward Barrett, Charles and
Arthur Friedman, who are under indictment, are to be tried for the shoot
ing next September."
The statement just quoted from the Examiner is wrong, as it was
Charles and Edward Barrett and Arthur Friedman who were indicted. Ed
ward Barrett and Arthur Friedman are now in jail on other charges, and
Charles Barrett is working for the Examiner or American.
The interesting part of the Examiner's story, however, is where it tells