FINANCIAL CRASH OF
SIEGEL FOLLOWED BY
POLICE CHIEF STRIPS
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VOL 3, NO. 155 Chidago, Tuesday, March 31,-1914 ONE CENT
FOUR IMPORTANT STATE WITNESSES
IN GUNMEN CASES MISSING
Men Who Witnessed the Shooting of Conductor Witt by
Hearst ' Gunmen Fail To Appear When. Trial
Comes Up State's Attorney's Office
To Do Somi Probing.
Four of the most important state's
witnesses against Ed and Charley
Barrett and Arthur Friedman, Hearst
sluggers, now on trial on a charge of
murdering Conductor Frank Witt
during the newspaper strike, in 1912,
have disappeared under- mysterious
This was the startling- announce
ment made today by Assistant State's
Attorney James C. O'-Brien, who is
prosecuting the case against " the
The four witnesses are Frank Gor
don, Benny Feldman, Francis Burns
and one Grossheorth?
They were expected to testify con
cerning the manner in which Witt
was shot down by the three strike
breakers. O'Brien said today that- the state's
attorney's office had been searching
for the witnesses for several weeks
and the investigation has-even been
carried on across state lines, but to
Behind the latest development
there seems to be a scheme to further
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