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STATE DEMANDS THE DEATH
State's Attorney James tJ. O'Brien
will demand that Ed and Charley
Barrett and Arthur Friedman, news
paper sluggers, expiate the killing of
Conductor Prank Witt on the gallows.
With this announcement the state's
attorney's office fired the first shot
atr the Newspaper Publishers' Asso
ciation, which is trying to snatch Chi
cago s most notorious newspaper
gunmen from the gallows.
"I am going to demand the death
penalty for these men," said O'Brien.
"The day of the reign of terror
spread by newspaper sluggers has
passed. The state attorney's office is
going ahead with this trial no matter
Ten jurors have been selected so
far and it is possible the trial may
begin tomorrow some time.
To get the 10 men already secured
127 men have been examined. With
few exceptions all those excused were
passed for one or two reasons, they
were already prejudiced against the
Barretts or they didn't believe in the
death penalty. . All examined so far
are familiar with the cas.X
The last juror accepted tlys morn
ing was Robert E, Golden, 1844 S.
Peoria street, a bank clerk, who be
lieves in the principles of trades
Around the Criminal Court today
there, was much speculation on the
result of the war between Hoyne and
the newspaper trust. The wiseacres,
who were Joud in their predictions
that the Witt case would never be
tried, were silenced. The general
opinionwaStthat Hoyne would come
out of this fight as he came out of his
fight with The Tribune with his col
MAYOR HARRISON CANT SEE
Mayor Harrison is against giving
aldermen four-year terms. vHe an
nounced that muchlast night.
f "I don't believe it advisable for the
aldermanic term to be exteiided to
four years," said the mayor, "unless
certain restrictions are placed in the
hands of the voters. One of these
would be the recall. Personally, I'm
going to vote against the proposition.
"In the cae of some aldermen, a
longer term would be a good thing;
in the case of others, it would be a
bad thing. If the four-year term is
granted the people should have the
recall in their hands..
"It might be well to limit the num
ber of aldermen to thirty-five, if the
four-year term was adopted."
CERTAIN OF IT
"Why do you say that Brown is
smarter than you are?"
"Why, you see, he had a chance
once to marry my wife and didn't"
. WOULDN'T STAND IT
The maid-of-all-work inHhe service
of a provincial family, the members
whereof are not on the most amica
ble terms, recently tendered her re
signation, much to the distress of the
lady of, the house.
"So you are going to leave us?"'
asked the mistress sadly,. "What's
the matter, Mary? Haven't we al
ways treated you like one of the
'"YIs, nium?" said Mary; "an'tfve
s.thood it as long as I'm. goin' to!"
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