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testimony of Polipe Officer Ceder
berg. Further along in hia statement
Healy gave some interesting side
lights on the newspaper strike from
'he strikebreakers' point of view.
"The defendants wgre-ot merely
smpjoyes of the Hearst papers. They
worked for the Newspaper Publish
ers' Association," he said. "In the
strike days the employes of the asso
ciation circulated all the papers.
"During the stake the strikers had
their headquarters in the building
occupied by the old Chicago Daily
World. On the night of the shooting
the strikers were down there to re-"eive-strike
"When the car neared Washington
street Benny Feldman, one of the
boys on the car, ran around to get
a crowd of strikers to attack the Bar
retts and Friedman. At the same
time Witt and Enz stopped the car
to give the strikers time to get these
men. Charley Barrett pointed a gun
at Enz and told him to start the car.
Enz started slowly. The only shoot
ing done bythe-defendants was when
Ed Barrett fired two shots and Char
ley Barrett 'fired two shots after he
had been wounded by some one in the
Healy said the defense would prove
that the lights were out; that Witt
shoved Ed Barrett's head through a
glass partition; that Henry Gross-'
kurth didn't see what he testified to.
Then he told of what terrible times
for the strikebreakers htose days
were; how men had fired upon the
Barrett's home in Lake View only a
few days previous to the shooting, an
act which necessitated the Barretts
being allowed the privilege of can-yip
r guns according to Friedmann.
Fo.ilr sitf strikebreakers for the
n'iprt(iic! a hell'iva time gener-
nl I'vt the particularly paper
' i orljed for, the Chicago
At.ten ai maintained a hospital in
the Hearst building where hundreds
o their scabs were treated. He said
street car employes were particularly
1 bitter against the newspapers' strike
Officer eCderberg substantiated the
stories told by Officers Halligan and
Flynn in that there was no riot until
the Barrets started. All three officers
testified that only three gunmen were
on the car, the two Barretts and
Attorney Day made a motion to dis
miss the case when the state rested,
a motion which was promptly denied
by Judge McKinley
SAYS BULLET FROM FRONT WAS
CAUSE OF WITT DEATH
Three bullet holes were iii the body
of Frank Witt, the union street car
conductor shot by newspaper gun
men, June 15, 1912, during the news
paper strike. ;
This was the testimony of Dr. J.
J. Sherrill of Practitioners' Hospital
in Judge McKinleys court yesterday.
Witt was shot in the back twice.
The bullet that caused death was
fired from in front, entering the ab
domen. "The two bullet wounds in the back
were superficial, with no deep pene
tration," said Dr. Sherrill. "It was the
shot fired fro mln front that caused
The clothes of the murdered man
whose manner of death has become
ah issue between the Chicago News
paper Publishers' Ass'n and organized
labor, were identified by Paul Witt,
brother of Frank Witt. Officer Morris
Schmidt testified to conveying the
conductor tq hospital.
Two police sergeants, Joseph F.
Halligan and David Flynn, testified
that all street conditions were nor
mal until after the shooting.
The lawyerfor the Chicago News
paper Publishers.' Ass'n, John J.
Healy, who is defending the three
gunmen, attacked the testimony of
the two sergeants with questions,
sneers and insinuations.
All the jurymen straightened up
and looked interested when, Healy
asked Flynn about some man, putting