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a Hearst slugger, was one of the de
fendants in the Prank Witt murder
After the foolish gun play in the
Herald office, JiinKeeley, one of the
bosses of the Newspaper Publishers'
ass'n, which was responsible for the
appointment of gunmen as deputies
in the newspaper strike, announced
that the Herald would prosecute the
Barretts and McCue to the limit
The Barretts, according to the
story, told around circulation men,
made a very bad error of judgment
that night. They didn't seem to
realize that they were in the office of
one of the trust papers and they shot
ight and left
There is another story going the
rounds that may be brought up when
the trial comes up on Jan. 7. It is to
the effect that the whole affair
started through trouble between
Harry Starkey and pne of the mem
bers of the circulation crew, O'Don
nell. In the argument that followed
Gordon and the Barretts took the
side of the boss, Starkey, according
to the story.
Every one expected something to
happen that day or night to O'Don
nell. But about 7:30 the Barretts
and McCue came staggering into the
Herald office. O'Donnell was not
there at that time. They were in a
quarrelsome, fighting mood. And be
fore long they managed to pick ar-
Then came a rattle of shots. A '
snecial policeman ran up. He was
shot in the foot Finally the Bar
retts and McCue were overpowered
and taken to the Central station.
It was then Jim Keeley denounced
the use of guns by circulation lug
gers as terrible violence.
JUDGES TO DO THE PROBING
Two committees of municipal
judges whose business it will be to
look into conditions in the offices of
the court clerk and bailiff have been
appointed by Chief Justice Harry
I The move was unexpected, but was
intended to forestall any similar ac
tion from the council finance com
mittee. This body had suggested
that the quiz be conducted by the
civil service commission.
NEWSBOYS VISIT MAYOR AND'
GET LITTLE SATISFACTION
The Newsboys Union is against? any
plan that the city shall issue news
stand permits only to "cripples and
maimed persons." Tony Ross, presi
dent of the union, and Morris Gerber,
busmess agent, with a delegation,
were at the city hall yesterday to find
out when the matter comes before a
council committee. -
"Some of us have taken years to
build up our business," said Gerber.
"Most of us don't have any trade or
other line of work we could turn to
outside of selling papers. We can
show aldermen where it would be
wrong to take our stands away just
because we happen to be healthy and
have all our legs and arms."
Mayor Harrison was so busy re
ceiving ward delegations asking him
to run again for mayor that he didn't
have time to go over the case of the
newsboys with them.
The boys also offered their co-operation
in making the sale of news
papers by old-timers" a success.
Harrison appeared uninterested.
He told them: "Secretary Firt
morris will arrange for you to co
operate in any way you wish with the
old newsboys who are going to sell
papers for charity."
HOUSEMAIDS JOBS OPEN
Although the market is glutted
with jobless women, positions as
housemaids "go a begging," accord
ing to the officials of the Chicago
women's emergency employment
A flood of inexperienced workers
and scarcity of good maids has placed
many jobs open to capable women in
fine homes. Pride and a desire for so
cial standing keep most women from
taking these jobs.