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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 10, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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NORTHUP- SAILS INTO BARNEY
BERTSCHE IN PLEA
Before the largest crowd that has
attended the police graft case since
it began July 8Atty. Northup today
delivered his plea to. the jury for the
exoneration of his client, Detective
Sergt Walter O'Brien.
He read for more than an hour
opinions and evidence from various
prominent cases of conspiracy and
complicity as the latter is the specific
charge against O'Brien. He cited the
judges' charge to the jury as to con
sidering the testimony of conspirat
ors In the famous Haymarket case
and layed great stress on the in
famous character and reputation of
Barney Bertsche.
"Consider," he said, "the character
of the state's witnesses, a band of
conspiring criminals, self-confessed
and convicted, as against that of the
witnesses for the defense, men of un
impeachable character.
"If Bertsche lived to the age of
Methuselam he could not expiate his
. crimes against socieiy."
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RELIGIOUS QUESTION AGAIN
BUTTS INTO HEARING
The much mooted question of
Catholic influence in the schools
came in for discussion at the hearing
of the Baldwin senate committee in
vestigating schools yesterday. Mrs.
Florence Vosbrink, testifying before
the body, received a missive from an
anti-Catholic during the session.
The writer of the note, which was
unsigned, said that 80 per cent of the
teachers and a majority of the school
board were Catholics, although the
proportion of Catholic students was
very smalL
Mrs. Vosbrink detailed her fight on
Mrs. Young as superintendent of
schools. She voted against Mrs.
Young because her election seemed
"cut and dried."
" Business of managing the schools
was not carried on in a fair manner,
Mrs. Vosbrink declared. Action on
many matters was decided upon by
the rest of the management commit--'
tee before sessions were called. Her
objections were lost in an overwhelm
ing shower of votes, she declared.
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BULGARIA TO HELP ALLIES IF
SHE GETS MACEDONIA
BY HENRY WOOD
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
(Copyright, 1915, by United Press.)
(Copyrighted in Great Britain.)
Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 9, via Berlin,
Aug. 10. Bulgaria wUl send her ar-
mies marching against Constantino
ple in 24 hours if Serbia will cede
Serbian Macedonia to her.
V. Radoslavoff, prime minister off
Bulgaria and the man who, more
than a year ago today held the destin
ies of Europe in his band, made this
frank statement to me today. In an
exclusive interview granted the
United Press the Bulgarian premier,
for the first time revealed to the
world exactly what Bulgaria demands
in the present negotiations, what she
asks from Austro-Germans for re
maining neutral and what she asks
from the allies for driving the Turk
from Europe.
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BATTLESHIPS FOR MEXICO
OUTBREAKS FEARED
Washington, Aug. 10. The battle
ships New Hampshire and Louisiana
may shortly be, and possibly already
have been, ordered to Vera Cruz.
The story could not be definitely
confirmed. It circulated following a
conference between Sec'y Lansing
and Acting Sec'y of the Navy Ben
son, who refused comment other than
that an order had not yet been issued.
The situation in Mexico City is crit
ical and outbreaks axe feared against;
Americans.
The gunboat Marietta has been or
dered to Vera Cruz to bring the Bra
zilian minister from Mexico to the
United States. Minister Ortega of
Guatemala, expelled by Carranza, will
be protected on the gunboat Sacra-
mento at Vera Cruz.
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