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TRIB FACES $100,000 SUIT ATTORNEY CLAIMS
HEAD ON STORY HURT HIM
On the night of August 12 a tired
copyreader over in the Tnb local
rooms was handM -acourt story to
edit He made a few corrections,
changed the "lead," slapped on a
"head" .and passed the story on to
the city editor.
The copy wentthrough the city
editor and was printed something
LAWYER TURNS AGAINST CLIENT
Attorney for Wife, He Testifies for
Husband, Who Get Divorce
Then the yarn went on to tell how
Att'y Josiah Calef Bartlett had testi
fied for the husband of Mrs. Olive L.
Mathews, his client, when the divorce
case came up for trial.
It explained that the attorney tes
tified with the permission of Mrs.
Matthews because she wanted a di
vorce as badly, as did her husband,
who had filed a cross-bill.
But the "head" on the story left a
different impression in the minds of
the Tnb's boasted 300,000 readers.
It, according fo Bartlett, meant that
he had "put one over" on his client.
Bartlett says that after August 13,
when tie story was printed, business
began to fall off. Payment on checks
was stopped, clients refused to deal
with him, many called him up and
asked an explanation and his stand
ing was hurt
So he filed suit for $100,000 in the
superior court yesterday to "see
whether the Tribune can write what
iLpleases about the people of Chica
go," he says.
His reputation legally and socially
has been injured severely by the head
which was tacked on the story last
August; he has been damaged to the
extent of $100,000, he claims.
"I called up the Trib the day after
the story was published," Bartlett de
clared. "I got no satisfaction.
"I then wrote to the city-editor and
received no answer. Again I wrote
to him and this time I was called up
and told that 'it would be fixed up all
right' But nothing was done.
"There is one way that I can make
an impression on the Tribune and
that's through its money bags. I am
going to try this through the courts.
"I suppose in the meantime none
of the other trust newspapers will
print the story about the suit That
would never do, you know, for they
seem to have an agreement among
themselves to protect each other,
when trouble of this kind comes up."
No other paper so far has run a line
DUNNE NAMES UNEMPLOYMENT
COMMISH HERE THEY ARE
Springfield, III., Oct 15. Gov.
Dunne appointed following as mem
bers of unemployment commission:
Representing Labor John H.
Walker, president of DL Fed. of Labor,
"Springfield; Mrs, Raymond Robins,
Chicago; John Pitzpatrick, Chicago,
president of Chicago Fed. of Labor.
Repreesnting Employers A. H. R.
Atwood, Chicago; Oscar G. Mayer,
Chicago; R. H. Smith, Toledo.
Representing Geenral Public John
E. Williams, Streator; Graham Tay
lor, Chicago; Jolin Wallace Dunnan,
YOUNGSTER DIDN'T REALIZE
SHE SAVED HER CAT
Boston, Oct 15. Mildred Dunn, 11,
found her father lying on bed with
gas tube in his mouth and turned on
early today. Her pet cat was lying
half unconscious on the floor. Mil
dred doused the cat in water and then
waited 6 hours for her mother to
come home before telling any one
about her father. He was dead when
Mrs. Dunn reached him.
The bachelor girl is merely an old
maid who don't yet look ft, " i
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