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Out of a crowd the same size of
garment strikers the police would
easily grab a couple of wagonloads of
prisoners. But these being newspa
per sluggers and gunmen there were
only two cases in court today and
they were so short of evidence that
there were no convictions.
"What's the matter with the po
lice? Are the rank and file patrol
men double-crossing their superior
officers? Or is the fault among the
higher-ups? Lieut Schuettler said
"We are not partial to newspaper
sluggers. We know there is some
sort of fresh trouble brewing among
the newspapers and we have heard
that slugging has started again. Sev
en sluggers 'were arrested yesterday
afternoon after a brawl near Archer
av. and Loomis sts. The seven are
now locked up in the Deering st sta
tion. Personally I have no love for
newspaper sluggers and. the orders
have been issued that they should be
arrested and prosecuted like any
other violators of law."
What's the slugging about? Well,
the story is that Harrison Parker,
publisher of Hearst's American, was
high-stepping along Wabash av. as
only Parker high-steps it. At Con
gress he saw the Journal and not the
American had the display, that is,
lay flat on the newsstand in favorable
position alongside the Daily News.
Parker issued orders to his circula
tion manager to "get display" for the
American on the loop news stands.
Newsboys tell the Day Book that the
Journal has had display on four news
stands for 12 years past It is at these
four stand the war is on.
Watch the papers. See how many
have the nerve to follow the Tribune
on that story this morning about
newspaper sluggers. It's news when
two battalions of bruisers, 25 or 30
each, marshaled by circulation man
agers of two afternoon newspapers,
smash each other's faces, draw
knves ?nd guns and are close to mur
der when the police arrive. It's a riot.
Watch the other afternoon papers.
See how many of them print the
news about newspaper violence.
NORTHWESTERN "U" CASHIER
MISSING SINCE MONDAY
Franklin J. Jackson, cashier of
Northwestern university has not been
seen since Monday. University trus
tees say $21,000 is missing.
Jackson has long been known as
the "model husband of Evanston."
Women would point him out on the
street and say to their lesser halves:
"Why can't you be like that man?"
Jackson was a prominent worker
in all affairs of the Evanston First
Methodist Episcopal church. He
lunched at the Business Men's club
and there, it is believed, he heard the
gossip of big hauls in war stock spec
ulation. o o
NO FAT TURKEYS THIS YEAR
Salina, Kan. Nov. 13, Farmers
say there will be few fat turkeys for
Thanksgiving because the season
has been abnormally warm and be
cause summer didn't begin until fall
and has hung on steadily since.
"You can't get turkeys fat in warm
weather," declared one raiser today.
"They're too active, run about too
much and wear the fat off them
selves. It takes cold weather to
overcome this and we haven't had
It is feared that most of the tur
keys will merely consist of a neck,
wishbone and dressing. ,
Erie, Pa., Nov. 13. The Philip D.
Armour, once a cargo steamer, but
more recently under tok, is aground
today off Waldmere summer resort,
four miles west of Erie, with a heavy
sea jabbing her and threatening to
knock the vessel into pieces. A sec
ond vessel supposed to be the grain
steamer Perry is aground off the