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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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ATTITUDE OF NEWSPAPERS TO
FIGURE IN LORIMER TRIAL
"How do you stand -with, newspa
pers?" is the question put to venire
men in the Lorimer bank wreck triaL
It is clear that Lorimer's lawyers are
not going to let any man sit on the
jury who can be reached by the trust
press club.
Edward J. Weaver, the first juror
tentatively accepted, was asked by
Att'y Albert Fink yesterday:
"Have you observed that there ex
ists between Senator Lorimer and at
least some of our metropolitan news
papers what might be called a feud?"
The answer was "Yes." Then fol
lowed: q. Would the fact that a verdict
of not guilty might be unpopular with
certain newspapers affect you in any
way? A. No.
G. Is there any way the newspa
pers could injure you in case you did
something they did not like? A. I
don't think so.
Q. Then you would see to it that
the defendant received a square deal,
no matter what the newspapers or
anybody else would think about it?
A. Yes.
Of the four tentatively accepted
jurors, one is Sullivan Democrat, one
Harrison Democrat and another
"plain Republican." Three are Ro
man Catholics and one "a cross be
tween a Methodist and a Presbyter
ian." o o
CHICAGO AMERICAN TRUCK RUN
DOWN PEDESTRIAN
A circulation wagon of the Chicago
Evening American struck James
Clark of 210 W. Van Buren as he
stepped from the sidewalk curb at
Van Buren and Dearborn. He was
knocked down and rolled for several
feet, suffering bruises and internal
injuries.
H. Goldberg, 1235 S. Troy, driver
of the wagon, was not held by the
police.
Trust papers mentioned nothing of
the accident
CITY HALL PEACEFUL AS SIX
LIONS IN A DEN
Chief Healey broke promise with
reporters. Refused to give Morals
Inspector's reports on cabarets which
were not acted upon by his depart
ment City Clerk Siman said George Nye,
Mayor Thompson's boiler inspector,
tried to "fix it" with him to get the
name of aldermanlc candidate first
on ballot Nye called Siman a liar.
Said he'd sue as soon as Siman "made
a definite statement"
Charges against Boiler Inspector
Nye, Comptroller Pike and Civil Serv
ice Com'n'rs Coffin and Geary won't
be prosecuted by Maclay Hoyne,
state's att'y. Says they are politics.
Morals Court Judge Uhlir told
Lawndale Civic Center he blamed
mayor for existence of "cabaret hell
holes." Aid. A: A. McCormick, speaking for
Aid. Kjellander, 23d ward, called May
or Thompson a "political moron with
his brains under his belt" and said
that his career was A "public calamity
and a political tragedy."
Mayor Thompson, speaking against
Aid. Nance, called Aid. Merriam a
political Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Mayor proclaimed Feb. 22d, Wash
ington's birthday, as legal holiday.
Charges of the civil service com
missions against Aid. Merriam for the
alleged misuse of $25,000 in his in
vestigation into Chicago's crime con
ditions will not be noticed by State's
Att'y Hoyne who mentions "petty pol
itics" in his statement
The prune crop is allowed to be
come dead ripe on the trees and is
gathered by hand after it has fallen
to the ground. By means of a new
piece of mechanism worked on the
principle of a carpet sweeper they
are gathered rapidly and economic
ally. '
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Los Angeles. Rev. Morton Culver
Hartzell, for 8 years pastor of Chi
cago churches, dead. i
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