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would come with it He would ap
proach the newsboy and tell him he
had better take the extra papers
as suggested by Eisenlord
"Can't help it Big boss says you
got to take a few more," he some
times told the newsboys. "Better do
what he says. You know how I'm
placed. Got to carry out orders or
there'll be trouble."
And the newsboy, knowing the
record of "Spike" O'Donnell, seldom
hesitated about taking more Amer
icans than he could sell.
But now Spike O'Donnell is in for
murder. He was picked up by the
police a few days ago as the man
who shot Hugh Coogan over the
split of $500 which was supposed to
have been paid to O'Donnell for a
neat little job he did for a moving
picture union which was busy plant
ing bombs and slugging operators in
an effort to put another union out of
According to insiders in the news
paper slugging game, O'Donnell was
just picking up a little extra change
in his work for the moving picture
operators. His regular jobs were
pulled in the daytime for the Ameri
can. The landing of O'Donnell in jail
adds another to the long list of those
who got their training in crime work
ing for the trust press of Chicago.
The Barrett family is one of the
most notorious in the newspaper
slugger world. Their record is:
Ed Barrett now in Joliet for mur
der. Shot and killed two union men
during the newspaper strike. Ac
quitted of one of these charges; nev
er tried on another. Worked for
the Examiner and American.
Henry Barrett, known as Heinie,
serving 15-year term as holdup man
and robber. Was handy man for the
Examiner and American.
Arthur and Charles Barrett, fired
from the Herald after they took a no
tion to shoot up the makeup room.
They had a quarrel with a union lino
type operator and then cut loose be
cause they were thrown out
Editor Jim Keeley had them ar
rested. They were found guilty.
Arthur was since Held for a jewelry
robbeyr in Evanston. He has not yet
GERMANS CAPTURE VILLAGE
TEN MILES FROM VERDUN
Berlin. German troops captured
village of Haucourt, ten miles north
west of Verdun and French point of
support east of village. Germans
took 542 prisoners.
London. One person killed, eight
injured in last night's Zeppelin raid
on England, fifth of present week.
Paris. German troops reached the"
village of Haucourt in series of vio
lent assaults on French front north
west of Verdun. Heavy German at
tacks against village of Bethincourt
London. Heavy concentration of
German trops on west bank of the
Meuse and resumption of bombard
ment of Vaux front on east bank.
Germans now stripping their lines
from Soissons eastward in order to
throw fresh forces into battle. Regi
ments exhausted in furious struggle
about citadel are being withdrawn
and sent to portions of line where
little fighting is expected for many
New regiments which had not par
ticipated in earlier Verdun fighting
were in action against French in the
neighborhood of Vaux early this
week. Following torrents of shell
fire they charged French trenches
with such spirit that French were
first forced to fall back in Caillette
woods, recovering ground later by
London. Few if any casualties oc
curred in last night's Zeppelin raid
on England. Reported some of the
bombs fell into the sea.
Havre. An unnamed Norwegian
steamer has been sunk in channel
with loss of 4 lives. 14 of crew saved.