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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4',
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WITNESS ACCUSES CHICAGO TITLE & TRUST
CO. OF CONSPIRING AGAINST STREETER
Further proof that the $10,000,000 . Schuettler's office and got them per-
Chicago Title & Trust Co., a group of
Lake Shore drive millionaires and
the Chicago Police dep't are In-a con
spiracy to "finish" Capt George Wel
lington Streeter, founder of Street
erville," was given this morning in
Judge Barrett's court by Frank
Keighr, former custodian of prop
erty of the Title & Trust Co.
Keighr also dragged in the name of
City Custodian De Witt C. Cregier,
son of a former mayor, pal, of the
Title & Trust Co. and claimant of
Lake Shore-drive property. Keighr
said that at the request of the Trust
company Cregier furnished guns to
men to -watch Streeter.
At the conclusion of Keighr's tes
timony Geo. Remus, counsel . for
Streeter, announced that he would
appeal to Federal' Judge Landis for
an injunction to restrain the seekers
of "Streeterville" property from car
rying out their plans to drive "Cap"
out of Chicago or place him behind
the bars. He said he would ask Lan
dis to make a full investigation.
Keighr was the first witness at the
morning session of trial of Streeter
on a charge of assaulting with intent
to kill Det Serg. Wm. Freeman dur
ing a police raid og. "Streeterville" on
Nov. 15, 1915.
The witness testified that in May,
1915, Sherman Spitzer, an official of
the Titlft & Trust Co., told him that
he and two other men must pitch
a tent on "Streeterville" and keep an
eye on "Cap."
Keiehr said Spitzer then took him
and Harry Deegan and Jos. Kipper
-l nffinn in Vib. CHttr Tin 11
to Cregier's office in the City- Hall
and that Cregier fixed them up with
.guns confiscated by the city from
gunmen. Keighr said Cregier re
marked: "You boys want to keep
good watch over there, you know I'm
interested in that property.'.' Spitzer
then took the three to Deputy Chief
mits to carry deadly weapons.
Keighr asked Spitzer, he said, what
would happen if he got into a fight
with Streeter .and killed the old man.
"Don't worry about," he said'Spitz
er replied, "remember the Chicago
Title & Trust Co. is worth $10,000,-'
000 and it will stand behind you."
"Well suppose I get killed? "-asked.
"Then the company will take care
of those dependent on you," replied
Forty city policemen and fifty em-.'
ployes then aided Keighr in putting
up his tent and watching Streeter, he '
testified. Keighr remained in
"Streeterville" until -after the police -
,raid in Nov. 15, when the police ar-"
rested Streeter after beating him into
unconsciousness with their revolvers
and shooting and badly wounding ,
Mrs. Herman Holtz, wife of a Street-1 .
er follower, keighr then quit after
the company said they were going to
reduce his pay.
Streeter today called; the police -"thieves"
and accused them of being"
on the payroll of millionaires who
are trying to grab his property."
BITS OF NEWS
Rothschild & Co. auto truck
burned up at Catalpa and Clark to
day. Wires shorted
Horace E. Jackson, broker "who
nearly perished when lost for five',
days in Northern Minnesota woods,-
bdck in Chicago.
Miss Rose Berger, 32, 1235 Perm,
seamstress, believed disappointed in
love, a suicide. Left note saying
Martin Kroshl, who lives in same
building "is to suffer for thing" I do."
Fire, Wilson & Co. building, stock
yards, dfove 150 employes to street.
Consumers' Co. office, 1814 S. -Western
av., looted of $175. Third
time it has been robbed. '