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and his client, Daniel A. Farrell of
225 Pearl St., Brooklyn.
Farrell is charged with murder.
O'Shaughnessy says the Y. M. C. A.
hotel can give information, that
would result in immediate -prpof of
Farrell's innocence, hut will not.
Farrell came to Chicago to find
work. He registered at the Y. M. C.
A. hotel on the evening of Oct. 30.
That evening three men held up the
saloon of John Tiefenthaler, 222 Lo-
max pL, " killing Richard Hatfield,
brother-in-law of Tiefenthaler.
Two days after the saloon robbery
Farrell was arrestee, as ne was leav
ing the Y. M. & A. hotel because a
detective thought his face resem
bled one in-the rogue's gallery. At
the detective bureau this was found
not the case, but Tiefenthaler looked
Farrel over and decided he was one
of the burglars. Later he was not
so sure of his identificatim. Tiefen
thaler said he hit the robber who
looked like Farrel over the head' with
a decanter. Farrell's head bears no
scar or bump.
To Farrell's attorney the case
looked simple. The Tiefenthaler
holdup took place at about 9 p. m.
All Farrell would have tq.do was to
show from the Y. M. C. A. hotel's reg
ister that that was the hour he registered-
at the hotel. He couldn't be
both, places at the tame time. .
But the hotel does not mark the
hour guests arrive. Then Farrell's
lawyer asked the hotel to give him
the-names of the 50 guests who reg
istered just before -Farrell and the
100 who registered immediately
after. The registrations are num
bered and O'Shaughnessy expected
to prove from men who registered
just before and just after Farrell fhat
Farrell registered when he says he
The Y. M. C. A. hotel won't give
O'Shaughnessy the name of a single
person who registered on the night
that Farrell did. Its managers and
committeemen have Jet O'Shaugh--!sy
understand that when lie pro- i
duces a court order demanding the
production of th? books that the
registry will be shown him, not be
"I appealed to L. M. Price, business
secretary of the hotel," said
O'Shaughnessy, "to Manager Cook,
Wilbur Messer, manager of Y. M. C.
A. institutions, and two members of
the committee of 'managers, Harry P.
Dunbaugh, an attorney, and Wm. F.
Hypes, manager of Marshall Field's
"I asked each if it were a mark of
Christianity or common humanity to
refuse this stranger in the city fight
ing a chance for his rights. It will
take two weeks to get court action
for production of the hotel's regis
ters. By that time the guests at the
hotel who could prove Farrell's inno
cence will be scattered all over the
"Price, Cook, Messer and Dun
baugh all told me I would have to
wait till the regular meeting of the
managing committee before I stood
a chance of looking at the register
That will be two weeks.
"I made a last appeal to Mr. Hypes,
reaching him lay telephone at the
Union League clulv and -pleaded in
the name of humanity for the right
to look at the hotel register."
"If Mr. O'Shaugnessy had ap
proached me with more courtesy and"
less of a demand, I might have
shown his plea greater considera
tion " coiri Tla-inr T TtuntionrrVi tAr.-.
"What may we say of the Chris
tianity of an institution which calls
itself Christia and refuses a man a
fighting- chance?" Dunbaugh. was
asked by a reporter.
"A nioral issue may be involved."
he replied. "We may be wrong, but
I believe the hotel will not produce its')
books right now. I question if Mr.
O'Shaughnessy can even find author
ity for an order of court giving him
permission to see them."
0 Sbailgnnesay has advertised for
guests of the Yi M, C. A. hotel who
registered between. -8 and 10 p. nu