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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper,
Daily Except Sunday
BARTENDER'S TALE UNSHAKEN
IN BARNES MURDER TRIAC
Ray Shelhammer, husky bartend
er in Righeimer's saloon, on cross
examination today told about his
share in the tragedy of the Barnes
family, which wound up with the
murder of Barnes and the trial of his
wife, now on.
How he met Mrs. Iva Barnes in
Washington park as she was sewing,
climbed a tree to catch her parrot,
which escaped, and then went to the
Barnes home to wash up. Shelham
er testified. When he came from the
bathroom after washing oip Mrs.
Barnes embraced him, he says then
Mr. Barnes ame in andJShelhammer
went out. .-'
Barnes sued for divorce; Mrs.
Barnes tried to get him to annul it);
she shot, and killed him in Washing
ton park, Sept 15, when he refused
to come back to her, according to the
claims of the prosecution.
Shelhammer's story stood up well
under a hot cross-examination. In
answer to questions of the defense
he admitted he did not have intimate
relations with Mrs. Barnes, but said
they were on a bed when Mr. Barnes
Capt "Paddy" Lavin of the -Hyde
Park police station introduced a
"confession" signed by Mrs. Barnes
on the day after the tragedy. A sec
ond paper written on the day follow
ing was also brought into the case.
In neither did Mrs. Barnes confess
killing her husband. But the act is
She said that Barnes stuck Ms
hand into his pocket in a manner
that frightened her.
An attempt by Ass't State's Att'y
Barnhart to introduce details of the
estate -left by Barnes was stopped by
Judge Fitch. This was supposed to
lead up to a contention that the mo-"
tive for the alleged slaying was to
secure Barnes' money. He was a
well-to-do linen salesman.
Att'y Sam'l A. Holland will lecture
"Law and the Migratory Workers,"
International Hobo College, 917 W.
Washington st, 8 tonight
Amalgamated Meat Cutters arid
Butcher Workmen, Local 546, meet
Wednesday night," 19 W. Adams st.
Nonunion butchers and meat cutters
invited to join union. Nomination
and election; of officers.
Workmenltcircle of Chicago, Jew
ish Labor World. United Hebrew
Trades and Jewish Socialist branch
es have united for grand masque ball,
Coliseum, Sunday night
Atfy P. H. O'Dqnnell given per
mission by Illinois supreme court to
file petition asking citation of State's
Att'y Hoyrie for contempt of court.
Edw. Davies, Culver hotel, 7601 E.
Saginaw av7, had left foot frostbitten
while in bed. Hotel without fuel.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Pricea
up on allies' peace reply. All issues
WEATHER FORECAST J
Unsettled weather tonight and
Wednesday, probably snow flurries;
colder; lowest temperature tonight
about' 10 degrees; fresh to strong
northerly winds. Temperature Mon
day: High, 9; low, 8.