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A. P. ASKS INJUNCTION SAYS
HEARST SWIPES ITS NEWS
New York, Jan. 9. Charging that
Hearst's International News Service
"gets the news which- makes up its
daily reports, and especially impor
tant foreign news, in large part by
bribing and corrupting employes" of
its members, the Associated Press
has filed suit in the U. S. district
court here, asking for a permanent
injunction against the International
News Service to prevent such prac
tices. -In his affidavit Melville E. Stone,
general manager of the Associated
"Jt appears from the affidavit of
P. W. Agnew, submitted herewith,
that this arangement has continued
at least from January, 914, to the
present time, and under it important
news gathered by the Associated
Press at heavy cost, has been appro
priated by the defendant and sold by
it at a great profit as if properly
gathered by itself from original
sources of information, with all the
labor and expense involved, when in
fact the sum was obtained; at the tri
fling cost of $10 per week, paid to
employes of the Cleveland News for
betraying the interests of their em
ployers and of Associated Press."
.. The court issued an order instruct
ing the International News Service
to appear tomorrow morning to
show cause why the injunction
should not be issued. This order has
been served on Solomon S. Carvalho,
president of 4he organization.
The A. P. alleges that the practice
has been continued for three years
and was in effect before the Hearst
organization was barred from Eng
land, Canada, France, Portugal and
Japan, but since that time it has been
"extended and enlarged in its appli
cation." "'The action of the British govern
x ment barring the Hearst organiza-
l tion from use of the cables and mails
was taken because of "continued
garbling and breach of faith" by the
International News Service, an of
ficial statement .in London- an
nounced. As a result of the action taken by .
the British and other governments,
the International News Service n6w
has no access to any cables from Eu
rope and Japan.
FAMILY PUSHES INQUIRY TO ,.
CLEAR LEWIS NAME U('
Pittsburgh, Jan. 9. The Lewis
family's hunt for evidence that will
either convict or clear Bernard
Lewis of, direct conection with the
murder of Mazie Colbert was car
ried into Ohio today.
In that state a representative of
the suicide's father was to meet a
man who has written that" he saw a
man leaving the window of Mazie
Colbert's apartments inNthe Wilton.
This man declares that he and a
friend with him witnessed the escape
of the supposed murderer-v-and by '
looking at a "good photograph" will
be able to say positively whether or
not the man whom they saw was
Philadelphia, Jan. 9. While po
lice declare they have no reason for v n
believing Bernard Lewis did not kill
Mazie Colbert, pretty modeCthey
are vigorously hunting for the slayer.
The Impression prevails now that
Lewis was not the murderer.
Bessie Colbert, sister of the slain
model, does not: believe Xewis was
the murderer. Several articles pre
sumably connecting Lewis with the
crime were not her sister's, she said.
Council Bluffs, la. "Hands up,"
said robber to Sidney Smith, 22, a
deaf mute. " Smith did not hear.
Robber killed him.
Springfield. Col. Frank L. Smith Q)
of Dwight may enter race for U. S.
senator, making four-cornered fight
Ossippe, N. H. Verdict "guilty
-with capital punishment returned
against F. L. Small, Boston broker,
charged with murdering wife.