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TRIB AND EXAMINER RAKED FOR
-FAKES AT TREASON QUIZ
The Tribune and Examiner es
pecially the Tribune were flatly ac
cused of faking -news articles and
twisting speeches, of public officials
to suit the policy of the papers yes
terday before the council judiciary
committee when the "trial" ofAlder-
men Kennedy and Rodriguez for
"treason" petered out
Although the truth of the articles
which hitthe two Socialist aldermen
and caused the council row was de
nied on the floor of that body by
both aldermen,' neither the Tribune
nor Examiner ha4 any facts to pre
sent to the committee to prove the
truth of what they said about the
Nor did Mrs. Kathyrn Rutherford,
from the Third ward, who wrote the
letter which got into the council
through some mysterious .means, al
though such communications are
destroyed, have 'a- bit of proof that,
the two Socialists had' urged a
When her evidence was heard it
appeared that the only base she had
for complaint was the articles print
ed by the two newspapers.
But the two accused aldermen did
have evidence that they had never
irlade the "treasonable" speeches at
tributed to them by the morning pa
pers! The chairman of the .meeting
where the speeches were made, sev
eral in the audience and two report
ers testified before the committee
that the Tribune and Examiner were
garbling reports of Kennedy talks.
When other witnesses had finished
the two councilmen had a word to
Rodriguez asked the patriotic la
dies from the 3d and 27th wards
whether or not they had .enlisted in
the Red Crbss during the Spanish
American war. They had not
"Well' he declared, "I enlisted as
a soldier and went down into the!
thick, of the fighting for the United
States while patriots of the Tribune
sort stayed home."
Alderman Kennedy directed his at-
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. "Now, it appears that the Tribune
editorially quotes from a story in the
Examiner without sending a reporter M)
to find out whether or not the Exam-
Iner story is founded on fact That .
gives us, a line on the way the Tri
bune writes editorials.
"There seems to be a studied effort
on the part 'of the Tribune to mis
represent what I have said. The Tri
bune is trying to confuse the minds " -of
the people just before an alder-
manic election in which I am a can-.
dldate for office. I think we can sum i
up the efforts of the Tribune as an
attempt to use the tremeifdous pow
er of a metropolitan newspaper at -
electionUme to strike in the dark at
a candidate who opposes the inter
ests the Tribune protects.
"Their methods in this matter
seems to show that the Tribune went
out of its path to lie about me to hurt
me-politically. And this is not-the
first time the newspaper has lied
about me with a purpose In view." .
o o "
MASTER MIND WHO DIRECTED
PLOT PLANS KNOWN
New York, March 8. As federal
grand jury began today to probe the
activities here of Dr. Chandra Cha
kiaberty and Dr.. Ernest Sckunner, '
federal secret service agents were
believed to be rapidly closing in on 4
"master mind" who carried' out Qer-
man plot orders from1-76 Wflhelm- N
strasse, Berlin secret service head
Revelations to( ..secret service S
agents here and in Washington indi
cate that there is fast coming to light
a plot which stretched its mysterious
tentacles into Mexico, Cuba, the . ;
Philippines and wrapped around the
Panama canal Sensational disclo
sures are expected soon when a new
arrest is made.