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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 18, 1912, Image 3

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Jidward bchaeier was given a
revolver, a deputy sheriff star and
ra job of a strike-breaking driver
. for Hearst's American.
Just being a plain, ordinary
thug,.Schaefer thought he owned
the town when he found himself
the proud and legal possessor of
a gun and a star.
So he followed his natural bent
down to the redlight district,
where Tic flashed his star, and
showed his gun, and told what a
,had man he was.
A His first trip was several weeks
ago. On that occasion he noticed
a woman in a disorderly house at
'2109 Dearborn street and took a
j fancy to her.
Naturally, being a Hearst thug,
and thinking he owned the town
by virtue of his star and gun, it
occurred to Schaefer that he
might as well own this woman,
He told the woman so. She
would have nothing to do with
, him. Schaefer threatened tfo ar
, rest her. She laughed at' him, say
ing that she, too had political
This went on for some time,
" and then last night Schaefer de
cided it w,as time he showed the
nature of a Hearst 'thug. He
threatened to kill the woman.
The police were called, and
. Schaefer, much to his" own m
J. tense surprise, was arrested, gun,
star, 'blackjack and all. Schaefer
thought it quite extraordinary
that a Hearst thug should be.ar
Vresfed in Chicago. In which he
" did not think so far wrongs
Schaefer was taken "before
Judge Beitler this morning and
the story told. Judge Beitler was
plainly disgusted and did not
mince any words.
"This is .the worst case that
ever was brought before me," he
said. "This man seems to have
thought, he could do anything in
"I want it distinctly understood
that no deputy sheriff or other
deputp emploped bp a newspaper
as a driver has anp right to use
his revolver or star except when
he is riding on a newspaper
"I fine you, Schaefer, $200 and
Schaefer asked that the xecu
tion of the fine be put off till to
morrow, as he himself had no
mopep, but expected the Ameri
can to pay the fine.
This the American probably
will do. It cannot afford to lose
anp of its thugs in the Bridewell.
Asst. Chief Schuettler heard,
about Schaefer's case and took
his deputy's star away from him.
Capt. Arthur Friedman, one of
Hearst's newspaper thugs, who
was implicated in the murder of
Conductor Wftt, got the surprise
of his life last night
Friedman, who did not spend
more than six hours in jajl for his
part in the killing of Witt, was
Wowing around the tenderloin,
letting everyone know 'that he
was a deputy sheriff and one of
the guardians of law and order in
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