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THE DAY BOOR
k 500 s. Peoria st..
Vol. 2, No. 5 Chicago, Thursday, Oct 3, 1912
TEL. MONROE 353
WHY HASN'T WAYMAN GIVEN NEWSPAPER
THUG CASES TO GRAND JURY?
State's Attorney John E. W.
Wayman has much to answer for
to the people of Chicago.
Wayman blocked and made a
fizzle of the grand jury vice inves
tigation. But there is something else
that Wayman has NOT done,
which is even more important
than what he did so.
Wayman did not present to the
grand jury the minutes in the,
case of the ten newspaper tjhugs
held by coroner's juries -for: the
murders of Conductor Frank
Witt and Teamster George Hehr.
Arthur and Charles Barrett
and Herbert Friedman, all
Hearst thugs, were held to ihe
grand jury by .a coroner's jury for
the murder of Witt.
They were held without bajl.
Yet Wayman went to work and
got them releasednon bail.
He was asked about this early
in July. He promised faithfully
at that time to present the case to
the July grand jury.
The September grand jury
is over, and still the Barretts and
yFriedm'att are at liberty, and still
"their case has not been presented
to the grand jury.
EdwardBarrett, Thomas Dele-
hanty, Harry Wilson-, John Briza,
James Buggio, William Master
son and John Howard, all Hearst
thugs, were held, to the grand
jury without bail for the rriurder
They were held in jail only a
few days, and then Wayman
transgressed the order of the cor
oner's jury and got them out on
' Two of these men, Edward
Barrett and James Buggio, ad
mitted to the police that they had
fired at Hehr.
Wayman promised to present
the cases of these seven thugs to
the August grand jury.
The'September grand jury is
over, and the cases have not yet
And every one of these ten
thugs, ordered held in jail with
out bail by coroner's juries, are at
large in the community, and most
of them still are working for the
newspaper in whose employ they
were when they committed crime.
State's Attorney Wayman was
asked by The Day Book today
why he had not presented these
cases to the "September grand
"Oh," he said; "I'm going to
present them to the October