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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1913, Image 1

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NOBODY ANYWHERE HAS MONEY ENOUGH TO
GET AN AD. IN THIS NEWSPAPER
THE DAY BOOK
900 SO. PEORIA ST. 4&fr39S TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NQ.113 Chicago, Monday, Feb. 10, 1913 ONE CENT
ED BARRETT, HEARST SLUGGER, COMMITS
ANOTHER MURDER; LAUGHS AT POLICE
Slays Brother of His Chum Has Enjoyed Immunity,
Although Under Indictment for Murder and As
sault to Murder Wayman Protected Him.
Because the Hearst newspapers
used their influence to keep
State's Attorney John E. W.
Wayman from doing his duty last
summer, Mrs. Walter Masterson
is a widow today, and two little
children, one a girl of four and
the other a boy of three, are fath
erless. Edward Barrett, Hearst slug
ger, stabbed Walter Masterson to
death in the saloon of Henry
Treusch, 3415 Lincoln avenue,
Saturday night.
The murdered man was Walter
Masterson, 24 years old, a union
steamfitter. He was not Buck
Masterson, fellow slugger for the
Hearst papers with Ed Barrett.
He was Buck's brother.
Edward Barrett was indicted
for assault with intent to murder
Edward McCarthy, May 15, 1912.
But because he was a newspaper
slugger he never was brought to
trial.
Edward Barrett was held by a
coroner's jury for the murder of
Frank Witt and indicted for that
murder by the October grand,
jury. But because he was a news
paper slugger he never was .
brought to trial.
Edward Barrett was held by a
coroner's jury for the murder of,l
George Hehr, August 8, 1912.
The case was ro managed that the ,
grand jury failed to indict for
'"lack of evidence."
Edward Barrett was arrested
for attempting to kill Henry ,
Teske, September 8, 1912. Prob
ably the only reason he failed to ,
kill Teske is that his gun would
not work. But because Teske:
was a newspaper slugger the case
against him was continued six
times, and in the end Barrett was
only fined $50 for carrying a con
cealed weapon.
Edward Barrett's brother,
Charles, has been under indict--,
ment for murder for months. But.
he still is at liberty and. is work?'t

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