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searched at the station, the knife
identified as the one with which
the stabbing was done, slipped
out from the bottom of Henry
"Henry told us it came through
a hole in his pants' pocket, but we
couldn't find any hole in the pock
ets," said Parker. "Henry said
he was in Treusch's saloon and
was going toward the toilet when
he heard someone say, 'Get him.'
That was the only statement he
would "hjake. Ed Barrett was ask
ed about the blood on his hand
kerchief and necktie. He said his
nose had been bleeding. That
was all he-would say."
The inquest began at 10 o'clock
in the morning. The verdict was
not reached until 5:30 in the aft
ernoon. The jury was out an
hour and a half. That Ed Bar
rett should be held for murder
and Henry as an accessory was
decided early. But the question,
of holding them without bail was
debated a long time. It finally
was left open.
The most pathetic figure at the
inquest was Mrs. Elizabeth Mas-,
terson, widow of the murdered
Her face was drawn and stain
ed with tears. Always she car
ried her baby, her little three-year-old
fatherless girl. Her other
child, a boy of four, was not
brought to the inquest. The baby
girl laughed and chuckled -all
through the inquest.
At the end of the inquest, Mrs.
Masterson broke down complete
"I don't know what we are go
ing to do," she sobbed. "All we've
got is what's coming from the
HOYNE TO RUSH BARRETTS TO TRIAL
As soon as State's Attorney Hoyne read The Day Book report
on the Masterson murder last night, he ient detectives out to inves
tigate the case.
"I have not received the report of my detectives yet," said
Hoyne today. "But if their report coincides with that of The Day
Book, I shall rush Barrett to trial within 30 days. I shall try and
present this last murder of his to the present grand jury.
"It is nothing to me that Barrett was a strikebreaker for a
newspaper last sumer. No one owns this office except myself,
and no one has influence enough with me to prevent me doing my
"I am tired of seeing Chicago run by gunmen and thugs. I
am going to clear some of them out, and make the city a bad place
for the rest of them.
"Of course I cannot answer for the acts of my predecessor in
office. But the reason Barrett has not bfeen tried for the Witt mur
der since I assumed office is simple. I continued the trial several
times at the request of Attorney Jacob LeBosky, representing the
Witt family. I believe he had too many other cases on hand.