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GRAND JURY INDICTS
Edward and Henry Barrett
were indicted by the grand jury
yesterday Edward for the mur
der of Walter Masterton I Henry
as an accessory before the fact to
Last Tuesday, State's Attorney
Maclay Hdyne, who, after The
Day Book exposure of the facts in
the Barrett case, promised to
have the brothers indicted imme
diately and rushed to trial, had all
the witnesses in the case brought
to his office, and had them swear
out affidavits on the murder.
Yesterday he presented those
affidavits to the grand jury, and
asked for indictments. The
grand jury returned the indict
ments without hesitation.
The case was the quickest pre
sentation of a murder case to the
grand jury on record.
After the indictments were re
turned, Hoyne left a message for
The Day Book. It was:
"I have kept my word."
Hoyne said last week that he
would try and have the Barretts
put on trial for the Witt murder
within two weeks. The capture
of Teddy Webb and the work it
involves for the state's attorney's
office probably will delay this.
o o :
The completed recount of bal
lots in the Third ward for state's
attorney, gave William A. Cun
nea, Socialist, a net gain of 409
votes over Maclay Hoyne, elect
ed on the face of returns. This
is a gain of 33 per cent in the
THE BATTLE AT MEXICO
IS A GANG FIGHT
Mexico City, Feb. 15. Madero
has not resigned. The Mexican
congress will meet this afternoon,
but his resignation will not be
placed before it.
These facts became certain to
day when the battle between the
federals and rebels was renewed,
Madero declaring he would die
before resigning. Madero's men
made a desperate fight against
the Diaz forces, but weer repuls
ed by a withering machine gun
Many of Madero's men are
dissatisfied. They would desert
to Diaz if they were sure of reach
ing the arsenal without being
Fighting stopped this morning
for the customary breakfast
hour. This is an innovation in
modern warfare invented by the
two armies. It is recognized by
both that they shall cease firing
at a certain hour each mornipg,
resuming when they have eaten.
The palace, where Madero is
fortified, has suffered much dam
age from the Diaz fire. Madero
realizes that he must decisively
defeat Diaz or flee the city.
"As a revolution, the Diaz
movement is proving a fizzle.
Citizens of the city are not inter
ested in the victory of either side,
except as it will bring peace.
They are tired of the fighting.
The battle resembles an Ameri
can gang fight between personal
Soldiers not actively engaged
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