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in a patrol wagon; were released;, ton a telephone order
from headquarters ' : . "
When the matter wasbrought tq jW ay or Harrison's
attention late in the afternoon, :he gape orders tfyat ffaf
Day Book must not be inter f err eftwith pending an in
quiry to determine 'whether or not The Day Book is a
newspaper. x - " J y (
When the editor and publisher of' Thg Day Book,
accompanied by a lawyer, wenttothe mayor's office and
ashed to see-Mayor Harbison, Private Secretary Fitz
morris, la former employe of Hearst, referred him to
Superintendent of Police .MpWetmy. .
McWeeny's private secretary asked whd was
wanted, and was told. It Was explained to him that The
Day Book was a daily newspaper, published inCfiicqgo;
that it had its own editorial and reporters' staff, gqt the
lj full telegraphic and cable-report of the United Press, and
was printed daily on a xegular newspaper press.
He was-also told that The , Day Rook employed V
printers, pressmen, stereotypers and mailers, and that
allof them were union men. -, .
Also that The Day Book had been published at SuOK .
South Peoria street since October,-1B11, and had been
on newspaper stands in thk loop since December 2, 1912.
The secretary then had a conference, with Supt. Mc
Weeny'. , After that he dictated a letter to the corpora
tion.counsel, asking him to-give a ruling op whether The
Day Book wasja newspaper. t f J
The next trip was to the office of Corporation Coun
sel Sexton. He was in Springfield. First Deputy Beck
with was busy, and referred th$ matter tq Deputy Horn?
stein, who said he would give it proper consideration
In the meantime, however, Mayor Harrison has
given orders that The Day Book must not be inter f erred
withTBy the police'; and Capt. Gibbons passed the order
along to the force. this morning.
Captain Gibbons,, who issued police order, told a
Day Book reporter that he went ?a the Cify Hall for an
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