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FINAL EDITION FINAL EDITION
"JOHN L. SULLIVAN WON'T TALK ABOUT FIGHTS
AND FIGHTERS STORY INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
N. fa. Cochran, 500 South Peoria St
Editor anrf P,,H!e1r VimSSg Tol TVrXrW
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2, Np. 160 Chicago, Saturday, April 5, 1913
POLICE SYSTEM AND NEWSPAPERS ON TRIAL
At ENRIGHT PARDON HEARING TUESDAY
The War of the Newspapers Against Enright Was
Gentleman, The Tribune Slugger, Real Murderer, of
, Altman, the Hated Hearst Slugger? How' Dfd Nick
Hunt Find Fred Irish, the Epileptic?
The case of;Moss Enright, con
victed of the murder of Vincent Alt
man.by a newspaper-cowed jury, will
come'before the.State Pardon, Board
"The storv of the conviction of En-
right for the murder of Altman is onV
of the most extraordinary in - the
criminal annals of America.
' And it will not be Enright alone
Avho will gO on trial before the pardon
board. It also will be the entire
"American system of procedure in
The police method of wringing
confessions from men held on sus
picion; the police system of using
stool pigeons; the police system of
trying always to fasten guilt on the
man who happens to.be behind bars;
all these' will be on trial Tuesday.
Vincent Altman was shot and killed
in the bar of the Briggs House on
March 22, 911. '
In order that the case'may be fully
understood, it is necessary to go into
tt; little personal history. - ,
Altman, at the time .he was shot,
was in the employ of a Hearst paper
tas a slugger. ,
Moss Ennght, shortly before tne
time of the shooting, was a slugger
in the employ of The Tribune.
Dutch Gentleman, at the time of
the shooting, was a slugger in- the
employ of The Tribune.
All three had reputations asx"bad
men" in newspaper circles. That is:
They were known as men who "de
livered the goods'tto their employers.
They all could sell newspapers to
newsboys even when the newsboys i
did not wish to buy. -
And this constitutes the whole
business of a newspaper slugger. .
But Altman. stood headand'ihjOur
ders above the others. In the eyes
of the employers he was a "better"
slugger than the others because he
was more feared, and therefore could
sell more newspapers which news
boys did not wish to buy. ' In the
eyes of the newsboys .he was a
"worse" slugger because - they so
feared and toted him,