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ASSISTANT SURGEON GENERAL RUCKER GIVES
SOME TIPS FOR BABIES' BENEFIT
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher,
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2.-N0.243 Chicago, Monday, July 14, 1913
MAX ANNENBERG IN PANIC OF FEAR
SHOOTS INNOCENT BYSTANDER
Cowardice of Tribune's Circulation Manager and Strike'
breaker May Bring Fatal End to Auto Night Riding.
Because Max Annenberg, strike
breaker, slugger and circulation
manager of .The Tribune, is also a
coward, Alexander Belford, 23 years
old, is lying near to death in the
County Hospital today.
And because Max Annenberg is a
good strikebreaker, slugger and cir
culation manager, that great news
paper, The Chicago Daily Tribune,
pulled every wire in the Invisible
Government of Chicago for thirty-six
hours to save Annenberg from arrest
for shooting Belford.
Annenberg shot and wounded Bel
ford in the left lung at 12:18 o'clock
Sunday morning on the corner of
Maxwell and Halsted streets.
Annenberg, when he did the shoot
ing, was in his private automobile
surrounded by Tribune sluggers,
photographers and a reporter. Bel
ford was standing on the sidewalk,
with his chum and roommate, Louis
Annenberg never saw Belford be
fore that moment; Belford never had
seen Annenberg. Annenberg had no
grudge against Belford; Belford had
shown no animosity toward him, had
not tried in any way to harm him.
Annenberg had no reason in the
world for shooting Belford.
Annenberg shot and perhaps fatal
ly wounded Belford because he was
in a panic of white-livered fear
brought on by his own guilty con
science, and because he held ready
in his hand the revolver supplied him
by his protector and employer, The
Chicago Daily Tribune.
The shooting immediately follow
ed a wild expedition of Tribune em
ployer, photographers, a reporter,
and sluggers to the West Side to
get a picture to go with a gambling
This is the story of how the shoot
The Tribune wanted a sensational
flashlight picture to go with a gam
Orders as to the kind of picture