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practice of hiring gunmen and sluggers is beginning to creep out in the
columns of those papers.
And the charges made last year by The Day Book, that the newspaper
publishers were united in their fight on organized employes, are being
proven by the newspapers themselves.
The Examiner itself now charges that the murderers of Conductor
Frank Witt were in the employ of all of the newspapers in the trust, and not
of the Examiner aldne.
The Examiner explains that W. G. Beale "is named in both suits be
cause he is a director of the Tribune Company and the declaration charges
the by-laws of that company give its directors power to control the news
columns of the paper."
The portion of President McCormick's statement which Lawrence
claims is false and slanderous are as follows:
"Behind the whole situation looms the sinister figure of Andrew M.
Lawrence of Hearst's Examiner. A crime alleged to have been committed
by ex-convicts in his employ started the revolt against his candidate, Mr.
"Some time previous to the last election a union street car conductor
named Frank Witt was murdered by thugs said to have been employed by
Lawrence. All efforts to bring them to trial proved unsuccessful, with the
result that the punishment of these criminals became a serious factor in the
state's attorney's election. Thousands of votes were cast for other can
didates in the belief that Mr. Hoyne was Mr. Lawrence's personal candidate
and would do his bidding if elected and that justice would be thwarted.
"When murder is committed the question whether a man is a union
or non-union man should never be allowed to enter. The culprit should be
speedily tried and punished if found guilty."
Up to date the war between the newspapers has resulted in loading
down the courts with suits for damages, and so- far Andy Lawrence holds
the record.' His score up to date is as follows:
Ihter-Ocean, Jim Patten and Julius Rosenwald $350,000
Record-Herald and Vic Lawson 100,000
A. A. McCormick, president county board 100,000
Judge William F. Cooper: 100,000
Tribune, Beale and Beck 100,000
ANOTHER BOMB FIZZLE!
Paterson, N. J., July 22. The" po
lice here discovered another bomb
A policeman with a candle went
hunting a gas leak in- the Helvetia
The policeman found the leak.
There was an explosion. Several
panes of glass were broken. A gas
pipe burst The policeman was
Police headquarters gave out the
information about the bomb that
Caused the damage.
POPE LNDECIDED ABOUT WHAT
TO DO WITH SWISS GUARDS
Rome, July 22. Pope Pius X has
not yet decided what to do with the
disarmed and striking men of the
Swiss Guards. V
His Holiness held a long confer-'
ence with Cardinal Merry del Val,
Papal secretary of state, about the:
Guards today. " j
All fear of trouble has now died'
But there was much fear of trouble
yesterday when the decision to dis-
arm the Guards was reached. It was