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BIG BOSS OF THE TRIBUNE DENIES; CHARGE
MADE BY EXAMINER REPORTER
Jim Keeley, general manager of
the Chicago Tribune, appeared be
fore the Butts legislative committee
:oday and admitted he-Jiad once met
3. N. Barr, sales agent of the Empire
Voting Machine Company.
Previously Keeley had notified the
committee that he had never to his
knowledge seen Barr.
On the stand Keeley made a vigor
ous denial of the charge contained
in the affidavit sworn to by Edward
E. Marriott, reporter for the Chicago
Examiner, which stated that Barr
said Keeley wanted $50,000 for his
support of the voting machine deal.
According to the Big Boss of the
Tribune, Barr went to his office to
get him to say through the columns
of the paper that the election, returns
first received were from those pre
cincts in which the voting machines
Keeley was highly indignant at all
:he talk of money in connection with
aim. He denied everything about
aaoney having changed hands
:hrough the voting machine deal.
Keeley was asked if he had not
advocated the purchase of machines
while the Republicans were in power.
He objected to the way the question
was put to him, asserting that while
he had once advocated the purchase
it was not because the Republicans
were in power.
P. W. Walker, attorney for Andy
Lawrence and the man who spon
sored Marriott the day-he gave the
affidavit, loudly proclaimed his belief
in Keeley's honesty. . He excused the
affidavit by saying Barr must have
lied, and suggested that the commit
tee make a new effort to get Barr
to come here and testify.
Edward S. Beck, managing editor
of the Tribune, and Oscar E. Hewitt,
a reporter, verified Keeley's explana
tion as to the time and purpose of
Barr's visit to his office.
Election Commissioner Anthony
Czarnecki preceded Keeley on the
stand. . He declared he opposed the'
$1,000,000 deal hecause, be .believed
the machines were not wbrthibuying:
He considered them.impertect. arid
too cumbersome. Also ;:tie asserted,
they were too easy to-tahVper with;
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