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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 31, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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delay bringing the three sluggers f,o
justice for the crime. For nearly
two years now the Newspaper Pub
lishers' Association has made a
laughing stock of the courts of Cook
county in their efforts to forestall this
trial. "
The Barretts and Friedman were
the most active Hearst gunmen dur
ing the newspaper strike. For that
reason their cell doors were speedily
opened after the Witt killing.
During the late State's Attorney
Wayman's regime practically no ef
fort was made to try the men and
they were allowed to go on with their
mad careers until one night Ed Bar
rett stabbed young Masterson in a
North Side saloon.
That was Ed's sad mistake. The
killing of Masterson was a personal
anair in wnicn tne Hearst papers
were not involved. So they gave him
the colLshoulder. For that crime he
and his younger brother, Henry, were
given tuueuuiic tenna iu juucl peni
tentiary. But the Witt murder was different.
That was committed while the Bar
retts were active Hearst sluggers and
to send them to jail would' he to
throw mud at the paper. So two of
the highest priced attorneys in Chi
cago, Former State's Attorney John
J. Healy and Edward S. Day, counsel
for the Newspaper Publishers' Asso
ciation, are in court defending the
three from the charge of murder.
O'Brien announced that he would
order an investigation into the disap
pearance of the four witnesses and
some interesting exposures may be,
Four jurors have been chosen to
try the case so far. The Newspaper
Publishers' Association have been
successful in keeping off the jury any
one who expresses an admiration for
union labor. :
The four jurors are: B. J. Regnall,
3130 Clifton avenue, a contractor;
Wm. T. Deitring, 5206 N. Paulina
street, owner of the Purity Laundry
Co.; George Collum, 4442 Drexel
boulevard, Swift & Co., and Orlando
Ware, 1710 N. LaSalle street, credit
manager of W. J. Clow Company.
O'Brien by his questions to the
jury so far has intimated that he
might ask the death penalty for the
four sluggers.
At one time it was announced that
Arthur Friedman was going to turn
state's evidence, but he apparently
has changed his mind.
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London, March 31. The second
reading of the home rule bill was
taken up in the House of Commons
today. The unexpected action of
Premier Asquith in resigning from
the Commons and grave aspects at
tending passage of the measure at
tracted the greatest interest in the'
expected debate. Crowds thronged
the galleries. Sir Edward Grey as
sumed the leadership of the Liberals
in the absence of the premier.
Temporarily, at least, Premier As
quith arrested the danger of the dis
solution of his cabinet
An aggressive campaign looking
toward the straightening out pf af
fairs in the army, is expected to be
conducted by Asquith in his new post
as war secretary, assumed with .the
resignation of Col. J. E. B. Seely, and
the Laborites, Nationalists and Lib
erals, constituting the coalition ma
jority, are confident of complete vic
tory over the Unionists and Conser
vatives. o o
Hopkins (to his wife) You might
tell Susan that this steak isn't done
enough. Mrs. Hopkins You are
three girls behind, Charles. This one's
name is Belinda!
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sat and played amid the crush
(Excuse this tear-and-sob tale!)
Upon his cheek a hectic flush,
And in his hand a bobtail. Judge.
o o s
There are mighty few sign posts-on
the road to success.

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