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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 17, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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when it looked as if Prank would
swing Coates' conscience began to
gnaw. He wanted the Georgian to
come out editorially for a new trial.
Hearst refused. Coates kept on try
ing to get Hearst (to see it Hearst
wouldn't Coates broke orders and
went so far as to insert one editorial
saying it was time to pause "before
legal murder" was done. That was
the only word that ever crept in for
Hearst personally raised a storm
about it Coates didn't dare break or
ders again. And a little later he fell
dead on an Atlanta downtown street
from heart trouble.
Arthur Brisbane took sick in At
lanta, was close to death, was carried
on a stretcher from hospital to train
when he left city. Why? Brisbane
quarreled with Hearst Brisbane went
to Atlanta over Hearst's objections.
Sat down in Georgian office and
wrote editorial demanding new trial
for Frank. His editorial never print
ed. Managing editor had orders from
Hearst to print nothing from Bris
bane in favor of Frank. Brisbanel
taken to hospital, operated on for ap- J
pendicitis. Left Atlanta and was a
sick man for weeks.
Staff of Georgian, from managing
editor to police reporter, said private
ly all along Frank never had a fair
trial and to hang him would be legal
murder. Hearst and Hearst alone,
Hearst personally, by letter and tele
graphic order, stopped the Georgian
from saying anything f on Frank.
When Frank's sentence was com
muted to life imprisonment Hearst's
northern and western papers let out
a loud brag in big black editorials.
Said 'Hearst had favored commuta
tion and had so written the governor
of Georgia. Not a word of this ever
got into Hearst's Georgian.
Willie Hearst is a friend of the
Jews. Yes, children, Willie the Hearst
is a great, great friend of the Jews.
He wanted Leo Frank choked dead
by a rope around the neck for a mur
der not proven in fair trial,
Nearly $1,000,000 that should have,
been paid into probate court for the,
county is missing. Some folks seem
to have been making easy money.
John A. Cervenka says the fee.
filching has been going on for 20
years. He summed up $821,711 that
should have been turned in on 15,000
estates. On these estates no final
accounting was made. Often no ac
countings were made, though the law
says one must be made each six
"There has not bee na public ad
ministrator in the last 20 years who
has made his final accountings on all
estates in his care at time susaessor
was appointed," said Cervenka. j
The men who have served as pub-1
lie administrator in the last 20 years J
are aPtrick H. O'Donnell, Jos. H.J
Strong and Jas H. Reddick. Cervenka
said John F. Devine, predecessor oil
the present public administrator, Isi
doing things right. J
It is believed that private adminisj
tfators of estates have made a prac-1
tice of pocketing money of estates
when the heirs were ignorant of law...
This seems to have been especiallyi
true in the case of foreigners. Cer-1
vanka says he knows one lawyer-i
who has made no accounting on 400 1
estates. '
"We will collect the county's-,
money, no matter whom it hits," saidl
Earl Harmon, 901 Buena av., ar-"1
rested. Police say he is the cave man!
who has frightened women into hys-3
terics in neighborhood of Sheridaii
rd. and Sunnyside av. recently.
Harmon hid in the dense undetw
growth in a vacant lot at this points
and came out whenever an unescort-
ed woman passed.
o-o I
Rev. Joseph Essig of St Alphono-
so's church died in Alexian Bros,'
hospital, Heart; disease,

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