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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Eddie shot and killed Frank Witt, a
street car conductor in June, 1912,
and shot and killed Wm. Hehr, a
teamster in August, 1912, escaping
indictment or prosecution under the
state's attorney then in"oflice, though
named in coroner's jury verdicts. The
Barrett brothers as gunmen were an
issue in the cariipaign that year.
Since then State's Att'y Hoyne has
convicted three of them, and the
guessing is lively on who will be the
next Barrett traveling to -Joliet
Arty Barrett's last work at earning
instead of stealing a living was with
the Herald. Jim Keeley, Herald pub
lisher, broke precedents in the Chi
cago newspaper world by printing
the straight news in his own paper
about Charlie Barrett and Artie com
ing to work jagged and trying to
shoot up the mechanical department
of the Herald.
Keeley personally saw to swearing
of warrants charging assault and
saw to the jailing of the two. He
sent out word that the gunmen could
practice out on the prairies if they
want to, but they would have to cut
out the rough stuff around the Her
ald building.
Wei, Artie gets out of jail and
hooks up with Russel Thompson.
They keep after a girl named Alfreda
Nelson in the big home of Mrs. Chas.
E. Clifton, Evanston.
Alfreda falls for the love-chatter
of Thompson, fills a suitcase with
jewelry and silverware from the Clif
ton home and meets Thompson and
Barrett Artie Barrett sold the stuff
to Julius Priedlander, loan broker at
1208 N. Clark st
And they were all caught and
that's where the larceny is. Only
Alfreda wasn't put on trial. She's
got another job and says she's never
again going to fall for the love chat
ter of a guy that asks her to swipe
silverware from a house she's work
ing at
Artie Barrett and Eddie Barrett
were special policemen of the City of
Chicago in 1912. They wore stars .
and carried guns by special permit
Both were then known to police and
newspapers as burglars convicted of
postoffice robbery, for which they
had served terms in Leavenworth.
Their certificates from the city po
lice bureau said they were of "good
moral character," which is the same 0
remark the newspaper publishers
make about themselves and their
Artie Barrett is 24 and the young
est of the Barrett boys, baby ban
dits trained in newspaper work.
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Washington, Jan. 15. German
Ambassador Bernstorff today faced
embarrassing explanations as result
of documents taken from Capt.
Franz Von Papen, recalled military
attache, at London.
If facts developed at London from
Von Papen's papers are later borne
out in official reports to state depart
ment from Ambassador Page, offic
ials believed it possible German en
voy would have difficulty in defend
ing his connection with Von Papen's
work here.
Publication in London of check
stubs and letters of Von Papen throw
further light on maze of his financial
Ambassador Bernstorff today re
iterated disbelief in reports that any
evidence was found showing Von Pa
pen furnished funds for pro-German
criminal conspiracies in this country.
German embassy's attitude today
was that, admitting it had given Von
Papen frequent and large sums of W
money, it had no knowledge of any
wrongful use of such funds and be
lieved they were used for legitimate
expenses of Von Papen.
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London, Jan. 15. British steam
ers Argus and Larchwood collided in
Bristol channel today. Several per
sons drowned. Argus has landed
some of Larchwood's survivors;

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