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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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The Trib is in again. "Another li
bel suit, this time for $25,000, has
been filed against the morning pa
per. The suit rises frornthe one of the
numerous stories about Arba N. Wa
terman and his deals with the Chi
cago Title and Trust Co. and Carle
ton Hudson-Betts, called the "count
of Coxsackie".
A West Side real estate dealer, Sol
Rubin of 3530 W. 12th st, is suing
the Tribune. According to his attor
neys, Clark & Clark, he was libeled
in a yarn printed on Jan. 6.
The story as the Tribune told it ex
plained how Hudson was accused of
buying different pieces of property
from the aged and infirm Judge Wa
terman for $500 and selling them for
$5,000. And Rubin was dragged in.
An ambitious' Tribune reporter
wrote a story claiming that Rubin
admitted buying property from Wa
terman at ridiculously low prices and
selling it at a profit
The Tribune had a "scoop" on Jan.
6, but the attorneys for Rubin say it
will be a costly one if they can make
it so. The "scoop," truth of which
is denied by Rubin, reads in part:
"Rubin admitted last night to The
Tribune that he secured numerous
pieces of property from Judge Wa
terman since 1911. According to
Rubin, he bought the property -and
was given deeds.
"How would you reach an agree
ment on its price?" he was asked.
"Well, we would talk it over and
Mr. Hudson would talk it over with
him and then I would pay what Judge
Waterman asked.
"Did you buy any property from
him for $500 which later was sold
for $5,000?"
. "Sure I did, but it was what Judge
Waterman asked for it"
"Have you bought much property
rrom Judge Waterman?"
"Yes, I have bought about all he
has sold."
"No one else was let in on it?"
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The policy of the Chicago police
department in time of strikes was
condemned by John Fitzpatrick,
president of the C. F. of L., at a hear
ing of the council police committee
Tuesday. Fitzpatrick roundly scored
the strike tactics of First Deputy
Scheuttler, Chief of Detectives Nick
Hunt and Capt "Paddy" Labin, Hyde
Park station.
"Lavin," said Fitzpatrick, "is paid
by the city, and is supposed to grant
the city his service and to take his
orders from the city. But does he?
When he wants to. He pays first
heed to the packing house interests.
During the stockyards strike Lavin
exerted every energy to break the
strike. His treatment of labor has
been foul and unjust
"Then there is First Deputy
Schuettler. He is always making
shakeups in the police department,
sending captains and lesser officers
or patrolmen to the "bushes," for
the good of the service. But the
loop district is full of gamblers, slug
gers, crooks and murders, and
Schuettler has direct charge of the
loop yet he is not switched to Eeg
wich.for the good of the service.
"Both Lavin and Nick Hunt were
once forced out of the department
under charges. Both are back and
in good jobs. Both are harsh in their
treatment of labor, unfair, too. Hunt
has never missed an opportunity, it
seems, to do an injury to labor when
the interests wanted a blow in
flicted." Henry Strauss, president of the
Wholesale Tailor's ass'n, told the
committee that the girl workers in
the clothing factories drew fine
wages, that some got $24 and $25 "a
week and the average weekly pay
was $14 or $15 a week.

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