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3&gget6 'a huge bonfire; wh'ere
the men stripped her of her cloth
ing from her waist down and held
her. prqstrate 'while the sticky
mass was, applied from a bucket.
' "When it was all over the men
lejt me," continued the witness."
"fticord came out from his hid
ing place, helped' me into my
clpthes, and with the tar still
dripping from me, we drove
hpme." ' '
""The girl's story had a visible
effect on her audience. The faces
of the jurymen, all but .two of
whom are married men, hardened;
and expressionsof pity for the
witness and anger at the defend
ants were heard from all parts of
the court room.
0 GETS INTO TROUBLE
That the operations of "wreck
ing crews" and circulation slug
gers is openly 'countenanced by
the daily papers in an effort to
increase their news stand scales,
was evidenced in tlie Maxwell
street court, when Joseph Mosko
vitch, proprietor of a news stand
at J12th and Paulina, was bailed
out by James J. Smith, an em
ploye of the Journal circulation
department, and at a hearing in
court the Journal agreed to pay
Moskovitch's damages. "
i Moskovitch said he had paid
the Journal $2S for his stand and
possession of the corner. When
he refused to take the number of
papers Salvatbre ordered him tq,
the driver beat him. Moskovitch
was in he'd for a week, and when
He returned "to the corner his
Stand -fiad been removed, - land "
someone else was selling papers
on the corner. He swore-out a
warrant for Salvatore's arrest. "
A representative of the Journal
pleaded for clemency for Salva
tore, and agreed to pay Mosko
vitch the money necessary to- se
him up in business again, and see
that he secured his old corner.
The case was continued until Fri
day to 'allow the Journal "to settle
The Journal isn't the only of
fender of this sort. The other
dailies have their hired sluggers
and wrecking crews. Not long
ago" the Tribune had a Record
Herald slugger arrested twice for
slugging' two Tribune newsboys.
The newspapers probably wont
print this story. "
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THINK "HOODOO" HANGS
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 21.
Feeling that some serious "hpo
doo" hovers over the McNaniara
trial, many prospective jurors ate
doing their best to disqualify
themselves, and even seasoned
court"bfficials admit it looks pecu
liar whep.' five of ten men who
have proved acceptable 'to both
sides had .to be excused because
of illness developed either to
themselves or to members of
their family. "
Even James B. McNamara ad
mits that some strong fatality, is
interfering with his fight to gain
his freedom. Despite the fact
that he is a man who was never
sick inhisjife, ever sirice the 'trial
began he has been sufferilig with