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"MORAL SURGERY" MAKES
- CRIMINAL A'STUPENT
Marquette, Mich., March 12.
Transformed by "moral surgery"
from a desperate criminal ito a
student, an artist and a. model
pKsdner, "Black Bart" Holzhay,
wllalk free from the state pen
itentiary here in November, 1913.
"Black Bart" is 4p yean old.
He has served -24-years-of -a life
sentence for the murder of a
For years-before hJs.arfest"for
the murder; "Bhic'Bart was the
terror of the northvest country,
He was subject to -black moods,
and whi jethey -vere on him, his
disposition was murderous.
Fight af tex figtft, killing after
killing, he was mixeliup in; until
Jie became a. inan wfyom everyone
avoided. ' 'z H t '
Then came fhemurder of the
banker, land "Black" Bart's" ar
rest, conviction and sentence for
At thepertitentiaryJiis "mur
derous mootls soon made him" a
man whom even thetermed?ward
ers feared. They'v'uhj "nqt ap
proach his-cell without theirre
Then jie was examined by sur
geons. They declared"" hfm Jn
sane. "With the consent iof -the
prison authorities it was decided'
to operate on him. , X
The operation was performed
a little piece f bone Mhat Jvas
pressing agalnsi "glacfe.Bart's"
-brain was removedpH "Black
Bart became a chartered man A
He evirlced .- a disposition to
study-f- a thing- that . tli&J-'Black
I Bart" of old, haf nVuse for, ' He,
aeveippea-many artistic traits.
Now fie' is -a, new man, a stu-
dent and an artist, and has, in
the opinion of the authontids,
fully earned the parole which has
been granted him.
His case has attracted the at
tion of physicians and surgeons
all oyer the world, and his con
duct, after release, will be watch
ed closely "by "them.
Ottoman Zar Adusht Hanish,
siin cultyleader, stood perilously
close to federal indicfpxent to
day, rEyenihg American.
Late this afternoon the indict-,
ment had' not committed any
crime against Ottoman, tc, etc.
v Council has passed ordinance
prohibiting installation of nrckel
first phones without written con
sent osubscnber...Mayor has not
yet signed it,but says he will.
Judges Carpenter this after
noonjOverculed the motion of the
packers'" attorneys that (the jury
pe directed to return a verdict for
the defertel,The defense was or-'
dered to submit fts evidence.
,, QUICK ONTHE cJASH
respectfully.' jS j '
"Yes, heT'one of oun,eaf!y set
tlers' I 3 r
'An early settler ? Vyhy, man,
he-'s natinore than 40,ye.rs old.7'
"gMorbut" he pay svhist bills on
the first of "every inonth."
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