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Frank Grappa, assistant foreman
for Hart, Schaffner & Marx Co. faci
tory, S. 41st av. and W. Polk St., shot
and severely wounded Anthony
Petuch, a tailor.
Carrie Halaska, 19, 2416, S. Avers
av., suicide. Gas. Left note. Love
rf. W. Hudspeth, 21, chauffeur,
house of correction for one year, and
Gertrude" Whitetey, 18, 7449 Monroe
av., house of correction for nine
months. Charged . with living together
as man' and wife. He has a wife in
Melvin Bjornensen, 15, 4921. W. In
diana, av., killed when caught be
tween elevator and 14th floor of new
Chicago Telephone Co.,bldg., 212-216
Oscar; -Tricarico", ex-criminal lew-yer-of
Italy and former banker of
Chicago, was .arrested in Los Angeles
as -one, of ttie three men who, in Oc
tober, 15iil, are said to have embez
zl'edr$30,60b.from p'rivate bank at 771
W. Taylor s. L
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SHARKEY TAKES THE .COUNT
FROM A LITTLE RUNT
"New York, April 18. Tom Shar
key, former heavyweight prizefighter,
with a fist like, a "bunch o' banan,"
took the cbunlNtoday from a nfnt
weighing 120. pounds, 105- pounds
less than the " former 'fighter and
Tom was a member of a party
seated around a-table in. a joy joint.
Each man had bought, Tom taking
a .cigar on- every round. When it
came Tomfs time to treat he gravely
passed around the cigars. "Yellow"
Davis took- exception to Tom's
method of-economy and intimated he
was a "haseen" in. the fighting line'.
'This aroused the-ire of Sharkey,
and in a loud -voice he declared he
could lick any good two-fisted gent
from the Battery, to- the-..Bronx.
Davis took up Tom's challenge. The
two sauaraTdff, Sharkey tdwtfrink
over his opponent, and Davis, bal
ancing carefully, kicked Sharkey' in
Sharkey recovered after a 15
"I included too much territory in
my challenge," said Sharkey when,
he was able to talk..
SAYS TERRIBLE THIRD -DEGREE
MADE HIM CONFESS FALSELY
Rockville, Md., April 17. Norman
Bruce McLeary, fighting for freedom
on the. charge of the murder of his
sweetheart's mother, Mrs. Annie
Henry, told, the jury a story of third
degree police methods that rivals the
melodramatic "Third Degree" play,
McLeary swears that he was held
for trial in the county jail, reputed
to be haunted, and that police offi
cials, garbed as ghosts, tortured him
through the, black hours of the night
until, driven to .desperation, by fright,
he had unwittingly admitted choking
Mrs. Annie Henry to death.
Dozen of lizards 'crawled into his
cells while it was bathed in a ghastly
blue '.light and awakened him by
crawling over him with their slimy
Ghosts, supposedly the spirits of"
murderers who had been hanged,
were' reported to haunt the jail, and,
his face still blanched with the mem
ory, McLeary said it was not until
after he had made the confession
which he new repudiates that he
learned the lizards were merely nat;-'
ural Reptiles and the blue ligKt came
from searchlights manipulatedj)y;pb-
lice outside his cell.
A Master of Art. :
"I am thinking of giving up this,
business arid taking up dentistry;"1
said a barber to one of his customers.,
"Indeed?" replied the customer.?
"Well, you ought to be a success;
you're certainly master,, of at least
one of the arts of dentistry." "What'
is that?" 'said the barber. "The art
of torture J" .was the brutal answer 7
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