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f against such methods that .the people
And then the defense made the
startling charge that the state went
into this prosecution with unclean
While Prosecutor-Rucker was yet
resting from a two-day denunciation
of Mayor Bell Att'y Michael Ryan for
Bell and Taggart charged that Ruck
er and Deputy Prosecutor Joseph
Roach had hired David ("Bat") Mas
terson of Terre Haute to import from
Chicago a gang of toughs, and that
this gang had been placed in a camp
along the Ohio river and "schooled in
perjury" at the county's expense.
Thus it is indicated that "respecta
bility" is to be relied upon by the de
fense. The positon the mayor bears
in the political, social and business
world is to be balanced against the
character of the witnesses opposing
Millionaires come in daily and
shake his hand in full view of the
jury. Dr. Hannah M. Graham, presi
dent of the Equal Suffrage ass'n, al
most daily takes a place by his side
and chats with him.
Ryan advanced the theory that
Rucker is prosecuting Bell, Taggart
and Perrott at the instigation of the
Indianapolis News, because they
sued the News for libel.
While the defense has four of the
leading lawyers in the state includ
ing Charles W. Miller, who as district
attorney prosecuted the dynamiters
Rucker and Roach are unassisted.
Both are young men. This is Ruck
er's first case of prime importance.
Roach studied law in Michigan City
prison, a convict for murder. He is1
the picturesque lawyer who, when
pardoned by Gov. Marshall, declared
he would devote his life to righting
wrongs in recompense for his own
sins of the past.
One reason women like to feed
tramps is because they are the only
men who don't complain of bum
WAR NEWS OF ONE YEAR AGO,
China has replied to Germany's
protest aaginst the landing of Japan
ese troops in China, saying she is un
able to defend her neutrality.
Heavy fighting reported in Prance,
the Germans, attacking vigorously
southeast of Verdun and claiming
success. The French war office re
ports an advance of eleven miles in
an effort to envelop Gen. Von Kluck's
army on the right of the German line.
Late reports indicate 1,133 British
seamen were lost and 1,067 saved by
the sinking of three cruisers in the
Austrian cruisers Maria Theresa
and Admiral Staun were badly dam
aged in a fight with French fleet in
WHEN BOOKS WERE STONE
First Cave man So this novel is
having a great Bale?
Second Cave Man. Yes. It has
just gone into its second stone quarry.
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