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HIGHEST.PRiCEDXAWYERS BATTLE TO SAVE
MAYOR OF INDIANAPOLK FROM PEN ' ,
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W. S. Thompson, "Tom" Taggart's publicity agent, caught telling the
boss how the state has been flooded with pro-Taggart literature. Inset is
a snap-shot of Mayor Bell of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 22. With,
the issues drawn that will enther send
Mayor Joseph. E. Bell of this city to
the penitentiary or free his name of
the stigma of .corruption and bossism,
the lawyers have now begun their
work of influencing the jury. "
While Mayor Bell sits watching the
12 men and consulting with National
Committeeman Thomas Taggart, a
co-defendant, his lawyers the best
legal talentin the state are skilfully
manipulating the case' to the disad
vantage of the less -experienced at
torneys for thelpeoplej . ., ..,..,.
Either Prosecutor Alvah J. Rucker
will he' made, out the scheming liar
the defense declares him to be nor
Mayor Bell will be uncovered as the
"fountain head and prime mover" of
a gigantic conspiracy involving more
than 500 politicians and henchmen,
that stole the right of suffrage from
Marion county voters.
The machine conspired to steal
enough votes'hr the corrupt precincts
to cancel 50 times the votes of law
abiding precincts," .declared Rucker,
"but right prevailed.- There was such
a -tremendous popular revolution.