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LEGAL AID bOCiEiy 'rAKES A HAND AMD
VICTIM OF NEWSPAPER SLUGGER
The local dafly papers give a
great deal of space to -so-called
labor sluggers, 'private cars," and
strike "riots," but none of them
printed a line about the assault
made by Joseph Salvatore, a driv
er for the Evening Journal, upon
Albert Moskovitch, an aged
newsdealer at 12th and S. Paul
ina streets, Oct. 31. Salvatore
beat Moskovitch because the lat
terwould iiot buy as many Jour
nals as he was ordered to.
The story of the assault and the
arrest of Salvatore, after a week's
search has beenpreyiouslv told in
The Day Book, but a final settle
ment of the case has just been ar
rived at. '
iMoskovitch's case was taken up
by the Legal Aid Society, which
secured damages foi' him instead
of prosecuting Salvatore. Mos
kovitch needed the money.
Ash and Healy of the circula
tion department of the Journal
acted for the paper. Apparently,
Salvatore didn't enter into' the
case the Journal "desiring to set
tle out, of court'
Moskovitch, .throughthe Legal
Aid, demanded $10 for the loss of
p'apere destroyed, while he was at
home recovering from the as
sault; and stipulated that' the
Journal should restore him his
two'stands, which had been tak
en away. He also wanted the
agency of the Examiner, which
was riot selling papers to him at
T6 all of this Healy . ( agreed.
This was Nov. 20, after the case
had been continued in court. "f
Nov. 21. Moskovitch appeal
ed at the Legal Aid offices, arid
said he had received no afternoofi
paper up to noon,' and had been
given no money in settlement.
Advised by Legal Aid investiga
tor to wait until next day before
taking matter up again.
Nov. 22. Reported he was re
ceiving morning and afternoon
papers. No rrioney.
Nov. 23. Received morning
papers, Evening Journal, but only
first edition of American. After
getting first edition, another
stand was placed beside his, and
two boys took charge of it, hav
ing 'exclusive sale of American!
No money settlement.
Nov. 24. Ass'ault case came up
in Maxwell street court. Legal
Aid representative holding con
ference with Healy arid Ash in re
gard to settlement in hall outside
courtroom, and didn't hear case
called. Judge thought matter
adjusted, and dismissed cHarge
against Salvatore. Representa
tive of Legal Aid told Ash and
Healy matter wasn't endedrnd
-unless settlement was made new
suit'would be started. ,
Ash. told Legal Aid representa
tive he would .see that other two .
men were put off jcorner. (By thje
way, who owns these corners, the
city or .the papers?) Ash suggest
ed that Harry Starkeyr circular
tioh manager of the American b
seen about getting American ex?
cIusivelyrlfor. Moskovitch. Star;;