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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 02, 1912, Image 7

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But it is very important that
the' public should know "whether
it were possible for Swift or any
other man- to be '.murdered in a
Chicago resort, and the fact of
that murder hushed up, and the
murderer, or murderess allowed
It is also interesting to note
that'itwas right after Swift" died
that Mayor Harrison ordered the
police' to close up the Everleigh
club, which had - become, known
the world bver asthe tenderloin
resort of Chicago millionaire
Minneapolis, Minn., March 2.
Albert H. Hall, a local attorney
with a bent for dramatic cross-examination,
was much embarass
ed, not to say peeved, at the out
come of his questioning of a wit
ness this morning. Hall's client
was.successful in his suit, but not
until the attorney had been con
siderably humiliated.
Bessie Rolph, proprietor, of a
beauty shop, was being sued for
back wages by a former,employe,
represented by Hall. When the
defendant took the stand, Hall
looked at her in a manner that
was meant to subdue her arfd im
press her with the heinpusness of
her crime. The woman didn't
"Madam," asked the attorney,
"do you remember a conversa
tion you. had with me a short
time ago relative to this case?"
"Now, I think," began the wit
ness "Don't evade, madam: ' don't
think!" Hall looked pleased at
the way he was tangling' up the
"Don't think before I speak?"
shot back the facial flatterer.
"Huh ! I'm no lawyer. "I always
think before I speak."
Hall was flustered, but he was
a glutton for punishment. He
again asked the woman if she re
membered the conversation.
"Sure," she answered. "You
asked me if. I could make you
beautiful and grow hair upon
your head, but I didn't take the
' Miss Rolph smiled pleasantly,
and Hall was correspondingly
disconcerted. He finally got the
woman to testify to a conversa
tion connected with the suit.
Then his client was given judg
ment. "Im not reyengeful," explained
the attorney after the hearing,
"but you can bet your last lip
stick and pot of rouge that I am
tickled to beat that woman. As
if I needed any more beautifying.
Wanner. now -
tonignc ana sunaay
for Chicago and vi
cinity; rising tem
perature; lowest to
night about 14 de
grees above zero ;
brisk northeasterly

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