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G:Ood Times Corner.
Iron Mountain, Mich., Aug. 9. The Pan
Iron Mining Company, operating the East
Vulcan, West Tulcau, anl Currie mines at
Norway, have announced an increase of
wages of 10 to 25 per cent to take effect
immediately. Tbo Oregon Company have
also raised wages in ihe earuc ratio.
Easton, Pa., Aug. 9. Five hundred
roofing fcJate men inlho vicinity of Bangor,
who have beon idje since August of last
year, will be put to vork on Monday. Tho
operators in the slnto belt of Northampton
and Xehiga counties report on increased
- written, Pleas
the entire paper.
demand for their product, and It Is be
lieved tho quarries "will be kept at "work
without further suspension until the close
of the season.
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Mr. Horn, the enterprising merchant
tailor, G13 F street northwest, is offering
astonishing bargains In suits to order. It
is to the tpccial interest of purchasers to
place their orders with Mr. Horn.
Mrs. Groves' Place and "Red
House" in Alexandria County.
SHERIFF PALMER IS BLIND
Though tho Gambling 1 Carried On
Openly in Both These Shops, lie
Has Been Unable- to See It Colored
Farm .Laborers and Market Women
Robbed of Their Earnings.
Sheriff Palmer, of Alexandria county,
must be an incompetent In the superlative
degree or else the state of affairs which
now disgraces the county would not exist.
It behooves him to rise and explain a
condition of things, shameless, vicious,
corrupt and disgraceful, which exists right
under hisofficial nose in the sweet-scented
environment of Jackson City.
lie knows where Roach's Run is; he
knows the establishment kept by Mrs.
Groves; he knows the.little Red House, not
a hundred yards from that of Mrs. Groves.
He knows that these two places are on the
road which he travels on his way from his
home to Jackson City.
They are known as "The Camp," which
is a loaf Ing place f or liuudrcdsof disreputable
characters, and he ought to know that in
Mrs. Groves' place and in the little Red
House are two of the vilest gambling dens
in the United States.
If Sheriff Palmer does not know this he is
grossly ignorant of localities to which he
has paid a great deal of attention or late,
and if he does know it he is open to the
very grave suspicion, which people are not
slow to express, that he la conveniently
and profitably blind to the wholesale rob
bery thnt Is perpetrated there every day
in the year, and Sunday, too,
FLEECING THE COLORED PEOPLE.
"What went on there yesterday, and what
was gathered by The Times on the inside,
is sufficient to base the statement on that
in these two hell-holes the poor colored
people are plundered from day today; that
tho whole vicinity, and even for five miles
around, has been and is cursed with the
gambling habit; that the keepers, of these
dens know the ignorant and simple nature
of the people they deal with, -and fleece
and pluck them cruelly and unmercifully.
The Red House infamy is a policy
shop run by Foster & Nelson. The estab
lishment on tho Groves premises is run
by two firms, C V. Emerick and S. T.
Donaldson & Co.
The front door of (he Red House, fnclng
the high road, is not open. The house
stands alone, with the back door facing
the camp The Groves house establish
ment is reached by entering a gate front
ing the main road and then proceeding
through a passageway which leads Into
the gambling room.
All the information concerning this latter
place may be had at the bar of the Groves
House. A very red-faced boy was in charge
of the bar yesterday. Cabman 749 and
The Times went in to view the surround
ings. The red-faced expert was slinging
beer over the counter profusely to a lot
of bummers, and was in a profuse state
GAME IN FULL BLAST.
"Anything going on to-day?" Inquired
"Nope," said the lobster-faced kid.
"Only beer and cigars."
"Can we go through the bar into the
"Yes, into the blacksmith's shop. There
isn't any other."
"Oh, yos there Is. Mr. Emerick told
us to call here and see the boys out under
"Well, that's different," he said.
"Of course it Is," bald a half-drunk
colored man. "You Just goes through the
gate there and keep on walking till you
git to it. There isn't any place else to git
The boy was asked If there wasn't some
danger of being surprised In there by Sher
iff Palmer or a deputy.
"No, sir," he said, with emphasis on tho
"I supposo the sheriff comes in occasional
ly?" was asked.
"Couldu't sy that," said the boy, but ha
grinned the whole way from cast to west,
as if tho inquirer had stumbled on an em
"You ueedu't be afraid," chipped in the
hlccupy bibulous colored man; "go right
in and you can git what you wants."
The cabman and The Times went in and
there was the game iu full blast. The room
was full of colored people. There was avery
rough coulter at one end of the room,
behind which were two negro clerks who
were as busy as if they were taking tax
returns on the last day of limitation. One
was copper colored and the other was
On the wall was a blackboard on which
tho numbers for the evening drawing were
registered. The clerk for C. V. Emerick
was a very talkative man. He said that
it was a square thing and that C. V. Emerick
was responsible for all the money in the
game. C. V. Emerick's name was in faot
printed on the daily drawing slips and on
THE ALLURING GAME.
For every one cent invested the luck'
drawer would receive ninety cents and he
would take betsallthe way up from five cents
to $10. He was interrupted a half a dozen
times in a few minutes in his talk to keep
up with the string of buyers of five cent,
quarter aud dollar tickets.
A feature of the crowd was the number of
colored women who were buying tickets.
These were not habitudes of the camp but
were the plain girls and women of the
farming class from the Interior.
One of these had a baby in her arras.
Out of curiosity she was asked when she
went out where she got the dollar she had
placed. She said indignantly that she
"didn't steal it." In fact, sbo had just
come over from Washington, where she
bad sold some chickens and vegetables.
She had carried the basket and the baby
all the way to Washington, and on her
return stopped into the policy shop and
poured her silver into the rat hole.
Another typical bucollo gambler was a
tall negro. Ho wore a tattered heavy felt
hat crosswise on .his frosty poll, a la
Napoleon. Ho hadn't worn shoes since
the big storm last .winter. He had on no
coat, but wore a pin-striped hickory 8hlrtt
which was pinned in one place with a
stick like a toothpick. Be looked at the
board and couldn't .read one number on
it. Then turning round suddenly and
wisely, he spit tobacco Juice against tho
side of the counter aud said: "Wei,
gimme an old hots and a quarreling
WTOULD MAKE IT YET.
The copper-colored clerk took the old
man's quarter aud-immediately wrote
him out that kind-of a ticket. The old
man said he had been playing it for a
.ear, and he "be damned if ho wouldn't
make it yet."
The clerk started Into explain the old
hoss ticket to The Times, when a smart
mulatto took the written explanations out
of the clerk's hands, aud turning to The
Times told him that he guessed he had
better play. some game that he understood.
This mulatto was getting up to snuff and
the whole business bhut down with a
bang. They would answer no more ques
tions, and the silence became so embar
rassing that The Times went out to look
up that other game.
It was easi to find. It was only Juet
across the way in the Red House. By the
time he got there, however, they had been
notified that something fcu6plciaus was In
the air and they were very sullen. The
clerks were quite as busy ae at the other
place and the crowd "was greater. The
majority of them wire green hands from
the country, hard working men, women, and
girls, who were tquandcrmg the hardest
made money in the world.
Inside thero was no Information to be ob
tained so that it become necessary to catch
"Going in to play, uncle?"
"Oh, yes, Fab."
"lb this a better place than the other?"
"Oh, yes, ih. Mr. Foster and Helton
is a gentleman; -when jou wins you git it,
and when you don't win you loses."
"So this is Foster and Nultons?"
"Yes, sah, don't jou eeo Mr. Ncleon
settin' down on dat bench?"
As a matter of fuct Neleon was there
stretched off In luxurious stjle on a bench
out under the trees, while his agents w.ere
doing the work inside.
WHERE IS THE SHERIFF.
The game inside -was the fcume exnetly
as at the other place, but the crpwd was
greater. There was no noise; everything
was as quiet as a graveyard, which it is
to nine-tenths of tbo money made on the
farms in that vicinity.
The clerks at the Grove place euld that
Emerick and the odor firm lived at Jack
son City, but they cjinnot be well known,
a2 liG GuG knetf-tiipiiX,
One of the shopaW ticket counters is
run by a company ofjioune knows lnw
niuny mennjers and that leaves plenty of
room for the placing of county officials
among the directors. ,
This provinptnl gambling goes on every
day, and It 'has been -going on, they say,
at the Groves place for three years and
at the other for near two years. It has
made toughs and gamblers out of the joung
and old agricultural element of the county,
and it is the most suspicious circumstance
In the world that Sheriff Palmer's reform
besom has swept all around this spot and
he hasn't even been it that Is, officially.
He boasted to The Times man not more
than two weeks ago that he had the whole
vicinity patrolled day and night and that
nothing could escape. If any places ueeded
looking after It is this camp, which is Just
back of the -Alexander Island race track
across the Run, and po one but a blind
Imbecile could fall to be attracted by
DROWNED IN THE DELAWARE.
llowillout Up-et and AlltlioOeciipunts
(By Associated Press.)
Philadelphia, Pa , Aug 9. Benjamin
Wagner nnd Frank Chamberim, of this
city, were drowned In the Delaware River
opposite Spruce street, Camden, late last
night by the accidental capsizing of a
Wagner, who is a Philadelphia lawyer,
Chamberll.i, Charles Stewart, and William
Fisher leTt this city in the evening on a
fishing trip to Timber Creek On their
way home one of the men attempted to
walk from one end of the boat to the
other, whon the little craft was overturned,
throwing all the deenpauts into the Dela
ware. Fisher and Stewart were rescued by the
mate of a vessel nearby, but the other two,
who,-It Is believed, were under the influ
ence of liquor, could not be saved.
Tho facts of the drowning were not
made known until to-day, as Fisher and
Stewart were so drunk that they could
not give an account of their companions'
disappearance until they had slept off the
effects of their debauch. The bodies
have not Tot been recovered.
COUNTERFEIT SILVER DOLLARS.
Wilmington, Do'l., Is Ovorrun with
tho Spurious Coin. "'
Wilmington, Del., Aug. 9. This city is
fairly flooded with counterfeit silver
About ton days ago one was presented at
the Farmers' Bank by a depositor and de
tected. Since then the banks have been
on the lookout, and dozenb have been de
tected aud turned down. They were pre
sented by innocent depositors who had ac
cepted them in the course of business.
The spurious coins are thicker than the
genuine dollars, but of lighter weight.
The composition of which they are made
is soft, and can be readily cut with'a knife.
From the number of these counterfeits
in circulation it is believed that professional
"sliovers of the queer" have recently un
loaded iu this city.
Titled. Lady Committed for Trial.
London, Aug. 91. Lady Gunning, step
mother of Sir George-'W.'Guuning, baronet,
and a relative of Earl Spencer, who was
recently arrested here od chargesof forgery,
was to-day brought up on demand ih the
Bow street policescourt and committed for
WRiitsnis Redrew.; t
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 9. State Senator
John Upperniau has been sued for $2&J'p00
damages for defamatlbn of character. The
papers in the care ;were filed. late this
afternoon in beh&lf lf Mr. Thomas, Mc
Caffrey, a well-)aiow:a real estate dealer
andex-uotar-y public, of Butler street,
rittbburg, ' ?
Nine Men Still Missing in the
HUNTING FOR THE BODIES
Gangs of Workers Laboring Night and
Day to Reach the Remains of Their
Fornior Companions No IIopo of
Finding Any One Alive A Thor
ough Investigation Is Promised.
(By United Press.)
New York, Aug. 9. The horrors attend
ing the collapse of the eight-story structure
at the corner of West Broadway and West
Third street yesterday were not lessened
but intensified to-day "by the rinding of
three more bodies, making six dead as far
as known, and, to add to the calamaty,
not all the missing have been accounted
As a result, many anxious friends and
relatives hover hear the scene, awaiting
Just a grain of hope to relieve them of the
dreadful suspense. The ordeal Is a fearful
one, aud not a few stout hearts trembled
in the presence of so much distress and
The work of removing the debris is
necessarily Blow, owing to the heavy
weight of iron beams, braces, brick ceil
lugb, and mortar.
BODIES IN THE RUINS.
The workmen have not yet reached the
spot where most of the bodies are believed
to be lying. The workmen who lost their
lives are believed to have been in or near
the center of the building when the crash
came, nnd most of the bodies are ex
pected to be found near the center of the
pile of debris.
That there are many bodies beneath the
ruins there is no doubt. But one of the men
reported to have been lost has reported
himself alive, and it is believed that there
are at least nine bodies which will be dis
covered before the ruins have been turned
over by the workmen.
The work will continue without a mo
ment's intermission until it is completed.
There will be a day gang and a night gang.
Iti Is thought that several or the bodies
will be found before nightfall.
A SEARCJBTNG -7XQDEST.
The co roner's iuqucst.at'whlchanendeavor
will be made to fix the blame for thejlia
nstor, will be held on the 15th instant.
The Jury will be composed of civil engineers
and business men.
At noon to-day it waslearned that Michael
Farrell, of Rutherford, N. J., who was sup
posed to be among the missing, had re
ported all right. He escaped from the build
iug as It fell.
A revised list of the killde and missing
Killed John Burke. Charles E. Petersen,
John Smith, M' hael Flynn, Michael O'Harc,
Missing Patrick Cashin, Patrick Conlin,
John Gross", Edward Hanley.Pietro Morinl,
John Murphy, Christopher O'Rourke, Au
gustus Phillips, George Smith.
The seventh body taken from the rulra
was uncovered by the workmen shortly
after 11 o'clock to-night. It was that of
Augustus Phillips, the truck driver, whose
borse and truck had been found in the
street outside the building after the crash
and who was believed to have perished.
NOT ASHAMED TO HANG.
Before the Drop Fell.
(By United Press.)
San Francisco, Aug. 9. Fremont Smith
was banged at San Qucutiu prison this
moriiiug for two brutal murders com
mitted near the town of Colusa In De
Smith and two companions, known as
Dolph and Charley, were fishermen, and
lived in a cabin together. The murderer
chopped Dolph to pieces with an ax and
shot Charley. He then robbed them both
aud made bis escape, but was captured
three days later.
Bcforo dropping to his death Smith
made the following speech:
"Gentlemen, I wish to tell you this:
I am as innocent as any man ever hanged
and as ready to die. I am not ashamed to
be hanged, and look upon it the same as
to be murdered in any other way.
"I have the distinction of being tho
first man to die in this way here without
any evidence against him whatever, and
Gov. Budd has- the distinction of being
the first man to commit a cold-blooded
murder in office. That Is all I have to
TIIS HEAD CUT OFF.
Zanesville Banker Throws Himself in
Front of an Engine.
(By Associated Press.)
Zanesville, Ohio, Aug. 9. Jacob Gigax,
a prominent and wealthy citizen of this city,
committed suicide in a horrible manner
He went to tho Cincinnati and Muskingum
Railroad depot, whero ho got down on his
hands and knees and placed his neck acrofs
the rail in front of a rapidly-approaching
train and was decapitated in the presence
of many persons.
Mr. Gigax wab a retired banker and had
suffered from poor health for a long time.
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jMornlns Times subcribors can have
Tho Evening Times delivered free
for ono week by making request at
tho office. This offer holds for only
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Petersburg, Va., Aug. 9. Mr. William
S. Simpson, a well-known citizen, died
this evening, aged 75 years. Two years
ago he celebrated his golden wedding. His
wife survives him. ,
Lockhaven, Pa., Aug. 9. Mrs. Catherine
Judge, one of the oldest women in tho state,
died at Renova, at the age of l'08 years.
She was bom in Ireland. Her husband
died fifty years ago while iu the service
of the British army.
TWENTY PEOPLE INJURED
All Hurt in a Street Car Accident
MlHpluced Switch Let a Heavy Motor
Plunge- Into a. Trailer Returning
From Old Settler.' Reunion.
(By United Press.)
Indiana polls, Ind., Aug. 9. Nearly twenty
people were injured in a street car acci
dent near Crown Hill Cemetery this af
ternoon. The most seriously injured are:
Mrs. Martin, leg broken and badly bruised;
Susan Dennis, bruised about lower limbs;
Martha Sweeney, both legs broken.
Edith Christ, lower limbs bruised and
other injuries; L. II. Smith , back sprained
and badly bruised; Mary Bly and Sarah
Lauhum, badly bruieed; T. P. Brown,
All are residents of this city. The
wreck was the result of a misplaced switch,
a heavy motor plunging into a trailer
loaded with people returning from the Old
Settler's Reunion. The injured will
ARE STILL IN DEADLOCK
Mississippi Democrats Can't Agree
on a Candidate.
They Huvo Chosen Two Itullroad
Comnil.-ttloner.-. but Are Unable to
Agree on the Third.
(By United Press.)
Jackson, Miss , Aug 9. The Democratic
State convention, which balToted for
railroad commissioner until 2 o clock this
morning and adjourned till 9 o'clock this
morning, Is still deadlocked on commis
sioner from the First district, and there
is no probability of a break.
In the twenty-second ballot Ben Exum,
of Yazoo, received 53 votes; Waller Tack-
ett, of Homer, 68; MaclC-Ls race, of War-1
reu. 52; John Mclnnes, of Lauderdale,
8y.r-nll of which are about the same as on
tho first ballot taken last evening. All
sorts and kinds of resolution of a ter to
co mle nature have been fired at the chair
man, looking to adjournment or reversal
of regular order, but are vt-tjd Iowa.
The convention adopted a rcsohuloa
yesterday to elect commtestooers.oneat a
time, and numerous motions to rvcoa&Jder
and elect all three at once have tteen tabled
with a vengeance. But the weather ts hot
nnd the delegates are tired, and a break
in some direction will be made to-day.
Such a trading and swapping of delegated
was never before assembled in Mississippi.
The 21-hour dead -lock in Uie Demo
cratic State convention on railroad comrata
sion was brokeu at 4 p. m., by voting for
all three at once as far as the second and
third districts are concerned.
Lieut. Gov. M. M. Evans, of Jackaoo
county, and J. J. Evans, present State
treasurer, were theuomlneasforthe districts,
but the dead-lock continued as to the first
and balloting continued amidst great ex
citement. ALL OF Til EM SHOT.
Four Men Locked Up for the MLsl-
(By Associated Press.)
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 9. Additional par
ticulars of the sensational killing of R. T.
Dlnkins. at Brandon, this morning by Hon.
T. Dabney Marshall and three friends from
Vicksburg, have been received here by
telephone from Sheriff Dobson, of Rankin.
He says Dlnkins was shot six times
once in the head, once in the arm, and
four times In the body; that Marshall
claimed to have done the shooting, and
that all the men. Marshall, Coleman, Fox
and Vallors are in jail. Eye witnesses say
all of them shot at Dlnkins except Vallors,
who claimed he was there In "the ca
pacity of attorney."
The affair is looked on as a cold-blooded
T. T. BARXUM'S FORTUNE.
It "Will .Not Go to tho Greekthe "Widow
(By Associated Press.)
Now Haven, Conn., Aug. 9. The fortune
of tho great showman, P. T. Bamum, will
not go to the Greek, Debltri Callai, Bey,
whom Mrs. Barnuin has married.
Just before the civil ceremony, an ante
nuptial contract was signed In the New
York office of Attorney George P. Inger
soll, of this city. Ex-Gov. Ingorsoll was
present as Mrs. Barnum's personal coun
sel. Tho contract signed specifies that
neither party shall have control over or
claim on tho fortune of the other.
COWHIDED THE EDITOR.
Miss Ethel Carter, an Aeronaut, Ob
jected to a Criticism.
(By Associated Press.)
Savannah, Ga Aug. 9. Ethl Carter, an
aeronaut making ascents liere, to-day In
vaded the office of the Free Lance, a
weekly paper, and assaulted the proprie
tor, William Orr, and tits assistant eUMor,
John Donclan. Miss Carter ured the whip
with such force that she finally broke it.
The Free Lance charged thnt she failed
to make an advertised balloon ascension
because she was half Intoxicated.
Elmer Alexander Wanted Here.
Detective Joe Carter has gone to Fred
erick, Md., to get Elmer II. Alexander, a
young man who Is wanted here fur em
bezzling JJG-l from the Swis'dalry, where
be was employed.
District of Columbia, eastern Pennsyl
vania, New 'Jersey, Delaware Maryland,
Virginia and West Virgiura, fair; sllghtly
warmer to-day anJ to-night; continued
high temperature till Monday; southwest
Private Gill, Awaiting Sentence,
Escaped the Guardhouse.
BULLET DIDN'T SCARE HIM
Ho Jumped Into the Creek and tho
Guard Shot When Gill Refused to
Stop Swimming for the Opposite
Short.' Ills Expected Confederate
Didn't Show Up.
Private GUI, who was awaiting sen
tence In the guardhouse at the Arsenal for
the serious offense of assaulting an officer,
attempted to escape during the parade
Gill got through the guardhouse window,
ran to James Creek, and attempted to
swim to the opposite bank, where he ex
pected to find a confederate supplied with,
clothes awaiting him.
He had no sooner splashed into the
water when Corp. McGee discovered the
escape, and yelled "Haiti"
Gill's only aaswer was- to dive under
water in the direction of the opposite
McGee then raised his gun and fired at
the water where Gill was last seen.
SSergt. Gilmore then came up, and th
two saw Gill's head appear near the fur
ther shore. They both yelled to halt and
threatened to shoot again, but the prisoner
ouly darted into the reeds and underbrush.
CONFEDERATE WASN'T THERE.
Before Gill took the plunge he stripped
off all his clothes and left them on the
tank. When he reached the other side
he fully expected to find ex-Pnvate Peter
man, who was recently "hob-tailed" frorr
theservice, awaiting him with some clothes
in which he could make good his escape.
Peterman was not thereand GUI wandered
amujd, naked, Tor fully twenty-five mm
tites before he was taken. The guard,
which consisted of Sergt. Gilmore. Corp.
McGe and eleven men, bad heen dittgently
searching for Gill ami finally Uncovered
him by seeing a movement in the reeds
among which he wan coaeealed.
They threatened Ui shoot again ami he
finally threw up bis hands and retnmeu
the shore, whence be was taken. ben.a
to ihe gufirti fcnuse.
The papers c UfecwtfltjSiIIuithCteir
oae are mM , Var rtf gtujfsa;
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GUARDS DrTlBS PUCHLIAJt.
Tre to o feature or guard luty In rr
rguir army wnivk. while it may mkc
iMwreetiag reading to the geneml nabbc
to very ueintrr-Uott- to thenentry in charge
of a nctooner. According to artuy regula
tions, when a guard to phtortf in chance of a
gwtml prisoner. on charged with a court
martial uffMWe. be to ordered to toad Me gun
with toatt cartridge. Then fihiifci the
nrtooner attempt to eacapo the gnazd i3
repotted to cotutaa ad bhwtohaHtfcfeetfeae?.
Upon hfe fattnte to come to a halt at
the tMrd command the guard amc "shoos
Should the naforraaate sentinel MM the
prisoner, he wooM b amenable to tfca
civil law, and to bekl for manstaagbter or
marder. If.on the other haadtbenrfeOBer
escapes, the guard wonhi receive about six
months imprisonment In a military prison.
It srems, therefore, that the best thing for
a sentry to do, should the prisoner get
away, woukl be to make his escape too.
In fact, it ib known that in many instances
the guard baa thrown down hfc carbine or
rifle and taken "leg bail" in the wake ot
the fleeing prisoner, rather than shoot aim
and go to a civil jail, or return to the post
and confront a sentence in the niHitary
This probably accountsfor the bad marks
manship displayed by the regulars in firing;
at Gill yesterday.
The charge against the soldier was a
grave one It is to the effeet that while
passing up the walk in what is recognized
as the extension to the arsenal grounds,
in company with his daughter, Lieut.
Birklwimer met Gill, who was with a
colored woman, and when the officer at
tempted to pass, GUI' stopped hhn by
barring his progress with, his arm and
appljmg'a vile epithet, demanded to know
who he was.
Astonished at such conduct the lieu
tenant admonished him, telling the soldier
that he was insulting an officer, and direct
ing him to move ou tot his way. Iteleeiving
further abuse in shocking language, tho
lieutenant ordered GUI to the guardhouse.
The result was that Gill knocked hini
down, and subsequently assaulted a com
rade, the blacksmith, who came running
up In response to the call of the officer.
Gill escaped arrest temporarily, but was
eventually apprehended, and was ordered to
appear before the general court-martial for
It was believed that G Ill's record will serve
as an offset to whatever might be properly
urged in favor of clemency, as bis love oC
drink has, it is alleged, kept aim al
most constantly under discipline for the
past six months. The maximum penalty
for the offense charged Is very severe, and
it was predicted by some that GUI weald
get anywhere from six to ten years in
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