National Affairs: Long Journey

Sucking a coughdrop, Alphonse Capone faced Judge James Herbert Wilkerson in Chicago's Federal Court last week. Snorkey was nervous. Fortnight ago a jury eleven-twelfths rustic had found him guilty of failing to pay an income tax during the years 1924-28, had decided he feloniously "attempted to evade & defeat" payment during three of those years. Now he was to be sentenced. As a concession to the solemnity of the occasion he had left off his jewelry, was wearing a comparatively sober pinchback suit of blue. He fondled a bandaged right fore-(trigger)-finger, sucked and...

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