The Press: Smooke Scoop

In Manhattan one day last week a 21-year-old cameraman named George Smooke focused his Contax at an apartment-house window, snapped a blurry but reproducible photograph of a shirtless man, a kimono-clad woman. The man was Julius Richard ("Dixie") Davis, disbarred policy-racket lawyer, now under indictment along with Tammany-Leader James J. ("Jimmy") Hines, and incarcerated for five months in the Tombs. The woman was Dixie's doxie, a red-haired showgirl named Hope Dare, who was in hiding with him when he was arrested in Philadelphia late last winter.

That Dixie Davis was not only leaving...

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