Lida Trujillo - 1900

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Lida Trujillo - 1900 - GRANTED HER A JURY TRIAL The famous and...
GRANTED HER A JURY TRIAL The famous and notorious Liihi Trujillo Trujillo was again in durance vilo Sunday night, or rather Monday morning,' ami again escaped punishment from the arm of the outraged law and is again strolling up and down the city laughing at the police police and snapping her delicate fingers at all forms of law, and well she may for has she not proved that the meshes of tin-law tin-law tin-law are so broad as to let fish of her kind slip through as easily as the owner of an opium joint? Lidu has been an inmate of the jail more times than years have passed ov-?r ov-?r ov-?r her head, and has been run in for a great variety of offenses, but the last one that lirought her face to face with Recorder Recorder Cloodlott was that of being n vagrant. The police found her wandering the sthiH'ts, evidently out to solicit, but too foxy to be caught at it by the officers, but coming under the head of vagrancy iccording to the code, and t ho police plne- plne- d the charge of vagrancy against her on the books and placed her in jail. She tsked to 1h? allowed to give cash bail, but the figure, $100 was too much for her pocket just then, and she waited to be bromrlit up for trial. Friends had secured secured Attorney Ralph Swing as her counsel counsel and, he at once entered a plea of not guilty and demanded a jury trial. City Attorney C. C. Haskell informed the Recorder that the crime of vagrancy was one that did not come under the list i f thnso who could demand jury trial, fur if so every hobo in the land would demand demand it jury trial and keep the business men of the city in attendance at court the greater part of the time in the hobo season, so that I-ida I-ida I-ida Trujillo must i be tried in the good old way, by the Re-' Re-' Re-' corder alone. Rut the Recorder was not taking any chances on such a case as the notorious Trujillo and granted a jury trial, trial, sotting the case for Monday morning next and ordering a venire of 'Jo men for a jury. This was a paralyser to the City Attorney, Attorney, and to save such a calamity as making this a precedent for all other vr.-grants vr.-grants vr.-grants he ordered the case dismissed and 'the fair, frail and festive Lida sailed out of court snapping her lingers at the police in a derisive way that meant volumes. volumes.

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  1. The Weekly Sun,
  2. 03 Aug 1900, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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