Morris Meehan ? 1908

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Morris Meehan ?
UNABLE TO WRITE, BARS POLICY CHARGE Defendant Declares Ignorance of Ordinary Accomplishment Disproves Disproves Police Allegation His declaration that he was unable to write his own name, a statement which the police did not attempt to dispute, eaved Morris Meehan, 72 years old, of 1908 South Camac street, from being held for trial yesterday on the charge of writing writing polity. Arraigned with Meehan in the Central Police Court was Samuel Graham, Graham, of 193 1 South Alder street, an alleged alleged policy backer by whom, the police Bay, Meehan was employed. In consequence of a report which reached reached City Hall that policy playing had been revived in the southern section of the city, Policeman Sullivan, of the Thirty-seventh Thirty-seventh Thirty-seventh district, was detailed to secure evidence, and as a result Graham and Meehan were arrested. The policeman testifying before Magistrate Magistrate Gallagher said that he had followed and watched Meehan for three successive days and that he saw him collect policy 'plays" at five different places each day. '"Meehan, you are charged with writing policy. What have you to say?" asked the magistrate. "The charge is absurd," replied Meehan. "I am not able to write policy, as I cannot cannot write my own name, and I defy anybody anybody to prove otherwise." "He's probably right." said Sullivan, "ijut I don't think he -TflTI -TflTI deny having Meehan afterwards testified against Graham and both were held in $500 bail pending another hearing on Tuesday. o

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  1. The Philadelphia Inquirer,
  2. 08 Nov 1908, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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