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GRAND JURY TO PROBE SLOT MACHINE VIOLATIONS. St. Loots County Inquisitorial Body Will First Hear Evidence In Uarrlntrton Case. Judge McElhlnney of the Clayton Circuit Court has made a personal Investigation of the stories about the alleged operations of slot machines. In St Louis County, and, although he did not discover any violation of the law. charged the September Grand Jury, which convened in Clayton yesterday, to make an investigation of the reports published In the newspapers and indict violators. . The court Instructed the Jury that the operation of a sloi machine constituted a felony for which a Penitentiary sentence might be Imposed. He said that he had been to several places during bis summer vacation, but found no machines. Frederick Sejmour Barrington the alleged murderer of .arncs P. McCann, was brought Into court with three other prisoners and asked if he had any objection to the Jurors that were to pass on his case. He replied that he had none, and was then remanded to Jail. Barrington's case will be taken up this morning. The Jurors who will pass upon his case are William Knierin. a coal dealer; Martin Heintz, farmer; Paul Langenbeck, saddler; Frank Laturnls. salesman; William Hack-mann, farmer; Gottlieb Roth, saloonkeeper; R. F. Stevens, contractor: Henry P. Wolff, grocer; Fred Bouquet farmer; August w. Oruben. farmer: F. H- Krennlng. farmer, and Julius Goss, restaurant keeper.

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  1. The St Louis Republic,
  2. 22 Sep 1903, Tue,
  3. Page 14

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