March 28, 1913

Attorney Gus Newbury, counsel for the defendant in the near famous trial of George H. Millar before Mayor Eifert for immoral conduct, won a dollar at this morning's session of the mayor's court. He didn't get the dollar, but he would have if the money had been up.

The wager was offered by Newbury after practically every objection he had offered to testimony had been overruled by the mayor. On cross-examination he asked a question patterned along the lines and to the same effect as those asked by Boggs, which Mayor Eifert had allowed to be answered. Boggs objected.

"I'll bet a dollar," stated Newbury to the audience, "the objection is sustained."

Gus won.

This morning's session of the mayor's court, though short, was anything but sweet.

Newbury has evidently decided that he will have to fight for a square deal and he was on his feet objecting half of the time. He was overruled in every instance practically by the mayor while Bogg's objections were sustained. Mayor Eifert finally ordered Newbury to "shutup."

So often was Newbury's objections overruled today that finally he quit cross-examining witnesses.

"Don't you wish to ask any questions?" queried Boggs.

"Sure not," retorted Newbury, "I couldn't get them in if I did."

"Well now," came back Boggs, "don't get funny, this isn't a Vaudeville show."

"Oh! Yes it is," was the reply, "and a dandy, too."

The witnesses called by Boggs today were simply character witnesses. Their testimony was of little value either way.


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