examination by Mr. Fink:
Fink: Have you had any
transactions with the
defendant, Alphonse Capone?
Held: Yes, while I was taking oral bets at Hawthorne in
1924 and 1925. I would take a bet and settle the next day.
Fink: Did he win or did you?
Held: He lost, I judge,
Fink: When you say you judge, does
to the best of your recollection?
Held: It does.
by Mr. Green:
Green: What was your first
Held: At Hawthorn in 1924.
Green: Name the first horse he bet
can’t do that.
Green: Name any horse he ever bet
on with you.
Held: I am not able to do that.
Green: How did you arrive at the
$12,000 which you say he lost?
Held: That’s just an estimate.
Green: Are you positive he lost?
Green: How much did Capone bet at
Three or four hundred dollars.
Green: How many customers did you
have who bet
Held: Two or three.
Green: Did he have much of a roll
when he paid
Held: Yes, he usually had quite a
lot of money, mostly in hundred dollar
bills. Sometimes in five hundred dollar
Green: Who refreshed your
recollection as to
the losses sustained by the defendant?
Held: Attorney Fisk asked me and
I told him.
Green: Where did you discuss your
Held: At the Lexington Hotel,
Monday night. Somebody called me and I
went there. Mr. Fink, Mr. Capone, Mr.
Ahern and a lot of
bookmakers were there.
Green: Who rang you up?
Held: I don’t know.
One of Al’s boys.
Green: Did you discuss the case
I went back last night at 8 o’clock and Al asked me if I’d be here
at 10 o’clock.
Green: Did you treat that as a
don’t think so.
Green: Who are some of Al’s boys?