Various places, various dates (5 from 1915; 4 from 1923, 1 n. d.). Freeman circular a bit stained and browning; some light general dust-soiling and wear; in very good condition.. 10 broadsides, ranging from approx. 10.75 x 8.5 inches to 9 x 6 inches. Illus. The raw materials for a short shelf of Raymond Chandler novels and a fine view of the diversity of misfortune and mayhem in the Golden State, ranging from Italians wanted for murder at Bakersfield (Umberto Martini and G. Vandanega shot a rancher to death in 1923 after he reported them for bootlegging), to the rape of a minor (ìPorto Ricanî John Alek, aka John Marta or John Agello abandoned the 14-year-old girl who gave birth to his baby in 1915óîhe has been intimate with her for over three yearsî). Elisie Reed was kiting checks in Los Angeles in 1923, the Rochdale Store at Roseville had its safe blown in 1915, and Joseph Medwin embezzled a 1922 Kissel automobile; W. C. Freeman deserted his family in Wasco on June 19, 1915 and Abey S. Marden, a 14-year-old Russian Jew went missing from Crockett, California on November 8, 1915; horse thieves struck R. L. Gray outside Conejo the night of Jan. 27, 1915, J. E. Lynds of Los Angeles offers a $5,000 reward through the William J. Burns Detective Agency for stolen bonds (ìNo Questions Askedî), and ex-con Louis Coynt seems to have broken jail again in San Mateo County. John Alek circular neatly mounted along its top edge to a fragment of scrap paper; traces of mounting on the verso of a few other circulars. (Inventory #: 17405)
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