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7244 Prairie Avenue, Chicago; that he paid cash for same; that he also sold him furniture which was delivered to the Lexington Hotel valued at from $1,500 to $2,000. He produced invoices of the firm and testified regarding the following items which were sold to Capone: desk set, $39.00; lamp base, shade and two elephants, $105.00; dresser and set, $813.00; cabinet, $358.00; 2 torchierres, sofa, chair, table and elephants, $1,083.00; bed and dresser, $153.00; chair and two lamps, $251.50; easy chairs, davenport and smoker, $1,038.00; mattress, springs etc., $226.00; china cabinet, $266.50; chair, $11.00; lamp $86.00; table pads $20.55; mirror $65.00; chair $260.00; chair $55.00; highboy $68.00; bed $27.00; chair $13.50; pillow $16.50; springs $46.00; tick $47.50; pair pillows $106.50; humidor $28.00; pillows $12.50; settee $105.00; rocker $50.00; chair $50.00; table $26.00; chair $21.75; table $17.00; chair $24.75; lamp base $50.00; shade $22.00; shade $55.00; base $46.50; foot end $20.00; dresser etc. $410.50.

There is submitted herewith as Exhibit No.94, transcript of the testimony of Fred S. Avery, Manager of the Auditorium Hotel, Chicago. Mr. Avery stated that he was manager of the Metropole Hotel, 23rd and Michigan Avenue, Chicago, about 3½ years ago; that Al Capone was a permanent guest regularly occupying a corner suite on the 4th floor of about eight rooms; that he had other persons in the suite with him; that on one occasion he went to the suite to see Al Capone, requesting the payment of the room rent; that the amount due was about $3,000 which Al paid the next day in currency from a roll of bills he had in his pocket; that Capone generally paid his bills about once a week, usually amounting to from $1,200 to $1,500 per week; that he engaged the banquet room of the hotel for two nights at the time of the Dempsey—Tunney prize fight in September, 1927, where he entertained friends; that the bill for the service in the banquet room was around $3,000; that Al Capone had an office in his suite and that he saw Jack Guzik at the Metropole Hotel when Al was living there.

There is submitted herewith as Exhibit No. 95, a transcript of the testimony of Paul H. Mincer, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Mincer stated that he was a rug salesman for Peck & Hills, 1353 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago; that in 1927 he sold rugs to Al Capone; that on November 8, 1927, a sale mounted to between $1,400.00 and $1,500.00; that some of the rugs were sent to 7244 Prairie Avenue, to Miami Beach, Florida, and that rugs valued at $706.60 were sent to the Lexington Hotel; that a sale was made to Capone on November 11, 1927 of nine Chinese rugs for $1,312.25 and that he sold him other rugs at later dates. He identified the records of Peck & Hills relating to transactions with Alphonse Capone.

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