ACCIDENTALLY WOUNDS GIRL.
Jefferson Beale Shoots "Becca" Levitt While Loading a Gun.
While customers were few last night at the "Joy Palace," 1233 Main street, Jefferson Beale, who takes post card photographs, wounded Miss "Becca" Levitt, the cashier, in the right thigh with a shot from a .22 caliber revolver. Both the photographer and the cashier declare that the shooting was an accident. The police arrested Beale, however, and are holding him for investigation. They say that other empolyes at the penny amusement resort declare the girl and the man have quarreled frequently recently.
Miss Levitt was taken to the General hospital and later to St. Margaret's. Her injury is declared painful but not dangerous. She told physicians at the General hospital that Beale was trying to load the rifle for her when it was discharged.
The cashier is the sister-in-law of Harry Fogal, who is her employer, and resides at his home, 2715 Harrison street. Beale lives at a hotel at Thirteenth and Main streets.