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"There are automobile bandits
in town," warbled the M. S.
Chief McWeeny and Captain
TIalpm Started stai-tingly.
"What!" saldJhe chief.
"Impossible" cried Halpin.
"Sure as "death I" .hissed the
M.S. , ,
"We ,must arxest them," said
the chief. , v ,
"We mtjsjt catch them with the
goods," said Halpin.
"I can gfveyoU d clue"said the
"Clue mcff clue,"1 said the chief.
"They 'are ' not amateurs,"
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"How do you' know?" cried
Halpin. - , ;
"Their work, is too -nCat," Sib
ilated the M. SS "They are old
bjrds at the game."
""Ha!" said thehief.
i'Ha!" said Jialpin.'
t "Bring nie1 tfie filesscried .the
"Bring, him the files," pried
Halpm to the uhder-secretary to
the secretary to the chisf.
" The files were brought within
"There is a one-eared crook
who is missing," said the ..chief.
"I have not had aQte from him
for a month Perhaps he is one of
the automobile bandits. There is
a convict who escaped -from
Joliet. He must be another ro
There was a knock on the
door. "The chief, Halpin and the
M. 5, all put their fingers on their
lips. Then Halpin opened th,e
A newspaper reporter came in.
Chief McWeeny put his feet up
on the desk again, and his cigar
in his mouth.' The M. S. sidlei
out of the room.
"There are auto bandits in
lownr3aid the reporter. "They
held up and robbedthe cashier of
the $tick-up-the-people bank five
"I know,.'.' said the chief, care
lessly, "one of them is a one-eared
crook, andihe other is- a convict
who escaped fromJJohet. My men
will have them behind bars in twd
hours. , Got a good cigar, Halpin ?
The mayor gave me this dne'
MAY COMMAND U. S. ARMY
Maj. 6en. Thomas H. Barry,
now commanding Eastern divis-"
ion of U. S. army, with headquar
ters at New York, who is said to
be slated to succeed Gen. Wood at
the end of Taft administration.