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The- specific charge against
young Mansfield was that he had
transported Gussie Stein from
Chicago to Akron, O., for pur
poses of prostitution.
The police are investigating
W Maurice Mansfield's connection
with white slavery because of the
rumor thai has spread time and
again that there is, in Chicago,
an organized band of white
According to rumor, this band
has headquarters in this city and
New York, and was organized
chiefly for the purpose of wreak
ing vengeance on anyone who in
formed on a member.
It is believed that the murder
of Jennie Cavalieri and Rose
Bruno at Bridgeport, Conn., was
carried" out by order of this white
The federal department of jus
tice will not give out the source
of its information against young
But the police want to know if
he was a member of the white
slavers' organization or a "free
lance" in the field.
Federal Judge Carpenter today
released young Mansfield from
the custody of the deputy United
A States marshal 'so he could ar
range for his father's funeral.
Meanwhile Lieut. Gallery's
men are working steadily on the
original theory that Mansfield
was murdered by a thief who be
lieved himself cheated in some
unlawful deal. Lieut. Gallery
explained this theory as follows:
"Mansfield bore a bad reputa
tion. We are sure he was a fence
He was fined $100 once for re
ceiving stolen goods.
"What is more, it is fairly sure
that Mansfield was a miser, filled
with the greed for gold. He is
said to have hidden stores of gold
about his junk shop and his
"I don't know whether the
'stores of gold' stuff is true or not,
but I do know that Mansfield
must have made money, and that
he was Of a grasping nature.
"He wouldn't have a home of
his own. He stayed instead with
his brother-in-law, Louis Brown
field, at 834 South Robey street.
He had his 80-year-old mother
stay there, too.
"He never used to bring money
with him when he came to the
store to work. Almost every day
he used to go over to Fire En
gine Company No. 5 and borrow
enough change from Capt. John
Touey to see him through the
day. He used to pay the money
back, but it always seemed to
hurt him to do so.
"Now, granted that Mansfield
:was a fence, and granted that he
hwas a miser, what more natural
than that he should be close-fisted
with the thieves who came to
him with stolen goods? What
more likely than that he should
even refuse to pay one of them?
"The thief wouldn't be able to
sue for the money. He'd have to
grin and bear it, or else force
.Mansfield to come through by the
use of violence.
"Now, supposing Mansfield did
so treat we of the thieves who