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the reporters were asked.
"No," they said, "but about an
hour ago we talked with some
teamsters in the alley over there,
and they told us that a little fel
low had come running through
about a quarter of an hour before,
flourishing a revolver as he ran."
"What did the teamsters do?"
asked the cordon.
"Scattered," said the reporters.
"They should have stopped
him," said the police. "It was
And that's about as far as the
police effort to capture Webb
went yesterday, and about as far
as it has gone yet.
Today, the police sweated Belle
Hastings and Cassello and his
They got ' many tips as to
but they did not get Webb.
Over one hundred men, plain
clothes men and men in harness,
are hunting for the bandit. Chief
McWeeny has told them to "get
Webb dead or alive."
Last night Samuel' J. Andel-'
man, attorney for Frank Madia,
the fence, told the police his client
had arranged to give himself up.
He took the police to where
Madia was at South Halsted and
Madia was taken to Anda
man's office and sweated. He ad
mitted buying stolen goods from
. Perry. He admitted riding in the
bandit auto, but he denied that
there ever had been ay robbery
committed while he was with the
And that's about all the police
got out of Madia,
Webb has slipped through the
fingers of the police four times.
He was with the band that was
arrested by Traffic Policeman
Sticken. He helped throw Stick
en out of the bandit auto and
shoot him in the leg afterward.
He was in the Wabash avenue
flat when James A. Perry and
Frank Erleane were arrested,
and escaped by jumping out of a
He was arrested with Madia
last Saturday night and escaped
because he was not recognized.
And he was arrested by Hart.
Webb is the son of Edward
Webb, 315 W. Forty-fifth street.
He was sentenced to Pontiac re
formatory Oct. 30, 1908, for bur
glary. He was paroled to Wm.
Lonergan, and released from his
paloe in 1911 when he became of
age. He was sentenced twice to
the Bridewell and three times to
the John Worthy School. He al
ways has been known as Teddy,
although his right name is Robert.
Clinton, 111. Thos. Murphy,
Chicago, one-armed, broke out of
jail here. Arrested for burglary.
Cut hole through ceiling of cell
with pocket knife. Fifth escape
in four months from this jail.
Milwaukee. Ruth Meyer, 3,
burned to death. Poured kero
sene on kitchen stove.
Milwaukee. Mrs. Catherine
Walter, mistook gasoline for
kerosene. Explosion. She 'will