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talking myself. I'm going to fell
the district attorney a few things
I know about Frank Madia, and
how he was leader of the whole
"I'll tell a few things about
lielle Hastings, too."
"Do you mean that you will
implicate Mrs. Hastings in the
robberies?" the reporters asked.
'Well," said Cassello, with a
slow grin, "I mean that I am go
ing to implicate her you can
take that any way you like."
While Cassello was handing
out this line of talk to The Day
Book and the Journal. Maida still
was closeted with Hoyne, and
Hoyne was giving out about
three statements "per hour as to
what Madia .was telling-him.
Hoyne's last "statement" in
regard to Madia was in answer to
a report that Madia had been
taken before the grand jury. It
was as follows:
"Maida has not been taken be
fore the grand jury. He has been
here with me in my office since 12
o'clock noon. He has not irfade a
confession. But he has made im
portant admissions. Now they're
won't be anything more doing
boys (boys meaning reporters)
until 4:30 o'clock this afternoon."
The early scenes in the grand
jury ante room were nothing less
Belle Hastings sat there cro
cheting a sofa pillow cover in vio
lent colors and lovesick senti
ments. Once she laid down the
pillow and called over to Mrs.
Mamie Cassello, Mike Cassello
and Dutch Paul
"Say," she said, "I heard a
good story the other day. A little
boy asked his mother if his father
owned a fruit store. 'No, dear,'
said his mother. 'What makes
you think so?' 'Well,' said the
boy, 'I was with him when he
met Mr. Jones the other day, and
when they were together they
talked of nothing but peaches,
and pippins, and dates.' "
Everyone in the ante room
seemed to enjoy the story and
Grand juries are supposed to be
very solemn affairs. Every one
who reads the newspapers knows.,
this, because they read in the
newspapers about weeping wom
en and trembling men awaiting
the summons to appear before the
But it didn't look much that
Ten persons who were robbed
during the latter part of Decem
ber or first part of January ap
peared before the grand jury toi
day. Almost every one identified
James A. Perry, self-confessed
leader of the auto bandits, and the
picture of Teddy Webb.
Six indictments charging Per
ry and Webb with robbery were
reported to have been returned
by the grand jury before that
body, took up the murder of De
tective Peter Hart.
Meantime Webb is- still at
large. It does not seem to have
occurred to the police to search
Webb's old haunts for him. If
the police want to know what
one of those particular haunts
was, they are welcome.