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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 24, 1913, Image 1

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A BUNCH OF CUTE LOOKING BABIES HAVE
THEIRPHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE TAKE A LOOK
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2.N0.99 Chicago, Friday, Jan. 24, 1913 ONE CENT
TEDDY WEBB AND FRANK McERLANE TAUGHT
TO USE GUNS ON HEARST'S EXAMINER
Hoyne Made Attempt to Protect McErlane Cops Want
to Know if Webb, Too, Would Be Protected,
Before Risking Lives to Take Him,
There is one excellent reason
why Teddy Webb, bandit and
murderer, may never be cap
tured so long- as he stays in Chi
cago. That reason is that there are a
"lot of policemen in Chicago who
do not care to risk their lives to
capture a desperate criminal who
probably never would be prose
cuted. Both Webb and McErlane were
employed by trust newspapers
during the newspaper strike,
Webb as a strike-breaking chauf
feul on the Examiner.'
It would not sound well if
Webb captured and took the
stand in his own defense and ex
plained that he first was given a
gun and taught to use it by the
Examiner. ,
It would not sound well to have
a murderer explain that the
Examiner had promised him
protection i ever he used the gun
that paper had given him.
There seems little doubt of the
guilt of Frank McErlane, alias
Walter Scott.
McErlane was arrested in Jas.
A. Perry's flat at 4307 Wabash
avenue, at the same time as Perry
was arrested.
Perry. has confessed that he
was the leader of the auto bandit
gang, and has boasted of it. .
McErlaen, at the time of his
arrest, admitted having been a
passenger in the auto bandit car
when hold-ups and robberies
were committed.
Of course, McErlane said that
he himself never had taken part
in any of the hold-ups, robberies
or shootings. He said he had just
been a sort of interested specta
tor. This is quite a usual thing
for criminals to say when caught
with the goods.
Yet yesterday State s Attorney
Maclay Hoyne suddenly develop
ed a doubt that McErlane was
guilty,

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