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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 01, 1913, Image 7

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Policeman Hart, who did see and
who "captured" Teddy Webb,
this doubtless was a good thing
for the specials.
Our Chicago robbers are much
quicker on the draw and much
surer of their aim than our Chi
cago police or special police.
As soon as it was certain the
bandit had escaped the police and
newspapers began evolving the
ories as to his identity, theories
being the things that made Sher
lock Holmes famous.
The first bright theory that the
police, helped by the fertile brains
of reporters who needed stories,
evolved was that the bandit must
have been Teddy Webb.
Whereupon the police imme
diately began throwing cordons
around all his possible or impos
sible whereabouts, as they did so
ineffectually in the case of Webb
himself.
Why the robber who was about
5 feet 9 inches should have been
Webb, who stood 5 feet 6 inches,
you can search us or rather
search those fertile newspaper
brains and the police alleged
brains.
When the cordons failed, some
mighty mind evolved another the
ory of his escape, a regular Nick
Carter theory.
Acording to this theory, the
robber was helped by pals beg
pardon accomplices. His accom
plices waited for him at the Chi
cago river after the robbery.
They had Ha! a fast, black
motor boat.
When the robber hopped light-
from the tram, he strolled
through the yards to this boat
and jumped into it. The engines
of the boat muffled, of course
were started. The robber and his
accomplices were whisked away
at a lightning rate doubtless in
to the middle of frozen Lake
Michigan.
For ourselves, we refuse to
evolve any theories. All we are
going to do about it is keep our
eye on the City Hall and postof
fice and see that no bland robber
masked or otherwise takes
them away "in broad daylight
and while the streets are crowded
with pedestrians."
We shall pay no attention to
any con game artists who may
sell the City Hall and postoffice
to guileless farmers. That hap
pens so often that it is worth no
more than a city brief at best.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Editor Day Book Have just
read in your paper that Aid. Kunz
has introduced a bill making
every schoolboy an assistant dog
catcher. Allow me to protest,
and I am sure all sensible, self
respecting fathers and mothers
wil.1 protest likewise.
For Heaven's sake! Has this
alderman one iota of common
sense? Can he find no after
school employment of our boys
save the cruel one of dogcatcher?
Boys are naturally inclined to be
cruel and careless of the suffer
ings of dumb creatures. -Dogs
would be stolen, no matter wheth
er they were properly licensed
and muzzled or not. For the sake
of the bounty promised WQSt Ql

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