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ered. Webb pulled his cap down
over his eyes and glared at them
from beneath the visor.
Then he noticed George Lar
sen, Martin Ryan and Petey Ma
loney, the police stool pigeons.
"You dam pups," he shouted to
them. "You never had nerve
enough to get near me in the past,
but like the rats you are you sold
out when you thought you could
do it in a sneaking manner."
O'Connor and Egan took their
prisoner to Indiana avenue and
Forty-sixth street. Courtney
went to a telephone and called up
Capt. Lavin and wailed the news
An Indiana avenue car came
along bound downtown. O'Con
nor, Egan, their prisoner and the
stool pigeons boarded it.
Five minutes later a patrol
wagon came tearing down the
street, hell-bent-for-election. In it
was Lieut .Hogan and a -squad of
Lavin's men. Hogan had come to
steal the prisoner from the men
who captured him. But the car
was too far gone and Hogan had
to give up the chase.
The car with the detectives and
their prisoner began to get crowd
ed. The police party got off at
Twenty-sixth street. John Boyce,
an auto salesman, was standing
there. He recognized the detec
tives and offered the use of his
car. The test of the trip to the
detective bureau was made in the
At the Hyde Park station Pad
dy Lavin was calling up the City
News Bureau and telling how
HIS men had captured Webb
At the detective bureau Webb
was hustled to the captain's of
fice. McWeeny, Schuettler and
State's Attorney Hoyne were
sent for. Webb denied the mur
der of Hart. And then the grill
Webb was more than a match
for McWeeny. Even Schuettler
and Hoyne could get nothing
from him. He denied he had mur
dered Hart. He swore he was in
St. Louis when the murder oc
curred. He swore the first he
heard of the murder was when he
bought a Tribune in St. Louis.
The Cassellas, Belle Hastings
and Frank Maria, now out on
bond, were sent for.
Mike Cassella, fat and dirty,
sne?.ky and shifty of manner,
smelling of garlic, was the first to
arrive. Behind him came his wife",
also fat, and with the hunted look
of those who live outside the law.
At their heels came Belle Has
tings. Behind came Frank Madia,
the crafty fence.
One by one they were sent into
the office where Webb sat, smok
ing a cigarette. One by one they
identified him as Robert Webb.
Where was Paddy Lavin when
Halpin's men caught Teddy
Webb in his district.
At that, it isn't quite fair to
rub it into Paddy right now. He
was the sorest copper in town last
"Cigarette smoking by Women
is increasing." Dr. Loretta
Kress. It is, but not among the
I class of women that the people
need to worry about,