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READ ABOUT 'VENUS OF THE MODERN WORLD;'
A PERFECT FORM HER PICTURE IS INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cocftran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2,N0.119 Chicago, Monday, Feb. 17, 1913 ONE CENT
STOOL PIGEON RIVAL WHO BETRAYED WEBB
SLUGGED NEAR HOME OF WEBB'S GIRL
Ceo. Larsen, Who Tipped Off Police Because Webb Cui
Him Out With Mabel Conlisk, Found Unconscious
Near Her Home-Webb Crazy About Women.
George Larsen, the stool pigeon
who betrayed Robert ("Teddy")
Webb to the police, was beaten
into unconsciousness half a block
from the home of Webb's sweet
heart, Mabel Conlisk, some time
Larsen was found by the police
at Forty-second place and Prince
ton avenue. He has not yet told
who slugged him. No arrests
have been made.
Larsen betrayed Webb because
he loved Mabel Conlisk himself.
He was the pretty Hyde Park
telephone girl's first sweetheart.
Webb cut him out, and he never
forgot and never forgave him
The stool pigeon's chance came
Friday. He saw Webb on the
South Side, and promptly called
up the detective bureau and told
the police Where they could find
He was in at the death, too.
He stood and laughed at Webb,
when Webb, handcuffed to De
tective O'Connor, was waiting to
be taken down town.
"You dam pup!" Webb yelled
at him. "You hadn't the nerve
to get near me in the past, but
like the dirty rat you are, you sold
out when you thought you could
do it in a sneaking manner."
-Perhaps the real story of the
slugging of Larsen never will
come out, but there is a whisper
over the South Side that Larsen
went to see Mabel Conlisk after
the betrayal, and that she turned
from the stool pigeon in loathing
If this be so, the rest is easy to
guess. A chance word dropped
by the girl to a friend, ,a friend
of her own and a friend of Webb,
and the quick and sudden revenge
that gangland knows.
Webb last night confessed that
he shot and killed Detective Hart