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HdYNE QUIZZES MYSTERIOUS
PRISONER AT WAUKEGAN
A "mysterious prisoner" was ques
tioned for hours at Waukegan by
State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne.
Hoyne refuses to give any informa
tion about the prisoner or the case J
in connection with which he was ar
rested. It is rumored, however, that the
man is Frank Ryan, the far-famed
chief of the far-famed "clairvoyant
trust," Which Hoyne discovered some
It is said that Ryan was arrested
in Pennsylvania and taken directly
to Waukegan where he was question
ed by Hoyne. Hoyne has been stay
ing at his father's country home at
Waukegan for some time. After the
grilling by Hoyne, Ryan was brought
to the county jail and is now lodged
Hoyne said today that it would
"spoil all his plans" if the name of
the prisoner were given out. He ad
mitted that the man was under arrest
in connection with an important case.
Ryan was indicted along with
James Ryan, his twin brother, Wil
liam H. Stone and David.K. Ross May
1 last. Police all over the country
have been searching for him since.
The Ryans and their accomplices
were indicted in connection with the
swindling of Mrs. Hope L. McEldow
ney of LaCrosse, Wis., out of $15,
500. Further testimony before the
grand jury in connection with the
case led to the indictment of Barney
Bertsche, a politician, as accomplice
of the Ryans.
' Attorney Benedict J. Short, coun
sel for Bertsche, went to Pittsburgh
on a mysterious trip three days ago.
Attorney Charles E. Erbstein said to
day that his information was that
Ryan was arrested in Pennsylvania
two or three days ago.
It Is supposed that Hoyne tried to
grill a confession out of Ryan if
Ryan the "mysterious prisoner" be
When Ryan was clairvoyanting, he
used the name of Professor Robert
THIRTEEN OF LAUNCH PARTY
SAFE ONE MISSING
George Cantwell, 220 West 43d
street, one of party of fifteen whose
launch, Gov. Dunne, was driven out
into the lake in last night's storm,
was reported to the police today to
have been drowned.
Thirteen members of the launch
party, who spent the night on a crib
two miles off shore after the waves
threatened to swamp their craft,
were rescued today. They - reported
that Cantwell disapeared in the dark
ness after helping two women from
the launch to the breakwater.
THE JAN DE LATOUR CASE
The inquest into the death of Jan
de Latour, titled Austrian, will be re
opened Friday. De Latour's widow,
Wanda, is at present held for the
slaying in $5,000 bonds.
Meantime the police are siding
with the defense in the case. Police
Lieut. Duffy said today that he did
not believe that there was sufficient
evidence against the women for in
dictment. He said his detectives had
gathered additional information with
in the last few days going to show
de Latour had committed suicide.
Attorney Edward J. Prebis, repre
senting the widow, says he is certain
from the quantity of arsenic found in
de Latour's body by the coroner's
chemist that the Austrian nobleman
must have ended his own life.
"No quantity of arsenic such as Dr.
McNally says he found in the body
could have been given to any man se
cretly," said Prebis.
Attorney Max Kaczmarek of the
Polish National Alliance, however, is
satisfied of the guilt of the widow
and will press the case' against her.
Fair tonight, Saturday and Sun
day; cooler tonight; moderate north
west winds becoming variable Saturday.