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MAN OF MONEY FINEP AFTER CHARGES OF
Two .young girls were -discovered
on the rocky road three days ago
when the pokce arreted George Rob
inson in a flat he ran at 1616 N;
IRobinson, who is the son of weal-,
"thy parents, was convicted and fineji
$100 by Judge Rafferty-yesterdayon.
the specific charge of having contra
uted to the delinquency of Minnie
Ericsson, a 16-year-old sctiooj girL -
' He s also to be tried on the charge:
of having helped send Nettie Schreiuf
erf an 18-year-old girl, along tne wwe
path. , .
The arrest of Robinson brought to
light startling coridittowtbat -exlstr
ed in one of tbe-mosttespectable dis-v
tricts in the city., "J
Robinson'W the. son of a wealthy
manufacture. ' A3 ew months ago he
started the $at on Washtenaw' ave
nue. It was tp be,fc meetfng'place for
all his friends.' v ; ' ' y
In court yesterdayttobinson plead
ed that the flatwa? only Intended as
a refuge in which his' friends could
play cards when they wished.
In faot be argued that be was do
ing .a mojal good for the city of Chi
cago in offering a place where his
friends could go as an etfcape from
But the stories told by Minnie
Enckson and Nettie Scbreiner areJ
Minnie Erickson is a very pretty
school girl. She looks so young that
with curls hanging down her back she
is, a child.
i And yet she has suffered. She ad
'raitted yesterday that she had cared
for Robinson ever since she first met
hfm when she was merelya kid at
According to the girl's testimony,
Robinson pleaded with her until he"
finally induced her to eo to the flat.
whch he kept fo.r ''gentlemen 1
She went thereone night and stay
ed until the morrdng"
After awhile5" the. story came out
and-slie waajsentj' to the Refuge'
Home. Her whole bright future was
blasted:' Prom care-free schoolgirl
she was transformed into "a woman
with ji past,'
Nettie Schreiner's case was slightly
different. Lorig ago when she was too .,
young to know what marriage was
she ,was married to a man named
Prank Douglas; Her marriage struck
tne rocks, bey were divorced.
She ran away from parental con-
Irol anaVsays Robinson tojd her she
could liYe"in the-"bungalow" without -having
auy expenses. She admitted
living-there for more than six weeks.
But" she, too, was found by the po- '
lice. She is now repenting in the
House of the Good Shepherd.
Robinson admitted'tbat many girls
had visited the flat. He mentioned -"Mae,"
"Olivette" and "Sylvia." He
knew no more about them. They
passed in the night
He will be tried later on the charge
of contributing to Nettie Schreiner's
TWO FOUNP DEAD IN FIRE
BELIEVEP ROBBERS' WORK
Sioux City, S. D,f April 18. The
bodies of W. H. Menzie, manager of
tbe.Farmers' Elevator Co. and his
bookkeeper, 'Miss Blanche Signal,
were found in the nuns of thcom
pany's building, following a fire last
night, The hands, and feet of the
man and woman were tied fast with
-wires and both had evidently been ,.
gagged. The safe was found open,
and it Is tlje opinion of the police that
itvas the work of robbers,
HIS BUSINESS -"Little
pictures leave mjkcold; its
the grand canvasses thatTUke."
"You're an arthritic?" - :
"Not I; a frame maker.1' v JT
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