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granted her every wish and that, lur
ed by golden promises of a wonderful
future with "autos and servants and
jewelry and finery," she yielded to
him and followed where he asked her
'to go. -
Heilner pioked up the girl in the
usual stamping ground for flirts in
and around department stores. The
girl was leaving Siegel-Cooper's when
Heilner first sighted her.
The girl possesses a delicate, nat
ural beauty and a pretty figure. Heil
ner was attracted by her and she says
he followed her. When Tie caught up
to her he smiled and tipped his hat
At first the girl was going to pass
on. But there was something attrac
tive about his smile and his immac
ulate clothes. She stopped.
He invited her and a girl friend,
Amelia Gates, to lunch. They were
impressed with the way in which he
could handle himself. He became ex
ceptionally attentive to Florence.
r They met again several times. And
each time he spent much money.
, Then one day he came to her and
told her he must go away. She was
sorry. He pressed his point. "Would
she go with him?" They would see
cities and places she had only dream
ed of before.
And the girl, whose only pleasure
before had been in dances and the
aters, yielded and vent.
It was arranged hat Amelia Gates
should tell the mother of Florence
Giddens, who lived at J.5 E. 9th st,
that she was going to some of
Amelia's relatives in Wisconsin.
Heilner is charged with having
brought the girl first to Louisville.
The trip was continued to Cincinnati
and then to Detroit. In each city
they stopped at the most fashionable
hotels. She says he registered for
her and him as "man and wife."
There was all sorts of gayety.
There were sights she never dreamed
of before. And then the glamor of
it all faded. The girl began to open
her eyes. She realized what it had I
cost her and, broken-hearted, she
wanted to come hime and find con
solation in the arms of her mother.
When she arrived here her mother
managed to. get the story from her.
It was give,n to Dis't Att'y Clyne and
he began an immediate investigation.
Yesterday's indictment resulted.
Clyne expects heavy opposition.
Heilner is powerful and has powerful .
But the order has been sent out.
"Get every man who commits a crime
against the womanhood of the nation
no matter how rich nor how poor the
And Clyne anl Hiram Clabaugh,
supported by the department of jus
tice's instruction and Judge Landis'
recent ruling that it was not neces
sary to prove the commercial phase
of such cases, intend going after all
cases with a vengeance.
JOHNSON SLAVE CASE ON
The hearing in the case of Alvah
M. Johnson, wealthy real estate man,
who is accuse dof white slavery on
the grounds that his marriage "to
Florence Dralle, his 19-year-old ste
nographer, was not legal because it
occurred, within a year -after his di
vorce from his first wife, was helii
today before Federal Commissioner
Johnson married the girl in Crown
Point, In June. Later the girl says
his love grew cold and he began vis
iting his first wife. It is the first case
of its kind ever tried.
Part of the girl's story was as fol
lows: "I am an orphan. I lived in Bart
lett, HI., with my grandmother. Then
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nographer. Finally I was .employed Qm
ay Mr. jonnson at xxv sontn Dear
"He todl me that he loved me and
wanted to marry me. I told him that
he hadn't been divorced long enough.
He said that it would be all right if
we went out of the state. Ttold him
I would rather wait But he per
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