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against the trio. They were charged
with bribery and conspiracy to ob
tain by means of a-confidence game.
Judge Kersten fixed the bonds of
Halpin, who ia named in three charg
es of con game, at $3M)00, and the
bonds of Tobin and O'Brien at $15,
000. One sensational part of the true
bills is the charge that Halpin re
ceived part of the money taken from
the late Dr. William Kirby by a gang
of wiretappers Kirby lost $20,000.
"Big Jack" Strosnider and his gang
were accused of this crime.
Other charges the police are ac
cused of being implicated in are tie
swindling of Mrs. Hope McEldowney
of $15,000 and the swindling of
Mrs. Mary Rapp of $11,000.
"The police tried to make a Ros
enthal out of me," Bertsche told
State's Att'y Hoyne previous to go
ing before the grand jury to accuse
the detectives of taking"money from
His story followed two others,
making the day a sensational one In
the history of Chicago crime.
"Jimmy" Ryan, former clairvoyant
and "con" man no,w under sentence
to the "pen," told of his dealings with
the officers of the bureau.
"Jimmy's" tale was similar to that
of his brother, Frank Ryan, who tes
tified Thursday, telling how he had
donated $300 a month to the police
to be allowed to run his fortune-telling
joint Later the amount was
raised to $400, he said. .
"I added $400 to the $400 which I
got from my brother Jimmy and pass
ed it on to Barney Bertsche," declar
ed Frank Ryan. And Bertsche went
on to tell how he had been the go
between in the deals with the police
"I made arrangements with Hal-pin-and
Tobin to pay them a certain
amount every month in return for
his allowing my clairvoyant and pay
oft5 joints to run. And I paid it to
tura reguiaay every moniu iiKe a j
.majuspmd pay ihe rent. w
"But they were not satisfied with
that They hafl to send Egan and
others like tlm to shake us down
every week or so for anywhere be
tween $100 and $500, or whatever
they could get."
COL ALEXANDER THE LATEST
AS WHITE SLAVER
The latest object of the campaign
against rich men who violate the
Mann act jCoL Charles Alexander,
millionaire capitalist was arrested
in Providence, R, I., Friday and re
leased today on bonds of $7,500.
The woman in the case, Miss Jes
sie Cope of Los Angeles, is said to
be in the city and it is rumored that
she is under indictment for an at
tempt to extort money from Alexan
der, using the Mann act as a tool.
The colonel, who is 64, met Miss
Cope in Los Angeles, two years ago.
They became friends and better and
traveled together over the continent.
His ardor grew cold of late, Miss
Cope says, and his letters few.
Then tne colonel finishes the story.
Miss Cope gave him the choice of
furnishing a swell flat in Paris, he
says, or facing a sentence in Leaven
worth. He chose' the latter.
New York. Final pleas entered by
21 directors of New Haven recently
indicted on charge of conspiracy in
acquiring 160 transportation prop
erties in New England.
Lacrosse, Wis. Mrs. Jennie
Holmes, suing Elmer Holmes for di
vorce, charges he bought her 1 dress,
1 pair of shoes 'and 1 suit of under
wear in 24 years.
Columbus, O. State of Ohio re
leased 1,500 borrowers from chattel
loan companies of all responsibility,
following discovery that loan qom
panies were operating aganst law- -
For babies taken on railroad jour
neys a California man -has patented
a collapsible berth to he hung on &