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BIG CARLETON HUDSON STORY
MAY COME OUT MONDAY
Did the beef trust dig up the past
record of Carleton Hudson and soak
him with punishment because Hud
son is a partner of Louis C. Ehle, the
dummy millionaire who operated a
string of cotton oil mills for the Armour-Swift-Morris
Ehle, who has an office with Car
leton Hudson in the First National
Bank bldg posed for 12 years as
owner of Texas and Arkansas cotton
oil mills. R. G. Dun & Co. rated Ehle
as a two-time millionaire, the biggest
fellow in the cotton oil game in Amer
ica and always "good pay."
The whole story threatens to come
out through a suit to begin Monday
before Judge Windes. Carleton Hud
son, along with Former Circuit Judge
Arba N. Waterman, Frederick S. Mc
Glory, John J. Lyon, Mansfield H.
Lundberg and others, are suing Ehle
for money he borrowed from them.
They claim they would never have
slipped any cash to Ehle if it wasn't
that Ehle was the owner of cotton oil
mills all over Texas and Arkansas.
They didn't knovKEhle was a dum
my. So they, let him have ?l50,uuu.
All of a sudden last March Ehle, the
dummy, was kicked out by the stock
yards crowd. It was a quiet job.
The sign reading "The Louis C.
Ehle Cotton Oil Mills, Inc." in the
New York Life Bldg. was painted
over. Some $200,000 which Ehle had
on a personal account in a Chicago
bank was grabbed off by the Armour-Swift-Morris
interests, according to
the bill now in Judge Windes court.
All this came off on the quiet. Over
in the criminal court building other
stuff was pulled off on the quiet.
Newspapers said nothing. An indict
ment by a .grand jury was returned
against Louis C. Ehle for forgery.
Two of th,e witnesses were heef trust
lawyers, Henry Veeder and Albert
Veeder. Still another indictment was
returned, charging embezzlement.
A few weeks later in the superior
court along came Judge Waterman-
with a suit against Ehle for $48,000. i
j. ugaen Armour, .aawara if. swut, ,
the heirs of the Nelson Morris es-f,
tate and the officers and directors of j
the Armour, Swift and Morris com
panies were all made co-defendants
with Ehle. It was put up to them to r
explain why R. G. Dun & Co. jreport-,
ed Louis C. Ehle to be a two-time mil-,
lionaire and "good pay" when they
couldn't find a dollar of Ehle's any- (
where to levy judgments on. a
Then Mrt. Caroline King of Min-
neapolis sued Carleton Hudson in
federal courts in Minneapolis for,
$200,000 of good money she alleges C
he falsely persuaded her to sign away
in notes. . ?
At the same time another bill was r
filed in Cook county courts bringing
in more creditors of Louis C. Ehle
who want the beef packers to conie
into court and explain how they made
Ehle a dummy and what were thex
declarations of trust or other papers ,
by which the packers owned 75 cot-
trm nil mMla In Tbtho nnrl ntho-r mJlla
inArkansas while they shoved Ehlej
to tne iront as tne real owner ana
After three continuances the case?
Is finally set for hearing Dec. 7. And ,
on the eve of this trial Carleton Hud-
son is arrested as charged with being j
Carleton Hudson Betts, a New Yorkr
confidence man whose ways of work
ing were exactly like those of Carle-j
ton Hudson with Mrs. Caroline King5
Why didn't anybody ever unmask,
Carleton Hudson before he startedj
trying to squeeze money from the
beef trust? It looks as though thej
beef trust lawyers and the beef trusty
detectives get the fellow they go
after if he's in their way and has any)
assailable record. .
I bought myself a runabout
My wearied nerves to soothe.
I named the car True Love because
It never does run smooth.
New York Tribune.