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GIRL'S STORY LEADS TO WHITE
Robert Larson, the adopted son of
a wealthy jeweler of Joliet, was
placed under arrest, today by agents
of the department of" justice and is
charged with violation of the Mann
act. His arrest followed the story of
Pearl Larson, who was brought be
fore the morals court on March 1,
charged with soliciting. Charles B.
Peterson, the girl's attorney, had the
case continued that he might inves
tigate her story. She was discharged
when he told Judge Goodnow that
the bureau of investigation of the de
partment of justice had taken up the
case and would prosecute it
Larson, it is charged, met the girl
when she was a cashier in a five-cent
show. He hold her he was divorced
recently and would marry her as soon
as the year limit, fixed by the Illinois
law, expired. She believed him and
last December her parents sent her
money enough to go back and visit
them in Nebraska. He got enough
money to accompany her. Arriving,
they decided to say they were mar
ried. On the first of January they
came back to Chicago. The girl's fa
ther paid their fare and gave them a
smal lsum to start out housekeeping.
The money was soon used. Larson
refused to work.
"You go out on the streets and earn
enough money to support us," Lar
son told the girl. "You know I can't
work." Driven to desperation, Pearl
did as she was told. Larson, she
said, took her money away from her.
"One day Larson and his pal, Mil
ler, brought up a Greek," the girl
said. "The ytried to shake him down
by staging the "badger game." Miller
said he was my husband and threat
ened to have the Greek arrested. He
seemed scared and told us he would
go out and get some money. Instead
of bringing back money he brought a
coj). Larson and Miller got away but
I yas arrested."
Agents for the department pf juar
tice are now looking for Mille rand
"I learned a few days ago that Lar
son's wife is in Chicago and that she
had not even applied for a divorce,"
said Pearl. "She has not lived with
her husband for some time and a
large portion of the money which he
took from me he sent to her. This
was more than $180."
Larson's foster parents have given
"I have washed my hands of him,"
said the Joliet Jeweler. "He refuses
to reform. He has disgraced himself
since he was old enough to go to
MARRIAGE PARTY MISTAKEN
FOR KIDNAPING CASE -
Florence Giddens, the girl who
caused the indictment of Millionaire
Julius Heilner of New York when she
told the story of an extravagant tour
about the country in his 'company,
was married yesterday. Her husband
is Lawrence Brand, 708 N. Water st.,
Milwaukee, a butcher and wealthy.
The climax came after a day of ex
citment. The girl with her mother
and Brand quarreled in an "L" train
on the way to Evanston.
Fearing kidnaping a passenger no
tified the Evanston police and the
party was arrested. An explanation
by Mrs. Jago, the girl's mother, did
no suffice until the police had called
the federal building and were assured.
CLAIM WOMAN ASKING AID FOR
BROOMMAKERS IS FRAUD
AS a warning against imposition by
a woman who is visiting different
houses making an appeal for funds
for girls on strike at United States
Broom & Brush factory, Wm. Boyer
of the Broom Makers' Union, Local
29, which called this strike and sup
ported the girls during it, wishes it
understood that all of the girl strik
ers have secured othe rpositions and .
the organization is not asking any as
sistance for them. . .