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Gorecki, a fairly well-off steamship
Mr. Gorecki paid a visit to the
moving picture man and was told
that a girl was wanted immediately
for the first picture to be run by a
Then Hetherington Ted away from
the acting subject, interested the
girl's parent in a moving picture
scheme with the promise that the Go
recki child should act' in the first
picture made by the Hetherington
Gorecki, spurred by the girl's de
sire to he a "movie" actress, finally
' consented to enter the business and
deposited $5,000 to start work. Then
he got several of his friends to do
nate. No return from his money made
Gorecki suspicious and he visited
State's Att'y Hoyne's offices recently
to prosecute. Hetherington was in
dicted yesterday on a charge of ob
taining money under false pretenses.
The Tribune, which offers to aid
in the prosecution of "want ad" swin
dles, makes insufficient efforts to
forestall grafting propositions before
printing advertisements is the claim
of several public prosecutors.
HIRES OUT AS CHAMBERMAID IN
HOTEL ARRESTS FOLLOW
Even $20 a month and board look
ed good to Mrs. Ellen Kelly when she
visited the Acme Employment Agency
the other day In search of work. She
was sent to the hotel run by H.
Hornbaugh at 839 N. Clark sL Her
job was that of a chambermaid.
After he had directed the young
woman to the Clark street hotel, John
Ryan, manager of the Acme Co.,
wondered just what kind of a hotel
Hornbaugh was operating. So he
cafled up State Employment Agency
Inspector Richard Knight and told
him about it
Knight sent out Inspector Martin
Cannon and Cannon met Mrs. Kelly
just as she was leaving the hotel in
"He wanted me to lead an immoral
life for the $20 a month," said Mrs.
Kelly, according to Cannon. "He
told me that I could, pose as his wife
and he would bring men up from the
"Then we would split the money,'.'
"I refused this and he offered to
take me into an immoral business
and get another girl to help me out
I would make half of the proceds," flfe
Mrs. Kelly is supposed to have said
Knight lost little time in landing
Hornbaugh in a detective bureau cell.
"The worst thing about the case is
not what happened, but what might
have happened," declared Knight in
asking for a warrant "Suppose the
girl who was sent to Hornbaugh's
place had been just a little weaker
than Mrs. Kelly.
"Suppose she had been overcome
by the slick talk of Hornbaugh. And
suppose Ryan had not reported send
ing her to the hoteL
"It's liable to happen any day." ,
GRAB DOPE PIPE USERS
Jas. Biggens and wife, arrested in
raid on 2026 Michigan av. last night,
were today to be turned over to the
federal authorities. Serg't Mulcahy,
who directed the raid, said the two
were using the dope pipe when the
The 15-year-old son of Chas. Stern
burg was in charge of the place, say
the police, who want to chat with
the father, now in Iowa.
BITS OF NEWS
Robbers fled with only 20 cents, S.
Paulina station Douglas Park "L."
Agent Henry Bean turned off lights
and gave alafm when gun covered flb
Federation of Chicago Churches to
conduct organized fight on Mormon
ism, Oct. 10-15.
Miss Hildur Sjalin, 18, 1701 Foster
av., found dazed in alley, says Bhe
must have fainted on way to dance.