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QUESTION GIRL ON MURDER
CHARGE MADE BY MAN
Police today prepared to question
Helen. Ackley concerning the accu
sation -of her former sweetheart,
Tony Econme, that she killed Albert
Aikman, who was foundshoto death
in the rear of his delicatessen store,
2859 Indiana av., April 25, 1915. The
girl has denied the charge.
The accusation' came out in the S.
Chicago courtroom, where the girl
was arraigned for disorderly conduct
after having attempted suicide after
Econme left her. She told the court
Econme had taken two of her dia
mond rings. In retaliation Econme
made the murder charge.
At the time of he killing Helen
Ackley, Clara Garton, with whom
Aikman lived, and Elsie St Clair
were all taken into custody, but later
released. Elsie St. Clir said Aik
man was afraid of Helen Ackley.
PROBE OF MORRISON ESTATE
LEADS TO UNDERWORLD
Several dozen mysteries that have,
cropped out in the story of the fleec
ing of old man Morrison will be clear
ed up next week. And before the
case is over someone is going to get
More plain details of the methods
used to get the old man's money were
told yesterday in Judge Landis court
And a few new names were brought
Among those accused during the
day's testimony is a former detec
tive sergeant who went to New York
and made a hit but whom State's
Att'y Hoyne would try to put behind
the bars if he could nail him, Barney
Bertsche also played a minor part in
the drama of intrigue woven by those
after the Morrison millions. .
Several Chicago detectives may be
named as having tried to wheedle
. Morrison out of his cash while on
the trail of bonds or jewels which
they told him he had lost He didn't
know whether he had lost the ar
ticles or not
Mysterious threats to throw him
in the river or expose his past sel
doni failed to gain big money for the
"con" men, it as charged.
Girls of the ievee used to prey on
the old man, and he was always good
for a few hundred dollars. His visits
to the redlight district were hailed
Att'y -Jas. Ward, who is supposed tfft
to have $2,000,000 worth of the Mor-"
rison property, refused to tell Judge
Landis whether or not he would re
turn It Morrison expressed con
fidence in him, however. j
The Evening Post was sued for
$25,000 yesterday because, it is.
charged, a photographer snapped the
pictures of'the wrong girls when he
was sent out to get the Burnstein
Att'y C. C. Spencer and A. A.
House, for Lucy and Filomena Toth
er, say that the girls' pictures were
printed in the Post as those of Morrison's-
The Journal, Herald and Examiner
later ran the same picture, the at- "
torneys say. Other suits may be'
TRAIL SILVER TO INDIANA
Detectives have trailed Max Sil- '
ver, bank wrecker, to Indiana. It is
reported that he has a woman with
him In his flight Capt Larkin, chief
of detectives, and a squad of men
believe they will soon locate the
couple. Jn Goshen, Ind., they placed
Chas. S. Jackson, Silver's brother-in-law,
under surveillance. Jackson is
reported to have seen Silver since his '
The identity of Silver's woman
companion 'Is said to be known to
the police and state's att'y. She is .
said to be married and live on the l
West Side. It is also said that she
has been employed at the Silver
banks at intervals. Adolph Silver,
founder of the banks, has also dis
appeared. He was reported on his
way from San Francispo to Chicago,
but is missing.