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Att'y Hoyne. Private detectives who
have been working on blackmail
cases are said to have In their pos
session evidence in n other cases
where wealthy men and women were
swindled under threat of exposure.
Mrs. Noel Loeb, a married woman
'of Little Rock, Ark., who is said to
have been wooed by Henry ("Slick")
Russell, now in custody, was placed
under surveillance by the dep't of
justice last night,
William Butler, under indictment
in Philadelphia for the alleged swin
dling of the late Mrs. J. Borton Win
penny, under threat of exposing her
son's indiscretion, and his wife,
known at Graqe Israel, were arrested
in -Philadelphia yesterday.
Two men and three women, said to
be involved in the swindling of Chi
cagoans, are being sought here.
Mary Taub of' St Louis and her
husband, Morris Taub, who are
wanted by Clabaugh, have disap
peared, f ,
Clabaugh believes that Fred
Brown, alias Wilson, who shot and
killed Frank Hughes Turner, son of
Judge Turner of Texarkana, Ark.,
last June in Colorado, is a member of
the blackmail gang.
Last June "Slick" Russell and a
man named "W. J. Brown" lived at
the Granville apts., 3801 Grand blvd.
Clabaugh thinks this may have been
the missing Frank Brown.
Russell, "Doc" Donohue, James
Bland, James Christian, Mrs.. Helen
Evers, Mrs. Donohue and Mrs. Fran
ces Chapman will be arraigned be
fore U. S. Com'r Foote Vday. Chas.
R Erbstein will defend them. Chris
tian was released on bonds last night
Agents of the dep't of justice went
through the Vincennes hotel, 36th
st. and Vincennes av., on a tip that
members of the gang stopped there.
Edw. DJnovan, night clerk, was tak
en to Chief Clabaugh's office and
questioned. Mysterious messages
are said to have been received at the
Tyson apts. from the Vincennes ho
teL. Clabaugh Js j seeking aman
named Frank Martin, said to be a
friend of "Doc" Donohue.
JUDGE GIVES CHANCE TO BOY
WHO WANTED TO MAKE GOOD
When Leon Huggins came to Chi
cago the big city from Davenport,
la., six months ago, he plunged to
work in a hearty two-fisted way and
pledged himself with all the strength
of a 19-year-old heart that he would
make a name and fortune. He bang
ed his way into a good job and it
looked as though he would make
something of himself.
' But the bright lights of Chicago's
loop were too many for Leon. They
were new and their excitement was
strange. He tasted and plunged.
When the morning of repentance
came, Leon was sick. His doctor told
him that he had contracted an awful
disease, one that might kill him if he
didn't care for it and one that would
take years to cure.
yThe news took the pep from Leon
for a while and when he again re
solved' to conquer his troubles his
good job was gone.
He tried hard to get a decent posi
tion, for now he had doctor bills to
pay. That physician was willing to
wait but the necessary medicine had
to be paid for and it came high $15
a treatment .
Leon got work at the Planters'
hotel, highbrow loop hostelry Jaiowu
to be one of the most exclusive in
the city. They paid him $40 a month
for running an elevator, he says.
His rent at the boarding house at
5036 Caltimet av. had piled up while
he was out of work and had, to be
met on his first payday. And when
Huggins drew his pay from the Plant -ers
he says they held out five days'
pay. ' .
The treatment for his disease was
by this time long overdue, and Leon
was without money to buy the medi
cine. So he waited his chance and
took $14 from Henry Brun, a boy
friend at 5014 Calumet av.
Brun calleda joliceman yhenJiQ