m anadEgnt and pictures the society
queens as ladies who spend their
time chasing handsome, young danc
ing men while their hubbies are over
in another loop joint idling away
their time and coin on pretty chorus
girls and f emale1 members of a black
Mrs. Regina Klipper, Philadelphia
grass widow, who was shaken down
for $500 after an affair with Prank
Crocker, a tango swindler, is report
ed to have become disgusted with the
fizzle of the "$1,000,000 blackmail
trust" and to be ready to return to
her home and forget the entire bus
iness. The Tribune pipe dream and the
attitude of Hinton (. Clabaugh is
said to be the reason for Mrs. Klip
"per. She was induced to sacrifice
her reputation and come to Chicago
to aid in the prosecution of her al
leged swindlers on the representation
of Clabaugh that she would be giv
ing invaluable aid to the gov't in
breaking up an international gang of
When she arrived here she found
the "organized gang" a creation of
the fertile minds of Hinton Clabaugh
and reporters for the Tribune. The
million-dollar gang turned out to be
two shivering pikers with tango
habits, who owed room rent and
were forced to borrow a dime for
cigarettes the other day.
Now, with her reputation badly
damaged in a vain cause through the
exposure of her affair with Crocker,
she is said To be willing to throw up
her hands and call it quits.
Meanwhile the Tritfand the Hearst
papers persist in their yellow tales.
The latest is that a $60,000 fund has
been raised by the band to defend
Doc Donohue and Harry Russell, now
being held in the County jail for their
alleged participation in the Klipper
affair. So far Doflohue and Russell
haven't been able to raise the price
oi a bondsman.
Arlvlp.p.s from Wash inert on onntain
the information that A. Bruce Biela- I
ski, chief of the investigation bureau
of the dep't of justice, is trying to'
repair the government's case on or
ganized band of tango swindlers. The
gov't case was given a severe set-
back by the premature explosion of
the story by Hinton G. Clabaugh and
the Chicago Tribune.
The gang caught in Chicago is not
seriously considered as part of the
syndicate that has been fleecing, so-"
ciety leaders throughout the country,
although they may have been ac
The "U. S. probe is now directed at
the band headed by George and
"Dandy BUI" Butter, George Irwin
and "Rat" Turbelon, now serving
time in the federal prison at Atlanta,
Ga., for the swindling of rich wom
en. Here are the cases under inves
tigation by Bielaski: xx
The $38,000 shakedown of "Mrs.
Finley of Baltimore," who fell in love
with a dancing crook.
The story of a Pennsylvania con-
gr'essman who "fell" for a beautiful
female member of the band he met
in Peacock alley at the Congress ho
tel during the Republican national
convention. He is supposed to have
paid $8,000 to avoid publicity.
The Philadelphia judge who gave
up $20,000 rather than have his affair
with a woman shown up. . t
The Philadelphia clubman who was
fleeced for$2,000 after an affair that
involved violation of the Mann act.
The case of two Chicago society
women, married, who were fascinat- .
ed by handsome young dancing men,
who picked ttfem up at a Michigan
boulevard tea dance and were shaken
down under threat of exposing thenu
to their husbands. " .
The case of wealthy North Side
manufacturer, married- and the fa
ther of two children, who was shaken
down after an affair with a woman
he met in a loop cafe.
Doc Donohue and Harry Russell,
held in the Regina Khpper case, have
so ar ,saled to turnish bonds and are
still in the County jail.
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