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Florence May Cooper, 521 B. 34th pi.
They found here a smiling young
widow, living in luxury, who refused
to admit she owned the car. Later
she 16ft town.
A few days ago Agent "Clabaugh,
the white slave sleuth, heard of a bill
of damages filed by Mrs. Cooper
against Mitchell Wallis, Jr., son of
the multi-millionaire president of the
J. I. Case Plow Co. The damages
listed were the wrecked car, a broken
nose and damaged gowns.
Pursuing his hunch further, Cla
baugh heard rumors of a scrap in an
Omaha hotel. Mrs. Cooper had her
nose broken and her dress torn from
her by a "young, mflliortaire."
Also it was learned on pretty fair
grounds that Wallis was the man in
fatuated with Mrs. Cooper and that
Wallis had given her the machine
that was later wrecked.
Clabaugh also learned that attor
neys for Mrs. Cooper and Wallis had
conferred and that the hint had been
passed to Mrs. Cooper that she
should not talk or she might-find her
self in a Mann act tangle.
Later Mrs. Cooper, being now thor
oughly angry, met Clabaugh. It is
reported that she asked immunity in
return for any information she might
give. Clabaugh refused to assure
her of this. But the latter went ahead
with his investigation. There is talk
at the federal building that some
thing is about to happen.
It is also said that the Lincoln park
auto accident was hushed up because
of the presence in the "joy party" of
a high police official. It has he that
is"believed to have thrown the license
plate into the bushes.
WalliB is well known both in North
Shore and Racine society. It was re
cently rumored that he was about
to marry a young society girl
ANOTHER TALE OF NIGHT LIFE
Charge t)f violating Mann act,
placed byjederal office against Hugh
Wallace and his wife. Eleanor Wal
lace, -both, of Gary, were dismissed by 1
Com'r Fisher this morning.
was rearrested upon leaving Fei
building by state authorities, charg'
ed with contributing to delinquency
of Hattie Porozski, a 15-year-old
ACCUSED BY YOUNG GIRL GETS
Frank' Boggio of Milwaukee, ar
rested yesterday by detectives on the
complaint of Marta Conto, 15, also
of Milwaukee, was sentenced to a.
year in jail by Judge Fisher in the
morals court today. The federal aii
Cforities will not prosecute Boggio
far violation of the Mann act.
BITS OF NEWS -Meyer
N. Rosengard, lawyer, 1239
Independence blvd., held up by two
men; $13.. ' -
Pres. 'Wilson asked to pardon
Lawrence White, 5102 Emerald av.,
and Andrew Anderson, members of
7th regiment, I. N. G., now in Leav
enworth prison for striking officer
while on duty at Camp Wilson.
Sales of Sears-Roebuck for 1916
aggregated $146,838,507 or $34,172,
728 more than in 1915.
Mrs, Mary Graham, 35, 3611" Lake
Park av., killed by fall on icy sidewalk
at 36th and Ellis av.
Commerciaf failures in United
States in1916, as shown by Dun'e,
numbered 16,993 and supplied aggre
gate liabilities of $196,212,256, as
compared with 22,156 for $302,286,
148 in 1915.
Auto thieves case may go to grand
jury today. Indictment of police of
Mrs. Dorothy O'Hare, wife of "Wild
Bob" O'Hare, appointed conservator
of his estate by Judge Horner.
Dr. John Dill Robertson 'kicked
against cut in health depL appro
priation. Progressive headquarters at Hotel
La Salle last June cost George W.
Perkins just $40,000, Manager Stev
ens admitted today. Perkins' check
largest received by Hoteliih J.916.