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he has not even been tried.
1 ' He had been working as a log-
-ger near Aberdeen and' five years
- age returned to Seattle' with his4jias been only a little less marked
"accumulated savings and a 19-year-old
'boy's natural desire to
He was sitting in a. restaurant
when Detective Humphries plac
ed him Under varrest. A Capt.
Hendrickson, a ship master, had
been held up and robbed, and
Dye was taken on suspicion of
. h'aving taken part in the job.
Dye spent eight months in jail
.before he was finally released. He
'-admits and the records show that
he got off on a technicality.
' "But," said Dye, "I didn't rob
jHendrickson or know anything
about the business."
fi Brownfield also got off.
Free at .last, he thought he had
seen the last of the police. He was
mistaken. Shortly after being re
leased he was again arrested on
a diarge of "suspicion."
He spent the night in the re
ceiving cell. He slept on the stone
floor, herded with thieyes and
yeggs and drunken men, the off
scourings of the underworld,
reeking with filth and vermin,
vile with disease.
He was released in the morn
ing. And arrested again. And
again he was accused-of being a
"suspicious person." It is a mo
notonous story of arrest after ar
mrest, and always on "suspicion."
These are the Seattle police
who have been most zealous in
their ''suspicions" of Dye.
Detective Peterson, who ar
rested him seven or eight times.
Detective- McClure, who has
'picked him up" abput as -often.
Detective Humphries' industry
Chief of Police Bannick, when
1 a uniformed officer, arrested Dye,
who bears on his forehead today
the mark -of a blow from Ban
nick's night stick. Sine? his pro
motion, Bannick has let Dye
Others have contributed in a
less degree to the grand total of
During all this time, when in
Seattle and out of prison, Dye
had to report at "frequent inter
nals to Chief of Detectives Ten--nartt.
"Tenfiant asks me questions
and refuses to believe my an
swers," said Dye. "Do I know
Sp-and-So? If I say' I do not
Tennant tells me I am a liar. He
asks me where I spend my time
and whom I associate with. If I
deny that I -am doing anything
wrong he tells me again that I
am a liar aftd"1hat sotne day he
will 'get me, and get me good'."
Weaker men than Dye would'
have succumbed to the police
'-'treatment." They would have
gone away, or in desperation
would have earned the name of
"police character" by some vio
lent act of vengeance and repri
sal, but during all these years
Dye did not change outwardly.
He, is today a cleanrlooking, up
standing man. But inwardly a
change is working. The well of
his nature is being sapped of its
good and the dregs at the bottom
are stale, bitter and dangerous.