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PROMINENT MAN TAKEN
. New York, Sept 10. Harry E.
Nolan, 38 years old,, secretary to
the United States legation at Pan
' ama, was arrested here yesterday
on a charge of abduction.
' The girl in the case is Marion
McVicker, 16 years old, of Glas
gow, Scotland, who was on her
way to her home there when she
met Nolan aboard ship.
Nolan is the son of John R. No
lan, manager of the Chicago office
of the Travelers' Insurance Co.
He is a graduate of Yale, and
speaks seven languages.
Nolan was appointed secretary
to the Panama legation by Taft,
and-the appointment was con
firmed by1 the senate Aug. 22.
Nolan wak arrested at the door
of the Anchor Steamship line of
fices with the girl. She had been
in the offices trying to get cash
for the steamship ticket to her
home sent her by her by her
father. This is the story told by
"I came, to this country to stay
with my brother in Newport
News, Va. There I met James
Foster, and ' married hinu I do
not know why I married him, for
I soon came to hate him.
"I wrote home to my father,
and told him how miserable I
was. He wrote batck, and sent me
a ticket home.
"On the steamship coming up
from'Newport News I met Mr.
NoIant 1 was charmed by his
courtesy and gentleness. tWe be-
on abducti6n charge
came great friends. I decided I
would rather stay where I couldc
see him sometimes than go homes
"When the ship docked at Nevg
York, I slipped down the garigd
way, and past the officials whd
were waiting for me. Theri I
joined Mr. Nojan. We went toj
the Hotel Astor, and Mr. Nolan
registered as Mr. and Mrs. Harry
E. Nolan." ,T
The girl said she would not
prosecute Nolan. The authorities
then put Her in charge of a proba
tion officer. " She will be sent t.o,
the Florence Crittenden home un
til the trial of Nolan is heard. JO
When Nolan's case was called
in the Tombs police court thi
morning, Nolan was not in court,.
His bail of $1,000 -was forfeited
Soon after, Sumner erard, Np-.
lan's attorney, -appeared in court
and protested against the forfeit,
of the bail, staying that his clien
was ready to be .heard. Jl
Nolan's bond finally was fixed"
at $2,500 and the case continued
luntil Sept. 17. T
John R. Nolan, manager of the
Travelers' Insurance Co., was.
loath to believe that the man ar
rested for abduction in New York
today was his son.
"It seems hardly possible," he
said. 'T did riot think Harry was,
that sort. Vet there seems to be.
no doubt that he is my son. . T
wish it would turn out that this
New York man is only someone
using my son's name."
Youne Nolan has been.a leader
of society since his 'graduation?1
from Yale, IS years agov "