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Flood had taken a 'dislike to
Mrs. Goldman. Flood is a politi
cian. Flood gets all the easy,
Soft jobs in the New York police
department. Flood is known as
"the handsome detective."
Flood tried to "get" Mrs. Gold
man in various ways for months,
but always failed suntil March,
Then he did "get" her. A
friend of Flood's, a private de
tective and a crook, named Sher
ry, met Mrs. Goldman on the
"How much money have you
got?' Sherry asked her.
"I have $24," Mrs. Goldman re
plied. "How much are you going to
give me?" asked Sherry.
"I'll give you half $12," said
Mrs. Goldman, who knew Sherry
and knew that if she did not give
the money voluntarily it would be
taken from her.
, "All right," said Sherry, and
took the $12.
Then Sherry arrested her, and
handed her over to Lieut. Barney
Flood, who charged her with
"stealing $24 from some person
Now this is a charge that does
not hold good in New York nor
in any other state of the union.
The law at least demands that a
prosecuting witness be produced
in such cases.
So the charge brought byxFIood
was continued again and again,
and after the seventh contin
uance, Mrs. Goldman fled from
New York and came to Chicago.
She lived here one year, decent
ly arid respectably, before Flood"
found out where she was, but
when Flood did find out he took
He wrote to his friend, Chas.
Furthman, a clerk in the bffke of
former State's Attorney John E.
W. Wayman, and told Furthman
he would like to have Mrs. Gold
man returned to New York.
(Furthman took a trip to New
York some time ago. While in
that city he was entertained and
shown the sights by. Police Lieut.
So Mrs. Goldman was arrested
here on the charge of "stealing
$24 from some unknown person
in New York" and on most pecu
liar extradition papers.
Most extradition papers are
very formal documents, and are
signed in fulkby the governor of
the state asking the extradition,
with the explanation that the
signer is the governor of that
These extradition papers were
signed by "John Dix," and there
was no explanation that "John
Dix" waa the governor of New
York. The full name of the pres
ent governor of New York is
John A. Dix.
Mrs. Goldman was taken before
Municipal Judge Scully, but be
fore the case was called, the
prosecution decided they could
not convict on the "stealing
money from a person unknown"
So the prosecution nolle pross
ed that case. Mrs. Goldman left
the court room triumphantly.
And just as she reached the