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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 03, 1913, Image 3

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as a witness in this case today.
She is not fit to be out of bed.
"I ask that the case be con
tinued." "The case is continued to Jan
uary 14," said Judge Williams.
Miss Albers left the room, sup
ported by Miss Adams. Outside
the fresh air .seemed to revive her
"I didn't mean to do that," she
said. "I wanted to get the case
over with. I am tired of it all I
am tired of everything.
"I want to go home to Cincin
nati. I want to see my father
again. I want most of all to see
my baby, whom I have never seen
yet my poor little nameless
"Now I'll have to wait in this
city I hate so much and where so
much trouble has come to me still
longer. I wish I could go home
today, and forget everything."
The story of Madeleine Albers
became public when the attention
of the federal authorities was di
rected to Tuckhorn's notorious
It was Learned that a girl
named Ruth Stewart had been
brought to that cafe by a man
named Victor Herman, and that
Madeleine Albers was Ruth
Stewart's friend.
Madeleine Albers was taken to
the federal building and question
ed. At first "she refused to tell
her true identity.
At last she broke down and ad
mitted that she was the daughter
of Dr. Albers, and that she had
been paid $1,200 to get out of Cin
cinnati by Jeff Livingston, the
millionaire president of the Sni
der Preserve Co., after she had
become the mother of his child.
She also told how when she
first came to Chicago she went to
Sim Tuckhorn's, and how Wexe
ler suggested he become her man
ager. The girl's father was sent for
in haste. He came, but did not
take her back with him when he
returned home. Perhaps the rea
son lay in the stepmother who
now rules the girl's home.
The federal authorities have
not, so far as is known, made any
investigation of Jeff Livingston's
connection with the girl.
Washington, Jan. 3. Rep.
Wm. W. Wedemeyer, of the sec
ond Michigan district, jumped
overboard from the Panama liner
Panama in Colon bay last night
and committed suicide.
Wedemeyer landed in Panama
late in December as a member of
congressional junket party, and
soon after became insane.
His insanity became violent,
and he tried to kill himself. He
appeared to be brooding over his
defeat in the recent election,
which he blamed on the Taft
Roosevelt split.
It was planned to send Wede
meyer home with President
Taft's party, but he was too 'vio
lently insane to be taken from
the Zone hospital.
It was thought that at last he
was well enough to be sent home,
and was put aboard the Panama

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