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and handed me a paper. 'Sign
this,' he said. I signed it. I al
ways did anything he told me to
"When I had signed he folded
it and put it in his pocket with a
laugh. 'Here's your payment for
that,' he said.
"I looked at the check he hand
ed me. It was drawn on the Prov
idence Savings Bank of Cincin
nati, and was for $2,500.
"The paper I had signed said
that Jeff Livingston was not the
father of my child.
"The man in whom I had
placed my trust, the great presi
dent of the Snyder Preserve Co.,
and director of banks, the wealthy
sportsman, had bought all my
rights and all my honor and all
my soul for $2,500."
It was during the course of the
trial, too. that the extreme state
of innocence in which the ha
bitues of Sim Tuckhorn's joint
lived was brought out.
Wexeler is a little, fat, thick
necked Jew, with shifty eyes and
a bland and marvelous manner.
On the stand. Madeleine Albers
had told how she came to Chi
cago, how she first stayed at the
Congress ; then the Sherman ;
then the Randolph; then the
Hotel Pfister; then 2415 Indiana
avenue, the place in whch Wexe
ler hid her when she was wanted
as a government witness against
Victor Herman, white slaver.
The Hotel .Pfister is run by
Mrs. Mary O'Neill, who some
times is known as Mrs. Tuckhorn.
Mrs. O'Neill also was one of the
innocents-abroad in a. great city.
"When I first decided that
since I had been ruined I might,
as well be wholly bad," testified
Miss Albers, "I went to the Dela
ware, on the northeast corner of
Randolph and Dearborn.
"Then I heard about Tuck
horn's place. I asked about it. I
was told to ask for 'Dave.'
"I went there and asked for
'Dave.' Wexeler was pointed out
to me. He was sitting at a table
with Mrs. O'Neill. He told me
that if I wanted to come there I
would need to stay at the Hotel
Pfister, 505 South Fifth avenue,,
which Mrs. O'Neill ran.
"After a few nights Wexeler
demanded some money from me.
I refused. Soon after he asked me
to let him take care of my money
for me. I had heard that if I ever
let him have any money I never
would see it again. So once more
"Then the government began
inquiring into the Victor Herman
(Victor Herman is accused by
the federal government of violat
ing the white slave law by bring
ing Ruth Stewart from Cleveland
to Chicago for immoral purposes.
Ruth Stewart was a friend of
"Wexeler was frightened," con-'
tinued Miss Albers. "He got me
to go out to a place at 2415 Indi
ana avenue and keep under cover.
I did not hear that I was wanted
as a government witness for sev
eral days. As soon as I did I
called up the Department of Jus
tice and gave myself up."
Wexeler was put on the stand.