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and was asked his occupation. He
gave a lengthy answer, at the end
of which it appeared that Mr.
Wexeler must be without visible
means of support, because he did
"Were you ever manager of
Tuckhorn's?" he was asked.
"Who, me?" he explained, with
the expression of a new-descended
cherub. "Certainly not."
"Did the Albers girl ever call
you up about coming to work at
Mr. Wexeler's face assumed an
expression of outraged innocence.
"Why, of course not," he said.
"I was merely sitting at a table
drinking with my friend and
landlady, Mrs. O'Neill, when this
girl came up and asked for a nice
place to live. Knowing what a
nice, quiet place Mrs. O'Neill had,
I advised her to go there. From
that time on the girl pestered me
to death, just pestered me to
death, wanting me as an escort
and all that.
(This last was spoken in the
' coy, shy tone of a man who would
say: "Why do the girls want
"Then," continued Dave, "the
Stewart case came up and Miss
Albers was sought as a witness.
O She tried to avoid the United
States marshals, and .naturally
looked to me for protection. I was
touched by her terrible plight and
used to act as her escort."
Mrs. O'Neill, astatuesque wom
an, with a certain amount of
beauty still left in her hardened,
experienced face, whose relations
with Tuckhorn were exposed in a
recent federal investigation, took
She admitted that she was
landlady of the Pfister, and gave
her home address as 2115 Michi
gan avenue. Wexeler rooms with
"I was never known as Mrs.
Tuckhorn,v' she said. "I just used
to drop in there for a drink when
I was tired. That's all.
"I was sitting in there at a table
with Wexeler when the Albers
girl first came to the cafe. She
came up to Dave and asked where
there was a nice place to live. He
advised her to go to the Pfister."
Mary was wholly unable to ex
plain why Miss Albers should
have walked into a crowded cafe,
picked "Dave" out from all the
others there, and walked right up
to him and said:
"Do you, Stranger, know a
nice, quiet place to live?"
Carrie Gordie, landlady of the
flat at 2415 Indiana avenue,
where Wexeler tried to hide Miss
Albers, testified. During cross
examination by Wexeler's attor
ney, she said that 'Miss Albers
herself had taken the room. Later
she admitted to Assistant State's
Attorney Prystolski that Wexeler
had been with Miss Albers at the
Ruth Stewart took the stand
and swore that Wexeler always
had acted as manager of Tuck
horn's. She verified most of Miss
Detective Sergeant Harry Cul
lett who, with Detective Sergeant
Bowler, is chiefly responsible for
the rescue of Madeleine Albers