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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1913, Image 4

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and the charge against Wexeler,
told the history of the case.
During the trial the courtroom
was crowded. While Madeleine
Albers was on the stand several
old habitues of Tuckhorn's placed
themselves prominently in prom
inent positions and sneered at
everything the girl said.
Ben Short, attorney for Wexe
ler, tried to prove that Madeleine
Albers was a bad woman before
she ever came to Chicago. He
dragged in her relations with
Livingston, which she admits be
gan when she was barely seven
teen years old.
The arguments of attorneys in
the case will be heard Jan. 25.
James A. Perry, self-confessed
auto bandit, got the usual "advice
to young men" stuff off his mind
Like John D. Rockefeller and
other hold-ups, Perry, who says
he is 18 years old, tells the young
men to stick to the straight and
narrow path. The returns may
be small, but there will be no con
science trouble.
"We are always sorry when
we are caught," said Perry. "But
believe me, if there is any young
chap that is in danger of becom
ing a crook or an auto bandit,
my advice is to go 'firing on the
road,' or driving a team. He will
land where I am, at the finish if
he takes up the game."
Nevertheless, Perry seems to
be proud of his record, and even
assisted some of his victims in his
Policeman Fred Sticken was at
first skeptical about Perry's claim
that he was the man who had
shot the officer.
Then Perry told some of the
things that had happened in the
auto the day Sticken was shot,
and the latter finally admitted
Perry was the guilty man.
Sticken had already identified
Albert Charest, another -bandit
under arrest, as the man who shot
him, and Charest is held under
bond in the county jail on that
A week ago the police were be
ing criticised because they could
not capture an auto bandit. Now
they have so many that they are
becoming tangled in their "con
Capt. Halpin admitted today
that Charest was probably in
nocent of shooting Sticken.
Walter Scott, Perry's compan
ion, has made a partial confession;
and was also identified by one
man as having been in the bandit
auto when he Was held up.
o o
Patron (to 9low waiter) Bring
me a steak, please. And you
might send me a postcard every
now and then while you're away,
letting me know how it is get
ting on.
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"My boy, if you want to accum
ulate money never drink, swear
or smoke, and work hard." "But,
uncle, you have accumulated
money and you do all those things
except work.''

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