Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1949 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
down the pay of their specials.
Then he quit. And I guess he
just took to robbery plain and
"When he was -driving the auto
truck for the Examiner ,he used
to boast that he was getting $50
a day, and that he wasn't afraid
of anyone in Chicago.
"I never saw such a change
come over a boy as came over
Webb after he -went to work for
"Even at that. I don't believe
he killed Hart. I knew Hart. He
was a stronger man than Webb
is. He was a smart man, too. He
never would have laid down his
fun the way CaSsello says he did.
believe that man Cassello shot
The police today were watch
ing the house of Webb's sweet
heart and raiding flats in the
South Side where they thought
Webb might be. Several men
were arrested as suspects, none
Late this afternoon, Captain
Coughlin of the Stockyards sta-1
tion, left in an automobile with
three detectives on a rush call. It
is believed he was going to run
down another tip on Webb's hid
Mike Cassello, owner of the
auto bandit love flat, repeated his
charge that Belle Hastings was
queen and Frank Madia king of
the gang today.
A warrant for the release of
Cassello was obtained late yester
day by his brother. Cassello re
fused to leave his cell with Webb
still at large.
The grand jury returned 5 in
dictments for robbery and 2 for
assault to commit robbery
against Perry ; 4 indictments for
robbery, 2 for assault to commit
robbery against McErlane, and
assault with intpnt tn rritnmif i
robbery, and 2 for robbery
Gov. Deneen this afternoon of
fered $200 reward for the arrest
and conviction of Webb.
WAITERS' STRIKE RIOt'
New York, Jan. 24. Several
hundred restaurant and hotel
waiters responded to the call of a
general strike of waiters this
morning and disorder followed.
None of the larger hotels have
been affected, proprietors prevail
ing upon the men to remain at
work until this evening, when
their demands will be considered.
Marching bodies of strikers
who have been out for weeks pa
raded past the principal hotels
and called upon their fellows to
join them. At the Victoria Hotel,
Folies Bergere restaurant and
Rector's hundreds responded.
Disorder followed the course of
the parade. In front of the Hotel
Knickerbocker several windows''
were broken. Police chased the'
strikers up the street and another
demonstration was made in front
of the Hotel Astor. At the Bel
mont more windwos were
Union leaders and I. W. W. or
ganizers called mass meetings
this afternoon to devise means of
spreading the walk-out