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but at Hyde Park in Teddy
Webb's home district. And
Webb stuck around the district,
and laughed at Lavin.
Early yesterday, a stool pigeon
tipped Lavin and the detective
bureau off to Webb's where
abouts. The story of the stool pigeon is
interesting, by the way. He is
George Larsen, a police character
of the South Side.
Larsen at one time was the
sweetheart of Mabel Conlisk.
Then Webb met Miss Conlisk,
and cut Larsen out. Larsen got
his revenge yesterday.
Lavin and the detective bureau
got the tip that Webb was in
Lavin's own district about the
same time. Lavin sent men out
after him. The men fooled around
and lost Webb.
Detectives O'Connor and Egan
from the central bureau breezed
into Lavin's district and captured
Lavin nearly had a fit about
that. He sent Lieut. Hogan after
O'Connor and Egan to take their
prisoner from them.
One of Lavin's men, who ar
rived just after the murder, swore
that he had captured Webb.
At the time, Courtney horned
in, Webb turned to O'Connor and
said : "Who's your friend ?"
At the detective bureau later,
Webb said to Assistant Chief
"That's some copper you've got
there, chief. He came after me,
and I emptied my revolver at
him, and he kept right on a-com-ing.
I didn't think they had cop-
pers like that. I sure have got to
hand it to him."
And at the time he said this,
Webb was pointing to Detective
Still later, O'Connor went to
Webb's cell. ,Webb put his hand
through the bars.
"Shake," he said to the detec
tive, "you're all right. You had
a chance to kill me there, and you
never took one shot at me. You're
That ought to be pretty con
vincing evidence that O'Connor
and not Courtney took Webb.
The fact is, that Courtney, as
he drew near where O'Connor
was grappling with Webb, lost
his head, drew his revolver and
fired, and came darned near kill
Yet Lavin called up the City
News Bureau last night, and told
them that three of his men, De
tectives Ryan and Lander and Of
ficer Courtney had captured
Webb through information gain
ed by him personally. He also
told of the bravery of his men. At
the end of his story, he said : "De
tectives O'Connor and Egan of
the detective bureau assisted in
the pursuit of the bandit."
It is quite evident that Lavin
was painfully aware of how he
had fallen down, and how he was
going to hear about it from the
man who wanted him made chief
of police. That man, by the way,
is Andy Lawrence.
Detective O'Connor first saw
Webb at Forty-fifth and State
streets. He recognized him. For
a moment, the two men looked