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FATHER SAYS ELLIS HAS BEEN A CRIMINAL SINCE A CHILD Indianapolis, -Ind., Sept- 26. By the admission of his aged father, Jos eph Ellis, 17, sought by the police as the murderer of Joseph Shalan sky, a clothing' dealer, who was lured to a room in a local hotel last Mon day, has been a criminal since a child. The boy's father states that the family was forced to move to escape disgrace, from Los Angeles to Rich mond, Va., from which city young Ellis starte'd and robbed merchants in Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo, Louisville and Indianapolis, and made unsuccessful attempts to lure merchants to hotels in dozens of other cities from coast to coast. Pre viouslyhe had become the ward 'of the Los Angeles juvenile court on ac count of petty thefts. Ellis added wife desertion to his list of crimes when he married Audra Baker, 16, in Danville, 111., on July 5, and deserted her within a week. Driv en from home she came here and was here when Ellis killed Shalansky. She attempted suicide to escape her disgrace and is in a serious condition. Atome time in his career of crime Ellis met a double in Fred Brokaw of Tacoma, Wash., another young crook ,with a bad record in the navy. Bro kaw's career is so closely mixed with , that of Ellis that the police are con vinced they adopted the same meth ods of hotel robberies and used their resemblance, whjch is striking, for i mutual alibis when in trouble. Brokaw turned up in Washington, D. C, as a ward of the juvenile court and in Pittsburgh, Pa., as hotel rob 1 ber, and is now under arrest in San Francisco for the Pittsburgh crime. JJfic The police have no clue to Ellis C since he left Indianapolis', following - the murder of Shalansky. o o Orator, passionately Frorn the day I was twelve I earned my own living! I owe no man a penny. Gen- ' tlemen, I made myself! A voice " iWell, you made a mistake! FINED' $20 FOR ENDANGERING LIVES" OF SCORES OF GIRLS ' New York, Sept.. 26. Max Blan'ck, in. whose Triangle Shirtwaist factory 147 girls werp burned to death on March 25, 1911, because the doors were locked on them so they could not get out, .was today convicted in the court of special sessions of lock ing the three exits of his new fac tory, v79 Fifth avenue, where 150 girls are employed. Justice Russell fined him $20. In imposing the minimum penalty, the court offered Blanck the alterna tive of five days in the penitentiary. He smiled, pulled out a "roll" of money as thick as his am, peeled off a $20 bill and walked out. The burning to death of the 147 girls was a tragedy that appalled the entire country at the time it occurred. The doors had been locked to keep the girls from stealing remnants of cloth or spools of thread. The place was a regular firetrap .and whe,n the girls found they could not get out some of them choked to death like rats in a trap and others jumped from the windows and were crushed to death when they struck the sidewalk. o o SHE DID IT r " Diggs I see Henpeck didn't join the lodge. Change his mind? Daggs No, he didn't have to. His wife attended to that. 'ifcA.