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PINKERTONS' GAME TO GRABl
MAN IS BLOCKED
The Pinkerton National Detective
Agency last week reached out a long
arm from its offices, 131 S. 5th av.,
and tried to "-fasten handcuffs on
Charles Siringo, way out in Arizona,
and bring said Siringo back to Chi
cago with the handcuffs on him just
like a jailbird.
And now Siringo has slipped
through their fingers and there ain't
going to be no handcuffs on anybody
at all, at all, by jiminy.
Siringo is a detective himself. He
knows the gumshoe game. Worked
22 years for the Pinkerton's. Then
quit 'em, disgusted. Then he wrote a
book squealing a lot of inside secrets.
Said the Pinkerton N. D. A. em
ploys murderers and puts over frame
ups. Gave names, dates and places.
Called his hook, "Two Evil Isms,"
meaning Pinkertonism and anarch
ism. After the book was printed by the
Conkey house here and shipped out
secretly, The Day Book was the only
paper in town to print the news that
such a book was off the press.
It was news to the Pinkertons.
They got into action. So April 19,
Serg't Donnelly of the Chicago po-
.lice department landed in Santa Fe,
New Mexico, with a requisition
signed by Gov. Dunne of Illinois, for
the arrest and extradition of Charles
Siringo. On April 22 Gov. McDonald
of New Mexico told Serg't Donnelly:
"You can't have Siringo. The act
of congress under which extradition
is sought provides that the requisition
must be based on an indictment or
upon an affidavit before a magistrate.
In this case the foundation of the
prosecution in Illinois is information
by an individual presented to the mu
nicipal court of Chicago. Att'y Gen.
Clancy of this state holds it can not
be considered in the light of an affi
davit and it certainly is not an in
dictment I shall write Gov. Dunne
of Illinois my reasons for refusal to
honor this writ." v
"The sleuth, Sergt Donnelly, who
seems to be a nice fellow, goes back
to your city empty-handed," writes
Siringo to The Day Book. He en
closes a clipping from the Santa Fe
New Mexican which reads:
"Siringo said the first Inkling of his
latest book reached the Pinkertons
through 'The Day Book.' an adless
newspaper published in Chicago
every week day, which printed a two
page review of the book declaring it
to be a big squeal on the Pinkertons.
"I took the train out of Chicago
just before The Day Book left the
presses," explained the ex-detective,
A SAFETY SINGER
"Bliggins sings all the latest
"Of course he does," commented
the envious person. "He doesn't dare
try to sing a song after it's old
enough for people to know how it
ought to go."
VERY LITTLE HOPE
"Well, doctor, how did you leave
"I am sorry to say he has one foot
in the grave."
"Perhaps you are pessimistic, doc
tor. How about the other foot? "
"Oh, we amputated that!" . 'Z