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rney said: "Well, the whole business is
out of the hands of the police now , and we can't stop State's Att'y j Hoyne.' As soon as Hoyne got hold i of the gag I knew the stuff was off." Ryan told how Mrs. Hope L. Mc 1 Eldowney, a woman living near La Crosse, read an advertisement in i Hearst's Chicago American. The ad said a psychic medium, Prof. Charles T. Crane, at 204 N. State st, would reveal secrets to her on how to find riches and make money. She went to Prof. Crane, whose real name was Jimmy Ryan. He showed her let ters from people who had gotten rich leaving their money with him to in vest in copper stocks. On his advice she sold two mortgages and gave $15,500 to "Prof. Crane." "We got her through an ad in the Chicago American," said Ryan. "Out of the $15;500 she paid me I kept $8,000 and gave the rest of it to Bar ney Bertsche. He split with the po lice." Detective Walter O'Brien came to see him several times when he ran a clairvoyant business at 1316 Michi gan av. Q What would O'Brien do at your place in Michigan av.? A When we had clients present he would sit in the butler's pantry, which opened off the reading room and lis ten to the readings. He would ask 1 us about business and visit with us. Q Do you remember the last time ,,you saw him there? A Yes, it was about August, 1912. I told him I was thinking of opening i a place near State and Lakes He said rit ought to make a good location. You ought to be able to make a bar jel of money there,' he said. 'Right close to Marshall Field's and all that A. swell location, I call if " Barney Bertsche was handed $400 a, month protection money, Ryan tes tified. On one occasion, he stated, he saw Bertsche put $400 in bills into the hands of Walter O'Brien. "I loaned Barney the monev to nav him that day," said Ryan. "Barney 1 had told me he was short of money and it was time for a pay-off." MARRIED MAN CHARGED WITH PANDERING BY GIRL Edward Pinkerton, alias Pelking- ton, ward lieutenant of "Barney" Grogan and professional baseball player, was brought before Judge Heap of the morals court yesterday charged with pandering. Pinkerton was arrested last April for sending 17-year-old Mary Mc Downey on the streets to earn money for him. When he was arrested he jumped his bonds. A week ago he was caught at Cadiz, 0., playing base ball with a team of bloomer girls. Yesterday Ass't State's Att'y Robt Hogan placed Mary on the stand to testify against Pelkington. The girl named numerous hotels on Madison street where she had taken men and stopped with Pelkington. Among them are the Florence, King Ed ward's and the Lincoln hotels and Doughdale's saloon and Hinton's cafe. Hogan has taken out warrants against the owners of the hotels foi failing to keep a proper register and against the saloon owners for selling drinks to minors. Their cases are pending. "On mayoraly election night he didn't come home and when I saw him the next day I asked him where he had been," said the girl. "He told me that Barney Grogan, king of the 18th ward, had given him $50 to use a gun on a fellow at the polls and that while he was slugging for Swelt zer he was 'accidentally' nabbed. He said he had been released because Grogan and Sweitzer were back of him." When the girl finished her testi mony Pelkington asked-for a contin uance. His request was granted and . his case will come up again Saturday. He has been released on $3,000 bonds. Pelkington is married. His wife waa in court with him yesterday. Mary McDowney is at present a ward of the juvenile court.