Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World
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Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World

By Clifton R. Wooldridge
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Table of Contents
  • Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World.
  • PREFACE.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.
  • WORDS OF COMMENDATION.
    • SHERLOCK HOLMES IN REAL LIFE.
  • CLIFTON R. WOOLDRIDGE AMERICA'S FOREMOST DETECTIVE.
    • Born in Kentucky.
    • AN UNPARALLELED RECORD.
    • Cannot Be Bribed.
    • Tremendous Amount of Work Done.
    • Life History of Wooldridge.
    • Numberless Hair-Breadth Escapes.
    • Saves Women and Children in Fire.
    • Rides to Station on Prisoner's Back.
    • Hangs on Window Sill.
    • A Plot to Kill Detective Wooldridge.
    • Detective Wooldridge Roughly Handled.
    • Fine Work in a Thieves' Resort.
    • Makes High Dive.
    • Story Rivals Poe's "Black Cat."
    • On Duty in Great Strike.
    • Remarkable Work as a Ragpicker.
    • Hero of Some Fierce Fights.
    • Crooked Gambling Trust.
    • Try to Corrupt Schoolboys.
    • Detective Wooldridge Secures Evidence in Novel Way.
    • Acts as Vendor of Fighting "Chickens."
    • Bribery Tactics of No Avail.
  • GRAFT NATION'S WORST FOE.
    • THE REIGN OF GRAFT.
    • ARE YOU A GRAFTER?
      • Graft is Overlord.
      • Scores of Proud Names Smirched.
      • Life of Nation Imperiled.
      • Nation, States and Cities Aroused.
      • President Leads Foes of Graft.
      • Forces of Graft Hard Pressed.
      • Hideous Peril is Revealed.
      • Idols Covered with Slime.
      • The Unconscious Grafter.
      • War on Graft Just Beginning.
      • Wholesale Swindling Grafters.
      • Religious Graft Pays.
      • Financial Yields Are Large.
      • Mysticism Draws Many Converts.
      • American Faker Gets the Coin.
      • Faith in Charlatan Strong.
      • Pawn Tickets on Diamonds.
      • Victim Anxious for Interest.
      • New Law Badly Needed.
      • Postage Stamp Grafter.
      • The Clerk Grafter.
      • Plays on Tardy Victim.
      • Fall Guy Takes Bait.
      • Sucker Digs Out Coin.
    • Graft is Overlord.
    • Scores of Proud Names Smirched.
    • Life of Nation Imperiled.
    • Nation, States and Cities Aroused.
    • President Leads Foes of Graft.
    • Forces of Graft Hard Pressed.
    • Hideous Peril is Revealed.
    • Idols Covered with Slime.
    • The Unconscious Grafter.
    • War on Graft Just Beginning.
    • Wholesale Swindling Grafters.
    • Religious Graft Pays.
    • Financial Yields Are Large.
    • Mysticism Draws Many Converts.
    • American Faker Gets the Coin.
    • Faith in Charlatan Strong.
    • Pawn Tickets on Diamonds.
    • Victim Anxious for Interest.
    • New Law Badly Needed.
    • Postage Stamp Grafter.
    • The Clerk Grafter.
    • Plays on Tardy Victim.
    • Fall Guy Takes Bait.
    • Sucker Digs Out Coin.
    • FLEECING INVALIDS AND CRIPPLES.
      • Write Smooth Letters.
      • Rob Bed-Ridden Women.
      • "Operators" Cringing Cowards.
    • Write Smooth Letters.
    • Rob Bed-Ridden Women.
    • "Operators" Cringing Cowards.
    • SHARKS RUIN BUSINESS MEN.
      • New Line of Financial Graft.
      • Offer of Cash Arouses Interest.
      • Gets $800 for $1,000.
      • Begins to Show His Teeth.
      • Loses His 20 Per Cent.
      • Trade Statements to Customer.
    • New Line of Financial Graft.
    • Offer of Cash Arouses Interest.
    • Gets $800 for $1,000.
    • Begins to Show His Teeth.
    • Loses His 20 Per Cent.
    • Trade Statements to Customer.
    • SHREWD BEGGAR GRAFT.
      • Paralytic a Bad Actor.
      • Easy Money From Kind Hearts.
      • For the Benefit of the Heathen.
      • Gave the Money to Canvas Boss.
      • Worked the Game Once a Month.
      • In Name of Charity.
      • This One Made Fortune.
      • Often Worth the Price.
      • Raffles Bank Robbery.
      • How Skin Raffle is Worked.
      • Popular Game in Saloons.
      • Raffle is Lottery by Law.
      • Raffles That Are Steals.
      • Graft of Train Butcher Easy.
      • What Was Hidden Under Seat.
      • How Three Book Monte Is Played.
      • Shows Corner of Bill.
      • All Suckers Not in Day Coaches.
      • Country Town "Sport" Easiest Mark.
      • Women Victims of Old Coupon Scheme.
      • The Old "Wareroom" Tale.
    • Paralytic a Bad Actor.
    • Easy Money From Kind Hearts.
    • For the Benefit of the Heathen.
    • Gave the Money to Canvas Boss.
    • Worked the Game Once a Month.
    • In Name of Charity.
    • This One Made Fortune.
    • Often Worth the Price.
    • Raffles Bank Robbery.
    • How Skin Raffle is Worked.
    • Popular Game in Saloons.
    • Raffle is Lottery by Law.
    • Raffles That Are Steals.
    • Graft of Train Butcher Easy.
    • What Was Hidden Under Seat.
    • How Three Book Monte Is Played.
    • Shows Corner of Bill.
    • All Suckers Not in Day Coaches.
    • Country Town "Sport" Easiest Mark.
    • Women Victims of Old Coupon Scheme.
    • The Old "Wareroom" Tale.
    • BOOK LOVERS EASY PREY OF FRAUDS.
      • Bogus Art Works Fine Graft.
      • Miserable Little Short Measure Thieves.
      • Crime a Fine Art.
      • Cities Breeding Spots of Crime.
      • America's Educated Criminal Class.
      • Refined Criminals Most Dangerous.
      • Prison Poor Cure for Crime.
      • Maconochie's Experiment.
      • Faces Portray Character.
      • Criminal Heads Not Extraordinary.
    • Bogus Art Works Fine Graft.
    • Miserable Little Short Measure Thieves.
    • Crime a Fine Art.
    • Cities Breeding Spots of Crime.
    • America's Educated Criminal Class.
    • Refined Criminals Most Dangerous.
    • Prison Poor Cure for Crime.
    • Maconochie's Experiment.
    • Faces Portray Character.
    • Criminal Heads Not Extraordinary.
  • DETECTIVE CLIFTON R. WOOLDRIDGE'S "Never-Fail" System
  • The Best Rules for Health, Happiness and Success.
    • PRIDE COSTS MORE THAN HUNGER, THIRST AND COLD.
  • COINING CUPID'S WILES.
    • How Matrimonial Agencies Prey on the Public—Their Degeneration Into the Worst Forms of Crime.
      • Human Derelicts Are Dupes.
      • Matrimonial Agents' Methods.
      • No Trust Here.
      • Working the Double Cross.
      • Two Well-Defined Forms.
    • Human Derelicts Are Dupes.
    • Matrimonial Agents' Methods.
    • No Trust Here.
    • Working the Double Cross.
    • Two Well-Defined Forms.
    • CONCRETE EXAMPLES.
      • Type No. 1.
      • Commits Suicide.
      • Secondary Types.
      • Matrimonial Agencies' Stock Letters Under the Guise of Ministry.
      • Wanted a Rich Husband.
      • Matrimonial Agency Under the Guise of an Attorney-at-Law.
      • Matrimonial Agency Under the Guise of Employment Exchange.
      • A Persistent Offender.
      • Bobs Up Again.
      • Turns Clairvoyant.
      • Agents of the Underworld a Nest of Pole-Cats.
      • Sheriff Duped—Attempts Role of Lothario.
    • Type No. 1.
    • Commits Suicide.
    • Secondary Types.
    • Matrimonial Agencies' Stock Letters Under the Guise of Ministry.
    • Wanted a Rich Husband.
    • Matrimonial Agency Under the Guise of an Attorney-at-Law.
    • Matrimonial Agency Under the Guise of Employment Exchange.
    • A Persistent Offender.
    • Bobs Up Again.
    • Turns Clairvoyant.
    • Agents of the Underworld a Nest of Pole-Cats.
    • Sheriff Duped—Attempts Role of Lothario.
    • BIGAMY AND THE BUREAU.
      • Where the Professional Bigamists Find Wives.
      • The Case of Count Larisch.
      • Witzhoff's Confession—Bought Fifteen Wives From One Agent—Takes $4,000 From His First Wife.
      • Deserts Wife After the First Day.
      • Identified in Chicago; Wedding Stopped.
    • Where the Professional Bigamists Find Wives.
    • The Case of Count Larisch.
    • Witzhoff's Confession—Bought Fifteen Wives From One Agent—Takes $4,000 From His First Wife.
    • Deserts Wife After the First Day.
    • Identified in Chicago; Wedding Stopped.
    • BREAKING INTO THE NOBILITY.
      • How Titled Rakes Use the Agencies.
      • Woes of Count Larisch.
      • Lord Bertie Cavendish—Champion Matrimonialist.
      • Market for American Heiresses.
      • Government Officials Roused to Many Frauds by the Matrimonial Agencies and Bureaux Throughout the Country, "Agencies" to Put Under Ban the Swindling Operations.
      • Mrs. Jennie Scott, Arrested by Postal Inspectors, Tells Secrets of Her Matrimonial Agency.
      • Same Literature Used as in Marion Grey Case.
      • Clients All Wealthy; Take Their Word for It.
      • Witnesses Need a Shepherd.
      • Nice Letters Lack Rich Tone.
      • Southern Beauty Sends $2.
    • How Titled Rakes Use the Agencies.
    • Woes of Count Larisch.
    • Lord Bertie Cavendish—Champion Matrimonialist.
    • Market for American Heiresses.
    • Government Officials Roused to Many Frauds by the Matrimonial Agencies and Bureaux Throughout the Country, "Agencies" to Put Under Ban the Swindling Operations.
    • Mrs. Jennie Scott, Arrested by Postal Inspectors, Tells Secrets of Her Matrimonial Agency.
    • Same Literature Used as in Marion Grey Case.
    • Clients All Wealthy; Take Their Word for It.
    • Witnesses Need a Shepherd.
    • Nice Letters Lack Rich Tone.
    • Southern Beauty Sends $2.
    • THE HORRIBLE GUNNESS FARM.
      • The Ripened Fruit of the Matrimonial Agency.
      • Lombroso Discusses Monster.
      • List of the Victims.
    • The Ripened Fruit of the Matrimonial Agency.
    • Lombroso Discusses Monster.
    • List of the Victims.
    • IN LIGHTER VEIN.
      • Could Live and Die on Love.
      • Not a Flirt.
      • LOVELORN WAILS.
      • Her Ideal Husband.
      • This One Is Real Frank.
    • Could Live and Die on Love.
    • Not a Flirt.
    • LOVELORN WAILS.
    • Her Ideal Husband.
    • This One Is Real Frank.
    • ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES.
      • Swift Courtship by Edwards.
      • The Festive Farm Hand Frivols.
    • Swift Courtship by Edwards.
    • The Festive Farm Hand Frivols.
    • THE FAKER AND THE PRESS.
      • Some Newspapers Are Buncoed, While Others Willingly Assist Rascals.
    • Some Newspapers Are Buncoed, While Others Willingly Assist Rascals.
    • MATRIMONIAL AGENCIES' ADVERTISEMENTS FOR RICH WIVES AND HUSBANDS.
      • Same Thing Nearer Home.
    • Same Thing Nearer Home.
  • THE GREAT MISTAKE. OUR PENAL SYSTEM IS A RELIC OF EARLY SAVAGERY.
    • Intelligence in Punishing Crime.
    • The "Silent System" is a Crime Against Criminals.
    • Extreme Methods Faulty.
    • Jails Make 50,000 Criminals a Year.
    • Crime Based on Suggestion.
    • Suggests Great Prison Farm.
    • Improving the Public Health.
    • Road Work for Convicts.
    • Solves "Good Roads" Problem.
    • Extend the Parole System.
  • VAGRANTS; WHO AND WHY.
    • WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE VAGRANT AND TRAMP?
      • Tramp a Railroad Problem.
      • Better Lodgings for Homeless Men.
      • Tramps Like Jail.
      • Hobos Classified by Races.
      • New Foreigner Not a Hobo.
      • Jew Recruit in Trampdom.
      • Talks of the Tramp—Why Dilapidated Gentleman Does Not Give Up Wandering and Settle Down—Likes the Care-Free Life—Mingles Among the People and Gets to Know Them Well—Changes in Community.
      • Get Out Among the People.
      • Barns Now Locked.
      • Victims of Fakers.
      • Hardened by Losses in "Prosperity" Times.
      • His Feelings Hurt.
      • Driven to the Cities.
      • Things Are Changed Now.
      • Farmers Down on Tramps.
      • Suspicious of Caller.
      • Hobo Looks Like Business Man.
      • Tramp An Artist.
    • Tramp a Railroad Problem.
    • Better Lodgings for Homeless Men.
    • Tramps Like Jail.
    • Hobos Classified by Races.
    • New Foreigner Not a Hobo.
    • Jew Recruit in Trampdom.
    • Talks of the Tramp—Why Dilapidated Gentleman Does Not Give Up Wandering and Settle Down—Likes the Care-Free Life—Mingles Among the People and Gets to Know Them Well—Changes in Community.
    • Get Out Among the People.
    • Barns Now Locked.
    • Victims of Fakers.
    • Hardened by Losses in "Prosperity" Times.
    • His Feelings Hurt.
    • Driven to the Cities.
    • Things Are Changed Now.
    • Farmers Down on Tramps.
    • Suspicious of Caller.
    • Hobo Looks Like Business Man.
    • Tramp An Artist.
    • COLONIES FOR TRAMPS.
      • Teaching Vagrants a Trade.
    • Teaching Vagrants a Trade.
  • THE YOUNG CRIMINAL HOW HE IS BRED IN CHICAGO.
    • Preventing Crime Better Than Cure.
    • The End of the Gamin.
    • Chicago Has Her Children.
    • Graduate of the Streets.
    • 10,000 Boys Worse Than Homeless.
    • Schools for Pickpockets.
    • Modern Boys Are Gamblers.
    • Remedies Suggested by Some.
    • Failure to Rule Children Makes Criminals.
    • Respect Rights of Others.
    • Reformatory After First Crime.
    • Guide Child of Fifteen Carefully.
    • Child Like a Plant.
    • Rear Child in Love.
    • The Greatest Reform Movement of the Day Is the Chicago Juvenile Court.
    • Illinois in the Lead.
  • WILES OF FORTUNE TELLING.
    • FORTUNE TELLERS HAVE EXISTED SINCE RECORDS OF EVENTS BEGAN TO BE KEPT.
      • Panderers to Depravity.
      • Prognostications Are Vague.
      • Predicts Like a Spellbinder.
      • Warned of the Enemy.
      • Predictions Change Little.
      • Make Enough to Retire.
      • Answers Questions for a Dollar.
      • Married Two Wives; What Will Happen?
      • Roomful of Patrons.
      • Gets Pointers from Customer.
    • Panderers to Depravity.
    • Prognostications Are Vague.
    • Predicts Like a Spellbinder.
    • Warned of the Enemy.
    • Predictions Change Little.
    • Make Enough to Retire.
    • Answers Questions for a Dollar.
    • Married Two Wives; What Will Happen?
    • Roomful of Patrons.
    • Gets Pointers from Customer.
    • SPOOKS RAIDED. DETECTIVES WOOLDRIDGE AND BARRY DESCEND ON A WEST SIDE MEDIUM'S PLACE.
      • Plans Are Well Laid.
      • Detectives Attend Service.
      • Calling Up the Spirits.
      • Spirits Begin to Move.
      • Keys Up the Spectators.
      • Wooldridge Takes a Hand.
      • Women Refuse to Talk.
      • Wooldridge Makes Ghost Walk in Police Court.
      • "Spook" Wooldridge Demonstrates.
      • Arrest South Side Mediums.
      • Officer Serves Papers.
    • Plans Are Well Laid.
    • Detectives Attend Service.
    • Calling Up the Spirits.
    • Spirits Begin to Move.
    • Keys Up the Spectators.
    • Wooldridge Takes a Hand.
    • Women Refuse to Talk.
    • Wooldridge Makes Ghost Walk in Police Court.
    • "Spook" Wooldridge Demonstrates.
    • Arrest South Side Mediums.
    • Officer Serves Papers.
  • WIFE OR GALLOWS? PREFERS HANGING TO LIVING WITH HIS WIFE.
    • Woman Was Robbed and Murdered.
    • Devel Confesses to the Crime.
    • Police Learn He is Not Guilty.
    • Searching for Motive of Confession.
  • A CLEVER SHOPLIFTER. DETECTIVE WOOLDRIDGE FINDS A FAIR CRIMINAL.
    • Sleeps All Day; Makes Night Hideous.
    • Stole $1,000 Worth of Goods in Two Days.
    • Kept at South Bartonville Without Locks.
    • History of "Fainting Bertha."
    • Criticises the Linen Purchased by the State.
    • Bertha Says Gunther Promised To Marry Her.
    • Most Unruly Prisoner in Joliet.
    • Penitentiary Glad to Be Rid of Her.
    • Pale Blue Color Scheme of Bertha's Ward.
    • Delighted at Chance of Going to Town.
    • Took Pie and Candy Back "Home."
    • Detention Record of "Fainting Bertha."
  • FRONT.
    • Stanley Field's Buggy.
    • Fake Pride Leads to Crime.
  • LAST CHANCE GONE.
    • IDENTIFICATION BUREAU AIDED BY NATURE.
      • Perfected in London.
    • Perfected in London.
    • INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING FINGER PRINTS.
      • Scotland Yard Method.
      • Most Positive Identification.
      • Applied to Immigrants.
      • Keep Bad Men Out of Service.
      • Secure Prints of All Criminals.
      • Finger Print System Furnishes Complete Identification.
      • Broken Glass Proves Guilt.
      • Important in Will Contests.
      • How to Detect a Forger.
      • Used in Ancient Times.
      • Safeguard on Seals of Letters and Money Packages.
      • Identifying Strangers.
      • Signing Bonds and Stocks.
      • Objects to Having Finger Impressions Recorded.
      • Murder Revealed by Finger Prints.
      • Sent to Gallows by Bloody Thumb Print.
      • Government to Keep Watch on Criminals.
    • Scotland Yard Method.
    • Most Positive Identification.
    • Applied to Immigrants.
    • Keep Bad Men Out of Service.
    • Secure Prints of All Criminals.
    • Finger Print System Furnishes Complete Identification.
    • Broken Glass Proves Guilt.
    • Important in Will Contests.
    • How to Detect a Forger.
    • Used in Ancient Times.
    • Safeguard on Seals of Letters and Money Packages.
    • Identifying Strangers.
    • Signing Bonds and Stocks.
    • Objects to Having Finger Impressions Recorded.
    • Murder Revealed by Finger Prints.
    • Sent to Gallows by Bloody Thumb Print.
    • Government to Keep Watch on Criminals.
  • BURGLARY A SCIENCE.
    • ELECTRICITY NOW A FACTOR.
      • Old-Time Strong Box.
      • Jimmy Is Necessary.
      • Scientific Burglary.
      • Invent New Devices.
      • Melts Hardest Steel.
      • Tests with Electricity.
      • Some Concrete Examples. Burglars Use Acetylene Flame to Open Safe Door.
      • The Bank Sneak.
      • Circus Day Brings a Harvest.
      • Blinding Victim with Molasses.
      • Rarely Use Pistols.
      • The Lord Bond Robbery.
      • One Man's Bold Operations.
      • Hire a Band to Help Them.
      • Importance of Being on Guard.
      • Looked Like Coleman's Work.
      • Diamonds Buried in Jar.
      • Joe Killoran's Smooth Work.
      • The Hotel Sneak. The Use of False Keys.
    • Old-Time Strong Box.
    • Jimmy Is Necessary.
    • Scientific Burglary.
    • Invent New Devices.
    • Melts Hardest Steel.
    • Tests with Electricity.
    • Some Concrete Examples. Burglars Use Acetylene Flame to Open Safe Door.
    • The Bank Sneak.
    • Circus Day Brings a Harvest.
    • Blinding Victim with Molasses.
    • Rarely Use Pistols.
    • The Lord Bond Robbery.
    • One Man's Bold Operations.
    • Hire a Band to Help Them.
    • Importance of Being on Guard.
    • Looked Like Coleman's Work.
    • Diamonds Buried in Jar.
    • Joe Killoran's Smooth Work.
    • The Hotel Sneak. The Use of False Keys.
  • CELL TERMS FOR "CON" MEN.
    • FOUR ARE SENTENCED FOR LONG "GRAFT" RECORDS.
      • Triumph for Wooldridge.
    • Triumph for Wooldridge.
  • PANEL HOUSE THIEVES.
    • Must Have Pretty Woman.
      • Male Accomplices Get Busy.
      • The Photographic Catch.
      • Scare Money Out of Victim.
      • Blackmail the Wife as Well.
      • "Bogus Detective" Game.
      • Storekeeper Scamps.
      • How Fake "Journalists" Work.
      • Few "Beats" Among Reporters.
      • The New York Way.
    • Male Accomplices Get Busy.
    • The Photographic Catch.
    • Scare Money Out of Victim.
    • Blackmail the Wife as Well.
    • "Bogus Detective" Game.
    • Storekeeper Scamps.
    • How Fake "Journalists" Work.
    • Few "Beats" Among Reporters.
    • The New York Way.
  • GAMBLING AND CRIME.
    • BEST CURE FOR GAMBLING: TEACH PUPILS IN SCHOOL LAWS OF CHANCE.
      • Why Gambling Makes Men Commit Crimes.
      • No Basis for Livelihood.
      • Temptation to Embezzle.
      • How Commerce Condones Crime.
      • Wherein Speculation Differs.
      • When it Will Cease.
      • Gambling Don't Pay.
      • How to End Race-Track Gambling.
      • Learn Early Not to Gamble; Teach Pupils Law of Chance.
      • Public Lax; Gamblers Active.
      • Are We Following Rome to the Pit?
      • Fate's Cards Always Stacked.
      • Children Throw Away Money.
      • Confederates Used.
      • Cheating Device in a Slot Machine.
    • Why Gambling Makes Men Commit Crimes.
    • No Basis for Livelihood.
    • Temptation to Embezzle.
    • How Commerce Condones Crime.
    • Wherein Speculation Differs.
    • When it Will Cease.
    • Gambling Don't Pay.
    • How to End Race-Track Gambling.
    • Learn Early Not to Gamble; Teach Pupils Law of Chance.
    • Public Lax; Gamblers Active.
    • Are We Following Rome to the Pit?
    • Fate's Cards Always Stacked.
    • Children Throw Away Money.
    • Confederates Used.
    • Cheating Device in a Slot Machine.
    • HOLD OUTS.
      • Marked Cards.
      • Cards Marked With Finger Nails.
      • The Double Discard.
      • Check Signs.
      • Uses to Which a Pack of Cards May be Put.
      • The Bill Hand.
      • Toothpick or Cigar Signs.
    • Marked Cards.
    • Cards Marked With Finger Nails.
    • The Double Discard.
    • Check Signs.
    • Uses to Which a Pack of Cards May be Put.
    • The Bill Hand.
    • Toothpick or Cigar Signs.
    • GAMBLING DEVICE SWINDLE IN ARMY AND NAVY.
      • Try to Corrupt School Boys.
      • Forts Infected by Evil.
      • Many Victims Suicides.
    • Try to Corrupt School Boys.
    • Forts Infected by Evil.
    • Many Victims Suicides.
    • KING DEATH.
      • An Average of 200 Suicides a Year at Monte Carlo—Many Bodies Are Secretly Thrown Into Sea by Authorities of This, the World's Greatest Gambling House.
      • Bodies Thrown in Ocean.
      • Banish the Dead Broke.
      • Bonapartes Big Stockholders.
      • Prince Owns no Stock.
      • Receives Enormous Income.
      • Gambling Kings Go Broke; Often Die in the Poorhouse.
      • Must Have Fortune to Invest.
      • Story of One Gambler King.
      • Dice, Faro and Roulette.
      • More Nerve to Win Than Lose.
    • An Average of 200 Suicides a Year at Monte Carlo—Many Bodies Are Secretly Thrown Into Sea by Authorities of This, the World's Greatest Gambling House.
    • Bodies Thrown in Ocean.
    • Banish the Dead Broke.
    • Bonapartes Big Stockholders.
    • Prince Owns no Stock.
    • Receives Enormous Income.
    • Gambling Kings Go Broke; Often Die in the Poorhouse.
    • Must Have Fortune to Invest.
    • Story of One Gambler King.
    • Dice, Faro and Roulette.
    • More Nerve to Win Than Lose.
    • IT'S UP TO YOU, YOUNG MAN.
  • A HEARTLESS FRAUD.
    • Swindler Jumps Bail.
  • THE BOGUS MINE.
    • Promoter's Word Valueless.
    • Investigation Necessary.
    • Keep Lists of Suckers.
    • Pecksniffian Tears Delude.
    • Difficult to Convict.
    • Power of Uncle Sam.
    • Wooldridge Finds Smooth Scheme.
    • "Holy Moses" Rises?
    • "Holy Moses" Falls.
    • First Principles in Mining Purchases.
  • A GIANT SWINDLE.
    • Chicago Concerns Are Victims.
    • Loses All of Savings.
    • One Capitalized at $1,000,000.
    • Sheriff in Charge of Affairs.
    • List of Bogus Firms.
    • Opened Many Bank Accounts.
    • Offer Bond in a Settlement.
    • Five Men Are Arrested by Detectives Wooldridge and Barry.
    • Tool Tells Truth—Usher of Church in Crime Cloud.
    • Cunningham Tells the Story.
    • Bank Account Overdrawn.
    • Offer of Bribe Alleged.
    • Check "Kiters" Heavily Fined—George F. Johnston and C. F. McGuire Assessed $2,000 Each.
  • QUACKS.
    • Physic to the Dogs.
    • Unnecessary Operations.
    • Sleek and Unctuous Church Member.
    • The "Optician" Fake.
    • Consumption Cures.
    • Human Ghouls.
    • The Morphine Cure.
    • Encouraging the Morphine Habit.
    • The Cancer Cure.
    • Patients from Everywhere.
    • The Rupture Cure.
    • Female Diseases.
    • The Electric Belt Fraud.
    • The Varicocele Cure.
    • The "Nervous Debility Specialist."
    • A Monumental Swindle.
    • Blackmail an Adjunct.
    • Swindler a "Dope" Fiend.
    • Just Plain Fraud.
  • FABULOUS LOSSES IN BIG TURF FRAUDS.
    • "INVESTMENT" COMPANIES OF LAST FEW YEARS NETTED $10,162,000.
      • Gigantic Turf Swindle.
      • Get-Rich-Quick Schemes.
      • Here Are Plausible Arguments.
      • The Police, Aroused by Turf Swindlers, Raid and Close Up Their Places.
    • Gigantic Turf Swindle.
    • Get-Rich-Quick Schemes.
    • Here Are Plausible Arguments.
    • The Police, Aroused by Turf Swindlers, Raid and Close Up Their Places.
    • FAKE TURFMEN INDICTED.
      • Prey on Chicago Teachers.
      • How Arnold Inspired Confidence.
    • Prey on Chicago Teachers.
    • How Arnold Inspired Confidence.
  • FAKE DRUG VENDORS.
    • A MOST DANGEROUS FORM OF RASCALITY.
    • WHAT THE TEST SHOWED.
    • DANGER TO THE PATIENT.
    • HASTENED McKINLEY'S DEATH.
    • LETTER FROM EDWARD A. KUEHMSTED, THE PRINCIPAL DEALER IN SPURIOUS DRUGS; IT IS SELF-EXPLANATORY.
    • THE STATE LAWS COVERING THE FRAUDULENT ADULTERATION OF DRUGS AND MEDICINES FOR THE PURPOSE OF SALE, READS AS FOLLOWS.
  • BUCKET-SHOP.
    • "Speculation" an Unmeaning Term.
    • "Board of Trade" Falsely Blamed.
    • What is a Bucket Shop.
    • Ready to Make All Deals.
    • Name Coined in London.
    • Game Neatly Fixed.
    • How the Suckers Are Skinned.
    • Other "Fakes" "Boost" the Game.
    • Big Dividend Promises False.
    • "Outsider" Has No Chance.
    • On Level with Lottery and Faro Bank.
    • Open Gambling Under Ban.
    • Open Door to Ruin.
  • ON "SURE THINGS."
    • HOW TO LEARN THEIR REAL CHARACTER.
    • All "Brite & Fair."
    • Dodge Uncle Sam and Conspiracy Laws.
    • Wildcats Give Good Reference.
  • HUGE SWINDLES BARED.
    • $300,000,000 Capital.
    • Did Heavy Business.
    • Scheme of the Company.
    • The Guarantee Co. Methods.
    • Good Advice on "Guarantee."
    • Do Booming Business.
  • THE SOCIAL EVIL.
    • America Follows Old Lines.
    • Only Burned Orphan Asylum.
    • Give All Honest Chance.
    • Average Evil Life Very Short.
    • Argument Against Segregation.
    • Evil Not Necessary.
    • Nobler Womanhood the Goal.
  • SUPPRESS MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF DANGEROUS WEAPONS—THEY ARE A CONSTANT MENACE TO LIFE AND GOOD ORDER.
    • MADE SOLELY FOR UNLAWFUL USE—ENGENDER CRIME, INCREASE ACCIDENTS AND MAKE SUICIDE EASY—CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS A VICIOUS AND INEXCUSABLE HABIT.
    • QUEERS THE TOWN.
  • GETTING SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
    • HOW THE WORTHLESS CERTIFICATE WORKS.
    • Trying Their Hand at Life Insurance.
    • Assurance Given Investors.
    • Purchases "Guaranteed."
  • WANT AD. FAKERS.
    • THE PETTY DOLLAR SWINDLERS PUT OUT OF BUSINESS IN CHICAGO BY DETECTIVE CLIFTON R. WOOLDRIDGE.
    • Home Work Scheme Catches Many.
    • Money Charged for Fake "Outfits."
    • A Smooth Scheme.
    • Financial "Journal" Frauds.
  • MILLIONAIRE BANKER AND BROKER ARRESTED.
    • List of Branch Offices.
    • Exclusive Offices for Lady Speculators.
    • On the "Oil Exchange."
    • Reasons Which Caused Investigation, Raid and Arrest.
    • Wooldridge's Raid.
    • Offices Filled with Patrons.
    • Names of Prisoners Arrested.
    • Crowd Gathers.
    • "Red Letter" Well Known. Patrons Told They Would Not Lose If Advice Was Followed.
    • Sullivan Has Record.
  • DORA McDONALD.
    • MILLION-DOLLAR GAMBLER'S WIFE ARRESTED FOR MURDER.
      • Important Dates in Mrs. McDonald's Life Tragedy.
    • Important Dates in Mrs. McDonald's Life Tragedy.
    • No Witnesses of Killing.
    • Woman Cut by Broken Glass.
    • Mystery Too Much for Coroner.
    • Friends Get Busy Quickly.
    • Guerin's Life Story.
    • Dora McDonald Divorced Wife of "Sam" Barclay.
    • Beauty of West Side.
    • Boy of 14 Enters.
    • Stole Him as a Boy, Slew Him as a Man, Says Archie Guerin.
    • Mike McDonald Deluded by Wife.
    • Provides for the Defense.
    • Dramatic Meeting of McDonald and First Wife.
    • Trial Begins.
    • Names of the Jury.
    • Packed Courtroom.
    • Dramatic Scene in Courtroom.
    • Bloom Gone From Cheek.
    • No Madness in Her Eyes.
    • Traces of Siren Left.
    • A "Sappho" and "Salome."
      • Tragedy of a Soul in Poems of Passion by Dora McDonald.
      • Written as Tragedy Approached.
      • Poem Written on Date of the Guerin Tragedy.
    • Tragedy of a Soul in Poems of Passion by Dora McDonald.
    • Written as Tragedy Approached.
    • Poem Written on Date of the Guerin Tragedy.
    • "Kill Me If You Will," She Says in a Verse.
      • Pearls Before Swine.
      • Another Poem of Passion.
      • Never Again.
    • Pearls Before Swine.
    • Another Poem of Passion.
    • Never Again.
    • Sought Vindication to Spare Her Aged Mother.
    • Strong Defense by Lewis.
    • Strikes Hard at Archie Guerin.
    • O'Donnell Moves to Tears.
    • Quotes the Gospel.
    • Acquittal Creates Thrilling Scenes.
    • Suspense Frightful.
    • McDonald Jurors Tell of the Verdict.
    • Woman Serene as Verdict is Read.
    • The Vampire.
  • MIKE McDONALD.
    • Begins Life as "Candy Butcher."
    • Patriotic for a Price.
    • Solved Gambling Problem.
    • Once Ruled All Chicago.
    • Near to Penitentiary.
    • Case Finally "Fixed."
    • Rises in His Profession.
    • Throne in "The Store."
    • The Big Courthouse "Job."
    • Domestic Life Rough.
    • Sam Barclay Tells "How Mike McDonald's Coin Won Dora Away."
    • Opens Saloon in Chicago.
    • Likely Lad of 200 Pounds.
    • Nothing Like Real Love.
    • Day of Harrison Funeral.
    • Deep Game Well Played.
    • Wife Gets Divorce.
    • Second Wedding in Milwaukee.
    • Induces Husband to Disinherit Son.
    • The Sting and Curse of Ill-Gotten Money.
    • WIFE NO. 1, WIDOW; NO. 2, REPUDIATED.
      • Burial of "Mike" McDonald Serves to Open New Chapter in His Troubles—Old Scandals Denied.
      • Mary Noonan Now Claims Innocence and Fights to Prove Divorce Illegal.
      • First Wife Denies Charges.
      • Repudiation of Second Wife.
      • Church Not Interested in Will.
      • Mrs. Mary McDonald Changed.
      • Tells Her Story at Last.
      • Says Charges Were Invented.
      • No Chapel in House.
      • Leaves Husband; Goes to Sister.
      • Pawns Her Diamonds.
      • Driven to Hide Identity.
      • Opposed by Documents.
      • Joint Letters in Evidence.
    • Burial of "Mike" McDonald Serves to Open New Chapter in His Troubles—Old Scandals Denied.
    • Mary Noonan Now Claims Innocence and Fights to Prove Divorce Illegal.
    • First Wife Denies Charges.
    • Repudiation of Second Wife.
    • Church Not Interested in Will.
    • Mrs. Mary McDonald Changed.
    • Tells Her Story at Last.
    • Says Charges Were Invented.
    • No Chapel in House.
    • Leaves Husband; Goes to Sister.
    • Pawns Her Diamonds.
    • Driven to Hide Identity.
    • Opposed by Documents.
    • Joint Letters in Evidence.
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