Tobie Tried to Kidnap Incubator Baby, Says Topeka Police Official

Tobie TriedAnother in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Journal

Monday, May 26th, 1913

That the past career and record of C. W. Tobie, the Burns investigator who came to Atlanta to probe the Phagan mystery for Colonel Thomas B. Felder, is being investigated by the local police is shown by a telegram received by Chief of Police J. L. Beavers Monday morning.

The telegram was from the chief of police of Topeka, Kan., and reads as follows:

“Tobie tried to kidnap incubator baby at Sedan, Kan., but failed, being employed by Detective Tillotson. Subsequently Tillotson kidnaped the child at Topeka and was convicted, but Tobie was not connected with Topeka kidnaping.

“J. W. F. HNGHES [sic],

“Chief of Police, Topeka, Kan.”

Efforts were made to reach Tobie by The Journal Monday, but the detective was not at his hotel.

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Atlanta Journal, May 26th 1913, “Tobie Tried to Kidnap Incubator Baby, Says Topeka Police Official,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)