Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Badger Game in Seattle - 1916


FULL TEXT: Seattle – Deputy Sheriff McGillivary has telegraphed Sheriff Hodge that he will leave San Francisco today for Seattle with Miss Lillian Peterson and Dottie Coots, arrested there in connection with the elaborate “badger game,” with which a blackmail syndicate is alleged to have robbed rich Seattle men of large sums of money. Roth are young and exceptionally pretty,

We want them principally an witnesses against the higherups in the blackmail game,” said Prosecutor Lundlin.

Miss Coots and Mine Peterson both protested their Innocence. Miss Isabel Clayburg is still fighting extradition at Los Angeles.

[“Two Girls Return To Tell Of Badger Game,” The Tacoma Times (Wa.), Mar. 14, 1916, p. 1]

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