To the police, the detective assured them, Ida Earle had been known for years. When she was young, she had been under the protection of a man high in the ranks of Tammany, and, in consequence, with her different ven-tures the Police had never interfered. She now was pro-prietress of the roadhouse in the note described as Kessler’s Cafe. It was a place for joy-riders. There was a cabaret, a hall for public dancing, and rooms for very private suppers.