Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Doctor in Blackmail Net. Kirbyville Physician Admits Writing Letter to Coffee Company. CALLENDate: April 6 1911
Newspaper published in: Farmington, MO
Springfield - Because he demanded $50 hush money for not making public the alleged fact that he had found "a jawbone and three teeth" in a package of the firm's coffee, Arbuckle Bros. of New York City caused the arrest of Dr. T. M. CALLEN of Kirbyville on a federal warrant. Dr. CALLEN was brought to this city for arraignment. He was released on bond and the case will come up at the spring term of the federal court here.
Dr. CALLEN wrote a letter to Arbuckle Bros., asserting he had found a jawbone and three teeth in a package of coffee bearing the New York firm's trade mark. The letter was sent to the Kansas City branch of the firm and the doctor was communicated with. He replied with another demand for $50 for his silence, and the letters were then turned over to inspector HODGE. The doctor is a man of prominence in the vicinity of his home. He admits writing the letters.