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WEEKLY GAMBLING' PARTIES ATTRACT HUNDREDS '
OF CHICAGO WOMEN; 50 CTS. EACH FOR HOSTESS
LA. a -
a to U5fie A WldNER
Mrs?SAE. Foster, the "Hostess," and Sketches Made at her "Party,"
Whatcha want to rump my
ace for?" -
"Oh, I didn't know it was
A couple of rcy stares glimpse
over, the intervening space along
with a few remarks conveying
the idea that somebody doesnt
know beans about cards.
"I did no such thing. The
-very ideal" '
"You did. "I .didn't." She-
did.'.' "She didn't."
That is the way they flayed it
' according to Hoyle'in Mrs., S. E.
Foster's card party in the Ma
sonic Temple, Chicago, A cor
respondent of The Day Book
"put up" the entry fee of fifty
cenjts and "sat in." Mrs. Foster's
"parties' are select affairs! No-
hody can break into her game
without a half dollar and a wil
lingness to hand it over to Mrs
Foster's cashier. ,
There were about 800 persons
at the table that afternodn. That
meant $400 in the moneybox. AIL
the women and nine mm were:
playing to win anything from a
silk dress -to a handworked doily
A liberal estimate of the prizes'
value wpuld be $100.
The reporter concluded that
Mrs. Foster has a remunerative
occupation. Sometimes she runs
two or three "parties" a week
It is her regqlar"b,usinessand
her" "place" is as well known
among the women who are ready
and willing to' back their card
playingahility with two quarters
as Jimmy; O'Leary's "joint" was