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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 02, 1912, Image 1

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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398 TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No. 31 Chicago, Saturday, Nfrtt 2, 1912 One Cent
m THE MIRACULOUS MANNER Jn WHICH STATE'S
m ATTORNEY WAYMAN CLOSES A LEVEE
"The Sputh Side levee district
is absolutely closed. Of course
some of the women still are there,
but they have abandoned their
former method of making a liv
ing." State's Attorney John E.
W. Way man last night.
Experiences of a Day. Book re
porter in the Sputh Side levee dis
trict at noontoday: i
Found Ed Weiss1 ' place at
Twenty-second and JDearborn
streets running wide o'pen.
Went intp wjne room. Found
it full of women. Almost mob
bed before he could get out.
(Ed Weiss' brother, Louis, v is,
under indictment for harboring
girls under age. Both are'kndwn
as members of the Committee of
Fifteen which rules the. vice dis
trict.) Found Nick Colisimo's place at
Archer and -Armour avenues running-
wideopen.
Went through wine room. Was
solicited by several women there.
Came back through wine rbjam
Found Johnny Poriq, Colislmo's
manager, warning the girls to
leave him alone because he was a
reporter.
Nick CoHsimo also is a mem
ber of the Committee of Fifteen.
Was'lQlicited by women from
windows or doors or resorts at
2119 Armour av., 2018 and 2115
Dearborn av., and 107 W. 21st st.
Nearly all the other resorts ap-j
parently open, , although women
did not solicit from doors or win
dows at them.
Was solicited by woman on
street. Told woman he was afraid
of Wayman.
"What for?" aked the woman.
"All 'the women are soliciting on
the streets and taking' nien into
the hoiises." ,
Mr. Wayman'sjdea of an "ab
solutely closed"' levee is a truly
wonderful thing;
o o
OUR BUSY POLICE FORCE
Last Tuesday, Dr. W. R. Ely,
of Gibson City, III., disappeared
while on a visit to hissisteiMrs.
J. R. M,cNamara, of 44 West .Sixty-first
street.
His relatives went -to Police
Captain Baer of the Fillmoife
street station.
"Aw, see the chief," said Baer.
'11 don't know anything about it,
and can't be bothered with it."
The relatives went tp Chief
I McWeeny. ti j

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