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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 24, 1912, Image 9

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WOMEN GRAB CHANCE TO
SHOW THEIR POWER
New York, Dec. 24. Two
women, as widely divergent in
character and social standing as
th'e social scale makes possible,
are responsible for the present
graft investigation of the police
department by the Curran alder
manic committee.
Mary Goode, keeper of a disor
derly house,. started the inquiry
when she told of having paid
money for protection. Already
one patrolman has been indicted
on her evidence.
Miss Mary Coleman, woman
lawyer and suffragist leader, has
added to the disclosures of Mrs.
Gpode, and her testimony points
to corruption among higher offi
cials in the department.
Suffragist leaders are using
the activities 6i these two women
as an argument showing the re
1 markable power of iwomau in pub
lic affairs. Each of the two wom
en, in her own way, has been an
instrument of tremendous im
portance in the prosecution of the
inquiry.
Miss Coleman told the commit
tee she had seen George A. Sipp,
former proprietor of the Baltic'
Hotel, hand something to Police
man Besmeyer of the 126th street
station", and the officer put the
something in the sweStband of
his helmed
She said! she saw a young girl
not over 15 years old enter the
Boulevard Hotel, now the Avenel.
She heard screams of young
childish voices from the hoteL
There were shrieks for help.
An attache of-Levy's Lenox
Hotel, she said, came out the side
door of the place and handed
somethmgto Sergt. Kearns, who,
with a man in plain clothes, was
standing in the shadow of a door
way next door. The sergeant
dealt out something from the
small bundle he had received to
the other man.
Miss Coleman made a personal
investigation into vice conditions
of Harlem. She declared she made
vain appeals to Mayor Gayndr
and the police to clean up the dis
trict Miss Coleman was formerly a
resident of the district in which
the 126th street station is located.
In private life she is Mrs. Freder
ick L. Hardenbrook, Mr. Harden
brook also being a lawyer.
JAPAN PRINCE ATTACKED
Tokio, Dec. 24. Field Marshal
Prince Aritomo Yamagata was
attacked by a man armed with a
knife in his home Monday night.
The prince was unhurt.'
News of the attempt on Yama
gata's life became known today
when the would-be assassin was
placed in jail after recovering
from the effects of poison which
he took in an-effort to commit
suicide.
' The prince is 74 years old. He
isv president of the Elder States
men, and was once minister of
war and chief of the general staff.
London, Dec. 24. Dispatches
from Tokio telling of the attempt
to kill Field Marshal Prince Yam
agata said the assassin committed
suicide.

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