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"Eggs" was gathered in by the.
police last November, when he
was -discovered in a room on
West Monroe street with Grace
Miller,, there being no benefit of
clergy -attached to this cohabita
The Desplaines street police
mentioned the case to the federal
immigration bureau, and Dr.
Prentiss, head of the same, be
gan a deep and exhaustive study
of the activities of "Scrarribled
Eggs" on the West 'Side.
The result of 'which was an
order for the deportation of the
scrambled one to Russia, Dr.
Prentiss sadly remarking that
perhaps this would be hard on
Russia, but Russia was a big
country and could stand it.
Eggs has appealed the case,
and was granted a thirty day
stay. Meantime the glbomis
thick in those parts of the West
Side populated by Mike de Pike
and' his henchmen.
The Day Book is specially
. touched by the sad case of
"Scrambled Eggs," because" it
ever has' taken an interest in his
careers-doing so on several oc
casions o such an extent that
"Eggs," who is a modest, retiring
person, became downright peev
ish about the publicity given him,
and even was- heard to remark
that The" Day Book was not fair
THE DAILY NEWS PULLS
A MIGHTY SMALLTSAL
In giving the public, .through
the newspapers, the details t)J ifs
investigations, the senate ;white
slave committee asked a courtesy;
of the newspapers.
"We ask you," said Lieut. Gov.
O'Hara, "not to use the names of
any of the girls we have as wit
nesses, unless those girls already
have become notorious.
"We ask you to do this because
we have summoned before us
many girls who are trying to re-
deem themselves, who are trying"
so to live their lives as to forget
that first and ordinary fatal first
"We ourselves, ,in addressing
the girls on the stand, will use.
only initials. We ask that you in
your stories refer to them in the
"We ask this as a favor to the
committee, and as a greater favor
to the erirls themselves. The
publication of their names might
uritlo all the work of redemption;
it might mean their eternal dam
nation." Every newspaper in the city
tacitly pledged its faith not to us&
the names' of the girls, and every,
newspaper in the city kept that
faith except one. - That one was
The Daily News. The Daily
News used the name of one of the
girl witnesses, a girl now in, the
Geneva Training School. This
girl is a mere child; she is trying
W do right; trying to make up
that first false step into which she
was betrayed, by manjs baseness.
Doubtless The Daily; News
thought, that it was putting oyer
piece of journalistic enterprise by
whioh it beat the other- news
papers, -in using'her name '
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