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commission by WilUaniB to substan
tiate his graft claims was Mrs. Sarah
Mrs. Mueller said she"kept a dive
at 517 LaSalle avenue for nine or ten
years, and 'that she always had had
from three to five girls in her place
. untu it was closed last Julyl.
ATl-c UTiiallar f nwl fh n f o man
whose name she did not know, had
come to her for protection maney.
He said he wanted $200, and that he
was to give the money to "a Demo-
v crat at the City Hall."
She said she refused to pay $200,
but did pay $100,' and that a! month
later her place was closed.
She said .that a Mrs. Matts, who
had a house adjoining, her dive, had
paid the protection money asked
and was allowed to stay open until.
she, Mrs. Mueller, complained, when
Mrs. Matts was- closed iig, too. She
admitted not bemg fnenoiy to Mrs.
Matts, but said that Mrs. Matts had
confided in her that she had paid $400
protection money in five weeks.
Mrs. Mueller said that the at
tempted $200 holdup was the only
time she had been asked for money
in nine years, but that she had often
bought tickets for the First Ward ball
from the police and then returned
the ticketsN , -'
Ernest McHenry followed Mrs.
Mueller on the stand. He is the
. manager of the Normandie Hotel.
Nothing, was proven against the
- McHenry was followed by Fred
Harkin, a negro bellboy,, whose chief
possession was a poor memory and a
desire not to lose his job.
Ed -Fields, an assistant of Schem-
berg, who had testified earlier in the
day, that Roti's dance hall paid the
Juvenile Protective Association pro
tection money to keep the police
away, failed to corroborate his em-
ployer's testimony except with hearn
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n c ifn..ni T nn e n -r . s
luia. ivia.1 gcu ec i-fljig ui uiti juvenile
Court thought Freiburg's ancl the
Dearborn- Club the worstdance halls
in the city. She thought there must
be a mistake "about the .charges
against the Juvenile Protective Asso
ciation, with which she formerly was
v Frank Olson, who formerlv ran th
Fellcita dance hall, was the next wit
ness. Olson said his license had been
revoked by Mayor Harrison, and said
he thought this was done because he,
had not voted for Harrison.
Qlson.sald that Frank Solon, su
perintendent' of streets, was the.
political czar in his district, and that
he had made the mistake of :not being
friendly enough with Solon. v
Olson also declared that-former
Police 'Captain Billy Plunkett once
held him up for $25 protection
money, after taking him on a trip
through the district and lettinz him
see how everyone else was paying'for
It is Possible' that Solon anil
Plunkett may be called before the
commission, which adjourned until
further- notice last night.
His new spring jtrousers were so tight
mat wnen ne stooped to make a
She didn't linger on the. scene
auu wen ne got nome some
"Algernon was awfullv absent-
minded, in church last Siirirtav'?
How did he show it?" "He put his
cjc-gittoa m tuts piaie ana a nan aoi-
lar in his eye."
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Cheer ud. children! The Demo. 1
cratic tariff law will cut the duty on
castor,oil 50 ner cent, and vou can
soon liaye all the oil you want.