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mayor asked to allow roy
Jones to reopen joint
Possibly touched by the pitiful tale
of woe sprung on him by Roy Jones,
"Prince of the Red-light district,"
Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara has asked Mayor
Harrison to restore Jones' license at
21st and Wabash avenue, which re
cently was closed at O'Hara's re
quest. , One can imagine Jones' grief as he
stands on that corner and surveys
the gloomy, darkened pajace where
formerly highballs and silk stockings
There is no need for Mayor Har
rison to get in a rush about giving
Jones his license back.
It has been , closed less than one
month. Maxim's Cafe, near Jones'
was closed at the same time, but no
one has requested that it be reopened
except possibly the owner. And
the only difference between it and
Jones' was that the latter was prob
ably gayer and. better patronized.
Mayor Harrison smiled when he
received O'Hara's request and said
that he would invegtigate the matter.
He had reason to smile.
Jones, by the way, is, or claims to
be, husband of Vic Shaw, who is one
of the rulers of the levee district.
Jones used to be that in his own
right, but he lost his money and his
power with it.
CALLS GIRL'S FEET BIG. BING!
A passenger, who stumbled over a
girl's feet in a North Clark street car
Shortly after midnight last night, and
made a slighting comment on the
size shoes she wore, caused a riot
that the police were called to quell.
Walter Jones, 20, who claimsto be
a Kentuckian just arrived in Chicago,
took up the cause of the young
woman and engaged in battle with
the man.'which soon became a gen
eral mix-up with the passengers.
Many" people tried to jump from the
crowded car. Jones and a youth of 18
were arrested, but Jones was released
after telling Jus story.
PLEADS FOR HARDER MARRIAGE
AND EASIER DIVORCE '
The old-fashioned members of the
First Methodist church heard some
"terrible" things last night.
' They heard Dr. Anna Blount, Mrs.
Antoinette Punk, Mrs. Benjamin B,
Page, Judge Gemmill and others get
up on the pulpit and ask for easier
They stood it for a while and then
most of the old ones, one by one,
slowly drifted out.
"Give us easy divorces! - Recom
mend compulsory divorce in some
cases! Why should a man and wo
man, unfitted for each other, ruin
their whole lives by living together.!
Make marriage harder! Divorce us
whetheri we like it or not!
These were the general sentiments,
of the speakers.
POWERS THEATER REDUCES
PRICE TO GET SEATS FILLED
Harry J. Powers, owner of Powers'
Theater, has started a young riot
among other theater managers;' by
calmly announcing that no .matter
what the others thought he didn't
intend to have plays at his house
showing to empty seats just for the
sake of getting ?1.50 per.
So hereafter at that theater every
seat that's left half -hour .before the
curtain rises will be sold at 50 cents.
The new move will start tomorrow
night when "The Money Moon"
She said unto' the grocer man,
"This butter is half water see?"
"It passed through all those western
And that's the reason," answered