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THE DAY BOOK IS GOING TO PUBLISH SHORT,.
LOVE STORIES BY FAMOUS AUTHORS
The authors are Robert
W. Chambers, Gouveneur
'Morris and O. Henry,
The first story, The Bridal
Pair by Robt. W. Cham
bers, will appear tomorrow.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, . .gggfe Q 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher. fTiPN dya TeL jaonroe 353.
VOL 2, NO. 218 Chicago, Friday, Juno 13, 1913
COMMITTEE OF FIFTEEN GIVES OUT LIST OF1
"RICH AND PROMINENT' RESORT OWNERS
Sixty-two in List, Including Chicago- Title & Trust Co.
and Men Like W. M. Howland, T. JC Lyons, John
- (yMalley, W. H. Cowles and J. L. Kesner.
BY DON MACGREGOR
The Committee of Fifteen, the work of which has been conducted by
Samuel P. Thrasher of New England for the last-few weeks, yesterday
sent Mayor Harrison, Chief McWeeny and Health Commissioner Young
lists of sixty-two disorderly resorts which now are running wide open.
The lists not only give the names of the keepers of each and every re
sort where sach names are known, but also the names of the owners of
each piece of property being used for purposes of prostitution.
It is the inclusion of these names of property owners, many of whom
are men of wealth and "rich and respectable citizens," and not a few of
whom appear to be respectable women, that 'makes the publication of the
lists the first real work done by the Committee of Fifteen in years.
The Committee accompanied the lists with letters saying that if the
city authorities addressed should not see fit to act on the information thus
given them, the Committee itself would take steps to prosecute keepers and
owners, and put an end to the nuis
ance," which the disorderly houses
constitute under the ordinances of
Neither Mayor Harrison, Chief
McWeeny nor Health Commissioner
Young has had anything to say about
the communication so far. They are
little likely to tfe action, Jf they
had wanted to do so, they would have
done so long .ago.
So it most likely will be up to the
Committee to carry out its threat.
And the Committee need not doubt
for a moment that the pressure that
will be brought to bear on it to pre
vent it tloing so will be treinendous.