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TRUST NEWSPAPERS ARE UP TO CMD GAMExQF
; SHIELDING THE ADVERTISERS
4. They never had had the slight
est Idea why they received so exor
bitant a rent for that piece of. prop
erty. 6. Had the real estate owners
i The trust newspapers once more
-are at their old game-of carefully
-shielding advertisers. ThlB time they
are doing it a little more cunningly
$p -than heretofore.
yLast Friday, the Committee of
.Fifteen) which should be called the
: Committee of Fifty, gave out a list
lof sixty-two owners of property be
ing used for purposes of prostitution.
. The majority of these owners of
tenderloin property were "rich and
respectable" citizens, and were re
ceiving exorbitant rent for the prop
erty being used as resorts.
Many of the "rich and respectable"
property owners Indeed were per
sons who go to church three times
a day on Sunday and make a point
of being prominent in vice crusades.
It was a nasty shock when their
names were made public in that rude
fashion, and the trust newspapers
were in a fine pickle about it
Stm, some'trust newspapers found
a way out They gave the names of
the "rich and respectable" members
of the Committee of Fifteen and for
got the names of the "rich and re
spectable" property owners.
Still, some of the trust newspa
pers, including the Tribune, felt that
they would only show themselves up
1 if they did not publish the list, and
accordingly were moved to do so.
The Tribune, published along with
the list, strange, wierd interviews
with the real estate owners named,
vj. . in which it appeared that:
SJ 1. The real estate owners never
had dreamed they had property in
2. The real estate owners never
had known thejr owned the particular
apiece of property In question, which
presumably was wished on them by
property owners or the like.
3. If the real testate owners ever
did know they owned that piece of
property, they did not know what it
.jwas&fced tor ' , -. . " I
known what their property was, be
ing used for they would havebeen
shocked and mortified.
6. Besides being shocked and
mortified, they immediately would
have evicted the tenant, who alone
was to blame.
7. Having now learned that their
property was being used for purposes
of prostitution and for that reason
was putting exorbitant rent into their
jeans, their one ambition in life was
to evict the tenant.
8. To that end, they were willing
to co-operate with anyone and ev
eryone who really meant business
about prosecuting them for breaking,
9. Never again would they be
caught renting property for purpose
And 10. It was a burning shame
that the chief of police and the
mayor and the sheriff's office and
the moral's court and the W. C. T. U..
had not told them what they were
renting their property for and why
they were getting an exorbitant rent
for it, and they wanted it-understood
that they thought prostitutes the
lowest animals on the face of the
earth, who should be driven from
the earth as such.
That was the beginning of the
game of deceiving the" people and
shielding the rich advertisers. Since
then, it has gone on day by day, with
little Btories, not so big they would
attract too much attention and thus
lead to pertinent inquiries, about how
the real estate owners were co-operating
with the Committee of Fifteen
in evicting the resort keepers from
Day after day this- has been kept
up, and tneref is nor evidence of its
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