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POLICE WORKING ON NEW CLUE
IN HOLSTEIN MURDER CASE
Police working to solve the murder
of little Bennie Holstein, found slain
in a clump of bushes in Morgan Park,
centered their efforts today toward
finding a man carrying an Ingersoll
watch with a crudely made bow to
which to attach the chain.
At the time the boy disappeared
from home he was carrying the
watch. It was.not found on his body.
A few days before he was last seen
he had lost the bow on his watch.
With a piece of brass Bennie manu
factured a new ring.
The belief that the boy was slain
some place other than where his
body was found was given strength
when a Morgan Park baker told the
police he had seen a covered auto
truck near the scene of the tragedy
early the morning the body was dis
covered. The machine was first seen
going toward the spot where the
body was found. It returned in about
Aileen Ohilders, a 17-year-old ne
gro girl, told Trustee W. H. Jenner
of Morgan Park that she had heard
Bob White and Dennis Dorsey, both
negroes, talking, and that they men
tioned 'he kid" several times. Dor
sey was arrested, but' has since been
released. White has been missing for
several days. Lee White, who is no
relation to Bob, is still under arrest
as a suspect.
White is breaking down under con
finement, but still denies knowledge
of the murder.
HERE'S ANOTHER JOLT FOR THE
POPULAR SLIT SKIRT
The weekly wallop for the slit
skirt arrived on time, Chicago and St
Paul clubwomen co-operating to
close up the gap.
The St. Paul women have started
a campaign of protest to manufac
turers and designers to sew up the
slit and put something under the dia
phanous dress beside anatomy. And
the Chicago women are right in line.
"The way a great many wonitn
dress on the Btreet nowadays you
think they are chorus girls or vaude
ville artists," said Mrs. John W.
Robbins of the Chicago Woman's
Club. "Their costumes present a
study in anatomy instead of fashion."
Mrs. William W. Welch, a member
of the same club, said she thought
the movement very timely.
"I am especially opposed to the
way high school girls attire them
selves," said Mrs. Welch. "Modesty
seems to be absolutely lacking in
Shorty McCabe had the right end
of the argument when he said: "You
can't tell nowadays whether a girl is
coming home from a chorus re
hearsal or a sorority lunch."
At that the chorus girls and vaude
ville artists seem to be maligned.
WATSON WILL NOT TESTIFY
IN MULHALL CASE
Washington, Aug. 4. Former Rep.
Jas. E. Watson of Indiana, who was
to appear before Senate probe com
mittee on the Mulhall charges today,
sent a letter withdrawing his request
to be heard. Said he was convinced
the committee had prejudged the
Said he would take his case before
Senator Townsend, Michigan, ap
peared at his own request and brand
ed Mulhall as a liar and self-confessed
Watson's letter was bitter toward
the committee. He Said he had no
connection with the N. A. M.
Mulhall was recalled and produced
the stub of the check he said he drew
in April, 1909, to pay James E. Wat
son $500 as a retainer for services
to be rendered -In working for the
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Foreman, calling to workman
Phwat are yez doin' up there, Casey?
Casey O'm layin bricks, av course,
Foremah Be jabers, by the still ay
ye yez niplght be laym eggs!