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rSAYS WOMEN SOLICIT OPENLY
ON PASSENGER STEAMER
Alderman George Pretzel of the
26th Ward has made some serious
charges against the Goodrich Tran
sit Company for conduct of the men
and. women that is permitted aboard
their excursion steamer, the City of
Labor Day Aid. Pretzel took his
family for a trip on the lakes. They
boarded the City of South Haven.
According to Pretzel's statement the
sights on board are unprintable.
He charges that the company al
lows women to solicit openly ,on
board the boat
An idea of just how protable this
is can be indicated by Pretzel's,state
ment that the staterooms are so busy
,it is necessary to stand in line and
await your turn.
"Upon investigation," said Pretzel,
"I found that many of the .women
driven from, the old redlight district
are plying their arts among the pas
sengers on excursion boats.. That is
a jgenerally recognized field among
women of the underworld.
"The scenes pn board the boat, fn
which the professional solicitors were
parties were shocking enough," con
tinued the alderman, "but it was the
liberties and the outrages practiced
otf the foolish young girls who-are
running in&.danger thoughtlessly.
"I went "down to the barroom on
boaid tne' boat and a fight between
four drunken men, cursing loudly,
was in progress. Seated at the tables
watching all this were young girls,
hardly 'out of school, being urged to
drink by their older male compan
ions. , .
"An undesirable dancewas going
on in the dance hall. Girls swayed
' back and,forth in a style reminiscent
of the old Midway days"
Pretzel took the matter up with
First and Second. Deputy Superin
tendent of Police Schuettler and
Funkhouser. He wants a censorship
placed on th&boats.
He will also visit Charles DeWoody, ,
special agent of the Dept of Justice,
to ascertain whether any of these
people on the boats can be prosecuted
under the Mann act.
POLICE ,'PROBE KIDNAPPING .OF
YOUNG SCHOOL GIRL
The South Side is facing a kidnap
ping mystery that bids fair to keep
the police working overtime to solve. .
- Yesterday afternoon Syrita Krip
pahne, 13, 309 E. 59th St., disappear
ed from the vicinity near her home.
Shortly before her disappearance a
large red touring car was seen slow
ly running up and down the street
as though awaiting someone. The
curtains were drawn. The person- in
side made obvious efforts to remain
A few days ago the, girl had cqm-
plained to her mother that she had
been followed several times by a man,
who sometimes rode in a red auto
mobile answering the description of
the car seen yesterday.
Thejjirl said the man was about 40
years old, apparently a Jew, and well
The girl is described as of medium'
height, dark blue eyes, prominent
nose, particularly large and well de- .
veloped for her-age. .At the time 'of
her disappearance she wore a white
voile dress, black shoes and was
"BIG TIM" DISAPPEARS
New York, Sept. 9. "Big Tim;
Sullivan, once powerful political lead
er, eluded his guards in the house
of his brother, Patrick Sullivan, and
has been missing for a week. "Fears
entertained that he may never be
, Though , Sullivan's physical 'con
dition is said to have improved, his
mental condition, showed little
change. He was removed from a
sanitarium to a house fitted up for
him by his brother, who furnished a
housekeeper and three guards. "Big
Tim" had. less than one dollar in his
possession when he disappeared.
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