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MAYOR HARRISON RAPS THE
COMMITTEE OF FIFTEEN
If the little dispute between the
Committee of Fifteen and Mayor
Harrison doesn't- end soon some
body's going to tellsome startling
Last week the committee, through
its superintendent, Samuel P.
Thrasher, professional vice chaser,
turned loose a report purporting to
show the flagrant exploitation of vice
in the Twenty-second street district
The report cast an insinuation on
the work of the administration.
Mayor Harrison has remained silent
for a week, but ye'sterday he arous
ed himself and burst forth.
In his quiet way he let out the
same things that other people have
been saying since the raids of last
fall, that big property interests are
behind the movement to shut down
the redlight district.
"There is one remarkable thing
about the Committee of Fifteen,"
said Harrison. "They always speak
of the places west of State street and
north of 22d st, I'm informed that
whenever property in that district is
offered at a low price it is bought up
by some large interests. The Chicago
Title and Trust Company takes the
titles. Isn't some railroad anxious to
get all the property it can in that
"Of course it may be merely one
of those strange coincidences that
sometimes happen," he added."
"If my reports are to be believed
there are buffet flats flourishing
south of 22d street, and they are to
my mind more dangerous than
the resorts. The Committee of Fif
teen has never reported one of them."
Mayor Harrison said he would take
no steps until he had received Second
Deputy Supt of Police Funkhouser's
MADMAN LEAVES KING $600,000
Luchon, France., Oct. 3. King
Alphonse does not know what to do J
with the $600,000 recently bequeath
ed him by a madman, Albert Sapene.
Sapene died in a madhouse. All his
life, according to relatives, he has
been a victim of hallucinations, in
which goblins and demons told him
he would have to make a list of his
line of ancestors or he would never
rest after death. Sapene "discover
ed" that King Alphonse is one of his
ancestors returned to the flesh, and
setting forth that money should go
back "whence it came" Sapene
named King Alphonse his sole lega
tee. Though some of the destitute heirs
attempted to break the will the court
upheld the strange document.
HANDY PUP TO HAVE ALONG .
Wilmington, Del., Oct. 3. When
the Christiana Athletic Club was
stranded in a broken-down automo
bile, Sausage, the club's canine mas
cot, proved himself a real hero. A
note reading, "Send help to Chris
tiana Club between MIddletown and
Mt. Pleasant," was tied to the dog's
collar and the animal made its way
to this city, 20 mile's, and, running
into the clubhouse, jumped upon Jos
eph Mellon, vice president, until ite '
took some notice of its actions.
He then discovered the note, read
it, hurriedly engaged an automobile,
and, with the faithful animal aboard.
started for the scene of the accident.
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