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"And then I came to Chicago to
visit my sister. I wasn't very happy.
That was three years ago. I I went
to the bad."
It was in a resort at 2012 S. Dear
born street that she met Harry
Israel, alias James Lewis, the man she
declares she has supported for 18
months, just because "she loved
him." The man she says has beaten
her, has bought his family presents
with her money, has lived with her or
away from her, but who has always
capitalized her love for him and
lived on the fruits of her body.
"I met Lewis in the resort on Dear
born street," she said, in a low voice.
"He said he liked me, and he asked
me to go away from there with him.
"We went to the Empire Hotel. He
asked the landlady if we could have
a room there and if men could call
and visit me there.
"We got a room there and men
came to see me. Lewis did not live
with me there, but I gave him the
money I 'made.
"From there, we moved to the Wa
bash Hotel and he lived with me
there for five weeks. In all the eigh
teen months I knew him, he never
worked. I gave him all I had and he
bought my clothes and even my
meals. I couldn't keep a cent for my
self. "Then he made an agreement for
me to go to work at 2106 Dearborn
street, and I also worked in the Cali
fronia Cafe in connection, soliciting
there and taking men to the Dear
born street place.
"He never came to the house
there. I met him somewhere on Sat
urday nights and gave him my share
of what I made. I got fifty and the
house got fifty and I usually had
between $25 and $30.
"Not only did he not work, but he
used to buy his family presents with
the money I made. His sister got
married not long ago they live
somewhere on the West Side, and he
bought his sister a $25 dresser that
I paid for. - j
"Then he thought I didn't make
money enough here, so he bought me
a picket to Bloomington and sent me
there. I couldn't stand the place and
I came back, and he was mad.
"We have been living for five
weeks at the Palos Hotel, 217 E. 31st
street. The night we were arrested,
he came to the rpom first, and after
I got in and was undressed, he locked
the door of our room.
" 'You haven't made any money
tonight,' he said, and I'm going to
take a crack at you and beat you up.'
"I tried to get to the phone. He
hit me several times and kicked me
in the side. And I couldn't use the
phone because he was holding the
"Then I yelled for help as loud as
I could and all the time he was beat-,
ing me. Finally, the policeman came."
The girl admitted that it was not
the first time Lewis had beaten her,
but she had never told before because
there wasn't anyone to tell and he
always talked her out of it, and she
admitted that if no one had come in
response to her cries, she probably
would never have made any com
plaint in this case. ,
Lewis claimed he had worked as a
diamond broker andi a second-hand
clothes broker, and that he believed
the girlTvas a waitress, and had beat
en her because she was drunk, but
the officers who made the arrest
stated that the girl had not been
"I do not believe your story," Judge
Hopkins told Lewis. "The story this
girl tells is clear and logical, and it
is one of the most flagrant cases ever
presented to me. I am going to fine
you $1,000 'and 'sentence you to a
year In jail. That is the maximum
sentence for your offense, though a
burglar or a fire-bug who merely
destroy property, can be given much
heavier sentences, while you destroy
human souls, not one, but many.
"There should be a provision in
the law by which men like you could
be sent away for life. You are a