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HIGH-TONED LOOP HOTELS FACE
The high-handed methods employ
ed by big hotel managers will be the
basis of two suits that are soon to be
filed in Cook county.
The first will probably be that of
Frank H. Martin, Eastern sales man
ager Stewart-Warner Speedometer
Corporation, who with his wife was
ordered out of the Congress Hotel
because the management wasn't sure
they were" married.
The latest one to clash with arro
gant downtown hotel managers is
A. P. Boucher, chief auditor of the
Caddo Oil Company of Houston.
Boucher arrived in Chicago to attend
the auto show Monday. He went to
the Blackstone, where he has been
a guest on several occasions. He
asked for a room at $3.50.
Thereupon he learned' something
of the grab-the-money policy in
vogue at fashionable hotels.
"We haven't any rooms at $3.50
during the auto show,' said the clerk
very sweetly. "Nothing under $7."
"Well, I'll be hanged if I" am go
ing to be held up in that fashion,"
replied Mr. Boticher.
Boucher turned to go. The clerk
hastily called him.
"I tell you, if you wait until 7
o'clock this evening I'll fix you up,"
said the clerk.
Boucher was tired. Too tired "to
search, further for a room. So he
agreed to wait and sat down in the
Iqbby to rest Soon he- was fast
When he wakened an hour or so
later he found himself propped up in
the alley at the rear of the hotel. -
He came to the conclusion that he
must have walked in his sleep. Sq,he
dusted himself off and started back
into the u'dtel.
The moment he appeared in the
lobby he was grabbed and bounced
out into the street. There was, no
mistaking the attitude of to hotel
So Houcher hurried over to the law ;
firm of Winston, Payne and Strawn.
Suitwull be.filed for $10,000,
BENEFIT FOR WOMAN'S TRADES
A theater benefit for the Women's
Trades' Union Leaguej to raise funds
for its work, has been arranged with
the Studebaker Theater for Friday
evening, Jan. 30. Julia Dean in "Her
Own Money" is the attraction.
"Her Own Money" is a comedy
written for a wife- or a husband, a
bachelor maid or a bachelor man. It
deals with the question that has
tossed many happy marriages on to
the shoals of trouble and the question
that has kept many a bachelor maid
from saying "yes."
And, incidentally, it is not a
preachment, but a vital; -interesting
comedyvwith just enough tragedy to
mingle laughter with tears..
Tickets may be obtained at the
Woman's Trades Union' League,
room 609, 166 W. Washington street,
or at the Studebaker Theater.
GIRL SUICIDES WITH ..BABY
Cincinnati, 6., an.,,29. The sui
cide of an unidentified 'girl who leap
ed into the Ohio river with- her baby,
has caused Chief Copelan to issue
summons for fourteen policeman to
appear before him. The woman left
a note on the bridge in which she
said a policeman was her betrayer,
and that she had been lured into a
room in the rear if a plumber's shop.
Detectives visited the place and are
said to have secured evidence of
wholsale orgies of policemen and
The fancy mats of Japan are mads
chiefly by farmers on their own
looms from rushes supplied by their
own farms, and in 1911 nearly 124,
000 families took part in the industry.
Exports, first sent out in 1878, now
reach 35 countries, although the
United States takes 90 per cent of