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BELIEVED PLAN TO REOPEN THE
REDLIGHT IS UNCOVERED
With the arrest of Harry Cullett,
a private detective, while he was al
leged to have been trying to bribe
Inspector of oMrals Wm. C. Dannen
berg, it is believed that an organized
movement to reopen the redlight dis
trict has been uncovered.
Dannenberg met Cullet by appoint
ment in an alley at Sheridan road and
Wilson avenue. With him he brought
detectives who kept in the back
ground while he went to meet Cul
lett. eBfore leaving them he was
searched to prove that he had no
money. When he emerged from the
alley after talking with Cullett he had
a large sum of money. This he claim
ed was a bribe given him by Cullett.
"Cullett gave $500," said Dannen
berg. "I was promised $1,000 more
by March 3. In due time I was to get
$2,200 a month. For this money I
was to permit the reopening of the
Dannenberg said that tp keep down
public opinion he was to raid a list of
"stall houses," which the divekeepers
were to provide for him. From each
of these stall houses he was to take
two girls each night. In that way the
real joints could go on.
Further arrests will probably follow
the capture of Cullett. Dannenberg
said that Cullett gave the following
names as tohse of the men behind
the scheme: "Polack Ben" Zellen;
owner of The Vestibule, 6 W. 22d
street; Johnny Turio, 2101 Armour
avenue; Marshall Bros., 21st and
State streets; and Beck & Mortality,
owners of "Dineen's," Harrison and
Cullett is a former city policeman,
but recently has operated the Amer
ican Secret Service Bureau in part
nership with Bert J. Meyer, former
CUllett would say nothing at the
time of his arrest, but said he was go
ing to spring a good story when the
THE STREET FAKIR
By Jim Manee.
"I'm selling these to advertise,
They are cheap at two for five.
If anybody wants to buy,.
Come on, folks, .b.e aljyeV'
How familiar that doej listen,.
The yelling is theigathe.
Of the man who sells on corners,
"Street Fakir" is his name.
P. S. "Only a couple left-
POLICEWOMEN ON THE JOB
Two policewomen, Mrs. Mary
Boyd and Miss Nellie Sullivan, were
placed on' strike duty m front of
Henrici'srestaurant yesterday in an-,
swer to the demands of the commit
tee of clubwomen who visited Chief
of Police Gleason and Second
The policemen, who have acted so
high-handed since the start of the
strike, have been taken off.
HE LEFT A QUEER WILL
The strange will of LymmK. Cook,
filed for probate here today, set a new
style in ececntric bequests. Here it is:
"Now I lay me down to sleep;
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
It is my wish that one dollar be
paid to my foster daughter, Roberta
Cook, and that everything else that I
may possess be given without restric
tion to my wife, Lydie, she to do with
as she only knows best."
The estate is valued at $8,000. The
will was written' in -1904.
"I am thinking of touring in South
Africa next season," remarked the
comedian. "Take my advice and
don't," replied the villain. "An ostrich
egg weighs from two to three
Fair Thursday, increasing cloudi
ness; probably rain or snow Friday