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Chicago newspapers their latest re
port," says Blake. "In. it they have
finally admitted that there are dis
orderly flats ih-'the residence district,
a truth they havetried long to sup
"They say that some of these
buffet flats have been running for two
-years. If that is so why have they
confined their activity to the resorts
that were operated in the redlight dis
trict while .they have been totally un-.
able to find any 'houses' elsewhere?
"They have not told the public of
all the fiats on Indiana avenue that
have got everything- that was to be
found in the old levee except the red
light at the door.
"In their last report they -have
named only three places on Indiana
avenue located at 3603, 3751 and
3948 Indiana avenue. The last place
was raided recently by Lieut. Hogan
and a numfier of buffet flats found.
v "They haven't even found as many
houses as did the vice committee, ap
pointed by Mayor B'usse, in 1911.
Even in those days before vice be
came as scattered as it is now the
vice committee reported that the dis
trict from Thirty-first street, to Sixty
third street,, and from State street to
the lake was dotted with buffet flats
"And conditions today are much
worse than they- were then. The
Third Ward is full of such joints. And
the fashionable Sixth . and Seventh
Wards, where, you've got to have an
income subject to an awfully heavy
tax to be able to five, abounds with
"At one corner of Sixty-third street -and
University avenue, a stone's
throw from the home of Aid. Charles
E. Merriam, there is a building which
contains two such flats.
"And these buffet flats are spring
ing up on' the South Side with an
alarming rapidity. And yet the Com
mittee of Fifteen cannot find them.
If the committee is sincere its awfully
"Miss Marion Drake, .candidate for j
alderman from the First Ward, hi a,
campaign speech recently said that
it was terrible in her ward where a
family of children had to live across
the street from a disorderly house.
"Miss Drake should stop worrying.
There is less real vice right now in
the First Ward than there is in the
fashionable part of the South Side."
Milwaukee.The nude and frozen
body of a man about 30 found on lake
Detroit. Examination of Rev. J. A.
Cottam, former pastor of Methodist
church, charged with burning the
parsonage, postponed. .
Monroe, Mich. Edward. McGu'een,
28, killed when caught in shafting at
National Cilica Co.
Cairo, III. Mose Endcott, river
man, unable to explain the disappear
ance of Jessie Brandon, arrested
charged with murder.
New York. Anna Stevenson
charged Benjamin Shay with stealing
his pants. Denied charge. Held In
Rome. Pope Pius received in pri
vate audience Archbishop John J.
LaWler of St PauL
San Francisco. Mrs. Birdie La
Grave who applied for divorce from
Antbne La Grave, pugilist, told girls
never to marry prizefighters. Allege
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