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promise that they -would be taken
home in half an hour.
There was a short dash through
the park, and along the boulevard.
Then the woman,"who had been in
the car first, and one ofthe three men
The girls became nervous. The
men sought to laugh away their fears
- and promised to take the girls right
home. But instead they sped in the
opposite direction. Then the men
fiega'n fondling the girls. One of them
screamed. The man at the wheel ;put
on extra speed.
The girls saw how desperate was
the situation. They stood up, strug
gled wj'th the men and then with the
car careening along at a 30-mile clip,
the girls decided to leap.
Miss Rossmari's right arm is
broken and she may be injured in
ternally. Miss Shieldhouse is badly
The girls paid an expensive price
for their thoughtless act. But their
price was trifling compared to the
prices hundreds of other victims of
"auto flirts" are paying each year.
The auto seduction evil is grow
ing each, summer. Out along 31st,
43d and 63d streets, where the streets
are crowded with young people, girls
from the department stores and fac
tories, out for a little relaxation, these
men ply their villainous trade.
They understand what an auto
ride means to a girl to whom such a
thing is a wonderful luxury quite be
yond purchase jfrom her slim, little
And so, every night you can see
the cars .steaming along, with the
men in them calling gallantly to the
girls: "Come, We'll take you home."
The girls hesitate at first. Then
they think it can't be so very wrong
to take a ride with a man that's
strange when he's so nice and at
tentive. A ride in a machine is so
much more fun than a walk or a car
ride. And they finally get in.
VXrace In the car the work of the
man begins. It's very easy at -first,
but it soon bursts into a torrent and
the girl is placed in a very dangerous
The police have also received com
plaints of girls who have been car
ried far out of the boundary lines of
the city against then; will and they
are ruined or they are forced to walk
West Madison street, Milwaukee
avenue, 12th street, North Clark
street and he Wilson avenue district,
31st, 43d, 63d and Halsted streets are
the principal hunting grounds' of
these men. The various captains of
police in these districts will seek to
stamp out the eviL
HELEN GOULD SAVED THE M. P.?
It is reported in financial circles
today that last Monday Helen Gould
saved the Missouri-Pacific Railroad
from bankruptcy and the Wall street
receivership gang by making her
brother, George Gould, come across
arid take up $4,750,000 in notes which
fell due June 1.
It is rumored that Gould was will
ing to let the road get into the hands
of Wall street until Helen Gould, now
Mrs. Finley J. Shepherd, blocked the
plan. The M. P. was the pride of old
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WHAT ABOUT SUFFRAGE?
"They're going to knock out the
women's suffrage law," was the word
flashed around Chicago last night
"They" means the judpes of the State
Supreme Court, who have the fate of
the law in their hands.
It's up to the court to announce a
decision during this term of the court,
which ends June 18 or 19.
Homer Rodheaver called Georgia
Jay, his "chorus girl," in , testimony.
George Radriari, 17, 2544 Co'rtez
st, hit by auto. Hospital.
Mrs. Curuse Markos and two-year-WJ
r'-uierbter hlt-byauto. "J.-Kercher,
605 S. Wabash av.,ield.- - '