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the sporting world went to Frieberg's.
To be on the outside was to be lone
some. Bloom has a reputation for running
his place orderly. No drinks are
sold to a souse. Any fight is quickly
stopped by Bloom and a couple of
formidable looking bouncers.
To get to the dance hall one must
pass down a long hallway. The
dance hall itself is one of the prettiest
in the city. Along the walls are rows
of tables at which are seated young
bloods and painted women of the un
derworld. Here and there, however,
can be seen slumming parties.
You can always tell a slumming
party. The men struggle desperate
ly to maintain that "man-of-the-world"
manner. The women stare
coldly and disdainfully at their less
Out on the floor two or three girt
dancers are doing new cabaret
dances. Prom the side of the build
ing comes the crash of the orchestra.
Parisian tango music mixed with
American ragtime alone is heardhv
After the cabaret dancers, the
patrons are allowed to dance. A
queer lineup of dancers is to be seen.
Well-known actresses, working girls
being lured on to a "good time," and
prostitutes. The men are from all
walks of life. Freiberg's is agreat
little refuge for married men with a
penchant for straining the matri
And at the entrance to the hall
stands Ike Bloom, smiling and af
fable. Bloom is a powerful political
figure in the old redlight district.
There is much speculation as to
whether the newspapers will get him
Minna Everleigh may be called be
fore grand jury to relate her experi
ences in the redlight district.
Maurice Van Bever, once convicted
for white slavery, and "Jakey"'Adler,
former cafe owner, held by Hoyne.
Capt. Michael Ryan and Lieuten
ant Grady, Morissey and Allman ex-
amined by civil service commission.
Hoyne sayB he'll get Jim Colosimo
unless latter gives testimony before
grand jury. It is conceded that jurors
got nothing from him yesterday.
"Polock Ben" Zellen, owner of the
Vestibule cafe, 22d and State streets,
will be questioned.
Dannenberg, Fred Amort and Olaf
Sieverson testified before grand jury
Police raided Helen Morton's flat,
2049 Cottage Grove avenue. Morton
woman, girl inmate and maid ar
rested. Several missing levee characters
said to be in Cedar Lake, Ind. Beck
Moriarity reported in Aurora.
Detective bureau squad, headed by
Detective Sergeants Bud Loftus and
Gregory Moran, combed redlight dis
trict last night.
Morals squad pinched Maud Mc
Donnel's flat at 1214 N. Dearborn st.
Hoyne would not confirm report
that he is after certain police officer
who wanted $1,000 for "special privi
leges." Emissaries of rival politicians are
on the job advising the saloonkeepers
to cut away from Kenna and Cough
lin. Several witnesses, among them
Jose Moresco and William Leathers,
are being held in outlying stations.
Committee of Fifteen issued an ap
peal for more cash. Say 518 resorts
have been closed since 1912.
THE BANK MESS
Both federal and state grand juries
are probing heavy loans made by
Two witnesses, said to be former
employes of bank, reported to have
given valuable evidence.
Broadway State Bank, completely
re-organized, will re-open next week.
Illinois State Bank and Ashland
Twelfth Bank will soon follow suit.
Charles G. Dawes, Central Trust
Co., and John H. Rife, former state
bank examiner, testified before fed-'
eral grand jury.
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