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WAR IS ON AGAINST
THE LOOP MASSAGE
AND CITY INSIDE
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postofflce at
Chicago, m., Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL.4, NO. 15
Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1914
MESSENGER BOYS SENT AS AGENTS
IN DOPE TRAFFIC IS CHARGE
Evidence in Chinatown Case Shows How Boys Are Sent
to Buy Dope Answer Many Calls From Red'
light District Women Take Up Case.
A shocking story of how the West
ern Union Telegraph sends messen
ger boys out on calls on which they
are forced to become agents of the
Chinese opium traffic was told in
stories in Federal Judge Carpenter's
courtroom today and yesterday by
four young messenger boys.
The boys were testifying in the
government's cases against Jim Lee
and Charley Ling, well-kndwn in
Chinatown, where they are supposed
to run a hop joint at 2821 S. Dearborn
Et The two Chinese are accused of
engaging in the dope traffic.
On the stand the boys told of how
the mighty Western Union sends
their underpaid boys into all sorts of
joints to perform all kinds of duties.
And the boys have to go or they lose
The boys were Ulysses Edwards,
William Miller, Sted Allen and Eli
Rosenberg. They are all employed
by the Western Union. They told how
they are made to go out on night calls
and how these calls lead them to that
side of night life which is most sor