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Their evidence against the China
involved principally calls for boys
from a flat at 3306 Cottage Grove
avenue, operated by "Billy" Waters
and Helen Williams." -They also told
of being sent to a flat at 2505 Mich
There they would be given money
lo purchase opium, usually from $1
to $5, and sent to the Dearborn street
At that place, they testified, they
would knock softly; the door would
be opened about a foot, the boys
would shove the money in. A few
minutes later a hand containing a
package of dope would be shoved out.
Mrs. W. Packard, well-known in
club circles, has already begun a
campaign to secure better working
conditions and better pay for the
She has gotten together the sup
port of many prominent women in
her crusade. The evidence divulged
in the case now pending in Judge
Carpenter's court i? expected to be
a great aid to her campaign.
Similar evidence of messenger
boys being used as aids to lawbreak
ers was introduced before the vice
commission. But after a few splut
terings on the part of the reformers
the same conditions were allowed to
The case against the Chinamen
went to the jury today.
CORPORATION WAR AGAINST
MASSAGE PARLORS OPENING IN LOOP
A campaign to clean up all "shady"
massage parlors has been started by
the police and Max Korshak, ass't
corporation counsel, as the result of
the fine imposed upon Miss Nettie St.
John, who runs a place at 5 W. Van
An investigator had a fine time get
ting evidence. He testified against
the place where the woman massage
men for $2, and, according to his
statement, allow familiarities for an
When Sergeants Chas. Dudley and
Geo. Teeling of the 2nd precinct
broke into the establishment, the in
vestigator lay naked on a slab and a
"masseuse," Miss Josephine Miller,
was busy rubbing him. According to
him, she would "sprinkle talcum
powder and then rub a little."
Although the sign on the outside
said "Chiropody and facial massage,"
the place was fitted up as a regular
"The girl left the room while I un
dressed and got on the table," said
the witness. "Then she came in and
started rubbing around.
"She had on a loose Mother Hub
bard and a chemise, a very conven
"I was to pay her $2 for the mas
sage and $3 for what was to follow,''
said the investigator.
The judge called Miss Nettie St.
John, the owner, and asked her how
the business was run.
"We have from 30 to 40 men a
week," said Miss St. John, "and
sometimes two girls working here.
"When a man gets a massage does
he undress?" asked Max Korshak,
who was prosecuting the case.
"Yes, but we cover him with a
sheet," Miss Miller answered. "Then
we rub him with alcohol and talcum
The judge questioned Miss St. John
"Why do you confine the rubbers
"Because the men drink so much.
Then, too, your honor, the women
are getting into every trade and they
have a right to rub as well as' the
"Ten and costs for you," said
Judge Goodnow. "Ahd five for you,
Miss Miller the place does not look
good to me."