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RICH MAN HELD AS SLAVER
The district attorney's office
sprung a sensation this morning
when they arrested Alvah M. John
son, wealthy real estate man, who
recently married a girl in Indiana
within a yea rafterhisdivorce from
his first wife, on a charge of white
One June 10 Johnson eloped and
married Alma Dralle, a young girl
who had worked in his office as a
stenographer. They lived together
for awhile at 128 E. 42d St., when
Johnson's love began to die. He is
reported to have been making over
tures for a reconciliation with his
first wife, who lives at 929 E. 45th st.
The second Mrs. Johnson had him
arrested for non-support, but she
failed to prosecute. Then she told
her story to the government officials.
They figured that as the courts
had ruled that any one who marries
within a year after divorce was not
legally married, and as Johnson had
transported her from one state to
another he was guilty of violating
the Mann white slave act
He's out on $5,000 bonds.
POLICE AFTER LOOP HOTELS
Loop hotels that cater to "fly-by-night"
couples are going to get in
bad with the police. And that doesn't
merly apply to the cheapen hotels,
but to the ones with the gilded lob
bies. Chief Gleason has instructed Capt.
Gibbons of the Central Detail station
to appoint a squad to check up on the
hotels in the loop which are said to
be easy for any couple to rent a room.
Every day there come into the
Morals Court girls who are accused of
prostitution and who have been
bringing men to hotels in the down
This morning Helen Smith was ar
rested when Gibbons' squad saw her
solicit a man on the street and take
him to the Hannah & Hogg Hotel,
212 S. Clark St.
Later she was fined $50 and costs
when she admitted that she had once
before been fined for bringing men to
the Wellington Hotel, at Wabash av.
and Jackson blvd.
Another girl, Bessie Cushion, of the
National Hotel, was fined $3.
Detectives have been sunnlied with
a list of the names of the hotels
where these women have a clear en
trance with men.
CONGRESS MAY QUIT TODAY
Washington, Oct. 24. Representa
tive Henry, at a conference of south
ern Democrats today, finally agreed
to assent to an adjournment of con
gress at 4 o'clock this afternodn.
Henry agreed not to further ob
struct adjournment in the House if
the Senate will agree to quit. The
leader of the House filibuster said he
would make one more effort for
three-day recesses and, if it fails, he
promised not to obstruct adjournment
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat lower.
Corn and oats higher.. Provisions
FIFTY PER CENT OFF
Child I want you to cut my hair
and here is 10 cents.
Barber But a haircut costs 20
Child My mother cut half of it
A shoe company in Atlanta, Ga.,
has manufactured the smallest and
largest pair of shoes. The former,
Size O, is one inch long, and the lat
ter, Size 50, is 26 inches long.
Unsettled weather this afternoon
and tonight, with lighf showers this
afternoon for Chicago and vicinity;
cooler tonight; Sunday partly cloudy
and continued cool; strong northerly
winds, diminishing tonight. Temper
ature Friday Highest, 64; lowest, 55