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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 27, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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taurant, the North American, Al
Tearney's, Congress Cafe. Charley
West's, the Entertainers', 35th and
Indiana av.; Bristol Cafe, owned by
Ed Weiss; Tennes', 71st and Cottage
Grove av.; HeiriTy"fl Restaurant, the
De Luxe, the Englewood, the Ada on
West Madison st., the Delaware, Ran
dolph and Dearborn sts., the Belvi
dere and Steit's.
The Jackson Hotel, the Inter Ocean
Hotel, the Imperial and the Vernon,
4233 Wabash av., are hotels men
tioned. The men accused are: Attorney
Joseph D. Irose, 17. E. Chestnut St.,
who has an office in the Fort Dear
born bldg.; John Pazen, 4119 Jack
son blvd.; Elmer Pelzin, 4115 In
diana av.; Henry Brady, Billy Mont
rose, 4952 Forrestville av.; Sidney
Kohn, same address, and Chas. Tas
sione, married, 1024 N. Racine av.
Most of these cases have been con
tinued. In the meantime the Protect
ive Association is gathering more evi
dence. The story is the old one. Pov
erty that prevented a "good time"
back home; the glare of the city and
wicked men.
But the girl is contrite now. She
wants to go to her mother in Ridott.
The Juvenile Protective Associa
tion broke a serious angle today
when they accused Judge Mahoney
of being unfair in the girl's case
against Dave Lewinsohn, owner of
the Congress Cafe. The report of the
association on that case is as follows:
"The case of -Congress Cafe, 506
Wabash av., selling liquor to minors,
which began Oct. 21 before a jury in
Judge Mahoney's court, was con
tinued. Judge Mahoney was not only
unfair, but discourteous to the plain
tiff's side.
"Amanda told a straightforward
story about drinking in this cafe
the kind of dinks who paid for them
and that she personally gave the
order. Joseph Irose, who paid for the
drinks, told that he took Amanda
there upon at least two occasions and
named the drinks bought. j
"Amanda's aunt testified as to her
age. She said she had visited Aman
da's home in November, 1898. Her
mother was pregnant at that time. -In
May, 1899, she received a letter
from Amanda's father, stating they
had a hahv srirl and thev would name
it "Amanda" for her. The following
February sne visitea Amanaa s nome
and saw this little baby girl who was
named for her and who then was
about 9 months old. Judge Mahoney
tried to discredit the strength of this
statement. Remarked that the baby
might be 2 years old, and not 9
months. Ass't State's Att'y Hogan,
after much trouble convinced Judge
Mahoney by reading the statute that
such testimony should be accepted.
"Mr. Gross of the Citizens' League,
who signed the complaint, was not
permitted to testify by Judge Ma
honey because he had been in court
room during part of trial.
"The police officer who checks up
the liquor licenses said he knew
David Lewinsohn to be the owner of
Congress Cafe, 506 Wabash av., and.
identified him in court as the defend
ant. "Judge Mahoney surprised the jur
ors and Ass't State's Att'y Hogan by
saying: 'I take this case from the
jury. The defendant is discharged.'
Mr. Hogan was not given an oppor
tunity to say anything because Judge
Mahoney left the room as soon as he
had made that remark.
"All the saloonkeepers present
shook hands with David Lewinsohn,
thA nwnnr nf the Coneress Cafe. The
jurors and the witnesses for plaintiff -
acted as if they were too surprised to -r
move.
"Later an investigator heard that
Judge Mahoney said: 'Ass't State's
Att'y Hogan did not prove that the
Congress Cafe was at 506 Wabash
av.'
"Judge Mahoney permitted and in
sisted on Amanda telling about oth
er cafes even though Att'y Hogan
did his best to object. The liquor in-
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