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Girls who were kids when the
"bunch" used to form a ring in the
"bid I. C. roundhouse at 29th and the
Lake and pull off a weekly scrap are
now the ones brought into the Morals
Court daily. " -
The new levee district is the result
of .an accident. Long ago when frame
shacks were in the place of the gilded
hotels and cafes, the city fathers
made the street a dividing line.
It is between the Cottage Grove
and Stanton av. police stations so
that a cop from one district could not
make a pinch on the other side of
It was an old trick for the girls to
"beat it across the street" when they
saw a "dick" who might interrupt
Now things are a little different.
The special bunches from both sta
tions are working together and can
take in both sides of the street.
In the same cafes that the "auto
bandits" used to plan their raids,
where "Teddy" Webb, "Scotty" Mc
Erlane, "Jimmy" Perry, Claude Rose
and Tom Burke sipped their beer
while waiting for midnight to crank
up the "bandit car," youngsters sip
ped and planned last night
Two cops keep "the boys" moving
about the corner of Thirty-first and
the Grove, where "Tow Head" Rabi
neau, John Stacy and Rolland Chan
nell talked over their deeds before
they were caught and involved in the
brutal murder of Mrs. Kauffman,
North Side society woman.
Most of the places that used to be
on the street proper are now scat
tered among the homes of the bet
ter class, "where we can't tell them
from decent folks and you never
know who your neighbor is," as a
Funkhouser man said recently.
And new cafes, have come. There
is "The Perfecto," near Cottage
Grove av., where the girls "do their
turn and then go down among the
fellows drinking at the tables.
At Cassin's near Forest avenue
where a glaring red sign draws the
young men to the place, several girls
sing and then go back to their tables.
And the high class Vernon, on
Vernon avenue, where the girls dance
The Schiller that has been on the
spot for years. It seems a more re
spectable than the rest and a little
higher class with the autos lined dh
along the curb every night.
The Rhodes Cafe near Rhodes ave
nue is one of the old timers. Here
the "Grove bunch" get together
nightly and drink.
Near here are the poolrooms where
the boys play pool on the first floor
and a mysterious "Gentlemen's Club"
holds nightly sessions in the base
ments below. If you are "along the
street" and the boys know you,, you
get invitations to the "affairs" in the
- Since Twenty-second street has
been crippled, Thirty-first street has
been shining brightly. New hotels,
larger saloons, brighter cafes are
opening along "the street." .
New faces, strange girls are taking '
"the stroll" now because big business
has made room for more women than
the street can f urnjsh. Painted ladies
from Twenty-second street can be
seen in the nightly parade under the
new and bright signs "CAFE" and
THE VOTING TODAY IS FOR
Thirty-three United States sen
ators in thirty-one states, Georgia
and Kentucky .each choosing two
senators; others one each.
Congressmen, 435 from all states.
Governors, 29 states.
Woman's suffrage issue in Mis- A
souri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
North Dakota, Ohio and South Da
kota. This message declared that Car-
fornia, Colorado, Utah, Oregon and
Amendments to constitutions in
seventeen states and constitutional
convention delegates in New York.