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manners. He offers to show her the
city.. And possibly he could suggest
a boarding house. There follows
tango parties, theaters, etc. The girl
is enchanted. Then comes a visit
to one of the flats maintained by the
gang. The end -is "usually not very
Hoyne was away from his office
most all day. It is said he is working
on new information which he will
present to the grand jury. Any evi
dence tending to show a violation .of
the Mann act will be turned over to
District Attorney Clyne.
Following the sensational raid on
Roy Jones' flat at 1226 E. 47th st,
early yesterday morning, State's At
torney Hoyne is preparing to make
other arrests which he believes will
shock the city.
Dictagraph records which have
been obtained since the middle of
October hint strongly at professional
trafficking in girls.
The raid yesterday was made by
Jas. P. Geary, chief investigator for
Hoyne, and F. H. Smiley, a private
detective. Three men and a woman
were caught. They gave the follow
Joseph Murray, booked as the
keeper of a disorderly house.
Ida Williams, booked as an inmate.
S. F. Moss, gave occupation as a
salesman and said he lived at the
Warner Hotel. Booked as an inmate'.
Joseph Brown, said he was a com
mission merchant Booked as an in
mate. But in reality they are said to be
"Jack the Bookie" Colvin.
Harry Cusick, a paroled convict.
Woman from Omaha.
Many things were found in the flat
by the raiders. Poker chips, records
and about $1,000,000 in "flash"
monev The latter is stage money
used to fool suckers.
The flat was tipped off to the po
lice by neighbors, who complained of
orgies in which young- girls partici
pated. A short time ago the Com
mittee of Fifteen entered the work
of securing evidence along with
In October two operatives of
Smiley's agency succeeded in getting
a dictagraph installed. One end was
placed in a skylight in the Jones flat
and the other ran to an office in a
nearby building, where a staff of ste
nographers have been on duty night
and day since.
Hoyne and his aids will not admit
just what conversations were record
ed since the installation of the dicta
graph, but it is said that he has se
cured plenty for a grand jury inves
tigation. The three men and the woman
were taken to the Hyde Park station
yesterday and booked on complaint
of the Committee of Fifteen.
Jones, who is no wliving at the
Wellington Hotel under the name of
R. J. Ludwig, rented the flat In April.
Many wellknown redlight characters
have been regular visitors to the flat.
LABOR BODY PLAN REGARDING
Philadelphia, Nov. 16. Steps were
take nat today's sessio nof the Amer
ican Federation of Labor to make the
eight-hour workday operative in
government construction wrok.
An opinion handed down by for
mer Att'y General James McRey
nolds against union hours on work
under government construction was
bitterly denounced. An investigation
was ordered to substantiate asser
tions that the eight-hour day did not
prevail in the work of building the
Lincoln Memorial at Washington.
Vice President Duncan of the
American Federation of Labor, de
clared that McReynolds' opinon was
responsible for this condition. The
former att'y general held that in gov
ernmental construction work from
supplies purchased in the open mar
ket the eight-hour day need not