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though,? very- few real "prosecutions
.In. some of, the so-called fashion
able districts, candidates for public
office are openly accusing the powers
that be of sheltering call flats
that exist in those neighborhoods.
The men and women who are mak
ing accusations against the bosses
will be called as witnesses before the
grand jury. Also evidence has been
secured that several "madames"
from the old redlight district opened
up extravagantly furnished flats next
to iasnionaDie people auer me ponce
and the late State's-Attorney Way
man killed the old levee.
It is said that the call flats are a
serious menace "owing to the large
number of ,. young girls that are on
the calling list and who are called up
and told to come to the flats when
ever "live wires" appear.
The police of these various dis
tricts will he probed to find out if
any graft " is' paid for immunity
against raids. One of the causes of
Dannenberg's unpopularity as head
of the morals squad is said to have
been ambition to make a raid on
flats in the resident .district.
Bill Schubert, who is head of the
gambling squad, may be called upon
by the grand jury to tell of gambling
For the past week Slate's Att'y
Hoyne has beeji visited by a detective
who had promised to squeal, but re
fused to go before the grand jury at
the last minute.
Last night Hoyne said that this
man would testify before the grand
jury today and that he expected six
members. of the force to be indicted
and four more would be named in
the indictments and, maybe, indicted.
It may be that the identity of this
detective will not be revealed today as
there are private entrances -to the
grand jury room.
BLOW CORT THEATER SAFE.
Safeblowers early today cracked
the safe in the Cort theater tn the
loop district? after binding the night?
watchman; and escaped with'between
$3,000 and $4,000, receipts of the Sat-'
urday and Sunday performances.
The thre robbers attended last,
night's performance and secreted
themselves in the theater. They
overpowered Charles Miller, the
watchman, while he was making his
rounds and took him to the theater
office on the third floor, where he was
gagged and tied to a chair. The cur
tains in the boxes were torn down
and wrapped about safe to deaden -the
noise of the explosion. .
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A TRADE HINT
Artist Could you give me any
helpful suggestion haw to sell my
Friend Why don't you sell them
by the square yard, like linoleum?
Artist But this isn't the same
thing as linoleum!
Friend Well, you want to keep .
that secret" " N '
Pres. Van Hise of "U" of Wiscon
sin will deliver principal address at
93d convocation of Midway institu
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