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HARD FIGHTING IN EAST AND WEST EUROPEAN
WAR ZONE AS CHRISTMAS DRAWS WEAR
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper; Daily Exempt Sunday
N.-D. Cechran, ig Telephones:
Editor and Publisher. ' "sglgj0 EdHorlaJ Monroe 353.
500 South Peoria St , 39S Circulation Monroe 3826.-
VOL. 4, NO. 74
Chicago, Wednesday, Dec 23, 1914
CHURCH MAN CHARGED WITH TAKING
GIRL TO ST. LOUIS IS NAMED
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Bert Harris, Rev. WilliamsRight Hand Man, Named In
Myrtle Santay's Testimony Was" Formerly Min-
ister's Chief Stool PigeonsWilliams Goes '
Up In Air When Questioned
Bert Harris, bible class student,
star stool pigeon for "Rev." Elmer L.
Williams, the north side minister, who
calls Tiimself the "fighting pastor,"
was the man named by Myrtle San
tay, gjrl-victim'of circumstances, who
Has ' been dragged t and disgraced
through police court as thaxesult of
too much "reforming," as the man
who took her to S$. Lquis in January.
Harris was the most -active of "Wil
liams' amateur sleuths when "the
"Reverend' JEImer was carrying on
raids as-a-publicity'stimt during' the
days when, he entered politics and'
sought to "be a congressman.'
Harris ,and Williams .got th'efr
hands on the girl after she was sent
to the Bridewell after Eddie Halpin,
nepnew of Polide Capt Halpin had
got her drunk and then taken her to
For allowing Eddie Halpin to treat
her in this way, Judge Mahoney sent
her to the 'Bridewell on a $20Q -fine
and allowed Halpin to go-free.
Myrtle was only 16 hep. -And as
her story involved! places on, the
north aide. suck, as the Auto Inn,