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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 23, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Rush and Chicago, Williams proceed
ed to grab her T)ff as a' professional
"horrible example." Sd he managed
to get her out 'on parole.
Myrtle was foolish enough o be
lieve Williams was going to let her
live down her mistake, in a quiet way
when she got out She soon learned
differently.
Williams dragged. her before the
CHara vice commission and sat by
in smug satisfaction, while, with a
sob-racked voice,. she was forced to
tell the story of her fall before a
gaping crowd.
About that time Williams was op
erating his vice squad. Harris, who
later figured in the girl's life, was
his trusted agent. His game wa&-to
geta room at a shady hotel and then
spy' around until he got evidence on
the place.
One'night Williams, assisted by his
stool pigeons and the police who had
been bluffed into submission by Wil
liams, raided a flat at 1361 N. Clark
st. and grabbed off a man and a.
womaa and, without allowing them
to dress, dragged them down before
the vice commission.
Later this woman told how Harris
had stayed at her home for weeks be
fore the arrest and how she had
given him eating money when he was
broke.
But on the stand Harris aided in
the crucifixion of the woman and
throughout ,his testimony had the
gall to try and show that all his work
was done in the "name of the Lord.r
It is this Harris, who is married
and has a daughter, that young Myr
tle Santay accuses of having taken
her to St Louis. And Harris and his
crowd had power over her because
she imagined "that by a turn of the
hand they could send her back to the
Bridewell.
The following testimony of Myr
tle Santay is taken from the trial of
W. C. Sensibaugh, whom the girl
first accused, of being responsible for
an illegal operation performed on her
and then later exonerated.
Q. Did Sensibaugh get you. a job
at the ChiagoAthletIc club A.
Yes.
Q. Do,you know Marks there ? A.
Yes.
Q. Didn't you' live with Marks
there for a long time as a matter of
fact? A. No, sir.
Q. Do you know a man named
Bert Harris? A. Yes, sir.
Q. You. went to St Louis with
him? A. Yes, sir.
f Q. And afterward threatened him
with prosecution under the Mann
act? A No, sir. Itlid not Sensibaugh
was the one who sent me to him. He
told me Bert was a good friend of his
and I was sick and he knew my condi
tion, and after I came back he ac
cused me of getting too free in St
Louis. v,
Harris disappeared soon after, the
girl made her charges against Sensi
baugh. '
This morning a reporter for The
Day Book went to Elmer Williams to
hear his side of the story. Williams
appeared flustered and nervous when
he discovered the reporter's mission.
His family was present He looked
around at them nervously. The re
porter, in amazement, watched the
contortions of the man's, face.
"I won't talk to you," Williams al
most shouted. . "I I don't like your
paper."
BELGIANS TO GET CIGARS
Amsterdam, Dec. 23. Every Bel
gian soldier on the Yser battle front
will receive a box of cigars as a
Christmas gift from King Albert The
king has personally ordered a large
quantity of Dutch cigars, which are
to be placed in. boxes containing 25
each. The band about each cigar
win bear the inscription: "Yser,
Christmas, 1914."
Paris. - A goat seeing a mascot
with4 one of- the British regiments
trailed along behind until too tired to
go further. The mascot went through
several engagements without being
eventscratched. v
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