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of the family. While they wanted a
divorce they didn't want to frame up
on the girl.
It is that story that Is supposed to
have reached Gleason's. ears imme
diately after Mrs. VioletTfaipps had
gone to State's Att'y Hoyne and
charged that to prevent her arrest
she had given Steele $50.
Even after that was told Funk
houser he refused to take action
against Steele. And it was only after
Gleason grew angry over the contin
ued retention of Steele's name on the
city of Chicago payroll that the ex
Countess Yorke, divorced wife of
George Mead, who is ill in Milwaukee
after an overdose of veronal, also
charged that her apartments were
raided by Steele as a result of a
frameup between the stool pigeon
and her divorced husband.
Rumors that Mrs. Phipps and
Countess Yorke were going further
with their charges against Steele
could not be verified today, as neither
could be reached.
Judge Arnold Heap, who will have
charge of the morals court for the
next few months, today denounced
the frameup methods of the Punk
houser vice chasers.
Last night Samuel Allis, a Punk
houser man, went to the Hotel Paris,
638 S. State. He assumed the role
of a "live one" looking for a girl. Evi
dently his acting was good. The
clerk proceeded to call girls. The
first two didn't please the stool pig
eon. Then he finally chose Ruby
Schmidt They had scarcely went to
a room before another Funkhouser
man, Andrew Covo, known in the
underworld as "Prenchy," and two
officers entered the hotel and raided
Judge Heap immediately scored
the work of the men.
"You have no right to encourage
vice in that manner," he said. "You
make it easy for these girls to break
the law, then you proceed to arrest
them. I won't tolerate such work."
After an argument by reprecenta
tives of the city prosecutor's office,
Judge Heap gave them a chance until
March 18 to prove that the girl and
not the men were in the wrong.
WHITE SLAVERS SELL FOUR
GIRLS IN NEW YORK
New York, March 18. Four girls,
not one of them o"ut of their 'teens
have been bought outright by New
York detectives in the latest crusade
against white slavers, Police Com
missioner Woods announced today:
The price in each case was $25.
Louis Abrams, a palefaced youth,
went on trial today, charged with
selling 19-year-old Lily Levine to a
detective. Abe Levenson, fat, mus
cular dive-keeper, who pleaded guilty
to the same charge, was to be sen
A. F. OF L. MAN TO PROBE HERE
T. J. Williams, president' of the
building trades department of the
American Federation of Labor, will
arrive in Chicago tomorrow to inves
tigate the labor situation that has
arisen over the refusal of unions to
sign the joint agreement.
This agreement, which would 4n ef
fect destroy every building trades'
union is wanted by the Employers'
and Erectors' Ass'n and by Simon
O'Donnell of the Building Trades
CounciL It is the same which Sam'l
fioiTinp.rs referred to as the most per-
nicious agreement he had ever seen.
Williams will begin an investiga
tion immediately and the coming of
Sam'l GomTJers to join in the inquiry
is a possibility.
HOLDS CHILD FOR RENT
Cleveland. George Platka told Po-
lice Prosecutor Reynant today that
his landlord is holding his 7-year-old
daughter for back rent and he can't
Three men arrested for beating Eli
Trubovic, 2805 Allport, this morning.