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HOtEL' KEEPERS AND POLITICIAN ACCUSEEJ
IN GIRL'S STORY
Warrants for five West Side hotels
and the arrest of Edward Pinkerton,
well known in West Side politics,
featured the start-ofState's Attorney
Hoyne's war on hotels against which
he has secured stories from young
The hotels hit are the King Ed
ward, 1700 W. Madison; the Florence,
1659 W. Adams; Lincoln, 1902 W.
Madison; Decatur, 1859 W. Madison,
and Home, 1723 W. Madison. The
respective owners of these places,
Jos. Friedman, L. C. Pranz, Myrtle
Lamar, J. M. Campbell and E. J.
Strauss, are charged with not keep
ing their registers in accordance with
the state law.
Hoyne's sudden move was decided
upon when Gertrude McCarthy, a
young girl who left her home shortly
after Christmas, told the police that
Edward Pinkerton had forced her
onto the streets.
Hoyne placed the case in the hands
of Ass't State's Att'y Robert Hogan
and a thorough investigation of the
girl's story was made. Investigators
from Hoyne's office patrolled the
West Side district and secured evi
dence from other young girls which
are said to involve men prominent in
18th ward politics. These men will
be arrested shortly on the technical
charge of buying liquor for minors.
Pinkerton, who is said to be a
member of the Barney Grogan po
litical faction, was arrested by De
tectives McCormick, McCarthy and
O'Neil Monday in George Dugdale's
saloon, 1733 W. Madison.
His case was brought up in the
Morals Court and on motion of the
state was continued until April 23,
when the hotel keepers will have a
hearing before Judge Sabath in the
Court of Domestic Relations.
According to Hogan this is only
the beginning of a city-wide investi
gation by Hoyne's office". Evidence is
now being taken from girls who have
made accusations against hotels in
different parts of the city and their
charges are being checked up.
It is expected that the loop dis
trict will be the next hit. The story
told Hogan by Marie Jewell named
many prominent hotels in the loop
and Hogan expects to spring Some
thing startling within a few days.
In addition, it is rumored that there
are many hotels on the upper North
Side which are mentioned in the
story told Hogan by a young girl
whose identity is being guarded by
the state's attorney's office.
Mos of the stories told so far have
been brought out in the Juvenile
Court and Judge Pinckney and his as
sistants are co-operating with Hogan
in the prosecution.
300 COOLIES DIE IN JAPANESE
COAL MINE DISASTER
Tokio, April 14. Crushed beneath
tone of earth and the water of the
Japan sea, at least 300 coolies have
been drowned in the Ube coal mine,
near the strait of Shimonoseki, ac
cording to dispatches received here
The coolies were trapped by the
collapse of the roofs of subterranean
galleries in which they were working.
According to Japanese officials this is
the first accident of its kind in the
history of the world.
There is but slight hope for the res
cue of any of the entrapped miners
or for the recovery of their bodies.
It rests solely on the belief that the
coolies may have rushed into several
water-tight chambers constructed as
a precaution against just such an ac
cident. "Gangs of laborers are work
ing at top speed in an effort to reach
the land entrances to these chambers.
West side property owners to ask
Mayor Thompson to clean out sa
loons and "barrel houses" from Madi
ison st., west of river. f