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Moir, proprietor New Hotel Morri
son. Along with the good wishes was
another card. It read:
"Present this card at the Hotel
Morrison buriet and receive the com
pliments of the season." -
One alderman may testify before
police committee. He handed this
card to a barkeep at Moir's place.
And the barkeep handed him a half
pint flask of whisky. It was in an
aluminum case, covered with leath
er, and for a stopper had a handy
thimble holding a maximum of three
fingers of whisky.
"I received one of the cards from
Mr. Moir," said Aid. Robert M. Buck,
"and I threw it in the waste basket"
"I mailed the card back to the Ho
tel Morrison," said AW. Merriam. "I
didn't know what il was good for, but
I didn't care for any material re
membrances from so conspicuous a
beneficiary of city council action as
the Hotel Morrison."
"I don't believe I got a card from
Mr. Moir this year," said Aid. Block.
"He remembered me last year and
the year before, but I seem to be
crossed off his mailing list."
.Moir's city hall connection's and
lobby methods have been much dis
cussed since Ruth Crist told her
story in morals court. Ruth was
charged with soliciting. She's a run
away 20-year-old from Zanesville, O.
She told Judge Uhlir she couldn't see
where she was any worse than doz
ens of men and women she had seen
fox trot and bunny hug and cut up
other high jinks at the Fox Trot
club in Hotel Morrison.
That drinks were sold until as late
t at 4 o'clock in the morning was the
' most sensational part of her testi
mony. It was backed up by Morals
Inspector Hanna and one of his in
vestigators, Mrs. Cecilia B. Wilcox of
5101 Kenwod av. Mrs. Wilcox went
to the Pox Trot club in Hotel Morri
son with her husband. She turned in
her star as inspector and quit yes
terday because her report on the Ho-
Ljtel Morrison was held up somewhere I
in the health dep'ttand never reached
Mayor Thompson. Mrs. Wilcox was
a warm Thompson worker during
spring campaign last year and her1
work as investigator was without
pay and understood to be in line with
her wish for a city clean-up.
Mary Synon resigned as secretary
to the morals com'n yesterday. She
says it's no ifse to uncover any raw
stuff and try to get laws enforced if
reports are going to be choked off or
lost in departments so that no re
Capt Morgan Collins has Hotel
Morrison in his district and is sup
posed to know about places where
women drink with men at 4 o'clock
in the morning. He was notified by
Hanna in several reports of what was
going on. He did nothinc. Hanna's'
report to Chief Healey in effect asks
wny japt Collins blinks his eyes at
what goes on in Harry Moir's place.
Moir is a member of Illinois Man
ufacturers' ass'n. He was prosecuted
by State Factorv Insneetnr Nplsnn
last year on charges of obstructing
inspectors. He is a member of Res
taurant Keepers' ass'n and was ac
tive against the waitresses' union.
ENGLISH MINERS OPPOSE PLAN
London, Jan. 13. The National
Federation of Miners, the strongest
labor union in the United Kingdom,
today voted unanimously to oppose
the government's conscription bill.
The delegates, however, refused to
act on a proposal that a national
strike be called at once in protest
against the compulsion measure.
Instead a substitute resolution was
adopted, authorizing the executive
committee to call another conference,
in event the conscription "bill is pass
ed, to take further steps. Delegates
reported sentiment overwhelmingly
against conscription in every district
Frank Murech, 45, farm hand, was
found frozen to death on road. Wore
neither overcoat-nor underclothes.