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FOX TROTS SIX MONTHS, THEN
Six months of loop hotel fox trot
ting and Catherine Leonard bought
lysol. The druggist knocked it from
her hands just as she had the bottle
tipped to her mouth, ready to swal
low. No one would ever have thought
that Catherine Leonard would ever
have even entertained a thought of
white lights and high life. She was
austere, religious, almost puritanic
She was not especially beautiful,
though possessed of a winsome,
sweet face that wore a continually
But Catherine longed for adventure.
She didn't know herself what it was
came over her, but she grew tired of
the groove of life which prescribed
that she should not do this and
should do that.
She went to live with her sister,
322 E. 55th st, six months ago. Then
she started going to the fox trot
teries. "Fox trotting is a disease, an in
toxication," said Miss Leonard after
she had been locked up at the S.
Clark st. police station. "Many
times I have dragged myself down
town to go dancing at the hotels
when my heart was breaking and
there was no place so lonesome as a
crowd, but I couldn't stay away.
"I want to go to an institution to
get back my grip on life. Thank God
there will be nothing worse to look
back upon than the dissipation of
The father, Wm. Leonard, will give
his daughter every chance to come
SWITCHMEN'S HEAD DENOUNCES
Denouncing the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen as a strikebreak
ing organization, Jas. Connors, inter
national president of the Switch
man's union, asked the support of
the Chicago Federation of Labor yes
terday in his union's strike against
the Wabash railroad.
Conors said the head of the general
committee of the trainmen signed a
contract with the general manager
of the railroad to supply them with
men in case the switchmen went out
on strike. He said the same organ
ization scabbed in the Northwestern
lockout and the Harriman strike. He
said they had scabbed on the mem
bers of their own organization when
they went out on strike in Pittsburgh.
Connors also denounced Pres.
Samuel Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor for hobnobbing
with the heads of the trainmen broth
erhood in Washington. Being assur
ed of the federation's support, he left
the hall to take chargs of the men
out at the Wabash yards.
Co-operating with private detec
tive agencies the Chicago police force
are helping the Wabash railroad "to
protect their property." , So far no
trouble has been reported.
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BRITISH GOVERNOR GERMAN
, CAPTIVE ON THE APPAM
SIR EDWARD MERREWETHER
British governor of Sierra Leone,
who with his wife and secretary was
among the "captives" brought to TL.
S. port on the captured British liner