' the film last week she didn't have
much clothes on. A few stitches of
a shimmy or so. But not much real
clothes. Any lady "who would go up
State street in such clothes would
be pinched and thrown into a police
wagon in a hurry.
She wasn't a Chicago"girJ. It was
in Alton this white slave was filmed.
And it was on special consent of Sen
ator Beall that she was exhibited.
Beall used to be mayor of Alton and
he wants the nation to know what
a wicked showing Alton makes in
the white slave traffic.
And now this girl without any
clothes on has been cut out from the
film. Those who pay Jwo bits'to see
the film this week or next week will
not get as wicked a two bits' worth
as those who went last week.
The regular censors working un
der Maj. Funkhouser were passed up
by Mayor Thompson for the special
job of viewing "The Little Girl Next
Door." Four citizens in whom the
mayor has complete confidence,,
whose judgment he trusts, put the
0. K. on the film. ..They are Chief
Healey, Corporation Counsel Ettel
son, Comptroller Eugene S. Pike and
Mrs. Eugene S. Pike. It is the plan
now of aldermen to call these special
censors who laid the way for fresh,
fame to Mayor Thompson, who is
credited in headlines of one reel as
"the man whp damped the lid on
vice in Chicago."
Also, if the judiciary committee
can get Chief Healey to issue a per
mit to show the committee other hot
film plays that have been censored
aldermen believe they will be better
able to compare the censoring job on
"The Little Girl Next Door." Special
Funkhouser offipe performance is
asked for "The House of Bondage,"
"The Inside of the White Slave Traf
fic," "The Lure of New York" and
"Absinthe." Charges are made that if
th.ese are so rotten they can't be
shown, "The Little Girl Next Door"
is worse and is being shown through
special privilege politics.
OBREGON REPLACES CARRANZA
AS NATIONAL HERO
Field Headquarters of the Ameri
can Expedition, near Namiquipa,
May 9 (By Courier to Columbus, N.
M.), May 17. Alvaro Obregon is the
man of the hour in Mexico, accord
ing to scouts returning to headquar
ters from the south 'Name of one
armed general is on lips of every
Mexican; he is regarded as staunch
supporter of Mexican national integ
rity and his popularity far exceeds
that of Gen. Carranza among rank
and file of natives. Obregon's atti
tude in El Paso conference, regarded
as entirely uncompromising, has
served to heighten his popularity.
Possibility of break between Car
ranza and Obregon has long been a
matter of speculation. Maybe -a
break is closer now than ever be
fore. Columbus, N. M. Withdrawal of
American forces from San Antonio,
advanced base of Pershing expedi
tion into Mexico, followed by slaugh
ter of dozen Chinese merchants.
Marathon, Tex., May 17. Jesse
Deemer, rancher and storekeeper,
arid Monroe, Payne, negro captured
by Glen Springs raiders, rescued by
Washington, May 17. Unless the
Mexican jippulace forces him to new
demonstration of disapproval against
stay of American expedition in Mex
ico, Carranza probably will.remain
silent for tsome time to come.
Conclusion of working arrange
ment by recent , Scott-Obregon con-'
ference has eliminated, for procaical
purposes, necessity for much further
diplomatic negotiations. While there
may be sporadic efforts to have Car
ranza's recent withdrawal sugges
tions answered, it apepars likely
both governments will be content to
playa waiting game.
Mexico City, May 17. War Minis
ter Obregon declared his absolute
confidence that Pres. Wilsonjcontem
plates no war with Mexico
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