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LURED BY VICE IN SILKEN CLOTHES RICH NEW
YORKERS GIVE GOLD TO HIDE SHAME
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Suppers are served in exquisite
taste in places maintained in New
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private nomes and equipped in luxury
to lure the senses. Below, a sketch
by Esther Andrews of Rudolph Gug
lieimi who posed as an Italian mar
quis and was indicted in connection
with blackmail cases growing out of
visits to the houses by men, women
and girls of "wealthy families. '
New York, Sept 13. Sons and
daughters of -wealthy New York fam
ilies, some of them trying to climb
the social ladder, will be hit in New
York's big vice investigation, accord
ing to the district attorney's office!
"We will make revelations that
will shake New York to its roots!"
said an official of the office tpday.
Attaches of the office claim to have
evidence of the existence of houses
doing business under the guise of
clubs or masquerading as private
homes, and frequented by sons and
daughters of wealthy parents.
In these houses, official say, there
are rooms of utmost luxury to lure
the senses, suppers are served in ex
quisite taste and all the mechanics of
luxurious enticement make vice ap
pear beautiful and soft and easy.
The vice investigation, which
startled the whole country by its sor-