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riously as he professed to hold it
"No man with any reverence for
women could possibly compare them
to cats," contended Dr. Mary Green
Korsted, prominent in the Women's
"Tanaka's unjustified fancy sug
gests derision," added Mrs. Frank
Houghton, another well known club
woman. The Japanese painter, however,
vigorously refutes such imputation.
"The fact that alluring women
seem to me to have cattish qualities,"
he explained, "does not detract from
my reverence for them. I do not
mean to say they are scratchy 'spit
fires.' I am, on the contrary, paying
them a high tribute by comparing
them to cats."
F. Tadama, under whom Tanaka
studied, refused to take the "Blue
Cat" controversy seriously.
"Tanaka," he laughed, "likes a
sensation. Why, he once painted
what he was pleased to call 'The
Smell of a Norwegian Cheese!' He
called this picture 'The Blue Cat' be
cause he knew it would make the
TWO ALLEGED BANK ROBBERS
ARE NIPPED IN THE BUD
Two sadder but wiser bank robbers
occupy cells in Harvey, HL, today as
a result of their first alleged attempt.
They are Geo. Stuckel, 20, 6033
Wentworth av., and Wm. P. Steed,
25, 915 W. 63d, the police books say.
A third one escaped.
The attempt at robbery was a
novel one. The boys drove into Har
vey in a big touring car, went to the
City Hall, asked for the chief of po
lice, and when they found he was
out, drove to the bank.
When they got there, the one giv
ing his name as Stuckel walked in
with drawn revolver and held up the
cashier. Meanwhile August Wald
schmidt, an assistant, ran out the
back door, down to the City Hall and
called Policeman George Swanson.
Swanson hurried ba.ck, captured i
Stuckel, chased his two companions
do,wn the street, caught one, lost the
other when he hopped on an auto
truck and took possession of the 'ma
chine which the alleged robbers
GOMPERS TO SPEAK AT MASS
Union labor's biggest drive against
Chas. E. Hughes will begin Sunday
afternoon when Samuel Gompers,
pres. American Fed. of Labor, ad
dresses a mass meeting at Powers
theater. Gompers arrived in the city
for a conference with Illinois labor
leaders. He says that the working
men of the country are solid for Wil
son. In connection with Gompers'
speech, the Chicago Federation of
Labor has sent out the following an
nouncement: "The .Chicago Federation of La-
bor, in conjunction with the Illinois
State Federation of Labor, has- ar
ranged for a mass meeting for Sam
uel Gompers, president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, to answer
the charges and attacks made by
U. S. Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman
of Illinois, as directed against Broth
er Gompers and organized labor in
his speech in the U. S. senate on
Aug. 14, 1916.
"Senator Sherman has acted the
part of a coward by refusing to come
out in the open and accept our chal
lenge to meet President Gompers in
a public mass meeting in his own
state at any time or place. There
fore this public mass meeting next
Sunday, Oct 29, at 2 p. m. sharp,
Powers' theater, 124 W. Randolph
st All delegates are expected to at
tend, and their friends especially in
vited. Admission free, first come
first served." "
New York "Your Big Fat Fool,"
Whitney Lyon, millionaire tooth
powder man, signed to letter to Mo
diste Margaret Connell. She is now
suing for $100,000 for breach of,