money can be made by renting to
redlight women. The Inducements
evidently sound good. The prosti
tutes get the select flats. Out of the
profits of their shame they can pay
the owners .fatter rent than -respectable
Dobyns assailed Geo. C. Parker,
South Side agent of the Whiteside &
Wentworth Co.,. for testifying
against W. P. O'Brien because
O'Brien hurt Parker's game by raid
ing the Follansbee apartments, 23d
and Wabash av., of which Whiteside
& Wentworth are agents.
Dobyns said the Whiteside & Went
worth buildings in the levee contain
more real .prostitution than any oth
er buildings in the 22d street district.
He said the high rents paid by pros
titutes was the reason. He intimated
Parker didn't, want a captain in com
mand of the district who would raid
Whiteside & Wentworth is one ..of
the realbig real estate firms in Chi
cago. They represent many million
aire fowners of loop property. They
advertise extensively in the trust
E. C. Wentworth, the president, is
also a director of the Hartford De
posit Co. He is prominent socially,
goes to church, etc
In beginning his argument for
CapL O'Brien, Dobyns said the Cot
tage Grove av. district was a hotbed
of vice before O'Brien assumed
charge. He said O'Brien had cleaned
the place as far as was humahly pos
sible He also argued that 90 per
cent of the convictions obtained
against levee kings by reform bodies
were due to O'Brien's work.
Dobyns concluded his argument
with, an abrupt demand that Capt
O'Brien be reinstated anb the
charges against nim dismissed. He
argued that no evidence had been in
troduced against his client. The
civil service com'n announced it
would give him an answer Monday.
If the answer is unfavorable Dobyns
will ask. for a.ten days' 'continuance.
ILLINOIS TAX LEVY. TO BE
HIGHEST SINCE 1872
Springfield, III., Dec. 9. The stat6
tax com'n today fixed the 1917 tax
rate at 80 cents, the highest figure
It is apportioned as follows: Pub
lic schools, 16 14 cents; university, Id
cents; general revenue, 534 cents.
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"FOOTNOTE" SPOILS COPPER'S
BOOK OF LOVE
New York, Dec 9. When Mrs.
Clara Kuntz said she had found a
pair of silk stockings in her hus-'
band's pocket, the crowd in the
courtroom looked only mildly inter
ested. But when she told the court
she wrote a note to their, owner,
slipped It into the toe of one stock
ing and put the pair back where she
had found them, the crowd sat up
and took notice.
, Then she said, her husband, Pa
trolman Wm. F. Kuntz, Jr., one of
the bravest of New York's finest, act
ed as her 'letter carrier to the un
known rival. He delivered the mail,
she said, because she got an answer
from the "other woman" refusing to
leave her husband alone.
bryan to try welding "dry"
Washington, Dec. j9. A literal
welding ef the" Democratic and Pro
hibition parties is Wm. Jennings Bry
an's biggest hope, he declared to the
United Press today. He believes he
can accomplish this result in the
next four years. J
"I will begin by meeting various
groups of Democrats and Prohibi
tionists at different times," said Bry
an. "The practical "work of Organi
zation necessarily has to be carried
out for the present in the states, in
some of which preliminary plans
have been, started. ;
"On Dec 22 I will meet dry Demo
crats in Lexington, Ky., when I go
there to address 300 college students.
In January I will confer with groups
in Ohio and Indiana."
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