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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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NEW POLICE CHIEF SLAMS ON
THE SUNDAY LID
Safe behind the support of the
newspapers, our new police chief,
Herman Schuettler, slapped the
Sunday closing lid on yesterday as
it has never been slapped before.
Aided ako by the scare that State's
Att'y Hoyne has thrown into saloon
grafters, the big boss of the police
force went to it with a will, sparing
none who disobeyed the law.
The police found a lot to do be
cause some of our worst bars and
cabarets seemed to have acquired
the habit of staying open on Sunday
during the Healey regime.
Misled by the belief that the new
chief could not close them up and
tricked by a new stunt in police cir
cles, 18 saloonkeepers were caught
"with the goods on."
The bright idea' that put it-over
on the bar owners was to send eight
lady policemen who have been doing
department store flirt duty out with
regular detectives as escorts to buy
drinks in cheating bars. It worked.
When the police were served with
the liquor they askfed the owner or
manager of the bar was grabbed and
hustled to the nearest police station.
Liquor served was taken along as
evidence. ' ' '
One , silk-stocking place fell into
the hands of the police through this
scheme. It is the "Palais de Danse
club" at the Bismarck Gardens,
which has stood pretty well with the
authorities in the past The others
, were mainly saloons of petty politi
cians. 0 o N
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS '.
Dallas. Seven inches of snow fell
in Northern Texas. Deepest known
New7 York. Al Haynlan, well
known , theatrical roan, in seripus
condition following stroke of 'pa
ralysis. Was formerly partner of
Chas Frohman. -
Nw York. Theater-to be built
near Times Square will seat 38,000.
GIRL REVENGES BETRAYAL BY
SPREADING SOCIAL SCOURGE
Columbus, 0., Jan. 15. An out
cast of society, wandering the streets
homeless, Mona Simon, 26, once re
spected choir girl of Phlllpi, W. Va
sought revenge on the class of men
she blamed for his disgrace and
spread a social scourge. ,
Then she laughed and sneered at
.her victim, taunted him and inquired:
"What are you going to do about
Her death by murder at the Desh
ler hotel last Thursday night was the
WeWon H. Wells, 23, of Kansas
City, confessed to the murder, -police
say, immediately after bqing
brought to the city prison last njght
from Huntington, Ind,
"I noticed that something was the
matter with her and she told me she
had a social disease," said Wells.
"I was crazy, raved and was out
of my head for a minute. I was wor
ried and scared to death.- I cursed
"She laughed and sneered and said
she came frpm a good family and
had been disgraced and that I was
one of the kind of men who did it.
She asked: 'What are you going to
do about it?'
"Then 8he mumbled something
about having a razor and I felt her
shocking. We were standing at the
side of the bed. As I stooped over I
imagined she had a razor and was
about totry to cut roe: I reached in
the drawer of the writing desk at the
head of the bed' and got the gun and
reached out and shot. She stag
geredWd fell on the floor.
"I stood and trembled and saw the
whole horrible thing," continued
Wells', "I then went down- the ele
vator, walked out of the hotel, went,
to the station and took the 10
o'clock train for Indianapolis and
Temporary insanity probably will
be pleaded for Wells, it was said