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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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YEARS MAY COME AND YEARS MAY GO IN THIS
COURT, BUT THE DIRT STICKS ON FOREVER
Rnh.n-riiih. three men in a tub:
Volunteers wanted, the courtroom to
scrub!
The court of domestic relations is
sadly in need of a cleaning up. Dirty
conditions prevail there. As a Big
Mayor once remarked of a certain
police department, "It stinks!" It'd
make a good job for Tom Sheehan
and some other huskies from
Hoyne's office.
But it's hardly a matter to call for
Maclay Hoyne's attention, though
Judge John Stelk admits he can find
no city authorities who will act No
crooked bondsmen are involved, and
there's no talk of any ward boss hav
ing tried to "reach" Mike Rossinnia.
Fact is, the matter with the Court
of Wedded Glooms is just plain dirt.
It's a job for the Gold Dust Twins.
The seats out front where the
wives, husbands and witnesses await
a hearing are covered with a thick
coat of grime. In spots the dirt is
thick enough to make a comfortable,
fairly soft cushion, but so greasy
there is danger of slipping off unless
the sitting down is cleverly calcu
lated. Perspiring plump ladies and men
with rain-dampened coats arise from
the benches with bars on their waists
or coats, much as if they had been
sitting on a park bench freshly paint
ed mud-black.
Judge Stelk has appealed to every
one who seems to be in authority,
but can find no one who will admit
responsibility for the filth. He had
the courtroom chambers cleaned and
the walls retinted at his own ex
pense when he couldn't get the job
done otherwise.
An enthusiastic member of the Ju
venile Cheer and Comfort league has
declared she intends to organize a
band of fellow workers to come in
with brushes and Dutch Cleanser and
do an act of charity to the benches.
Johnny Gardner will organize a com
missary to furnish sandwiches and
coffee if the volunteer broom wield
ers show up.
Later. A courier from the South
Clark street municipal court, known
as the smelliest spot north of Bubbly Q
creek, today is said to have appealed
to the Juvenile Cheer and Comfort
league to make its first clean-up
there. It Is said the reply was given
that it wasn't possible to amputate
the smell from S. Clark st. station.
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FOUR HELD AS GOLD NUGGET
SWINDLERS
Pour men taken from a Rock
Island train last night were identified
this morning as members of the
"gold brick trust" that are believed
to have gathered $20,000 in the past
month by selling brass nuggets as
gold.
The men are Harry Cohen, 205 S.
Halsted; Joe Schwartz, Samuel
Share and Simon Klein. Thos. Levin,
3144 W. North av., who lost $415;
Harry Lutz, 2343 N. Western av., who
lost $1,400; and H. J. Golden, 1501 S.
Trumbull av., Identified the men.
When Lutz saw Cohen he grappled
with him, striking him in the face
several times. They were finally
separated by the police. More vic
tims of the new gold nugget game
are to visit the detective bureau to
day. -o o
BABY CALLED DEAD LIVES
Baby Douglas, colored, 3744 Wa
bash av., was born In the County
hospital Tuesday, afld then pro
nounced dead. A death certificate '
was filed. Later, when the child was
about to be placed In a casket, it let
out a howl. First aid to a -baby a
bottle of milk, etc. was rushed forth
and the youngster is doing nicely.
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Potatoes dropped slightly. Rica
went up.

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