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stockyards" practically forgotten as
Chicago forged to the front with its
beautiful parks and streets, big bus
iness, which has a feeling of pride in
the city's growth, grew pleased.
Then another advertising stunt
was tried. Grand opera was import
ed and, led by our biggest bankers
and stockyard multi-millionaires, the
commercial interests spent over
' $100,000 a year, aside from the reve
nue from seats bought by those who
like opera to tell the world that we
are regular city folks.
' If the hunger march comes off as
planned, it means that the telegrapb.
wires of the big press associations
will advertise throughout the world
that people are so poor in Chicago
that they are asking the head of the
city government for aid against the
food hogs. They can't stand the high
cost of living much longer.
A circular calling the women to
protest has been circulated widely
over the West Side. It reads:
Great protest demonstration
against the high cost of living will be
held Saturday, March 10, at -9 a. m.
All women who feel the burden of
the high cost of living will assemble.
Prominent speakers will address the
' women and explain the purpose of
the meeting. After the meeting the
' women' will parade to the City Hall
, and a committee will present our re-
' solutions to the city mayor. Come
In thousands and let your voices be
beard in the council of our govern
ment" Actions of Ass't Chief of Police
Wesley Westbrook in denying the
women police permission to parade
"because they do not represent any
regular . organization" will be dis
cussed. o o
San Diego, Cal. Mrs. Anita Phil-.
' lips, said to be graduate of Art insti
tute and wife of former Chicago
grain dealer, wed hotel waiter here.
New Haven. Yale university of
fers its laboratories to use of gov7
eminent in event of war.
HOW ALLEGED WHITE SLAVERS
PLIED THEIR TRADE
One of the favorite stunts of the
Saratoga hotel alleged white slave
gang in trapping girls was to have
one of the pack of wolves represent
himself as a reporter for the Tribune.
When the girl victim had been
lured to room 600 of the Saratoga on
promise of a good job with a travel
ing theatrical company, an attempt
was made to attack her after the
doors of the room had been securely
If the girl was a hard one to get
around, often a member of the gang
would knock at the door when the
struggle to despoil the girl was on.
"Who is it?" the gangsters in the
room would ask.
"A reporter for the Tribune. What
is going on in there?" would be the
Then the members of the gang
would tell the girl to be quiet or the
newspaper man on the outside would
call the police and the door would be
broken down and the whole affair
would be printed in the Tribune.
This argument, according to at
taches of the state's att'y's office,
often forced the girl to do the bid
ding of the men when all other
means had failed:
Two more arrests were made by
police from the state's attorney's of
fice last night on the Saratoga case.
A woman and man were taken. They
are said to be members of the most '
powerful white slave gang, that has
been unearthed in Chicago in years.
Their names were withheld by the
prosecutor's office because at least
four others are sought in connection
with the stories told by Marian and
Charlotte Palmer, two girls who fell
into the wiles of the wolves when
they were looking for a job after they
quit the Boston Store because the
wage was too small.
Springfield, lll.--Statewide prohi
bition referendum bill went to its
third reading -in the house today. '.