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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 09, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4',
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HOW ALLEGED WHITE SLAVERS 1
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 tlje 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. N
"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 statejs 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.
Ottawa, III. M. T. Maloney, 67,
former attorney, general of niinois,
died .here today of paralysis.
GOVERNMENT AND LABOR PLAN
TO GET TOGETHER.
Washington, March 9. Labor dis
putes that rent England and Franca
a year ago will not be repeated in
this country should U. S. be plunged
This was made plain today, as ex
ecutive council of American Fed. of
Labor went into session to lay foun
dations for vast industrial army that
will keep nation's armed forces sup
plied. Creation of "good will" between
labor and government is first step
the council, headed by Pres. Gom
pers of A. F. of L., intends to take
as preventative measure against in
ternal troubles should war come.
Today's meeting is preliminary to
general conference here Monday of
officers of every national and inter
national labor union in the U. S.
Plans provide set order whereby
industrial forces of nation can be
mobilized for country's defense on a
minute s nouce. xnese men win
form reserve upon which army and
navy must rely for their munitions
"Suspicion and disputes between
government and labor held England
and France back more than a year,"
said one official. "It will not be that
way in America. When this confer
ence is over labor will know what ia
expected of it and labor will be ready
for the call."
MILLION FIXED AS BAIL FOR
CUBAN REVOLT LEADER
Havana, March 9. Bail for Gen,
Gomez, captured rebel leader, was
set today at a round million dollars.
No one has yet eome forward with
this staggering amount to permit re
lease of rebel chieftian add prospect
is that he will remain in Principe pen
itentiary pending trial
New Haven. Yale university of
fers its- laboratories to use of gov
; eminent in event of war.