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TODAY'S SHORT STORY-"THE LINGERERS"
THE DAY BOOK 500 S. PEORIA ST. Hg398 TEL. MONROE 353 ybl. 1, No. 267 Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 3, 1912 One Cent NEW YORK HAS BECOME WORLD'S GAMBLING CAPITAL New York, Aug. 3. New York is the new gambling center of the world. " This is the humiliating and in disputable -'fact, which America has now got to face that New York, the pride of our great na tion, has come to be in a class with Monte Carlo, with Paris, and with other ill-reputed Euro pean gaming resorts has, in fact, outstripped foreign cities in the number and size of the houses of chance within her gates. The day has passed when the metropolis of the United States could lay claim to being morally clean. This fact seems to have been only too evident, by the re sults of Dist. Atty. Whitman's in vestigation into the murder of gambler Herman Rosenthal. For these results show, if the triple confession of Jack Rose, Harry Vallon and Bridgey Webber is to be believed, that the proprietors of Manhattan's gambling houses pay out each year in graft almost $5,000,000 in order to be "pro tected" by the "system." And the question instantly arises, 'if dealers in chance can afford to pay out such a tremend ous sum of money in. graft, how much must they, take in from their victims?. There are various answers to this being made in New York to day. But whatever this sum to tal is, be it one or two hundred millions a year and it may be as much as that it is certainly so great that the jackpots of Monte Carlo and its allies dwindle to foolish little piles beside it, and place New York in the very cen ter of the world's gambling map. The gambling palaces and dives of New York are scattered. They stretch from the very doors of proud, aristocratic Fifth avenue down to the East and West sjdes of the island where the wharf rats run. But most of them are grouped about Longacre Square, the famous center of the white light district at Broadway and 42d street. A majority of them are but a stone's throw from the Metro pole hotej, where Herman Rosen thal was shot to the death by the occupants of the drab gray mur der car. Most of these garnbling dens have a middle class look of respec tability about them, not too or nate nor too plain. They are housed in the unobtrusive browu stone fronts which, "society" li UJto-4tfMtoikfe- rfa.Ufr, ? ?