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At 10, o'clock' this morning,
State's Attorney Wayman said
he would prosecute not only dive
keepers, but the owners of prop
erty used for immoral purposes
if information were fifed against
At noon today, Assistant
State's Attorney Roy Fairbanks
said that his chief had decided to
act against the property owners
without waiting for someone else
to file information.
, At 1 o'clock, Wayman said that
information against the wealthy
property owners was even then
being prepared in his office.
At 2 o'clock the information
against several property owners
was filed in the municipal court.
At 2:30 o'clock, Assistant
State's Attorney Richard P. Ar
nold appeared before Judge Mor-
an, and asked that Dean Walter
T. Sumner and Edwin W. Sims
bev forced to give up the key to
the vice commission's report.
Fiye minutes later, Judge Mor
an entered the order for the giv
ing upof the key that has been
kept so secret and guarded so
carefully since it was submitted
to Mayor Busse April 5, 1911.
The vice commission report is
the most terrible revelation of the
relations between big business,
politics and vice that evef was
It is not an indictment of fallen
women and drug-thralled men. It
is an indictment of department
Stores and factories and politi
cian and the wealthy property
owners who make their money
from tenderloin rents.
While all this was happening,
Mayor Harrison was on the fence.
He was asked what he was going
"Oh, I regard the social evil as
a necessary evil," he said. "It has
existed for all time, and I do not
believe it can be suppressed in
"Even if the resorts are closed
up now I do not expect they will
stay closed. Public opinion will
change and ask that they be
Wayman seemed to'reach the
determination to make the cru
sade a real one today only by de-i
None of the warrants he had
sworn out yesterday afternoon
were -of any importance. They
were all for fallen women and
men of little consequence.
Twenty-five of the South Side
irfen and women who werearrest
ed and released on bail last night
were arraigned today. Some
pleaded and got jury trials, which
will be heard Oct. 29. Others will
be heard Oct. 11.
Wayman's attitude gradually
changed today. First he called in
Police Captain P. D. O'Brien, in
charge, of the loop. '
O'Brien told Wayman there
was no open vice in the loop. He
damaged that statement by an
other given out to the news
papers five minutes later.
I don t see what good all this
stuff will do," he said. "If the
women are driven out of the re
sorte they Will go to the residence
e next police omcial called