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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1912, Image 2

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and have the protection of the
"I sat last week in the council
chamber and listened to the rep
resentatives of vice pleading with
the aldermen to report favorably
on some scheme that will violate
the law in favor of a vice which
fifteen men are said to exploit for
their own enrichment,
"And the pity and the tragedy
of it was that the aldermen did
not seem to realize they were be
ing insulted 1"
In the Lexington Avenue Bap
tist church, the Rev. M, P. Boyn
ton denounced Mayor Harrison
for his extraordinary suggestion
of all night sajoons.
"Mayor Harrison," he said,
"tells us that there are many men
in the city who work all night and
who therefore need the all night
"This will be granted at once.
There are many night workers in
this city who need the saloons,
open all night, These workers
will grow in number if the all
night saloon is restored. Others
of their kind will be drawn to the
city, and will eome to make it
their home all the year rpund.
(rWho are these workers? They
are ten the hold-up men; the
house robbers; the joy riders; the
wealthy owls of the night; the
scarlet women; the white slave
traders; the visiting bank rob
bers; the gamblers; the drunk
ards; the murderers.
"One can understand Mayor
Harrison't tender care for the
night workers when it is remem-
iered that over seven millions of I
dollars pour in from the saloons
of this city every year.
"It does not matter that this is
all red with human woe. It is of
no concern to modern commerce
that these seven millions and
more are dead men's bones and
little children's hearts.
"Of what moment is it that
such tribute is coined with tears
of waiting mother's, despairing
wives and sisters? Why pause
to think of the thousands of
whitesouled girls, whose! ruin is
part of this price pa&f into our
cityhall 5Jfc?
"By" alf means let us increase
the opportunity of the saloon to
add evejLmjore blood, more woe,
more tears, more graves, more
hell to its credit ! By all means
let us have the added tribute from
the all night saloon!
"It is the blushing shame of a
great city that her mayor would
or could make such damnable
"Shame on the mayor if he be
serious in making this sugges
tion, and double shame on the
city if it follow mVsuggestlonl"
, ?o o
Charles D. Conway and his
wife, Beatrice Ryall, were today
held to the grand jury by a cor
oner's jury for .the murder of
Sophia Singer.
On the witness stand Conway
again told the sordid details of
the murder.
The little clown seemed as
cheerful as he has been since his
arrival from Lima.
In marked contrast was the a?

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