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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 24, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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ing the district and opening big joints j
in the fashionable Wilson avenue dis
trict, which is said to be slated as the
next "live spot" of 'Chicago.
Cafes and "summer gardens" are
popping up all along thadistrict And
the old bunch are p-t-icly anxious
to get in at harvest time.
A mysterious reungui prisoner was
brought, handcuffed, to the office of
Chiet Gleason.
Lieut Allman asked for a warrant
against Ben Stansbury, in whose
name Freiberg's license was issued,
but later delayed signing of warrants
until after conference with Prose
cutor Jim Mclnerney.
Attorney A. D. Hulbert is prepa
ing to file a $200,000 libel suit against
the Tribune on behalf of Private De
tective Harry JL. Cullett. The Tribune
ra na picture of a Jim Colosimo ban
quet this morning and labeled one of
the men at the table as Harry Cullett
Ihe latter denies the picture was of
Maurice Van Bever, Chas. Donald
son, Emil Longley and Wm. Leathers
arraigned before Judge Williams.
Continued to August 4.
The real victims of the present vice
war, the persecuted women of the
underworld, are desperate. Already
the exodus from the Twenty-second
street district has begun.
Captain Max Nootbaar has served
notice that the women must be gone
from the old levee at the -end of fif
teen days. Neither Capt. Nootbaar
nor the newspapers have offered any
advice as to where to go. They are
to suddenly vanish as birds at the end
Df the summer.
The winter has been a bad one for
women of the underworld. Any one
familiar with the working of the so
called "easy way" knows what an
sxtremely hard way it has been for
the past year.
In order to hustle they have to
work the side streets. And then, after
much hard work, they manage to get
i few dollars, but they are usually
jrabbed off by the police, brought to J
the Morals Court and made pay a fine
of $10 and costs, or $16.50 in all.
Never were the painted women as
shabby as they have been this year.
And it is part of the game that they
should dress extremely well.
After the redlight district was
closed up by Wayman, the women
who had worked down there still
stuck in the neighborhood in cheap
rooming houses and hotels and took
a chance at working the streets.
Most of the survivors of the levee
days who were pretty and young at
the time of the Wayman crusade
have become tired and faded.
They can't work the live joints of
the far South Side and the Wilson
avenue district. They must scurry
along dark highways in search of
men and dollars.
They can't do legitimate work. A
short space of dissipation and vice; of
going to bed at 5 a. m. and getting up
at 5 p. m. has killed the working in
stinct that was once within them.
They must go on with every door
closed against them and with the
shadow of a policeman's club forever
over their head.
Last night in out-of-the-way cafes
little bands of underworld women
discussed their future.
"I don't know what to do. I'm
broke," could be heard. "If I had
some money and clothes I'd go over
to Michigan and work the summer
Many of the more fortunate girls,
fortunate because they're younger in
the game and haven't yet lost the
bloom from their cheeks, are being
placed in buffet flats on the far North
Side and out in Hyde Park, where
they can cater to the rich fellows who
patronize these fiats in search of
young girls, new travelers along the
primrose path.
There is plenty of talk that far
south on Wabash avenue there are a
number of flats opening up. Many
of the girls are also finding refuge in
the East Chicago avenue district
Mayor Harrison entered the war

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