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PUBLIC WAS BUNKED BY TAGS,
WOMAN WORKER SAYS
Thousands of nickels and dimes
went into hands of girl taggers who
had no right on the streets of Chi
cago yesterday, according to women
rim wuu iuu uic mutigj tuiiiucuo
IW Benefit League.
Five of .these "irregular" taggers
were arrested and taken to the Des
plaines street station. They had
been gathering in loose change for
charity in front of the Northwestern
Explanations were made by Mrs.
Morrie Morrell of the National Con
gress of Mothers and the five girls
"We had about 100 girls on the
streets," said Mrs. Morrell. "A few
weeks ago I had an interview with
Mayor Harrison's secretary. I was
told then that our girls would be al
lowed to collect money on the streets
at any time or on any day, after se
curing permission from the police of
ficers in each precinct in which we
A Day Book reporter asked Mrs.
Morrell how much money the Na
tional Congress of Mothers collects
and spends each year and about how
much was spent in Chicago last year.
Mrs. Morrell replied:
"I don't remember how much. I
haven't the least idea what amount
we spent in Chicago last year. The
two ladies who are local officers and
would know are out of 'the city flow.
They will be back in a week or two
and then I will tell you."
"Who are the other women of this
congress besides yourself?"
"Absolutely, I can not tell you to
day. It would not be fair to bring
in other names."
Mrs. Morrell showed a card of
membership in the national congress.
She said she is ''just a member" lo
cally and has no special credentials.
On Mrs. Morrell's promise to wo
men of the Chicago Children's Benefit
League that she would call in alt her
taggers, no further arrests' were ask-
T ed for. The taggers operated chief
ly in front of railway stations and
A girl in a black velvet gown and
red-plumed hat was challenged by
Mrs. Edward Tilden, wife of the
banker-packer, in front of the Lex
ington Hotel. Others joined Mrs. Til
den and the girl with the red plume
was escorted to Parlor 0 of the
Ealmer House. Mrs. Victor Keane
and 'Mrs. John Cudahy, directors of
the C. C. B. League questioned her.
Mrs. Tilden went out to a tele
phone. iShe came back and told the
"I have commanded the police to
arrest you if you appear on the
streets again today."
ROOSEVELT'S IN TOWN
With Ogden Gas and the Allen bill
as ammunition, the siege gun of the
Moose Party Col. Roosevelt open
ed fire on Sullivan and Sherman at
the Coliseum last night.
He assailed the opponents of Ray
mond Robins with his old-time vigor,
throwing shot after shot (of politi
cal bullets) into the Republican and
He reminded Moosere that Sulli
van's political and financial career
had started with the. gassing of the
Ogden Gas ordinandi and the Coli
seum reeked wilfi a strong odor of
gas while he tore at the "Biggest
Democrat in Illinois."
Sherman he assailed with the re
membrance of the Allen bill, quoting
newspaper files to show the feeling
of former (lays about the senator's
stana" on the Allen matter.
For ten minutes without a stop the
15,000 in the Coliseum cheered the
"Cojonel," while, it ia estimated, 20,
000 more oh the outside struggled to
Miss Passee Have you heard e
Miss Cutting No er who's the
plucky man? Judfjli