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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 30, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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"Maybe I can get a Ghinese gentle
man for the American girls?" he sug
gested and without awaiting their an
swer called two slant-eyed friend's
from the saloon.
The girls declinedthe company of
the smiling Chinks " -.
"We'll be back tonight at 12:30,
then you can get us some escorts,"
one of the women suggested, and
they were allowed to leave the saloon.
Straight to the 22d street station
the policewomen went with their
story of the "Oriental den. The cap
tain told them to go back at 12:30 as
they had promised.
Shortly after midnight the two
girlp entered the Chinese saloon and
seated themselves at a table.
Tom smiled and glided noiselessly
back to the rear room.
"Just a minute girls," he said. "I
find you a nice Chinamen. He whis
tled softly and the same pair of
Chinks came to the girls' table.
"I have a list of Chinamen who
want white women," he said, accord
ing to the girls.
"This is Wah Lee" he pointed out
one Chinese "and this is Louie
Yen" he placed his hand on the
other man's shoulder. "Both fine
men lots of money like American
girls."
"What will the ladies have?" and
he answered his own question by
shuffling out to the bar.
Beer was brought. Wah Lee and
"Louie" drew up their chairs. Fear
ing dope, the girls 'didn't touch the
liquid.
"Drink your beer, pretty white
girls," one of them said, and he
moved closer to them, according to
the girls.
"Go ahead drink your beer.
You're not afraid " snapped the
other. '
And Sergeants John Mulcahy and
John O'Donnell strode into the room.
With a frightened glance, the China
men ducked out through a back door.
Lambert Heman and' James Fitz
gerald, detectives from the 22a street
station, walked into the cafe holding
Tom Lee, the bartender. They took
him to the station. -
Warrants were issued for Wah Lee
and Louie Yen, but the news spread
through the Chinese quickly and
they "left town."
Ip the Morals Court the girls told
Judge Goodenough their story and he
fined Tom Lee.
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MAN KILLED BY -ELEVATOR IN
CARSON, PIRIE, SCOTT CO.
Ed Christonsen, 35, 1302 Cornelia
st, was killed by an elevator in Car
son, Pirie, Scott's, store early this
morning.
He was walking on the top of ele
vator No. 4 when elevator No. 3, de
scending, hit him on the head, ac
cording to the police report, and
knocked him to the bottom of the ele
vator shaft
His death was almost instantan
eous and was caused by a broken
neck.
PAST LIFE BOBS UP EX-FIRE
CHIEF TELLS OF MURDER
Wilmington, Del., Oct. 30.
Friends and even political enemies
of ex-Fire Chief Hugh F. Sweeney
joined today in a movement to re
store him to citizenship, following
Sweeney's admission in Superior
Court that for 42 years he has lived
down the fact that he was convicted
of manslaughter and sentenced to
six years at hard labor in 1872.
Sweeney has been active in politics
here for years. His right to citizen
ship never has been questioned. The
first hint that he had a "past" came
yesterday when he answered a sum
mons to Superior Court on startling
charges by Republican opponents
that Sweeney had been convicted of
manslaughter and sentenced to six
years, and that therefore he had no
standing as a citizen.
Sweeney is now 65. When he ap
peared before Judge Rice he asked
to make a statement before being!
questioned. Upon the court's acaui-

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