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King and her husband, Edward King,
were arrested. The place was raided as a result of a trap laid by the police when Miss Vander, in a hysterical condition, complained to them-last night that she had been lured to ttie place by a man she had met at State and Adams, who had offered her a job as house keeper at the place at a salary of $40 a week. She said she had accompanied the man to the place, but what she saw there horrified her so much that she ran to the street. Later she received a note from King asking her to meet him at Madison and Halsted. It was after receiving this note that she told her story to the Desplaines street police. They instructed her to meet King and go with him to the massage parlor. The police trailed them. When they broke down the door Miss Vander had already been made a prisoner. Another example of a girl gone wrong through dope was found in the case of Marie Fransen, arrested yesterday in Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. on a charge of shoplifting. She told the police she had been taught to snuff cocaine and take morphine by Theodore Parker, with whom she has been living at the New Bradford hotel. He was also arrest ed. The girl was paroled for 6 months. Acting on the advice of Judge Scully a conference will be held in Peter Reinberg's office this afternoon to discuss plans for starting a "cen .tral receiving station" for dope vic tims. i Those who will attend are: For the City Dr. Young, health commissioner; Aid. Nance, Judge Goodnow of "the morals court; John L. Whitman, superintendent of the Bridewell; Dr. C. E. Sceleth of Bride well hospital, and Detective Simon Holmes, representing Chief Gleason. For U. S. Government Dr. Julius O. Cobb, in charge of Marine hospital. For County Dr. H. I. Davis, super intendent of Psychopathic hospital; 1 Pres. Reinberg of county board, County Judge Scully and Coroner Hoffman. For State Dr. John A. Robinson, president of state board of health. Clubwomen throughout the city are planning to call a meeting with in a few days at which the govern ment will be requested to repeal the dope law to save the lives of thou sands of victims. Public opinion, aroused by stories of the horrible effect of the Harrison law's stringency on the dope trade, has started a movement that will probably give the drug fiends relief. A meeting will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the office of Peter Reinberg, county board president. Here the various plans proposed to aid the dope users, will be discussed and definite action will result. Phy sicians, attorneys, judges, federal officials and dope experts will take) part in the conference today. Dr. H. I. Davis of the psychopathic hospital, has announced his plans for coping with the drug peril. Thirty more beds have been provided for the drug fiends; he says they will all be used. The hospital holds 26 patients now. Stories of robbery, shoplifting and immorality resulting from a lack of cocaine, morphine and their derivi tives are flooding in on state, city and federal authorities. BITS OF NEWS Northwestern "L" hit auto at Fos ter av. grade crossing. Injured Rob't Johnson, 4741 Maiden; W. A. Ross, 4950 Sheridan rd.; Fitz Eck, 2937 N. Clark. In pajamas, barefooted, Policeman Thos. Etchingham, 2908 Cortland, pursued and captured Frank Dittlou, 1752 N. Artesian av., burglar suspect Waverly Brown, sec'y Ward & Co., 730 N. Franklin, called a fool in Judge Fisher's court, wrote challenge to judge to debate question. Mrs. Maude Wilson Ward granted divorce from Aviator Jimmy Ward.