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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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Three pretty young girls stood at
a street entrance of the city hall to
day. In their arms were great bun
dles of flowers. They were selling
them to passers-by for the benefit of
the Frances Willard hospital. Few
who passed could refuse the appeal
in their smiles.
Two men, well dressed, young,
clean-cut, stopped to buy a carnation.
"Why don't you go up into the
courts? You could sell lots up there,"
suggested one of the men.
"We didn't know we could do
that," replied one.
"Oh, yes, you can, come with us;
we'll take you into them," chorused
the two men.
The three young girls followed.
The two men took them to the elev
enth floor into Judge Heap's morals
court. They marched the girls
through the files of street walkers,
prostitutes, panderers and keepers of
disorderly houses right up front to
the vacant chairs in the jury box.
The denizens of the streets and mor
bid hangerson in the court gasped in
amazement as they saw these three
girls sitting right beside the witness
There was an especially filthy case
before court, Eugene Quirk and the
Rev. Alice Phillips Aldrich noticed the
entrance of the girls, guided by the
men. They did not hesitate. Quirk
went for the men; Mrs. Aldrich talked
to the girls.
One of the girls told Mrs. Aldrich
she did not know what the word
"prostitute" meant. The others were
as innocent Their innocence was
not affected.
"Do you want to flaunt these poor
unfortunate women of the streets
with your flowers?" inquired Mrs.
"No, no!" protested one girl.
Mrs. Aldrich gently but firmly guid
ed the girls out of the room. The
men followed. Instead of taking the
,eirls back to their posts, the men
then took them to the court of do
mestic relations, where racy stories
are often told. '
Quirk, Morals Inspector Hanna and
Assistant Bailiff J. Dass got busy
when they heard the men had guided
the girls into the court of domestic
relations. An officer was sent to find
the men, but they had disappeared.
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He who laughs last laughs loudest,
but she who laughs in Judge Gem
mill's court must pay for her mirth.
Miss Isabella Patton, 7359 Ken
wood av., deals in pedigreed cats. Re
cently she came into the limelight
when she tried to replevin a tortoise
shell cat "worth anywhere from
$1,000 to $50,000," which she said
F. Sleuter, 6220 Kenwood av., had
promised her.
Yesterday Judge Gemmill ordered
her to return either a cat or $8 to
Mrs. Johanna Theisen, 9618 Houston
av. Miss Patton laughed at the or
der. f. "I'll give you two hours to see how
funny it is," said the judge.
Miss Patton laughed again. To
convince her the situation was not
humorous the judge fined her $100.
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London, June 23. Victoria crosses
were today awarded to Captain Fran
cis Seringer, of 14th Battalion of the
Canadian Royal Army Medical Corps,
of Royal Montreal Regiment; to
Colour Sergeant Frederick William
Hall, of Eighth Canadian Battalion,
and to Lance Corporal Frederick
Fisher, of Thirteenth Canadian Bat
talion. o o
Enough bioze to intoxicate a meet- '
ing of baseball magnates was produc
ed by Officer Kelly of the morals
squad as evidence in a morals court
case today.
Four young girls were caught in a
raid on the flat o Henrietta TerriU,
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