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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 03, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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Senator George Harding and a sal
aried worker fo Tennes.
"I'm 50;" . -
"Have you been in this busienss all
your life?"
"What business?"
"You know what business I mean.
How long have you worked for
"Most of my life lately."
"What does Mont Tennes pay you
for your work?"
"I get about $50 a week."
"Well, you heard Tennes and the
others tell yesterday what he gets
out of it. How do you like it? What
do you think of it? He makes the
big money out o f this slimy game and
goes off to California when he wants
to while you stay here. What do you
think about it?"
Only a mumble came from Eph.
It was a day of mumblers. The next
one was an Oak Park capitalist who
derives an income of 515,000 to"$20,
000 a. year from gambling connec
tions. H. T. Argo, 410 N. Richmond av.,
Oak Park, known in that suburb as
one of its solid citizens, .with gilt
edged credit and bank account, said
he was owner with Mont Tennes and
Harry Morelock of the General News
Co., which tells the race bettors of
Chicago how and what ponies are
"Have you any children, Mr. Ar
go?" asked the court. "One," came
the answer.
"Boy or girl?" "Girl."-
"How old is she?" "Eighteen."
"Did you ever tell her what your
business is?" "What business?"'
"You know what business I
mean." The witness mumbled.
"Did you ever tell her how you
make your money, Mr. Argo?"
The witness asked to have the
question repeated. Judge Landis
said: '
"You know what business I mean.
I'm talking about this gambling busi
ness you're carrying on. You get j
I money from the wording people, an
element that can't afford to lose it
on gambling. I'm talking about this
"school for criminals that you're en
gaged in. Don't you think it's too
bad you're in a business you can't
talk to your child about You wear
a Knight Templar charm. Did you
ever tell a lodge of brother Masons
about the business you're in?"
And Old Man Argo just sat and
mumbled and couldn't find an an
swer to these questions.
Henry "Eckebrecht, who has
charge of Mont Tennes' account in
the First National bank,, said he, too,
like-Argo, didn't tell his children out
on Lakewood av. how he makes the
money that keeps the family going.
"I have a boy 9 years old," said
"When you go home at night to
your wife and family after your day's
work, do you tell your boy what you
are doing?" "No."
"Wouldn't yon like to be doing
something you could talk to your
boy about."
Landis has a husky boy of his own
down with the First Illinois cavalry
and everybody in the courtroom felt
here was one honest-to-God father
talking to another father.
"Yes yes," came the slow answer
from the gambler.
When Charles XJilbert, clerk for
Stall & Sens, testified "ne had once
employed Att'y Seligmah, Judge'
Landis shot a forefinger al Mont
Tennes an dasked: "Was Seligman
ever your lawyer?"
Mont Tennes stood up, held his
hands behind his back and twisted
his fingers in and out
"I refuse to answer on the ground"
that I might incriminate myself,"
said Tennes. And so Mont answered
all day. '
Henry Morelock, one-third owner
of the big main racing news bureau,
was asked as he came from the
judge's chanjbers:
"Did you just call your office?"

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