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them. They may receive a few
feminine callers in their rooms, but
there is no place in the hotel where
they may meet men friends. They
must met men elsewhere possibly
on the street corners.
Yet none of these workers were
asked to testify before the legislative
committee which sat in the splendid
East Room of the LaSalle and heard
women managers and foreladies tes
tify that they did not want an eight
Queer, isn't it?
CALLS SWELL HOTEL DINERS
"LOT OF D DRUNKS"
Washington, April 4. "Just a lot
damned drunks," was way U. S. Sen.
Jas. K. Vardaman, Mississippi, de
scribed crowd of diners in one of
Washington's fashionable hotels who
hissed him last night when he failed
to stand while band played "The Star
"I didn't stand," Vardaman said,
"but I didn't know the band was
playing the national anthem. It
started out by playing 'Dixie' and
suddenly switched into the 'Star
Spangled Banner' I didn't realize
wha. was being played until a lot of
damned drunks began talking about
me. I stood up just as the band fin
ished. I didn't run out I finished
easing and left. No one who knows
me could doubt my patriotism."
CROWD CHEERS WILSON
A packed house attended the pa
triotic demonstration at the Audito
rium theater last night. Wilson's
name cheered for several minutes.
Resolutions adopted urging filling of
army and navy ranks immediately.
War to the knife demanded by audi
ence. o o
YEGGMEN GET $5,100.
Four safeblowers got into the
Bowman Dairy Co. branch office at
4452 Cullom av early this morning.
When they left they took with them
$5,100 from the wrecked safe.
DEMOCRATS NOW IN CONTROL
OF CITY COUNCIL
Democrats came back with a roar
yesterday, scattering the Republi
cans before them like a band of
crapshooters running from the cops.
When the day ended the donkey
party had elected the city treasurer,
city clerk and 22 aldermen. The city
council now stands: Democrats, 43;
Republicans, 24; Socialists, 3.
Socialists put over a surprise in
the 9th ward, where Chas. V. John
son defeated Aid. Hiram Vanderbilt.
Aid. Kennedy in the 27th ward rolled
up more votes than the rest of his
opponents combined, in spite of the
Tribune knocking. Just to rub it
into the Trib, the 27th ward voters
gave Kennedy the highest plurality
in the city.
Democrats succeed Republicans
in the 3d, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th,
18th, 20th, 24th, 31st, 34th and 35th
George Diff battered down the pet
City Hall candidate, F. W. Patterson,
in the 3d ward. Charles B. Merriam
made political history in Chicago
when 8,504 men and women wrote in
his name on the ballot. Wm. R. Fet
zer narrowly escaped defeat.
John J. Touhy, Democrat, running
independently in the 18th ward,
backed by the good government
forces, easilly defeated the powerful
BarneyGrogan after one of the most
riotous elections in the 18th ward,
which culminated in the murder of a
negro poll worker.
Rob't Hall McCormick proved an
easy winner in the 21st ward. One
surprise was the defeat of Aid. Sitts
by Adamkiewictz in the 17th. Joe
Kostner won in the 34th with over
GERMAN WIRELESS CLOSED
The Hague, April 4. The German
American wireless service has
ceased. Berlin advices today indicat
ed its abandonment in view of pres