Landord Taylor Fined $10

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LANDLORD TAYLOR FINED $10. Police Wis la Their Case Agalast the Wood raff Hotel Proprietor.. . JV'B. Taylor, proprietor of the "Woodruff. hotel. Wabash avenue-and avenue-and avenue-and Twenty-First Twenty-First Twenty-First street, -was -was fined $10 and costs by Justice Prlndlvllle In tho Harrison street police court on - a charge of keeping a disorderly house. The defense tblnks that U has won a victory. The case has been hotly contested, and many .witnesses were introduced on each side. -- -- L. B. Taylor has owned and conducted the -Woodruff -Woodruff hotel since- since- May, 1900. Feb. 10, th police of the Cottage Grove avenue station,-'under station,-'under station,-'under station,-'under orders of Lieutenant O'Brien, raided the hotel and arrested the proprietor and ten guests. ' When the case waa called before Justice PrlndiYllle the next morning after th raid the guests -who -who had been arrested arrested charged wltU being inmates of a disorderly disorderly bouse, were discharged because they had been arrested on general warrants. Taylor Taylor was held on two charges of keeping a disorderly disorderly house. The police were accused of accepting accepting bribes from some of the guests of the hotel. Lieutenant .O'Brien was transferred to Englewood by order of .the mayor for his part In the raid.. ' "" - Yesterday Attorney Theodore Case, for the defecse. urged that Taylor could not be held becauso he had no Intent of keeping a disorderly disorderly house and that the police had - not proved the house to be disorderly except by general reputation. He Implied that th witnesses witnesses for the prosecution were saloonkeeper saloonkeeper and others, who would naturally testify tn favor of th police because they were allowed allowed to follow, their practices by toleration of th pollc. - , - Th prosecution asked that Taylor be fined th limit of $200 for conducting the hotel aaa disorderly house, saying that th preservation preservation of morality tn Chicago demanded that the practice o keeping such houses be Stopped. -' -' .'- .'- ' ; ;:-.zr.K:!r, ;:-.zr.K:!r, ;:-.zr.K:!r,

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 23 Feb 1901, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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