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was not "assigned" to guard any
property owned by McGuire &
' He was just "assigned" to Mc
Guire & White, for McGuire &
White to do with as they pleased.
The way McGuire & White
pleased, of course, was to sic
Brother Ed on to "protecting" the
big department stores, in which
work Brother Ed has become fa
mous not to say notorious.
In the second place, Brother
Tom was not told to pay Brother
Ed's salary to the city. He was
told to pay it himself.
In fact, the city just presented
Brother Tom with a full-fledged,
honest-to-goodness copper all for
his own in the shape of his
This made a good ad for the
firm of McGuire & White. It is
not many "private detective agen
cies" which have city coppers on
But McGuire & White had, and
they could boast of it to pros
pective customers. Which prob
ably accounts for the fact that to
day the firm of McGuire & White
is doing the work of most of the
big State street department
The nature of that work will
very often not bear looking into.
The firm of McGuire & White
will explain loftily that they "pro
tect" the department stores.
Just what "protecting" the de
partment stores means, we are
not quite sure, but possibly it has
something to do with taking girls
to private offices and searching
Under the double play the
city to Brother Ed to Brother
Tom arrangement, the city ap
parently becomes a party to this
sort of "protection" afforded the
big stores by McGuire & White.
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They were arguing about the
dceitfulness of women, and she
retaliated by citing the instances
of men deceiving their wives.
"I suppose," said he, "that you
hold that a man should never de
ceive his wife?"
"Oh, no!" she smiled back at
him, "I shouldn't go as. far as
that. How would it be possible
for the average man to get a wife
if he didn't deceive her?"