Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
M'GUIRE'S GAG DONT GO
Mrs. Katherine Slater, 53 years
old, and her daughter, Mrs. Helen
Moir, live at 6316 South Lafhn
street. Both are immigrants.
Mrs. Slater's husband used to
be a peddler before he became a
bed-ridden invalid. Mrs. Slater
has three young daughters be
sides Mrs. Moir. Mrs. Moir's hus
band is in an insane asylum.
The two women have known
the most desperate, grinding pov
erty for over a year." They have
know what it meant to go with
out food. .
Not long ago the two women
in their desperation stole about
$15 worth of goods from the
Boston and other stores.
Mayrne Norton, one of the
spotters at the Boston, caught
them at it and had them taken be
fore Ed McGuire of the McGuire
& White "detective" agency.
Yesterday McGuire appeared
against the two immigrdnt wom
en in Judge Scully's court.
He charged that both the wom
en were members of an "organ
ized band of shoplifters" and de
manded that they receive a long
Pharcrinor that nnvprtv-strirken
xw.6...b ---r -j - j
women who yield to tne tempta
tion of department store displays
are members of "organized bands
of shoplifters" appears to be one
of the best things McGuire does.
The "detective" produced no
evidence in support of his charge
before Judge Scully yesterday.
The court told him that if he
jthought the women really were
members of any organized band
of anything he'd better go out
and get some proof of it.
"Meantime," said the judge, "I
am going to continue the case I
cannot impose heavy sentences on
unsupported charges. The two
women will be released on their
A SLANT FROMTHEBENCH
In the men's night court in
New York, Magistrate Campbell
recently sentenced Alexander
Lupo to 30 days in prison. Guess
Alexander was one of a com
mittee from the Hotel Workers'
union sent to a Broadway lobster
palace to call a strike. They en
tered the dining room during the
dinner hour, gave an order, sat
quiet for a time, then. Alexander
blew a whistle. At once the wait
ers struck. So did the house de
tective. He mopped the floor
with Alexander and the magis
trate did the rest.
The court ruled that blowing a
whistle where the custom instead
is to blow money constitutes "dis
orderly conduct." And the cul
prit was given the limit.
Do you wonder that many toil
ers think the law is stacked
agafhst them? Suppose Morgan
or Rockefeller had gone into that
tavern and whistled. Would he
have been slugged and jugged?
"Leader" Underwood weakens
as to reducing the glass and
earthenware schedules, eh? May
be Oscar is too tender hearted for
a butcher of tariff cinches. a