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'JULIUS ROSENWALLTS BENEFIT ASSOCIATION.
WILL NOW GIVE WOOD A "LOVELY FUNERAL" .
THE DAY BOOK
t An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, jgS 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and Publisher. 3KS?E 398 Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 230
Chicago, Friday, June 27, 1913
HIRED SPY OF "MERCHANT PRINCES"
EXPELLED BY GIRL CLERK
"Miss Stewart" Who Represented Herself as Marshall
Field Employe, Wilts When Accused at Union
. Meeting, and Confesses She Is Private Detective.
The department store millionaires
of State street and Milwaukee ave
nue are paying huge sums to private
detective agencies to spy upon and
break up every meeting of the recent
ly organized department store clerks.
Their system of espionage receiv
ed its first check at the meeting of
the Milwaukee avenue clerks, held
last night, when a woman who gave
the name of "Miss Stewart" was ex
pelled from the meeting after being
forced to admit that she was the
agent of a private detective outfit
"Miss Stewart" first began at
tending the meetings of the clerks a
month or more ago. She gained the
confidence of the girls bystating that
she was in -the employ of Marshall
'Field & Co., and recently had come
from San Francisco, where she had
belonged to the Retail Clerks' Asso
ciation. - - - '
"Miss Stewart's" excessive desire
to "know all about the work of or
ganization aroused the suspicions of,
Emmett Flood, organizer for the.
American Federation of Labor.
As soon as Flood has confirmed his
suspicions he accused "Miss Stewart"
directly. She did not attempfYo deny
her guilt, but attended the meeting
last night. As soon as she was recog
nized she was requested to leave the
Some estimate of the amount the'
department store millionaires are
ready to spend to keep their employes
powerless in their grip may be gath
ered from theTeport that "Miss Stew
art" received $25 for every meeting
If "Miss Stewart" was paid $25 a
night by the detective agency, how
much was the detective agency paid
by the department store millionaires?
Detective agencies do not pay their
employes any greater proportion or