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iion holds, a good salary, for she is
"Mr. Lehmann is out of the build
ing," she said, and then began to
gossip with another girl.
Once the reporter was foolish
enough to try to wait for Mr. Leh
mann, and finally the protector of his
interests told the reporter what she
thought of her and what Mr. Leh
mann thought of The Day Book, and
while it wasn't exactly a conversa
tion from which one could acquire
any new ideas on correct English, it
was quite forcible.
The next store was Rothschild's,
and the reporter asked for the super
But the superintendent wasn't in;
no one knew when he would be in,
and if anybody wanted to find out
anything anyway they better see
Innocently, and somewhat deject
edly, the report sought Mr. Schwab.
And waited three-quarters of an hour,
while the telephone girl calmly let
other people in ahead.
At last, as the reporter was hun
gry, a request was written on a card
and sent to Mr. Schwab.
Now, it is probable a brutal man
without gentlemanly instincts might
have asked the reporter into a private
office and said what he thought had
to be said. But Mr. Schwab is a gen
tleman. He came right out where his clerks
were assembled and some other peo
ple standing around, and with an
elocution that shouldn't be wasted,
he told the reporter what he thought
of The Day Book.
The reporter wasn't quite prepar
ed for this, and a lump came in her
throat at the humiliation of being
talked to in that manner before a lot
of curious clerks. Oh, yes, the re
porter was a girl or there would have
been a different end to the interview!
And after Mr. Schwab had said
what he thought, the reporter sadly
repaired to the Rothschild restaurant
and drank some iced tea and dried
away a few tears, and thought how
mad it makes some people when the
truth is printed about them, and just
as the day seemed spoiled and the
world a hard place to live in, the re
porter remembered she didn't have
to work for a gentleman like Mr.
Schwab, and was happy again.
But the only stores that will close
the 5th of July are the ones that
would otherwise only remain open in
the morning. It isn't generosity, it is
just that they figure, those three
stores, Marshall Field's, Carson, Pirie,
Scott & Co., and Mandel's, that it
won't pay them to open for the half
day anyway and the rest will be as
greedy as ever.
Mccarty girl found in park
had just run away
New York, June 27. Helen Mc
Carty, 16-year-old daughter of John
H. McCarty, wealthy newspaper
broker, was found by a policeman in
Fort Washington park early this
The girl had run away from home
of her own free will and had spent
two nights in the open in Fort Wash
The policeman found her curled
up on a bench, utterly exhausted and
sobbing her heart out
Helen ran away last Tuesday
morning when sent on a short er
rand by her mother. Her disappear
ance distracted her parents. The
seeming facts surrounding the dis
appearance were so like those sur
rounding the mystery of Dorothy Ar
nold, that Mrs. MsCarty never ex
pected to see her daughter again.
She still is in a critical condition, from
"I don't know why I ran away,"
Helen sobbed, when found this morn
ing. "Papa had scolded me and I was
bitter about it I though I would
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