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
"IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT MONEY YOU NEEDN'T
COME AROUND" THAT HIT HEINRICH
One of the many evils of the pri
vate detective system is shown in the
case of R. F. Heinrichja young sales
man, formerly employed by the Na
tional Cigar Co., owned by the Berr-
man Bros, in the First National Bank
The Berrmann brothers, possessing
a suspicious nature, have the Green
Detective Agency watch their em
ployes. It is the business of every
sleuth agency to prove once in awhile
that they are making themselves val
uable. They hadn't sprung anything for
quite awhile until their eyes finally
fell on young Heinrich. Heinrich is
an open-faced looking young chap,
who is going to be married next
Heinrich has been working very
hard. He is ambitious. And he
dreams of some day making a fine
home for himself and the girl who is
going to-be his mate.
One day Heinrich was aroused
from his dreams of a golden future
by the announcement that the Green
firm of man-hunters had said he was
The lad was indignant Never be
fore in his life had an accusation been
made against him. He demanded
that they furnish proof. He asked the
firm to make a thorough investiga
tion of his work. But the Berrman
brothers fired him without giving
him a chance to show his innocence,
So Heinrich a month from the time
set for his marriage found himself
out of a job a sacrifice to prove that
the system of hiring private detec
tives to "protect" your business is a
Heinrich didn't propose to let the
Green Detective agency hurt his
chances of success. He had been
under a. $1,000 bond at Berrman's
and the accusation against him would
make it hard for him to get another
He went to the office of the agency
and demanded they furnish proof. He
talked heatedly. He was fighting for
his name. And before his anger they
cringed. But they had gone too far
to back down.
Heinrich is still young enough to
trust implicitly in the law. So he hied
himself to the city hall to find a judge.
He talked with Judge Sheridan Fry
and told him his trouble.
Fry gave him some sound advice,
which, while it might have jarred the
illusions of the youth, is pretty prac
tical after all.
"If you haven't got the money to" go
through with the case, it's no use
tackling the prosecution of those fel
lows," said the wise judge.
And young Heinrich that night
turned fo his Declaration of Inde
pendence and tried to find the basis
of that advice.
o o I
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Washington, Dec. 31. Carranza's
forces evacuated Monterey, the larg
est city in their possession, on Dec.
29, and Gen. Villa with a large force
is now occupying it, according to of
ficial dispatches to the state depart
ment this afternoon. They also stat
ed that the railway between Tampico
and Monterey had ben cut and that
trains have been fired on.
Gen. Villa is now expected to march
upon Tampico and to clear the north
ern border of the small Carranzista
forces in that section.
Disruption in Provisional Presi
dent Gutierrez's cabinet was also re
ported today in an official dispatch
from Mexico City. The minister of
public instruction has resigned.
Atlantic City. Miss Marion F.
Howard, 21, wealthy. St. Louis girl,
suicided at Marlborough-Blenhehp
hotel. Too many social functions.