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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 21',
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GIRL CHARGES BUSINESS XX
SUED BY TRADE SCHOOL
A -want ad In the Daily News took
Miss Jessie Grace, 2831 Barry av., to
the offices o'f the Chicago Calculating
Co., room 427 Ashland block, through
a six-week course of training to run
an adding machine, and finally to
court, where she Is efog sued for
$22.50 by the Calculating Co.
The advertisement offered to teach
girls to earn $18 a week If they would
first serve an apprenticeship of six
weeks, for which they should pay $35.
According to the girl's story, she went
to the Calculating Co.'a office, where
she made an initial payment of
$12.50 and was guaranteed a posi
tion at the completion of the train
ing period, which in her case was to
be but five weeks.
At the end Of the fifth week she
finished the course, but was told no
position could be secured -for her.
Then Miss Grace balked ,at paying th
remainder of the fee charged by the
The balance of $22.50 claimed by.
the concern was put in the hands of
the Law Adjusting Co. fox collection.
The Law Adjustment Co. Is very
handy to the Calculating Co., having
offices in the next room. A letter was
sent to Miss Grace, threatening her
with expensive legal proceedings if
she did not come across with the
Miss Grace consulted her uncle,
Elmer C. Harris, who has some ex
perience in court proceedings, and he
advised her to stand pat She refus
ed to pay. The suit followed.
. .Harris protested to the News, and
the ad was changed from the "Help
Wanted Miscellaneous" column to
Slightly altered, it was run yester
day. o o
Those raids oh England are about
as effective from a military stand
point as the- famous American bom
bardment of Matanzas. We killed a
THERE'S A REASON
"I hear Brown is going to marry a
woman thirty years. older than he is."
"Ha, ha! Thafsrich.
"You've got that wrong. She is
During bis lastflmeas, Curra&t the
great Irish wit, was one day told by
his medical attendants that he seem
ed to cough with more difficulty than
he had done the- previous day
"That's odd enough," replied the
famous Irishman, "because I've been
practicing aB night'- Pittsburg
What train lid James Montgomery
What kinds of fish were caught by
What did John eat besides Oxen
ham? What made Stewart Edward
Who taught Ed-Howe?
Close Analogy Pa, what's a re
tainer? "What you pay a lawyer before he
does any work for you, my Bon,"
"Oh, I see. ItfB like the quarter
you put in the gas meter before yo
get any gas." Boston Transcrhit, I