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LOW WAGES GIVEN AS CRIME CAUSE JACK
JOHNSON WOULD COME BACK McDERMOTT
IN AGAIN GERMANY ENFORCES BLOCKADE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St,
Editorial Monroe 353.
Circulation Monroe 3826,
Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1915
PROSECUTED BY MARSHALL FIELD'S,
WOMAN SHOOTS HERSELF
.Mrs-.. Frances Chandler Causes Sensation by Suicm
Attempt in Criminal Court Had Pleaded Guilty , ?
to Shoplifting "Her First Offense; Disgrace
Too Much" She Cries
When a shoplifter is caught, he or
she must not expect mercy. The big
stores on State street prosecute to the
very limit This is especially so with
the bigger stores, such as Marshall
Field & Co.
- The docket of the criminal court is
crowded with "women, young and old,
mothers of large families and young
girls, and they 'all are bitterly prose
cuted and shoved toward, prison 'be
cause the powerful department stores
insist they should be "made an ex
ample oC" so that pojwfial ahpplgt-
ers may take warning and lesya
State st. alone.
This morning Mrs. Frances Chaa
dler, believed to be a widow, tried to
cheat the law and Marshall FielcLfc
Co. by firing a bullet into her breast
a few moments after she confessed
in Judge McDonald's courtroom that
she had been implicated in the theft
of two furs from the mighty store
of Marshall Field & Co.
The woman made her confession,
in a tear-broken voice, while attor
neys fef Marshall Field smirked wftht