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GIRL TELLS OF CLEVER SCHEME
SHE WORKED IN FIELD'S STORE
An. "easy money" scheme which
was operated in Marshall Field's de
partment store netted Margaret Alt
man and two others some ready cash
while it lasted. But Margaret, an
artist's model, and P. R. Pakenham,
of 6971 Eggleston av., a floorwalker
at Field's, are under arrest and the
police are looking for another em
ploye of the store.
The customers of the store are
made the goats by the scheme which
was practiced, according to the story
told by Miss Altman.
She would present herself in a de
partment in which worked Pakenham
or another floorwalker who "was
wise." She then would order a bill
of goods of considerable value and
charge it to a customer whose name
was supplied by one of the confed
v erates and who had a charge account
' The floorwalker was called, he
"0. K.'s" the bill of goods and the
parcels were handed over to the girl.
When the customer with the charge""
account received the bill at the end
of the month she was asked to pay
for the goods which the girl got away
Pakenham, who is a married man,
denied the charges of the girl and
. ' even said he had never seen her.
The third fellow, young and hand
some, for whom the girl says she
worked the game, is missing. The
police are seeking him.
BITS OF NEWS
Tillie Fitzgerald leaped or fell from
4th floor St James hotel, Halsted and
A Washington. Dying.
Fire in air-shaft of 10-story Palmer
bldg., Market and Adams, frightened
800 working girls. Loss $50.
Charges of irregularities in court
martialing made at Ft Sheridan.
Barney Grogan gets sixth continu
ance in liquor license case.
Statements in paper today that
crime is on increase in Chicago are
untrue, sajd Mayor Thompson,
RAILROAD HIT FOR CARRYING
WARM MILK TO CHI.
The Chicago & Northwestern rail
road yesterday was found guilty of
violating an ordinance which pro
hibits milk from being brought into
Chicago at a higher temperature than
55 degrees. Municipal Judge Samuel
Trade, in a lengthy opinion, fined the
railroad $100, the maximum.
The railroad was charged with
transporting milk from Cary and
Hartland, 111., to Chicago in baggage
cars. Inspectors from the depart
ment of health found the milk was
between 67 and 76 degrees when it
arrived In Chicago after being on the
train three hours.
"We all know of how deaths of ba-,
bies increase during the summer
months from impure milk," said
Judge Trade. "This law should be
enforced to save our babies.
"During the arguments attorneys
for the road insinuated that the price
of milk would be raised if they were,
compelled to comply with the ordi-t
nance. A refrigerator car on thist
very train belonged to Borden & Co.
This company complies with the ordi-'
nance and sells milk at the market!
price. The railroads must do the'
same. I suggest that they establish'
ice boxes at the depots to receive the1
milk and use Tefrigerator cars tor
Judge Truda's decision will be ap-r
pealed. Meanwhile cases against
other railroads are being prosecuted.
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WARNING FOR AUTO DRIVERS
Auto drivers are to be warned by
signs when they are driving near;,
schools. Within the next few weeks j
signs bearing the words, "Slow Downn
School Watch for Children," will3
be placed on all corners surrounding
schools. Pres. Collins of the board
of education says the plan will pre-
vent many accidents. a
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Appeal up today against decision 9
permitting use of motion picture,
"Birth of Nation," a
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