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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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which paid her the salary which left
so many little things wanting from
veek to week. And it was another
'erk in the Boston Store who first
- ggested to the girl that she "come
o 't some night for a little fun."
Julius Levy met the girl let's call
her Mary Smith through the me
lium of an older clerk in th'e-Boston
Store. The other, it is said, was
working in the Boston Store just to
get in touch with such young, fresh
girls as Mary. The police are seek
ing her now.
Julius, according to the testimony
introduced and things she told Ass't
State's Att'y Hogan, who uncovered
the loop store slavers, then took
from Mary the heritage of every girl.
And when her innocence was gone,
he passed her along to another man
who had money. For next to new
girls, Julius liked money, it is said.
After four months of existence in
the Boston Store in the daytime and
"life" at night in the cabarets and
hotels, Mary, downcast and penitent,
was taken to Ass't State's Att'y Ho
gan the other day. She told of the
girl clerk, of Levy and of her shame.
She told Hogan that when her
girlish innocence was gone and she
didn't care she had been taken to the
Saratoga Hotel where another bunch
of men, these were wealthy, rented
rooms by the week and received
many department store girls in them.
The gang there were five men
and two women was described by
Miss Smith, and the workings of the
gang in State street's cheaper stores
were explained. She told how the
two women,-one working in the Bos
ton Store, picked up the 'new girls
when they came in as cash girls and
clerks.
They told the newcoming young
sters of swell clothes and of high life
in the cabarets and fox trotteries and
when the natural cupidity of the vic
tim was aroused, they took them out
and showed them how to get the good
times and fine clothes. Always one
of the five men of the gang figured in
the fatal "first time."" - Later the
bunch of swells at the Saratoga were
sure to get the youngsters.
Mary Smith's tale brought six girls,
all under eighteen and all "loop store
graduates," into the Juvenile court
Three men were arrested; Levy was
one. Two more warrants were taken
out by Hogan yesterday and the po-
lice expect to round up the rest of
the gang.
A tew of the girls confessed steal
ing articles from the stores and giv- )
ing them to some of the men who
had led them astray. Every one ex
plained her downfall, just as Mary
did. And most of them had clothes
such as the Boston Store salary can
not buy a girl who must also support
herself.
But any happy, optimistic depart
ment store manager ask him will
tell you there is no prostitution among
the girls in his store. Ask him and
see.
o o
BITS OF NEWS
Wm. Flynn, U. S. secret service,
says names of neither Crones or any '
under arrest as anarchists in Chicago
are on secret service's list of anarch
ists. 1
Wm. Lorimer, former senator, will
be placed on trial tomorrow before
Judge Dever, charged with complicity I
in wrecking Lorimer-Munday chain
of banks.
Miss Katherine Stinson, 19, will
loop-the-Ioop over lake front over
lake front 8 o'clock tonight
Jas. Kearns, 7850 Lowe av., switch-
man, stabbed in back at Armour &
Co.'s car shops. Did not see assail
ant March 6 set as date for trial of H
Att'y Chas. Erbstein, accused of con
spiring to suborn perjury. (
Sadie Schneider, 16, 2125 N. Clark, Qh
found dead in gas filled room. De- 3
spondent from throat trouble.
0 0
New York. Elihu Roote denied
endorsement of New York state re
publicans for presidential nomination.
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