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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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store girls are surrounded. But the
idea that it was only "temporary"
with his girl finally caused him to
withdraw his refusal.
From a friend of the family a Day
Book reporter obtained Wiles atti
tude on the department stores as a
workshop for unwise girls, Wiles be
lieves that some mon of evil inten
tions saw his daughter behind
Rothschilds counters; that he was
attracted by her girlishness and that
he plotted against her.
It all smacks somewhat of a "mo
vie" plot, but in the vice investiga
tions made by various bodies, includ
ing the Chicago Vice com'n and the
Illinois Cenate Welfare com'n, evi
dence has been brought out that
serves to substantiate Wiles' fears.
It is known that girls are forced to
treat strange men with courtesy and
attention under penalty of losing
their positions. And in courtrooms
girls have told how they were
brought to their ruin through flirta
tions in State street stores.
The police have searched down
every possible clue to the girl's
whereabouts. She is with no relative.
There was never any man or boy in
her life that her relatives or girl
friends know of. The police theory
is that she met some man in Roths
child's. To throw further mystery on her
disappearance the girl called up her
sister, Mary, Saturday night The
following conversation took place.
"Hello, Mary, this is Lyde."
"Where are you?
"I can't tell you."
"re you coming home?"
"No, I'm not."
"Please tell me where you are.'
"I can't tell you, but don't worry.
What I want you to do is tell father
to call off the police and stop the
publicity. If you don't you will never
see me again."
The girl rang off abruptly. The
father rushed to the telephone and I
tried to get the company officials to 1
trace the call. But they refused He
explained how important it was to
get tract of his girl. But the officials
shut him off with the statement that
it was against the rules of the com
pany. So Wiles is keeping up his search,
praying that his girl will come back
to him unharmed.
MAIL NOTE AND BLACKLIST
Washington, July 24. Direct rela
tions between the British mail seiz
ures and blacklisting Aberican firms
was pointed out by state department
officials today, after the arrival of a
preliminary reply to the mail note.
The extreme irritation wliich the
administration feels over England's
delay in answering the mail note is
partially because it was through the
alleged illegal practice of opening
mail of American firms that they ob
tained much of the information on
which the blacklist was compiled.
The preliminary mail reply receiv
ed is altogether unsatisfactory, offi-'
cials said, because it ignores the con
tention of principle expounded in the
American note and deals only with
specific cases which have no imme
diate bearing on the demand for a
reform in British practices.
Unless the full reply on the prin
ciple involved is made shortly the
state department will request Am
bassador Page at London to make a
peremptory demand for an answer
trom the British foreign office.
Bluffton, Ind. Eight years ago
Mrs. Lewis Brown accidentally
dropped a pound of butter into the
well. Wm. Davison scooped it up in
a pail of water this week, found it
perfectly preserved and is eating it
Philadelphia. An adventurous
cat with fondness for fish attempted
to poach in private pond of Gub, big
polar bear at Zoo. When the cat fell
in Gus took her gently in his mouth
and dropped her safely on the grass
outside his cage,