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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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matters that the department stores
axe concerned in. He is supposed to
be a cracker-jack sleuth. He is the
detective who, some time ago, was
found to be drawing double pay, one
envelope from the big stores -and an
other from the city.
McGuires plea to the judge was
"Send im up. He's guilty."
judge Mahoney gave Doore a
chance to explain hia act but the
man had little to say.
"I can see nothing that I can do
but send you over," the judge then
"The man's wife is here," Doore's
lawyer broke in. "Let her talk."
"Don't ring in the man's wife,"
snapped the judge. "I am human,
but I don't want to be influenced by
his wife in my decision."
Then the lawyer said he would like
to explain a little side matter in the
case. He whispered to the judge.
Mahoney's face brightened. "That
is something else again." ,
Doore's lawyer summoned some
one from the rear of the courtroom.
A mere slip of a girl stepped forth.
She was the wife in the case. Violet
was her name and she looked the
part. Frail, pretty and but 19 years
"This little woman is absolutely
dependent upon her husband for sup
port," Doore's lawyer said. "Her
husband was only getting $15 a week
from Rothschild & Co. for work as
a drug clerk. They had a hard
enough time getting along as it was.
And now if the bread winner of the
family is "sent over" where will this
little girl be? In a few months there
will be another mouth for Doore to
feed. The stork is expected to visit
their home. Is it better for the man
to be in jail not supporting his fam
ily, and his wife starving, or ig it bet
ter for the man to be out working
and trying to redeem himself?"
Judge Mahoney didn't just exactly
like the idea of the new little Doore
coming into the world while his or
her daddy was in jail, and coming ,
into a home where there was no
Doore is free on parole. When-the
little Miss or Master arrives, Daddy,
as well as Mamma, will be there to
greet him or her.
SCHOOL PRINCIPALS GIVE A
SECRET JAKE LOEB TEA
Some more regular Jake Loeb stuff
was pulled off in Chicago yesterday.
This time it was the Principals' club
which acted "on the quiet."
A special meeting of the Principals'
club was called for yesterday at 3.
When they met a letter was read to
those present by Wm. Hedges. It
gave the Loeb system a clean bill and
asked that Loeb be re-elected head
of the board of education.
When the reading was finished
some argument aitse as to whether
or not Loeb was a 1 civil service
wrecker. Before much was said, the
matter was rushed to a vote on
whether they should send Loeb the
John Stube, president of the club,
asked for an "aye" vote and he got
response from about half of the prin
cipals present When "nays" were
called none answered, so Stube noti
fied Loeb"he had been congratulated
by a unanimous vote of the club.
But there were more unusual fea
tures to the meeting. It was not an
nounced to the newspapers, only two
papers knew the meeting was sched
uled. Principals were called up. on
-the phone and told to attend.
Twenty-four of the thirty-one
members of the board of directors
saw fit to attend the Loeb tea. Re
porters were barred.
uynn, mass. Kepreseniauves ot -retail
shoe dealers from New. Eng
land states, New York, Pennsylvania
and middle west will ask congress to
investigate high price of leather.
Gary, Ind. City council threatens
to impeach Mayor R. 0. Johnson un
less Gary is purged of vice in 30