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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3',
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DEPT. STORE FLIRT FINED $25
ON COMPLAINT OF GIRL
Another department store flirt was
nailed this morning by Judge John
Mahoney in the South Clark street
police court. This one traveled a
beat in Rothschild's and Siegel,
Cooper's, according to the girl who
complained. He was soaked $25 and
costs on the strength of her story.
The young lady in the case she is
still a school girl was one of those
who use the department stores to
meet their relatives and friends in.
That's how she happened to be in
the" stores at Van Buren and State
sts. .when the flirt he says his name
is J. Patterson pressed his atten
tion on her.
When she met her father, C. W.
Eisel, 815 Anthony av., in the Sifr
gel, Cooper store Saturday afternoon
she told him that a man had been
following her for some time. Her
daddy suggested that she walk
across from Siegel's to Rothschild's
and he wouldCome after her to see
Miss Eisel crossed the street from
Siegel's to Rothschild's establish
ment. Here she said Patterson
walked up and spoke to her. The
. girl'a father, waiting just for this,
jumped forward and struck Patter
son and a fight followed which ended
only when detectives stepped be
tween the men.
Patterson denied speaking to the
girl and said he bunipecHnto her by
accident and was apologizing when
struck by Eisel. He had an appoint
ment to meet his wife, he declared.
But the detectives" placed him un
der arrest on a disorderly conduct
When the case came up for trial
before Judge Mahoney today, the
girl Miss Irene Eisel stepped up
and told judge the following story:
"I went into Siegel's to meet my
father Saturday and this man fol
lowed me- It wasn't the first time he
- has annoyed me, your honor. I have
seen him twice in State street stores.
since last July and he tried to flirt
with me both times.
"The last time was about Thanks
giving day. I was going to have him
arrested then, but I hate to come to
court, so I swallowed 'the insult and
"This time he spied me and came
right after me along State street
and into Siegel's. I had an appoint
ment with my father, so I slipped up
and told him that the man was after
me. I had already told dad about
"My father told me to turn around
and walk into Rothschild's store and
he would watch out for me. I did
so without even looking behind me.
When I got in there he was right on
my heels. He bumped into me and
started talking. Then my father
reached us and a fight started."
Patterson denied the truth of the
girl's story and appealed to the judge
that it was all a mistake.
"I have never seen her before,
judge," he declared. "The young lady
is wrong about me. I don't flirt in
department stores and I'm married."
"Twenty-five and costs," answered
Judge Mahoney. "I think you're old
enough to be harmless, but you're
also old enough to know better.
Keep out" of those stores and don't
flirt with. young girls."
LEAK PROBERS AT WORK
Washington, Jan. 15. Minus the
headliner, Thomas W. Lawson, Bos
ton financier, the house note leak
committee got down to business to
day after voting in executive session
to introduce a resolution broadening
the committee's powers and extend
ing its life to ninety days.
BITS OF NEWS
Washington. Admiral Geo. Dew
ey's death is expected momentarily,
according -to a bulletin issued this
pfteronno bv his attending physician,
Dr. A. M. Fauntleroy.
London. The steamer Minnesota
has been sunk in collision today: