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v.oiijug iu a department i
store in.the city.
Mary Curiey's first job was as a
cash' girl in the Boston store at $4
a week. She later became a sales
girl, and then worked, for the tele
phone company at 18 cents an hour.
Jennie Strauss cried bitterly when
the police raided Norton's flat. Later
she told Detective Sergeant Bowler
the' story of her fall.
' ' "I was just a kid," she said. "And
couldn't live on that, far less get
any of the things that any girl wants,
to get. I was easy."
The police suspect that Norton
made a regular business of ruining
girls working for small wages" in de
partment stores. They say he ran a
second- flat in the -Gerald Building,
2600 South State street.
- It is for this reason and because
of the Curley girl's refusal to testify
against Norton, the police particular
ly wish--tb get-the testimony of the
Strauss and Roy girls.- x
"These girls disappeared in a
mighty funny way," said Bowler, to
day. "We can't find any trace of
them at all. Yet I don't think they
had any money of their own not
enough to get any distance any
Norton's defense now is that Mary
Curley was only his housekeeper.
The Curley girl will corroborate this."
Norton is -married and has two
children. Last November he was-fined
for wife abandonment He paid the
fine, but did not go ba6k to his wife,
GLENN SUED FOR LIBEL BY
Andrew M. Lawrence, publisher of
the Hearst newspapers, today'swore
out two warrants for the arrest of
John M. Glenn, lobbyist of the Manu
facturers' Association and publisher
and editor of the Manufacturers'
News, on charges of criminal libel.
In yesterday's issue of the Manu
facturers' -News,- Gtennmadebis- sec
ond attack on'the'integrity of Lieu
tenant Governor Barratt O'Hara,
saying that the, proof that O'Hara
is tied up with Lawrence and that
Lawrence Instigated the senate white
stave commission's low wages inquiry
lies In the fact that the chief inves
tigator for the commission is M. Blair
Glenn's editorial states, that Coan
is the personal representative, of An
drew M. Lawrence, and reports to
Lawrence that . Coan stood behind
O'Hara's chair when O'Hara was
questioning Glenn, last Saturday, and
that therefore it wasn't necessary for
O'Hara 'to .see, Lawrence every day
as "there are pth'eFlneans.'of com-'
Glenn, In lus editorial,' asks if, it
be not true that every newspaper man
in Chicago-knows -Coan to be 'Andy
Lawrence's representative. 1
It isn't. Every 'newspaper-man in
the city" knows that' Coan formerly
-was a reporteron. the Examiner.
They also -know tbat before 'that
Coan worked' for Hearst's New York
Journal." They also know" Coan' as
one of the best investigators , in .Chi-,
cago, and kno.w "that he -usually is
employed -when there is a big probe.
O'Hara knew1 thjs, as well as any
newspaper man, .and that probably
was his only reason for1 employing
Coan. , ' .
As to Coan sitting -behind O'Hara
while 0'Hara;was questioningGlehn,
that wa8Coan's position no matter
who was, being examined.
It. looks like Glenn iad got off on
the. wrong foot and. horned his-way,
clear into a first-class mess of trou
ble in his zeal to flag the investiga
tion of- low wages.
The Day Book's; best Information
is that there is absolutely no'connec
tion'Between Barratt O'Hara and An
dy Lawrence or the Hearst papers',
arid that the' charge that Lawrence
instigated thejwhite slave investiga
tion -into !low wages'In order to tget
more advertising from loop mer
chants is. entirely Without-.foundatiofcy-