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through the INDUSTRY route at the Fair by getting married, and she says
she presented her time check to the cashier with the statement that she
was going to quit on account of her marriage. She says the cashier flatly
refused to give her the week's salary. -
"If you want your money, you gotta send your parents to us," Agnes
claims the cashier tolcTher.
This was a new one on Agnes, who had been collecting her own wage
since she started in at the age of 3,3, so she marched off without surrender
ing her store badge or locker key and told the story to her husband, who
promptly visited her parents, only to be informed that they had no knowl
edge of what it all meant.
A reporter from The Day Book, after hearing Agnes' story and seeing
her proofs of the refusal to pay her wage, went to interview someone at
Supt. Buell could not be found, but Mr. Daubenspeck, one of the as
sistant superintendents, was on deck,
so the reporter approached him.
Daubenspeck was quite agitated.
"We'll tell you all we know about the
matter," he said, with a nervous little
cough. "Just you wait a minute
while I telephone for someone and
he'll telll you all about it."
Mr. Drucker, who has charge of
the inspectors, answered the tele
phone call and came up in a hurry.
He acknowledged that Agnes had
worked for him and that she was a
good girl and that he "had promoted
her because she was such a capable
"She ought to be paid," he assert
ed with emphasis, as though chal
lenging some one who said She
shouldn't. "We never keep any of
our employe's pay." Then he seemed
to repent of his fervor, and weakly
added, "we will have to see Mr. Buell,
So he went in search of Mr. Buell.
Half an hour by the clock the re
porter sat and twiddled his thumbs
and then Mr. Drucker returned but
he was alone.
"Miss Stransky has been working
for some time," he said, as though he
had not been over this ground be
fore. "She was sixteen when she
left. "We would not pay her be
cause her parents ordered us not to."
"But the girl says her parents did
not do anything of the kind," the re
porter insisted. "Let me see the order."
"Mr. Nixon knows all about the
matter," Mr. Drucker said, "he is the
one who handled the case. You bet
ter just see him. Yes, he knows all
"But Nixon apparently knew
nothing. He was quite sure that
Buell was the walking encyclopaedia
on the subject of Miss Stransky.
"How old was the girl when she
left?" the reporter asked Nixon.
Nixon hesitated "Mr. Buell" he
insisted, but the reporter showed no
inclination to move on, so Nixon went
over to a filing cabinet, pulled out a
card, and snapped:
"She would be 16 this month."
"How long did she work for the
"I refuse to answer. See Mr.
The reporter went after the elu
sive Buell and cornered him just as
he returned from lunch.
'Buell wasted quite a little of the
reporter's -time telling him what he
thought of The Day Book, and finally
was cornered on thejsubject of Agnes.
I know nothing about the mat
ter, he said.
"Who does know anything abj
it?" tne reporter asked. I have b
referred to several people and
all refer back to you. You oughj
know. You are the superintehden
"Well, all I have to say." said Bu&
"is that if we owe her money, we will
pay it. There must be some exten-