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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 22, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 28

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with Detroit, but others were easy for
Warhop. Cree bagged three of 13
Yank hits.
Red Sox and Browns played five
innine tie. rain buttine in. Collins had
II held Browns to one hftand Leverenz
had yielded four.
Minna Everleigh is the latest addi
tion to the sport writers fraternity.
Mike Mitchell, former Red and Cub,
has been sold by the Pirates to Wash
ington of the American League. Grif
fith needed an experienced man to
take the place of Clyde Milan, who
may be kept out of the game for the
rest of the season by injuries.
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Montgomery, Ward & Co. are try
ing to send four young men to the
penitentiary. G. R. Durgan, a com
pany pussyfoot .brought the four be
fore Judge Sabath yesterday, charg
ing them with swindling the company
out of $3,357.
One of the four, G. V. Glass, the
leader, is just married. Sabath
heard his story, looked at the tears
running down the bride's face, then
told them to come back Friday and
maybe Montgomery, Ward & Co. will
not get all the satisfaction they're
calling for.
Glass said: "Four years ago I
came to Chicago, 19 years old, with
nothing but a high school diploma
to start me on my way. I got a job
with Montgomery Ward's at $12 a
week. Everywhere they told me the
way to get more pay was to use my
head, work up new schemes to save
money for Montgomery Ward's. I
never worked as hard in my life as I
did six months when I shaped up a
new system for handling correspond
ence, freight and filing. I showed it
to the manager. He threw it in a
corner of his desk, saying it was
good but wouldn't work with Mont
gomery Ward's.
"A few months alter my scheme
was put into operation. But my pay
wasn't raised. I wasn't promoted. I
didn't get any credit.
"I believed I had something com
ing. I didn't like the way the man
ager double-crossed me.
"So I got men to write in fake let
ters asking refunds. My brother,
Harold, and John Ralston wrote in
for refunds and postal orders would
be sent them. The one who cashed it
was allowed 40 per cent. The 60 per
cent was split between me and a
higher up who was willing.
"William G. Franze, another Mont
gomery Ward employe, played the
game with us and took money. He
is the man the house detective found
who turned state's evidence.
"They want me to pay back $2,900.
I have paid them back $450,' all the
money I've got. The other three fel
lows spent their money. I'm. willing
to work and pay back my share, but
not theirs, too."
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"I have been told these tortoise
shell glasses make me look scholar
ly." "Then for goodness sake don't
take them off near people who
haven't seen you without them,"

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