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Chicago Tribune Archive: Millinery 1915 and 1926 January 25, 2011

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Now Here’s an Interesting Way to Get a Husband-Work for Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company in Chicago and Consult on Millinery! “She Picks Fine Hats; He Makes Her His Wife”


February 4, 1915 the Chicago Tribune tells us how Miss Louise English became Mrs. Guy S. Tullet. Once again this demonstrates that age old line about Behind Every Successful Man there is a Woman. Not really all that true, but it seemed to have worked out for this couple. It is also of interest that it was newsworthy enough to make it into the paper. Slow news day?

“Chicagoan Held As Embezzler Denies Charges”

March 26, 1926 Chicago Tribune


The article indicates the fellow provided $10,000 to make it right. It also has him stating he had made a profit of $700,000 in FL.

That’s a good profit in 2011 dollars, but back in 1926 it meant some serious money. Wonder how it all was made, but whatever way there was a major rift in the lives of H. Blazer, “formerly a prominent Chicago wholesale millinery man” and A. B. Darling here in Chicago.  Embezzling $10,000 is sure to cause problems, or even the suspicion of such created a sad situation. Wonder what they wrote in the Tampa paper. The folks on that train when Blazer got off and was arrested must have been shocked when the arrest took place. Maybe there were some first person accounts to spice up their article.

Guess it was the Al Capone era in Chicago and there were lots of crime issues all around.

According to Wikipedia Capone was months away from almost losing his own life:

St Valentines Day Massacre was preceded by “ …The bloody events of February 14, 1929, began nearly five years before with the murder of Dion O’Banion, the leader of Chicago’s North Side Irish mob. At that time, control of bootleg liquor in the city raged back and forth between the Irish North Siders, run by O’Banion, and the Italian South Side Outfit, which was controlled by Johnny Torrio and his henchman, Al Capone. In November 1924, Torrio ordered the assassination of O’Banion and started an all-out Irish vs Italian war in the city. The North Side Irishmen retaliated soon afterward and nearly killed Torrio outside of his home. This brush with death led to him leaving the city and turning over operations to Capone, who almost was killed himself in September 1926.”

Happy 25th day of 2011!


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