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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST. c398 TEL. MONROE 353
Vol It No. 271 " Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 8, 1912 One Cent
WORKING, GIRL BULLIED
A most extraordinary story of
the bullying and persecution of a
$7 a week working girl by her em
ployers, was told before Judge
The girl-was Johanna Schaerf.
The employers, the McCall Pat
tern Co., of 112 South Fifthave
nue. Miss Schaerf has worked
for the McCall Co. for six years.
lne attorneys for the McCall
Co. appeared before Judge Wil
liams and accused Miss Schaerf
of stealing $2,000 worth of post
age stamps from them. They
said she had confessed.,
As soon as the accusation had
been.made, John A. Mahoney, at
tdrney for Miss Schaerf, was on
"Your honor," he said,, "this
girl is innocent. .She was bullied
into making a confession of a
crime which she never committed.
She was locked in a room with
four men, who had a" revolver
lying on the table before them. .
"She was questioned, and
threatened until she wasv almost
out of .her wits with fear, and did
natknpfv what she was saying.
"Miss Schaerf has worked for
this company, for six yeaxs. She
has-given them six years of faith-1
ful service fqr the magjiificentl.
INTO CONFESSING THEFT?
the princely vsalary of $7 a week.
"So pennies meant much to
Miss Schaerf. She has used the
company's stamps to mail her
own few pitiful lettersj Perhaps
in those six years o fservice she
has thus used a dollar's worth of
the company's stamps.
"Now sheis accused of stealing
$2,000 worth. The charge is ri
diculous, and the alleeed confes
sion only a shameful instance of
"When they had finished with
their bullying and threatening of
this poor girl in that locked room
they had the confession. It is an
outrage and I shall try to punish
the men responsible."
Miss Schaerf was equally bitter
against her employers. She sub
stantiated Attorney Mahoney's
story of how the confession was
The case was continued until
Aug. IS. v
"L" TRAINS COLLIDE
Many "persons had narrow es
capes from death today when a
Garfield Pafk "L" train, west
bound, crashed into the rear of a
South Side train at State and
D.ne man, Edward Kavassy, is
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