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He said that the store had not con
templated making any charge against
Edwin Mayer, Camilla's brother,
discovered the bodies when he arose
for work this morning. Six gas jets
were open. The mother was 56, the
KILLED AT MANDEL BROS.
Sam Starabo, 2555 W. Washington
blvd., a window washer employed by
Mandel Bros.' dep't store, fell to his
death while washing windows on the
second floor this noon.
The rope holding the platform on
which he was standing gave way. He
landed on his head in the midst of a
crowd of women shoppers.
THE HICCS CASE
Mrs. Nellie Higgs testified that Wil
lis, man she shot, gave her carbolic
acid to kill herself and her child.
GIRL INDICATES TROUBLE AT CARSON. PIRIE
SCOTT & CO. CAUSED SUICIDE PACT
Mrs. Emma Mayer and her daugh
ter, Camilla, committed suicide via
the gas route in their home at 3854
Southport av. this morning. And the
cause of their act was traced by the
girl herself directly to file firm of
Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. on State
Up until Saturday the girl worked
at the store. On that day a check
for $30 given by a woman customer
disappeared. The girl was called to
the front ofBce. What occurred there
did not develop during the inquest
But enough occurred to send the
girl home heartbroken. The dis
grace proved too much for her. But
to the end she steadfastly denied her
By the side of the girl's body was
found the following note penned to
Henry J. Veiman, assistant buyer at
Carson, Pirie, Scott's:
Mr. Vieman I 'am writing this to
explain about the money. My recol
lection is that I sent the money up as
I waited at the inspector's desk. My
mind was blank. Do not think I stole
the money as I did not. I think in
my mind I must have laid down the
carrier. Mother and I have decided
to die, so as not to be disgraced. Do
not misjudge, as you and the girls
have been very kind. Camilla Mayer.
Veiman's testimony this morning
was extremely vague. He admitted
the girl had been called into his pri
vate office after the disappearance
of the check. But he denied she had
been accused of theft. However, he
did not explain why the girl should
fear any disgrace arising from the incident-He
claimed that the girl had told
him that her mother was in very diffi
cult financial straits. He was of the
opinion that this is what caused the
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat ad
vanced. Corn steady. Oats higher.
Provisions advanced slightly.
By Jim Manee.
Who gives a whoop about winter;
What do we care when it comes?
This mixed atmosphere is welcome
To rich folks as well as to "bums."
The weather man's been really bully
To give us these wonderful days.
There's thanks in a bunch 'cause I've
got a hunch
That he is the guy due to praise.
P. S. "And now Ft will probably
rain in the mornin'."
Fair tonight and Tuesday; moder
ate temperature; moderate winds,
mostly southerly. Temperature Sun
day Highest, 73; lowest,57.