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her arm she tamed about and -went
with her back to Carson-Pierie's.
Once inside of the store Mrs.
Grawe, protesting that she hadn't
done anything, was-taken to the
offices of the store detective force.
Here she says she was held a pris
oner while they searched her person.
"They didn't find anything sus
picious," Mrs. Grawe cried when she
told her husband later. "I didn't even
have a thing that might lead them to
think I had stolen.
"They found over $108 in my pock
etbook. I didn't have to steal any
thing. I could have bought every
thing I wished. Yet they accused me
of taking a necklace a cheap neck
lace." Mrs. Grawe says she asked them to
let her phone her husband, Harry
' Grawe, department manager for the
Western Union Telegraph Co., and
Again they accused her of taking
the necklace, she says, and tried to
get her to sign a confession, threat
ening to call the police if she hesi
tated. "They said that I had dropped the
necklace in the crowd when I knew
the detective was following me. They
wouldn't let me call my husband and
didn't let me leave the rooms.
"Then, when I refused to 'confess'
to something I hadn't done, they ask
ed me to sign a paper which they
said would release them from liabil
ity if I sued. They threatened me
again with arrest So I signed it."
Mrs. Grave was allowed to phone
her husband after she signed the pa
per for Carson-Pirie's detectives.
When he came they went to see
Att'y Charles R Napier, an old
friend. Napier asked her if she were
willing to face the store detectives
again. Mrs. Grawe was anxious to
"give them a piece of her mind." So
the erstwhile shopper, this time pro
tected on both sides from store detec
tives, chanced another visit to Car
son's. According to Att'y Napier, the
store .managers admittedthat no evi
dence of theft had been-found on Mrs.
Grawe, but claimed that the detective
had seen her take a necklace from
They admitted that she had not
confessed, but showed the release
from damages which she signed. Na
pier says this is worth nothing be
cause she was forced into signing it
So he fifed suit for $10,000. His
bQl in the circuit court says that she
was held prisoner for two hours.
CERMAK AGAIN AIMS CHARGE
AT CITY ADMINISTRATION
Anton Cermak, bailiff of the mu
nicipal court and leader of the wets,
stepped into another verbal scrap to
day with Percy Coffin, head of the
civil service commission. The city
administration was dragged in and
The City Hall, according to Cer
mak, should bear the sign "Kick In."
The civil service commission should
be called "pay-as-you-enter," he
says. One thousand saloons are open
Cermak charged that a fund of
$10,000 had been collected in the po
lice department to be spent for at
torney in the scrap over the police
pension fund. This, he claims, didn't
go for attorney hire.
ITALIAN KING IS REPORTED IN
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L
I., Dec. 28. Sensational rumors are
current in Northern Italy, including
report that Italian king was wounded
by Austrian grenade and is in hos
pital, according to travelers from
Italy. Another report is that general'
close to the king was executed for
maintaining close relations with the
Italian people, according to advices
to Berlin papers, are so weary of war
that if the right leader arose govern
ment would be forced to make peace,
despite her pledge to allies
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