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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 23, 1912, Image 4

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"Annie Morisf, 17, and James
Grazinia, 21, slipped one over on
the police department, their
friends and seevral afternoon
papers this afternoon, by running
'away and getting married.
It was shortly before noon that
detectives of the Chicago Ave
nue station began running around
in circles, running down clues,
talking largely of Black Hand
plots, and acting like detectives
generally do when they are up
against it.
A report came into the station
that the girl was walking along
Gait court in the Italian quarter
when a. big auto swooped down,
a man reached out and grabbed
.her, and the machine was driven
off, the girl screaming and prob
ably fighting for lier life.
"She may be dead now!" howl-
ed the detectives to each other.'
"To the rescue!" And every de
tective startecT"to the rescuing"
after his own ideas. Ieep dark
bloody dealings were afoot, and
no one knew what the setting sun
mignt Dying, u-o-oni a
At 1 :30 this afternoon a bunch
of shame-iaced detectives crept
into the station and tried to hide
themselves. They had unraveled
'- the mystery. But they had tan
gled themselves all up doing it.
Annie and James were engaged.
It would cost a lot of money to
have a home or church wedding.
Why not an elopementhey ask
ed of each other. No reason at
all. They were romantic, how-
eyery, and an ordinary elopement I
was too. tame. Why not let An
nie walk quietly down the street
and suddenly "be seized and thrust
into an auto (price $4 an hour)
and carriea away by bold kid
napers? James having the $4,
again there was no reason at fill.
- And that's what they did. They
also gave the detectivesthe mer
ry ha ! ha ! when the latter found,
them in their newly furnished
flat at 1150 Ohio street, where
they wejre awaiting the arrival of
a priest .who was to marry them!
Go up to the Chicago avenue
police station this afternpon and
yell "KiKdnaping" or "Black
Hand." . Then climb a tree, and
pull it up after you. Yo.u'U need
"ttlRH (jiM9N
Braggs I called on three kings
while I was in Europe. V
Jaggs So did I and I lost.
The other fellow had three aces.
Reports are that the Czar eats
well, thereby proving heVnot on
tne DomD.

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