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"SCARE 'EM AND YOU'VE GOT 'EM LICKED,"
SAYS PATSY TEBEAU STORY IN SPORT DOPE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, sssst 500 South Peoria St. '
Editor and Publisher,
Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2, NO. 240 Chicago, Thursday, July 10, 1913 ONE CENT
THE DEPARTMENT STORE SLEUTHS,
A SAD AND SLEUTHY TALE
Being the Record of What Occurred When Invisible
Government Ran Riot, and the Veracious History
of the Unveracious Mrs. Kramner.
(Editor's- Note. While so much that is serious and shocking about the
invisible government and those who live by and through it is being ex-
posed, it is well to remember that there are phases of that shadowy insti
tution as ridiculous and farcical as some of its phases are damnable. This
is a story of private detectives and private detective agencies, seeking to
serve the invisible government, seeking to earn the bread of shame, and
going clean mad in the process; a story of unveracious lady sleuths, and of
how detective agencies detect and love not each other.)
As nearly as one can judge, the Eve
of this tale is one Mrs. .Kramner, a
Mrs. Kramner, calling herself Miss
Kramner, oozed in among the State
street department store girls at one
j of the first of the union meetings, in
troducing herself as an employe of
Siegel, Cooper & Co.
She formed a habit of dragging
girls into dark corners and telling
them weepy and horrific tales of how
hardly she had been used at Siegel,
Cooper & Co., and how it rejoiced her
to see the girls organizing for their
So affecting were these tales of the
sorrows of Mrs. Kramner that the
girls elected her first temporary, and
then permanent financial secretary
of the union.
The succeeding happenings were
swift, vigorous and requiring of ex
planation. Rothschild's fired the girl
elected treasurer of the- union; the
Boston Store fired the girl elected
vice president; of the officers of the
union only Mrs. Kramner was left
attached to a job.
The names of the officers of the