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'folly vindicated, and my name un
scorched." It was rumored today that
Darrow's indictment had come as'
the result of the confession of
Bert Franklin, former chief in
vestigator for the defense, and
now under charges of bribing
Lockwood. Assistant 'District
Attorney Ford would not discuss
this report. '
The rumor is not verygeneral
ly believed. There is an impres
sion that the evidence now in the
hands of the state has been in its
hand for a long time, and that it
"was 'not lack of evidence that pre
vented an earlier indictment of
Darrow, but a fear that his prose
cution might bring to light many
unsavory practices of the legal
profession that it were better for
the sake of the good name of the
profession, to keep hidden.
Tampa, Fla., Jan. 30. John D.
Fredericks, district attorney of
Los Angeles, wintering here, was
told of the indictment of Clarence
: "There was no chance for Dar
row to escape," he said. "We
know who bribed Juror Bain."
"WilMhe trial of Darrow in
volve high officials of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor?" Fred
ericks was asked.
He smiled. "This is but the be
ginning," he said.
Bloomington, 111., Jan. 30.
' "We do not believe it is possible
that Darrow is guilty" said John
E. Lennon, treasurer of the Am
erican Federation of XaboT, fo-s
"Personally, I would as soon
think of c6mmitting suicide jas to
try 'and prevent the honest'and
proper findings of a jury that was
trying a case in court. I sincere
ly trust and believe that when the
case against Darrow is heard, he
will be acquitted."
SUPREME COURT FAVORS
Columbus Ohio, Jan. 30. The
Ohio law limiting women's labor
to 54 hours a week upheld as con
stitutional today by the Ohio su
preme court. The statute affects
employers of women in factories,
l?'indries, department stores and
all other places regulated by the
siate department of labor.
Louis D. Brandeis, "the peo
ple's attorney," at the instigation
of several labor organizatoins, ar
gued for the upholding of the law,
and prepared briefs showing, the
effect of long hours on the health
of women workersX
Mr. Brandeis has been retained
by the Women's Trades Union
League -to representdt in a hear
ing before the Illinois supreme
court in February in a case that
will test the constitutionality of
the Illinois women's ten-hour
Easterner literati are discuss
ing, "Is a non-earning, non-bearing
woman a parasite?" "Para
site'' means a. critter that lives off
you, like fleas or hens that wont
lay. . w