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."Almost every member of the
White slaVe comniissiori took"
Glenn" in turn andtried to" force
him to say "who gottiim'to attack
the motives of tHe commission.
But they did not succeed
Finally Senator -Tossey said
" directly: "Mr Glenn,' the com
mission demands that you prove;
your charges against Lieut.-Gov.
"I don't know if I can," said'
.Glenn". And then he disclosed just
what interests were back- of him,
as he continuedr "This commis
sion is trying to puj: big interests
that made "the state of Illinois- in
a. hole and thereby put the state
in a hole."
"Are you saying that as an in
dividual, or as a" representative of
B' i'g Business ?'' demanded
. "Ityis my opinion," said Glenn.
''Ladies' and gentlemen," said
O'Hara. "This commission is on
the square. Arid'it now has; gone
v too far for even the biggest men
in Big'Business to stop it.
"As for this man,'GJenn. I did
not. bring him here to give dignity
to a contemptible lie. No one
reads his paper anyhow none of
the people, that is.
"But I brought Glenn, here on
account of the men he represents
so I might' publicly prove his
charges y false.' There are no.
.strings to this commission. ' And
as to my personal affair, with Mr.
Glenn, I can settle 'that in the
courts:"' . " ' '
"And I "wish here and 'now to
f iew,my pledge to "the pebple' to
get to the bottom of this question
of how low wages swells the
ranks of fallen women."
''As he. .finished speaking,
O'Hara left his ' chairman's seat
and moved over to the witness
"Gentlemen of the commis
sion," he said. ."I now ask that I
befsworn in as' a witness."
The lieutenant governer raised
his right hand, and solemnly
took the oath.
"This is what! wish to say," he
said. '"For ten years I have been
a newspaper man in Chicago. I
worked on the American, the
Chronicle and the Examiner. I
never was connected witli An
drew M. Lawrence, either in "a
political way" or in any other way
save in the ordinary routine con
nected with my duties first as a
copy 'reader on the Examiner,
then as Sunday editor of that
paper, and then in the business of
fice of tjbat paper.
"1 left1 the Hearst service three
years ago. I have, seen Andrew
M. Lawrence only twice since
once for two minutes' and on.ce.for
five minutes. Both meetings were
"Lawrence and I never had any.
serious trouble, but we have, dis
agreed on matters I considered
vital. It is known among news
paper men that my name, never is
mentioned in the Examiner voir
less its use cannot be avoided.,
"When I was a candidate for
lieutenant governor, I received.no
support from, Lawrence nor his
publications. Since my nomina
tion I-believe my name has been