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behind Lieut.-Gov. Barratt
The man vas exceedingly nervous
the stand. The woman, who
vor.c no hat, just a veil-thrown across
her head, was not nervous.
But her face was white as a sheet.
Her lipswere bloodless. And her
head was hung in bitter shame.
O'Hara looked at the couple in a
bewildered fashion. It was obvious
he did not quite understand.
"Are you man and wife?" he asked,
' "No," said the man.
The woman shook her head.
"What is your name?" asked
O'Hara of the man. The man gave
it. It was entered in the records.
"And yours?" asked O'Hara, turn
ing to the woman.
The woman seemed to be choking.
She swallowed once or twice. A
newspaper photographer set up his
camera. Another held ug the flash
nease aon t let mem lane my
picture," the woman sobbed.
"Don't take her picture, boys,"
said Senator Beall.
The newspaper photographers un
rigged their apparatus.
O'Hara asked the man a few more
questions. It appeared- he was a
drummer; that he had known the
woman for about a year; that he al
ways stayed at 1361 North Clark
street when in Chicago. O'Hara
turned to the woman. He did not
seem to know what to ask her. But
Williams whispered in his ear.
"Are you married?" asked O'Hara.
"Yes," said the woman, her voice
so low it could hardly be heard.
"And your husband?"
"He he deserted me a year and
a half ago," she said. (
"Do you frequent this place at 1361
North Clark street? Do you take
men there oftenjj'
The woman raised her head for
the first time.
"Why, I Jwn the place," she said.
"I'm the prqprietress. - I live there.
I don't ta'ke men there, of course
O'Hara wheeled in his chair and
fa"eed "the North Side's fighting par
son." There was a whispered col
loquy, which apparently was vigor
ous on the lieutenant governor's side.
Williams shuffled down from the
"The commission has nothing to
do with this case," said O'Hara. "I
did not know what it was when it
was brought up. I thought it had
something o do with white slavery.
fm sorry, madam. You are ex
cused." As they were leaving-the room the
man and the woman were rearrested
by-the city detectives whom Williams
had arrest them first. They were
taken to the central detail police sta
tion and booked.
After the midnight session, the
members of the commission were
asked one by one if they had known
anything of what the man and wo
man were charged with" before they
were put on the rack. One by one
they said no. s
"I didn't 'know anything about it,"
said Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara. "I thought
it was a case of' white slavery. Mr..
Williams brought the case up. I
didn't know that it was a case of de
tectives having"broken into a wo
man's private room. I'm sorry I did
not know a little- more about it be
fore putting that woman on "the
Perhaps the Christianity of the
Rev. Elmer B. Williams instructs him
to. do such things as he did last night
and to permit members of his con
gregation to do what SensibaugK did.
We don't know. When we think of
the Man of Nazareth in this connec
tion, we always think "Him as telling
the Maedelene a much worse .wo
man than the one cru'cifie'd last night
in that she was a public character
"to go and sin no more," and turning
to the Pharisees and saying, "Let
him who is without sin cast'the first