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against Judge Cooper," cried Dunn,
who now had to Bhout at the top of
HIS voice to make himself heard
even to those nearest him, "I want to
say they are false. Who is bringing
these charges? Who is backof them?
The Hearst newspapers, Maclay
Hoyne and the women of the Juvenile
Protective League, who hate Judge
Cooper because they cannot control
his court as they control every other
court in Cook county.
"And I want to say right now that
if it comes to talking about graft,
there are women in the Juvenile Pro
tective League who are worse graft
ers than any judge who ever sat on
the bench. They graft from the poor
and the sick and the miserable.
That settled it. Every woman in
the hall was on her feet Half of
them were struggling and fighting to
r near Dunn to shout something at
ium. The rest were doing their
sho'-ting anyway, and strenuously
shcving back the other half. Mrs.
Jones climbed on the table, and stood
there, waving her arms, one foot on
s Mrs. 'Jones' -husband felt impelled
to ask Dunn if he had paid the rent
of the parlor.
"No," said Dunn, "did you?"
"Yes," said Mrs. Jones' husband.
"Oh," said Dunn, "I thought The
Examiner would do that for you."
Two of Dunn's friends here took
him by the arm and led him from the
"For the love of Mike," said one,
"d'you see what you've started?"
"I know," said Dunn, "but it makes
me sick to see the way the good wo
men at this meeting are being impos
With Dunn out of lie parlor, the
trouble inside began to die down.
Mrs. Jenks picked herself up from the
floor. Mrs. Rutherford stopped the
impassioned oratory she was scream
ing and which no one could under
stand anyway. Other women tried
to get their hair back where it was
when the trouble started. Mrs. Jonefc
called loudly for order. The scream
ing subsided to an agitated buzz.
Dunn's sister once more was on her
"I want a vote on my motion," she
"You're out of order," snapped
Mrs. Jones. "If you want to make a
speech go hire a hall. We paid the
rent for this one."
Miss Dunn subsided, gasping some
thing about "open meetings."
"Read the resolution," shouted
"Mrs. Roach will now read the
resolution," said Mrs. Jones.
Mrs. Roach came to the front and
mistakenly seized on this as an op
portune time to make a speech.
"Before I read the resolution," she
began, "there are a few words I want
to say because of what has happened
here tonigTit "
"Read the resolutions! Read the
resolutions! Read the resolutions!"
chanted Mrs. Greene.
Mrs. Roach made an attempt to
make the speech, but finally gave it
up. She started to read the resolu
tion. She did not geffrar. Mrs. Anna
Mary Reck shot suddenly up from
"I want to say a few words about
Judge Cooper," she said. "I, have
here a bleeding heart I have had it
for a year because of Judge Cooper.
I had a little adopted child. loved
that little girl as much as if she had
been my own girl. A criminal misled
my girl. He was tried before Judge
Cooper. The jury went to lunch with
the attorney for the defense and
laughed and joked with him. The
criminal was acquitted. I was treat
ed shamefully by Judge Cooper,
shamefully, shamefully, shamefully!"
This being an attack on Judge
Cooper was not considered out of
order. But Mrs. Greene was not sat
isfied. "Read the resolution!" she
Mrs. Roach then read the follow