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everyone to have a hearing until, at
the end, another woman moved to
amend the resolution adopted.
Miss Dunn pointed out that the
present attack on Judge Cooper was
being engineered by The Examiner
with the help of such women as
Gertrude Howe Britton and Laura
Ebel, of the Juvenile Protective
She then went on to tell howe the
Juvenile Protective League had con
trolled eVery court in the city, with
the solitary exception of Judge
Cooper's, because the judges so
greatly feared the women.
She showed that Gertrude Howe
Britton, Laura Ebel and their friends
of the League had been determined
toget Judge Cooper's scalp for this
for some time. She showed that The
Examiner, to suit its own under
ground political ends, had now thrust
the opportunity at them.
"I know why The Examiner is at
tacking Judge Cooper," she said.
"You all know that. It is because
Judge Cooper is demanding and en
forcing a thorough investigation into
the charges of fraud in the election
of Maclay Hoyne.
"And I know why some women
want Judge Cooper off the bench. It
is because Judge Cooper has refused
to allow the Juvenile Protective
League or Hull House to control his
court. It is because he has refused
to allow them to send a man to the
penitentiary on their "information
and belief" or on the card index, pri
vate records of Hull House, and has
demanded that those filing informa
tion against men or women or chil
dren back up their information with
sworn testimony. It is because Judge
Cooper is the only judge in Cook
county who has the courage to pre
vent the Juvenile Protective League
bartering in babies.
When MisaDunnhad finished, Mrs.
Jones called on "Mrs." Belle Squires
for a speech.
"I do not see there is any use in
our attacking any one judge on gen-
eral charges," Mrs. Squires said.
"There is no doubt that women are
treated unjustly in the courts. But
our remedy does not lie in attacking
any dne judge. It lies deeper than
that. If we want to get fair treat
ment, we shall have to get women's
interpretation of the law read into
Mrs. Jenks followed "Mrs."
"I know women are not treated
fairly in any court in this city. There
is no court in the city where women
get fair treatment, but if Judge
Cooper is guilty of all they say he is
and I don't know anything about that
he should be ridden on a rail and
dumped in the lake."
Mary O'Reilly, school teacher and .
delegate from the Teachers' Federa
tion to the Chicago Federation of
Labor, followed Mrs. Jenks.
"It seems very strange to me," she
said, "that this attack on Judge
Cooper should come just at the time
Judge Cooper is doing a great service
to the citizenship by enforcing a
thorough investigation into the fraud
by which Maclay Hoyne was declar
ed elected state s attorney. It seems
to me "
"You're out of order," said Mrs.
"I know," said Miss O'Reilly, smil
ing. "You don't want me to say that,
"But there is another thing, too,
that is very strange to me," con
tinued Miss O'Reilly. "And that is
this sudden desire of The Examiner
to protect the rights of little chil-,
dren. ' -3
"Perhaps some of you know that "
there was a newspaper strike in this''
city a year ago. Perhaps same of you
even remember some of the inci
dents in it
"The Examiner was not q asnxious
to protect little children then. I have
seen fifty policemen guarding Ex
aminer property from what littler
newsboys, fighting for their, rights', .
might do to it. And I saw newsboys