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council hereafter b,e made public,
that women as well as men be urged
to come and hear from our investi
gators about the dreadful injustice
perpetrated against children."
Chairman Dr. Thompson informed
Mrs. Greene that her resolution em
bodied two motions, and Mrs. Greene
shut her lips tightly, and insisted that
it was one motion, and she knew
what she was talking about, so the
"Do I understand we are directly
accusing Judge Cooper?" Mrs. Jones
aBked. "It seems to me we should
amend the motion to 'appears to' be
cause we agreed we would give him
a chance to defend himself and that
says he really is guilty."
Mrs. Greene arose with fire in her
eyes and a rasp in her voice.
"Of course he is guilty," she said.
Don't the records from State's At-
, torney Hoyne's office show he is
guilty? Haven't we heard how he
fined men he should have sent to
the penitentiary? If he can bring
any witnesses and defend himself, let
him come, but it ain't 'appears to be,'
it 'is.' "
Mrs. Greeen won and the double
motion was carried as single, and
then forgotten for the time feeing,
while Mrs. Greene sweetly asked per
mission to present Mrs. Bloomer and
hear what she had to say.
Mrs. Bloomer was a little timid.
ShB declined the chairman's invita
tion to step right up to the front, and
said she really didn't come to talk,
but Mrs. Greene was insistent.
"Let us hear what you have to
say, dearie," she cooed. "You know
we are not against Judge Cooper, we
just want to hear both sides and as
long as you are here, you might as
A motion was 'made that Mrs.
Bloomer would have to talk.
"I have attended the courts for a
good many years," she said, in a
shaky voice. "And I have always
found the judges to be very fair
ininded. I think Judge Cooper is a
sjlendidgenUemair, and I dotf.'. thina
you ladies know "vyhat you are talk
ing about You don't know the law
and many of you have never been
inside of a court. You have a state
ment made by the District Attorney
but not the records of the case."
Six women tried to talk at once;
the chairman rapped for order, and
finally the voice of one woman rose
high above the others.
"If Mrs. Bloomer were a mother."
she shouted, "she would understand.
But SHE cannot know what a
mother's feelings are."
"I think I do know what a mother's
feelings are," Mrs. Bloomer answer
ed, desperately. "I don't think I am
ran unnatural mother, and I know I
am the mother of five children."
Mrs. Reck, who has told a dram
atic story at each of the preceding
meetings got up and proceeded to do
a number of grotesque calisthenics,
in spite of the extreme heat.
"If this woman is a mother," she
cried, "I thank God I am here with
you glorious women tonight"
Nobody knows just what she
meant, and nobody had time to find
out, because Mrs. Greene was shout
"If you think we don't know any
thing,"" she said, "why don't you tell
us something. You say we never
have been in courts and you know all
about it, and all about the law, go
ahead and tell us."
Mrs. Bloomer bit her lip. "I could
not attempt to do that and am not
here to do it," she said. "Let the lady
over there who says she knows all
about the law and about politics, tell
The lady "over there" was Mrs.
Rutherford, and Mrs. Rutherford
said she was not a mind reader, so
she begged to be excused.
"I think it is an insult to the intelli
gence of the men we have on the
bench to get mixed up in this affair,"
said Mrs. Blpomer. "I think Jt is a
shame to get them mixed up in this
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