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SERIOUS CHARGES ARE MADE
AGAINST MANBY YOUNG GIRL
Serious charges made by a young
girl! stenographer may lead to the in
dictment of Frederick C. Maston, re
puted president orthe Long Island
Concrete Finishing Company, under
the Mann white slave act.
The girl, a Miss Bennett, who lives
on the North Side, charges that Mas
ton engaged her as a stenographer
and in that way lured her to Kansas
City, where he registered the two as
man and wife at the Baltimore Hotel.
It is said that Maston was ajso
known as Charles A. . Walling and
Christ Cushman. Under the former
name he posed as a representative of
the "Western Bankers' Protective.
About two weeks ago Maston in-r
serted an ad in the Chicago papers
for a traveling stenographer. Miss
Bennett won the place. -
"I met. him at the Hotel Sherman
last Sunday, where he registered me
as his wife," said Miss Bennett.
"While we were' in the lobby my
aunt, Mrs. Yetman, came in. I told
her of my engagement. She said she
didn't like the looks of things and he
promised to show credentials."
The next day the girl again met
the man at the SheVman, after which
theyvwent to Kansas City.
Miss Bessie Bentley, 206 E. 45th
street, told the police that Maston
had offered her a $10.0 bonus to enter
his employ. -
TO EXPLAIN COURTv'SYSTEM
Now the Raiffeism credit system
works wiljbe .explained at ar meeting
of the Co-pperator Association, Sun
day, 3 -p. in,, in the ballroom of Hotel
LaSalle. The association has started
a monthly publication and aims at
opening Raiffeissen banks in Chicago.
"The system has had a tremendous
growth the last twenty years in Ger-.
many, and should have careful
study," said Dr. Axel Gustafson, who
will preside at the meeting Sunday.
DUNNE DENOUNCES THE" NEW
MUNICIPAL COURT ACT
Gov. Dunne yesterday denounced
the new Municipal Court act as the
most dangerous measure ever pre
sented to voters. He strongly urged
its defeat at the polls this spring.
The, Building Trades- Council also
lined Up with the Chicago Federation
of Labor last night when it passed a
resolution condemning the proposed
act as a "malicious and vicious at
tempt to take away the liberties of
each and every individual."
"When the bill now up for refer
endum was passed by the legislature
Ijvas givefi an opinion by the attor
ney general holding it-unconstitutional,"
said Gov. Dunne. "I was per
suaded not to veto it by a committee
of municipal judges.
"The judges gave me a written
pledge that they would not attempt
to enforce the section giving them
jurisdiction in. all cases of a criminal
nature except cases of treason, mur
der and habeas corpus. This is a
dangerous weapon to place in the
hands of persons who will be empow
ered to use the courts for the purpose
of satisfying personal grudges.
t "So far as I know, the judges have
made no attempt to violate their
pledge, but the chief justice of the
Municipal Court appears particularly
interested in the approval of the bill."
The Building Trades Council was
addressed by Prosecuting Attorney
James S. Mclnerney, who explained
the viciousness of the plan. He said
through the bill all labor organiza
tions could be riddled by persecution.
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First Old Friend Hullo, old chap,
how' are you?
Second Old. Friend First class,
how are you?
First Old Friend Steerage.
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A learned person says people are
seeing more, nowadays. Sure.
They've developed cinematic eye
from w.atehing the movies, '