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yet she said she was friendly to Miss
Moore. ' '
I pannot say what is the truth of
this story told by Dorothy Moore.
I can say that even if Cummings'
tale is true he haSn-'t explained why
he took this child to dinner anij
spent considerable money upon her
for luxuries to which, she was nbt
accustomed, if, as he says, Tie then
had no ulterior motive.
And I cannot understand why a
man who handles a girl's reputation
as lightly as this man does in order
to protect himself should play the
Good Samaritan to a little girl, if
he had no Ulterior motive.
No matter what the verdict of the
judge may be in" this case, regarding
the nature of the offense, there isn't
a doubt in the mind of anyone who
has listened to the testimony that
Cummings, wealthy .. manufacturer
and a married man, is a libertine, for
he frankly confesses he took this lit
tle girl to a room in the Albany
Hotel and that he had relations with
her not sanctioned by God or man.
But even Cummings ceases to be
a riddle to me in comparison with a
girl who says she is friendly to little
Dorothy and yet whose conscience
prompted her to voluntarily offer
damning evidence against Dorothy
so that the wealthy libertine "might
not be wronged."
And I am glad to say again, that
this is the first evidence of woman's
cruelty to woman that I have had to
INDUSTRIAL BOARD REPORTS
COMPENSATION LAW SUCCESS
The first report issued by the state
industrial board, through its secre
tary, W. V. Cqnnolly, shows that this
important body has been indeed busy
since it started operating on October
1580 workmens compensation
cases have been heard and disposed
and awards aggregating $268,700
Jjas been granted injured workmen.
The board has found that the two
courtrooms and the four offices it.
occupies in the City Hall Square are
not near big enough and the entire
third floor of the building has been
"With this space the board will be
able to operate three courts. The
extra courtroom is needed as just as
many cases are heard in Chicago as
are heard in the rest of the entire
"We have found that the work
men's compensation law has proven
very satisfactory both to employer
and to employe," said Connolly. "It
gives immediate relief to injured
workmen, whereas without the com
pensation law a long drawn out
civil suit would be necessary."
UNITED MINE WORKERS AID THE
The United Mine Workers have
stretched out the hand of real broth
erhood to the striking machinists of
the Goodntan Manufacturing Com
The machinists have been on strike
against the Goodman plant since
July 23, 191-2. Down in the mines of
Southern Illinois the members of the
United Mine Workers have been forc
ed to work with machinery and tools
made by the Goodman Company
since that time.
They were tied up by an agreement
which they had to live up to until its
expiration on March 31 of this year.
Before that date they could give
nothing but financial aid to the strik
But on March 19 of this year the
7th sub-district of the 12th district
of the mine workers held its annual
convention and " resolutions were
unanimously passed by which the
members agreed that after the ex
piration of their contract with the
mine owners they would refuse to
handle any implements made by the
strikebreakers at the Goodman plant, .
They iase kpt their word.