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wards, has been called to give his
version of the case.
William Rufus Edwards, his bride
says, is a wreck in a private sanitar
ium in Hayden Springs, Wash. Here
is his condition: " --
. . Socially Indictment under the
Mann act has ruined his reputation.
Mentally He is insane. His mind
is a blank.
Physically He is a nervous wreck.
In five months his heavy black hair
has turned snowy white.
Financially Miss Cox is living on
faced the accusing glances of the
people of St. Paul with a fortitude
that was inspiring.
Instead of avoiding' the women of
the city she went among them. She
appeared before the women's clubs
and told them what she believed to be
the truth about her husband. They
argued with her at first.
They were convinced partially.
The United States district attorney
in St. Paul refused to prosecute the
But the federal officials in Chicago
Mrs. W. R. Edwards, the Bride, and
Miss Ada M. Cox, the Breach-
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the income of a breach of promise
judgment for $17,500 against him.
But up from lie scarlet mire of
scandal, of good names erased and
futures darkened, rises a heroic fig
ure the faithful young bride.
She won't believe it!
She married Edwards when the
shame of an alleged violation of the
white slave law was upon him. "Shar
ing the stigma of a crime that the
world views with uplifted eyebrows
Bhe made his fight her fight She
thought differently. They would
That is why Mrs. Edwards has filed
affidavits with the federal officials
with the request that the indictment
be set aside.
The case dates back to 1910, when
Edwards as a single man came to
Chicago to close some deals with the
Mogg Coal Co. There he met Miss
Cox, a stenographer for Mogg. After
repeated refusals she finally took