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them away- from these male crea
tures." Judge Landis made his findings
after Lewis Drill, St Paul attorney,
who represented Miss Cox in her
breach of promise suit against Ed
wards, and De Woody hd testified
today. Drill, questioned by the court,
denied that any money had ever been
passed between him and any federal
official heer prior to or after the in
dictment of Edwards.
De Woody repeated previous de
nials of stories of the affidavit-makers
that reflected on him.
"The court undertook this inves
tigation on his own behalf," said
Judge Landis. "The result of the
hearing is to disprove utterly the
stories told in these affidavits.
"Miss Cox has accounted for the
money she received in the breach of
promise action and her attorney has
denied that any money was paid to
federal officials. These circumstances
dispose of the charge that not only
attacked these officials, but discred
ited the case. Furthermore, the im
probability of Miss Cox having made
admissions to Hughes, Cummings
and Mrs. Berry that might have land
ed her in the penitentiary are too
"In view of the peculiar contradic
tions in statements of some of these
witnesses, it is the plain duty of the
district attorney to proceed further
and to determine whether the truth
is not available concerning the mak
ing of these affidavits."
Judge Landis also denounced that
part of Hughes' affidavits in which
h'e alleged Miss Cox made sneering
remarks about the St. Paul clubwo
men who aided her.
"That was done merely for the
purpose of discrediting her with those
good women and causing her to lose
their support," the judge said.
Ada Cox wept openly when the
judge gave out his views of the case.
She was assisted to a private cham
ber by District Attorney Clyne and
"I'm so glad," she kept on repeat
ing, "I knew those infamous charges
against me could never stand. But I
was afraid somewhat They told
such dreadful lies. They intimated I
was not a good girl when I was lured
to St. Paul by the promise of Ed
wards, who said he was going to
Judge Landis also said that the
commercial aspect did not have to be
established to prove a violation of
the Mann white slave act He said
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Miss Ada Cox.
one was equally guilty who paid a
woman's way across the state line
for a friendly jaunt
There was another splaBhin the
case yesterday afternoon when John
P. Cummings, star witness for-
the Edwards intfrests, testified that
he had received $75 and the promise
of a $250 job in the Edwards' offices.
This came after he said that his only
Interest in the case was to save an
indicted man from a frame-up.
He admitted that his past was none
too good, having been pinched for -"con"
game, fined for contempt of
court and being now under indict
ment for a serious charge preferred
by Dorothy Moore.
He told the court that the $75
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