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pretty pink bundle she held to her
And Armbrust was allowed to pur
chase his freedom from responsibil
' iy by paying $550, which is all a
ridiculous Illinois law compels an un
married father to pay for the sup
port of the flesh of his flesh because
the child, the innocent victim of a
wild passion, happens to be born out
After that court trial her friends
and relatives convinced her of the in
justice of the law which left her, at
19 years old, with a baby without a
name on her hands, while the man
she accused was free to return to his
place in society with his wife and two
So she went to the Department of
Justice and told her story. Once be
fore she had started there, but that
was a year ago when he first told her
he was married and she realized for
the first time what her future was
But a blind faith in the man's
promise halted her intended action.
She saw him and he comforted her
with his pledge of making good.
But he never "made good." And
with her new-born babe she stumbled
down to the City Hall and obtained
Her story may result in the man's
indictment as a white slaver. After
the case in the Court of Domestic Re
lations was heard, City Prosecutors
Ulysses Schwartze and Albert J. W.
Appell became interested and brought
her to the federal building. The case
has been referred to Ass't Dis't Attor
neys Garfield Charles and Michael L.
Igoe by Dis't Att'y Chas. F. Clyne.
Both were busy today going over
the evidence given by the girl in an
effort to put in shape to place before
the federal grand jury.
In Tier stories the girl says that her
position required her to visit many
cities with Armhurst She declares
he seduced her under the promise of
marriage and that she never knewl
until long afterward that he was al
ready married and had children.
Judge Landis' recent ruling that a
complainant in a white slave case did
not have to show she was seduced
for "commercial purposes only"
leaves the way open lor prosecution,
if the girl's story stands up.
Several social workers are inter- a
ested in the girls' case. And that will
hasten action in the next session of
the legislature to have the judgment
against unmarried fathers made
WOMEN HIT BY SUPREME COURT
The limited suffrage law passed by
the 1913 general assembly does not
give women the right to vote for
county commissioners. The Illinois
Supreme Court today overruled the
action of County Judge Owens tf
Cook county and granted a writ of
mandamus compelling the board of
election commissioners to leave off
the women's ballot the names of can
didates for county commissioner.
Formal opinion was not given out.
The court denied the petition of
A. A. McCormick of Chicago for man
damus to compel the election' com
missioners to place his name on both
Republican and Progressive ballots
for member of the county board. It
was held that no constitutional right
was invaded by the law which re
quires that a candidate's name ap
pear on but one ballot.
The court denied the petition of
Michael Mclnerny to compel the
county canvassing board to certify
him as one of the Democratic can
didates for member of the board as
sessors of Cook county.
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Washington, Oct. 16. Latest re
ports of the "peace" convention be
ing held by Mexican leaders declare
that Carranza's resignation as llrst
chief was officially presented to the
contention and a movement to act
on it was immediately set pn foot, but
the Villa contingent insisted that Za