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Miss Cunningham accused Herman
eT dishonesty and reported him to the
grievance committee of the Chicago
Bar Ass'n. The girl caused the ar
rest of Tuma herself. Tuma employ
ed I. J. Chott, a friend of Herman's,
to defend him. Thecase came up be
fore Judge Edward "t.- Wade.
Chott said he knew Herman and
would get him to come into court to
testify against Miss Cunningham.
Judge Wade granted a postponement
of the trial.
At the next hearing Herman was
not present and Judge Wade imposed
a fine of $25 and costs against Tuma.
Tuma was given fourteen days to pay
his fine or appeal -the case. At the
expiration of this time Chott an
nounced that his chient would do
Tuma was not sent to the Bridewell
for failure to pay his fine, but, at the
request of Chott, was granted a new
trial before Judge Wade. No ex
planation was offered Miss Cunning
ham for this move.
Judge Wade then subpoaened Her
man Feb. 14. Herman, although he
had been Miss Cunningham's legal
adviser in that very case, took the
stand against her. He swore that
Miss Cunningham had never told him
that Tuma had struck her.
Miss Cunningham produced a copy
of the telegram which Herman had
sent her. Herman read the telegram
aloud: "Papers mislaid. No arrest
Tuma. Advise by letter. Very busy.
M. R. Herman."
Herman denied he sent the tele
gram. Judge Wade would hear no
other witnesses but said he would ac
cept Herman's testimony. I Tuma was
After the trial Miss Cunningham
went to the Western Union Teleferaph
Co., where she got the original tele
gram, in Herman's own handwriting
over his signature. She had Herman
arrested on a perjury charge.
Herman was tried before Judge
Hosea Wells, who told Miss Cunning
ham that Herman's testimony was
Immaterial and therefore not perjury.
He refused to grant her a change of
venue, and, Miss Cunningham al
leges, would not give her time to pro
cure her witnesses, or a court re
porter. Herman was discharged.
Miss Cunningham took the matter
to the grievance Committee of the
Chicago Bar Ass'n. Herman con
fessed his misstatement at a trial be
fore the grievance committee board
but was exonerated by the investi
Hart Vance, a friend of Miss Cun
ning, has taken the matter to the
Illinois Supreme Court and intends
to go through with it.
SEVEN GIRLS DISAPPEAR .
The police are searching for the
following girls who have disappear
ed in the last three .days:
Eleanor Roser, 16, 4037 W. 26th
sL, a piano player; Emma Dauk, 16,
4037 W. 26th St., lame girl and singer;
she was with the Roser girl; Kather
ine Kramer, 18, 7110 S. Union St., dis
appeared Oct. 23; Hazel Beard, 3447
W. Chicago av.; disappeared Satur
day morning; Elizabeth Schrieles, 15,
1145 Cherry St.; disappeared Oct. 23;
Annie Jasper, 4829 Klepner, 15, es
caped from Geneva School for Girls
at Geneva, 111.
MRS. CARMAN OUT ON BAIL
New York, Oct. 26. Mrs. Florence
Carman left the county courthouse
in Brooklyn early this afternoon a
free woman. She was released on
$25,000 bail, following the failure of
a jury which tried her for murder
to reach an agreement. It is gener
ally understood that she will not be
tried again, and that the case, so far
as the state is concerned, is closed.
RAY PFANSCHMIDT ACQUITTED
Macomb, 111., Oc .t26. Ray Pfan
schmidt, young Quincy, 111., contract
or, was today acquitted' of the charge
that he murdered his father, mother
sister and another woman who was a
guest at the Pfanschmidt Country
home, in order to obtain money on
which to marry. It was a second trial.