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Bromo, Edward King and his wife
were arrested, the case was placed in
the hands of Lust
The police to whom the girl had
appealed save strong-testimony in
substantiating the girl's story. The
girl herself when examined showed
marks of the attack.
Lust, however, went over the head
of the judge, who is the only one sup
posed td order psycopathic tests, and
while the girl's mother was off guard,
hurried the girl into Hickson's labor
atory for a test
Lust a short time later, while still
acting the role of prosecutor, tried
hard to discredit the girls story and
have the case against the defendants
dropped. This was in the latter part
On April 1 Lust resigned as ass't
Herren also said that if the girl's
statement contradicting Hickson's
testimony that he had examined her
in full could be corroborated he would
have the case brought before the
grand jury for an examination on a
The attack on the girl occurred
about six weeks ago. She met Bromo
downtown while she was working at
the Boston Store and getting $6 a
week.. He talked very nicely to her
and promised to secure her a position
at a high salary. Then on some pre
text, she says, he brought her to
Caird's. She beeame suspicious at
the general appearance of the place
and the women she saw in the place.
She started to go and to prevent a
scene promised to meet Bromo that
evening at Madison and Halsted.
The girl then hurried home and
told her mother. The mother sent
her to the Desplaines st police sta
tion. There she told Lieut Gallery
of what had occurred. He advised
her to meet the man and he would
have detectives trail them.
Bromo and the girl went to Caird's
again. Thn police were late in com
ing. When they finally raided the
place the girl was found lying on the
floor. She charges that the evil had
already been done.
Bromo was on the stand today. He
admitted taking the girl to the mas
sage parlor, but denied any crime.
The hearing will be resumed in Judge
Mahoney's courtroom this afternoon.
Meanwhile Herren is musy preparing
the case for the grand jury. W
T. R. MAKES BARNES "DR JEKYL
AND MR. HYDE."
Syracuse, N. Y., April 23. A "Dr.
Jekyl and Mr. Hyde" of politics was
the character picture of William
Barnes graphically drawn today by
CoL Roosevelt The former presi
dent said Barnes had two sides good
and bad and that for years he tried'
to develop the good, made him a "use
ful public citizen," and finally gave
up hope of his reform in 1911.
Roosevelt's testimony was the most
personally intimate, regarding his
opinion of Barnes, he ever expressed.
He was emphatic, earnest but with
out temper in describing Barnes, who, '
he said, like many other politicians,
had two moral standards, one for
public and one for private life. With
out praise he said he regarded Barnes
as having great potential ability and
pkower, if he would only develop the
1 I never meant to make any malic
ious or wanton attacks on Mr.'
Barnes," Baid Roosevelt "I never
meant to make any attack upon him
if I could avoid it When I attacked
Mr. Barnes it wasn't wantonly."
Roosevelt was given a free hand in -
describing Barnes, whose lawyers ,
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their client fell out only when Barnes W
disagreed with him.
LIGHT TRUST ASSAILED
Compulsion of the Commonwealth
Edison Co. to reduce its rates to all
but the street railway companies to
the extent of $2,500,000 a year was
today requested of the public utili
ties commission by the Penny Phone