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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 28, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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ADA COX SAYS EDWARDS GAVE
HER MONEY FOR TRIP
Ada M. Cox took a measure of her
revenge out on Rufus Edwards, St.
Paul millionaire, yesterday. The day
she has waited two years for, when
she could take the witness stand and
tell what she says the lumberman
did to her, came.
She didn't cry or sob as she al
leged what happened to her after
she trusted Edwards when he made
love to her. Just plainly and in low
tones she described the actions of the
high-brow millionaire, who, accord
ing to her story, found the stenogra
pher good enough to trifle with, but
not swell enough for a place as wife.
Her tale concerned a trip to St
Paul, that, she says, was paid for by
Edwards. She says she was met at
the depot by Edwards, who made ar
rangements for her stay in that city.
Then the pair went for dinner.
Miss Cox testified that at dinner
Edwards insisted she drink cocktails
and wine, took her to a rooming
house, where he introduced her to a
woman, a Mrs. Guth, who, he said,
was a friend of a relative, and then
visited different cafes.
Q Then you went back to Mrs.
Guths? A Yes.
Q What happened after you got
there?
A Edwards walked up the steps
with me; said he wanted to be sure
that I got to my room all right, be
cause he was afraid I felt the drinks.
When I got in the room I don't re
member much. I asked him to go. He
kept telling me that he was not go
ing to do anything wrong. I don't re
member getting in bed or anything
more. He woke me and I screamed.
I must have gone to sleep again.
When I woke he said that everything
would be all right; that he would
marry me and that he was awfully
sorry.
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A. B. McCoid, leader in fight for
closed Sunday, will sue Peoria public
officials for $25,000, charging slander.
IOWA LABOR STRIKE PLAYED
PART IN LA SALLE BANK WRECK
A labor strike in an Iowa city was
one of the causes behind the Lorimer
bank wreck. Harry W. Huttig, a di
rector of the Lorimer bank, was head
of the National Button Mfrs. ass'n
and owner of button-making plants
in Muscatine, Iowa. Some 800 work
ers, mostly women and girls, were
on strike against low wages in 1912.
The high cost of financing the
strike was told yesterday in Judge
Dever's court by Chas. E. Ward, for
mer secretary to Wm. Lorimer.
Asked to tell the cause of the run on
the La Salle bank, Ward said:
"Unfavorable newspaper notoriety
about a number of things that hap
pened at that time. The first was
the Muscatine affair, in which Mr.
Huttig's notes, to bankers of that
town caused them to attach certain
of his securities."
Ward said a string of stories run
by the big downtown newspapers of
Chicago threw suspicion on the La
Salle bank. The suspicion grew into
a real scare and ended with a run on
the bank.
After the Muscatine story came
"the Truax, Green & Co. story,
charging that the company was sell
ing opium in violation of the federal
law, and following that the RosehiU
cemetery story was printed."
When the Rosehill cemetery sto
ries were printed with allegations
discrediting Harry W. Huttig, the
button-making magnate, and again
later when the Lorimer bank went
smash, Emmet Flood, organizer for
the American Federation of Labor
gave interviews to The Day Book
saying it was a proper time to ask
whether money paid by Rosehill
cemetery lot purchasers for upkeep
of graves was being used by Huttig
to crush the revolt of Muscatine girls
and women against low wages. Ac
cording to Flood, Huttig was arrest
ed in Muscatine during the strike for
committing an assault

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