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EDWARDS FREED ON MANN ACT
CHARGES OF ADA COX
Without the jury leaving the box,
Rufus Edwards was today found not
guilty of violating the Mann white
slave act with Ada Cox. Judge An
derson then dismissed the case.
'W. Rufus Edwards, the St Paul
lumber millionaire, told his story in
court about the affair with Ada M.
Gox which cost him $17,500 after a
breach of 'promise suit and resulted
in his trial under the Mann act
He laughed almost all the while.
The man on trial smiled as he told
the court of his spooning with Miss
Cox in an automobile just a few
hours after the girl, under the influ
ence of liquor, went to a rooming
house with him.
"His defense was that he took Miss
Cox to St Paul on business and the
night in the roominghouse was as
much her fault as his.
Leadville, Col. Fire threatened to
destroy most of city's business sec
tion. Dynamite being used in an ef
fort to check spread of flames.
London. 10,000 Mersey dock
hands went on strike, following dis
pute concerning pay for overtime.
New York. Petition of realty men
to have name of Bowery changed to
get rid of memories of "scuttles of
suds" and gang fights turned down
New York. Funerals by aero
planes will soon be etyle, an under
taker announces. He will accept or
ders for them soon.
-Pittsburgh. There will probably
be no dangerous flood in Ohio river
I valley as result of present rise in the
three rivers here.
HOUSE SIDESTEPS SUFFRAGE
Washington, March 29. Federal
suffrage amendment known as "cock
robin" is dead. House judiciary com
mittee postponed it indefinitely.
TOLEDO STREET CARS TIED UP
UNION WANTS RECOGNITION
Toledo, O., March 29. One hope
for walkers of Toledo today, follow
ing complete tieup of street car sys
tem, is conference which Mayor Mil
roy is attempting to arrange between
officials of Toledo Railways and Light
Co. and carmen's union.
Not a car wheel has turned since
late yesterday afternoon when men
took cars to barns after company
had refused to allow employes to
wear union buttons while operating
300 YARDS OF GERMAN TRENCH
TAKEN BY FRENCH
Paris. 300 yards of German
trenches in southern end of Avocourt
wood were captured by French
troops in violent attack early today.
French also captured important fort
ified German work.
Berlin. German troops have
broken French front for more than
2,000 yards, capturing several lines
of trenches in fighting north of Ma
lancourt, 10 miles northwest of Verdun.
Central West Side Y. P. S. L meets
tonight, West Side Socialist hall, 1603
"What is Wrong With Our State
Governments?" lecture by Prof. A. R.
Hatton, Western Reserve university,
City Club luncheon, Thurs.
"I want a cake of the best toilet
soap you have," a shopper in one of
the big New York department stores
said to a saleswoman the other day;
"how much is it, please?" "Two dol
lars and ninety cents," was the stag
gering reply as the clerk brought
forth from a case a small, daintily
wrapped package; "and you're lucky
to get this, for we're not getting any
more of them now." It was a French
soap, and the high price, it was said,
was due to the exquisite perfume
used in its manufacture