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'telephone number. Around 12:30 or
1, being in her neighborhood in their
cabareting, they called her up and
were invited to the flat
The Judge: "What -did. you go there
for?" The men hesitated
The Judge: "You had been drink
ing and watching this walk-the-dog'
dance and you went there for a good
time, didn't you?" They say they did.
"Did you stay with either of these
women?" They had not
The judge starts to question B.
She says she wants a continuance
and doesn't want to answer ques
tions; she is sick.
The Judge: The officers say you
told them this man cut you? He is
more than a friend to you, isn't he?
Just tell the truth. What relation
has he to you?"
B. again says she wants a continu
ance and the judge calls a court of
ficer to take B. to Dr. Anna Dwyer,
over her objections, for examination
to sp.r if she is sick.
Then he turns to the sullen youth
and asks him the same question of
his rplatinnshin with the womati. He
refuses to answer and says he signed
the jury waiver he calls it a paper
to BP.t a continuance to get wit
nesses. He is asked more questions
about B. He still refuses to answer.
Thp. iudee tells him there must be
something wrong with him and that
he thinks the doctor of the psycho
nathic laboratory better examine
him. The boy reiterates he wants a
continuance, and, at last, is given
A. is examined bv the judge. She
says her husband took her to Still
son's that night and she had some
Hrinks with her dinner. Then he left
her and she metsome friends and ac
cepted their invitation to go cabar-
Her story corroborates the story of
the men except tnat sne says sne
cave the teleDhone number because
one of them said he would call and
take her auto riding. She permitted
thftm to call at 1 o'clock because she
was piqued at her husband's neglect
of her, but with no immoral mtent.
"Do you dance the 'walR-tne-
dog'?" asks the judge. She says no.
Oh, yes, you dance it au ngnt, says
The girl is trembling. Her face is
twitching. The judge questions her
about her marriage and some one
says her husband is in the rear or
the court Their stories do not agree.
A., arrested under a disorderly con
duct charge, already questioned rel
ative to prostitution, is now ques
tioned on- a fornication supposition
and, desperate, she reproaches her
husband that he didn't let her get a
lawyer; she is on the verge of hys
The case is continued that the
husband may bring in their marriage
The three men are discharged with
this speech by the judge:
"You are all nice, clean-looking
young men. You all told the truth.
I don't want to find you guilty and
fine you even a minimum fine, for it
will make a record against you. You
may not be able to get employment
because of it at some time. It will
prevent your admission into lodges.
I don't want to work that hardship
on you. Discharged."
There was quite a little fanciness
about it, but the gist of it I have
given you. I heard it very often in
deciding the cases of men.
In the next article on the exploited
women I will tell you how little hes
itancy there is about putting a rec
ord against them, even when they
are "given a chance."
Esther Falkenstein Settlement
Woman's club will elect officers,
Thurs., 2 p. m., 1917 N. Richmond.
North-West Side Commercial club
luncheon, Gersten's cafe, Thurs.,
12:30 p. m. Adam P. Weckler, city
harbor master, will discuss "The
BIem-ot thjehfco. Biveiu".