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Obviously, Clara Seippel either failed in her duty July 1, or
Now we come to the succeeding happenings, which were swift
and bewildering. "
Thursday evening, a clerk in the state's attorney's office tele
phoned to the girl telling her to meet Fetzer in the Court of Do-J
mestic Relations at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
The girLasked why Eetzer wanted to see her, and got only an
i So the girl and her mother went to the Court of Domestic Re-I
lations without an attorney, not knowing why they were wanted.
To the surprise of the girl and her mother, they had no sooner
entered the court room, than the judge called the case which had
been set for January 24. a
The two women protested, saying they had come unprepared
, --and without an attorney to represent them. The judge overruled)
!r all their objections, and the case, went to trial
This was the scene in the court room: i
The two women, mother and daughter, both shamed by their?
y position, sitting alone in a court room filled with men. v
Assistant Mates Attorney eetzer, supposed to ue Handling
their case, standing by their side like a dummy. ' ' z
John Cuneo, brother of the rich lover, sitting opposite them,
sneering openly in their faces. t
And John G. Campbell, the rich lover's attorney, bullying and d
bulldozing the women, and calling them crooks and blackmailers.
' There was only one fitness Clara Seippel. She swore the girl
was not pregnant. s
The women were not allowed to bring in any of their witnesses, j
The girl was not even allowed to produce the certificate given herb
by Jier own physician after an examination made in the early part of '
The judge, who had countenanced this extraordinary pro-o
cedure, and who sat without a rebuke upon his judicial lips while
the rich lover's attorney called the two defenseless women crooks
.and blackmailers, dismissed the charge. t
The rich lover's attorney then demanded that the mother of the-i
girl be punished for .perjury; which, she committed and which she
admits she committed, not in connection with the case which hady
just beeno dismissed, but in connection with a case dismissed six I
weeks ago. f
The judge agreed, and put the mother under a $500 Bond to
appear and answer to a charge of contempt of court within one-t
And so it was done, and the mother and girl, cringing-with fear i
ol the laxjinable. tCL.uaders.tand, what Jhad happened, ithout anj