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SERIOUS CHARGES ABE MADE.
AGAINST MAN BY YOUNG GIRL
Serious charges made by a young
girl stenographer may lead to the in
dictment of-Frederick C. Maston, re
puted president ofthe Long Island
Concrete Finishing -Company, under
the Mann white slave act.
The girl, a Miss Bennett, who lives
on the North Side, charges that Mas
ton engaged her as a stenographer
and in that way lured her to Kansas
City, where he registered the two as
man and wife at the -Baltimore Hotel.
It is said that Maston was also
known as Charles A. Walling and
Christ Gtishman. Under the former
name he posed as' a representative of
the "Western Bankers V" Protective
About two weeks ago .Maston-in--serted
an ad in the Chicago papers
for a traveling stenographer. Miss
Bennett won the place.
"I met him at the Hotel Sherman
last Sunday, where he registered me
as his wife' said Miss Bennett.
"While we were in the lobby my
aunt, Mrs. Yetman, came In. I told
t r of my engagement. She said she
'li-u c like the looks of things and he
promised to show credentials."
The next day the girl again met
the man at the Sherman, after which
they went to Kansas City.
Miss Bessie Bpntley, 206' E. -45th
street, told the police -that Maston
had offered her a ?100bonus to enter
TO EXPLAIN COURT'SYSTEM
Now the Raiffeism" .credit system
works will be explained at a meeting
of the Co-operator Association, Sun
day, 3 p. m., in the ballroom of Hotel
LaSalle. The association has started
a monthly publication, and aims at
opening Raiffeissen banks in Chicago.
"The system has had a tremendous
growth the last twenty years in Ger
many, and should have careful
study," said Dr. Axel Gustafson, who
will preside at the meeting Sunday.
DUNNE DENOUNCES THE NEW
MUNICIPAL COURT ACT .
Gov. Dunne yesterday denounced
the new Municipal Cpu'rt act as the
most dangerous measure ever pre
sented to voters. He strongly urged
its defeat at the polls this spring.
The Building Trades Council also
lined up with the Chicago Federation
of Labor last night when it passed a
resolution condemning the proposed
act as a "malieious and vicious at
tempt to take away the liberties of
each and every individual."
"When the bill now up for refer
endum was passed by the legislature
I-was given an. opinion by the attor
ney general holding it unconstitution
al," said Gov.. Dunne. "I was per
suaded not to veto it by a committee
of municipal judges.
"The judges gave me a written
pledge that they would not attempt
to enforce "the. section giving them
jurisdiction in all cases of a criminal
nature except cases of treason, mur
der "and habeas corpus. This is a
dangerous weapon to place in the
hands of persons who will be empow
ered to use the courts for the-purpose
of satisfying personal grudges.
"So far as I know, the judges have
made no attempt to violate their
pledge, but the chief justice of the
Municipal Court appears particularly
interested in the approval of the bill."
The Building Trades Council was
addressed by Prosecuting Attorney
James S. Mclnerney, who explained
the vicioUsness of the plan. He said
through "the bill all labor organiza
tions could be riddled by persecution.
First Old Friend Hullo, old chap,
how are you?
Second Old Friend First class,
how are you?
First Old Friend Steerage.
- A learned person says people are
seeing more, nowadays. Sure.
They've developed cinematic eye
from watching the movies.