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apartments. Then the morals 'squad,
which was stationed nearby, came up
at a given signal "in the meantime,
the investigator had removed some of
his clothing in the bai&room.
Mrs .Lcfomis attacked the-,psyco-pathic
laboratory as. a fake idea,
pushed forward by .newspaper-crazed
reformers and politicians anxious to
furnish more jobs for their frie'nds.
"It's barbarous to think of the, treat
ment accordedyoung girls by this
so-called psycopathic system," she
said. ''In Russia they would go no
further than they do here with that
system. The idea of examining girls
and asking them a lot of silly, ques
tions in order to determine their men
tal qualities is a farce. I dare say no
intelligent man or woman could pass
the foolish examination. According
to Dr. Hickson's observations every
body examined in the laboratory is
Yesterday at the open forum Mrs.
"The vice commission is a vicious
"The morals court is the result of
a deeply laid plot forced by the three
parasites of society priests, law
yers and doctors.
"Every woman has the right of the
control of her own self. She can Jje
stow favors to whomsoever she will
and the state has no right to inter
"If the law maSes the age of 18 the
age of consent the law has no right
to deny the privilege to a woman to
give consent according to her own
"Children born but of wedlock
should be supported by the state and
the mother cared for at public ex
pense." "I wish; Judge Olson was here. I
would like to tell him these things to
his face. ' ,
"The murals court is based on no
tions ot the sixteenth century when
autnonty ruieo. over lnamaua ngnts,
and not of the twentieth century,
when people are supposed to think
for themselves and to regulate then
own morals. ' Any legislative body
or any court which invades the rights
of the individual is itself immoral."
She charged the morals squad
withs decoying girls .to hotels for evi
HUSBAND DYING, NO MONEY,
WIFE TURNS ON CAS
, The twin afflictions tuberculosis
and poverty may be blamed for the
death of Rose Hefidry, who.turned on
the gas Sunday.
Her husband had the wasting body
disease, but T)oth were afflicted with
poverty. A year, ago 'Edward showed -signs
of consumption and grew
A doctor gave 'them the choice be
tween a sanitarium and Colorado.
Cost eliminated the sanitarium.
Rose worked hard for her husband
until she fcad enough to send him
away. He took the train Saturday.
Then she went to the Jiouse on the
alley and turned on the gas.
CITY GOVERNMENT OF TERRE
HAUTE GOES TO JAIL
Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 28. With a
large portion pf the official family of
this city under arres on indictments
returned by. the federal grand jury at
Indianapolis, the affairs of the city
are reported in a demoralized condi-,
tion, with activity practically at a
standstill. It became known today
that Edwin Holler, chief of police, and
Wes Godfrey werearrested Saturday
night , r
With the arrest of Holler, the mem
bers of the mayor's family known, to
have been indicted include Mayor
Donn Roberts himself, who has not'
yet given bond; his chief of police, his
assistant chief, City Controller E. E.
Talbott, three policemen and others.
Talbott has given bond and is acting
mayor His plans for reorganizing
the city administration are not
known. -; - - - , w -..
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