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-ROMANCE OF STATE ST. MAY
BE "SLAVE" CASE
' A romance which caused considerable-
excitement and gossip around
the counters of the .State street de
partment stores whenit first leaked
out has now come to the attention
of Uncle Sam as a possible violation
of the Mann white slave, law.
The romance is that of Charles
Wright, former manager of the tailor
ing department of The Hub, and Rosa
Jungman, a young girl who worked
for him as 3. seamstress.
Wright is 58. His wife whom he
abandoned lives at 802 S. Taylor st,
Oak Park, with their two children,
Adelaide, 14, and Lucille, 12. Wright
appears to be a "gay dog" with the
girls. He has been married five
times. Two of his wives have been
When Rosa Jungman first met
Wright four years ago she was 21.
The Hub job was her first experience
in the State street stores. And
through the rigid discipline practiced
in the department stores she natur
ally looked up to Wright with the
respect that the bosses demand on
State street '
It became noticeable at the start
that Wright was very attentive to the
new seamstress. But those who no
ticed it thought nothing when they
remembered Wright's wife and his
two pretty children.
Finally the attentions of Wright
grew warmer and warmer and the
other employes of The Hub winked
knowingly at each other when they
aw the man and the girl leaving the
store together in the evening.
Three years ago Wright first dis
appeared. The girl was missed at
the same time. Mrs. Wright heard
irom him a few months later. She
gad not as yet heard of the budding
romance in the department store. In
the letter to his wife Wright begged
forgiveness He did not mention the
; Tair 'of Miss Jungman. He also
asked for money with which to re
turn. Mrs. Wright sold the piano and
sent the money.
Wright came back onty to disap
pear a little while later. 'This time
Mrs. Wright received a letter from
Portland. It contained the same old
plea for forgiveness. Mrs. Wright
sold part of the furniture and Wright
The last time he disappeared he
was heard of from several cities in
the south. Finally a week ago Wright
and Rose Jungman were taken into
custody in a rooming house in St
Louis. The man was charged with
wife abandonment and the girl was
held as a witness.
The federal officials got busy on
the case, but they were not success
ful in obtaining white slave evidence
when the girl said she had paid her
own way to join the man.
But Frank Jungman, the girl's fa
ther, who lives in Clyde, HI., near Oak
Park, is not willing to let the affair
drop so easily. He has" found letters
written to the girl by Wright which
he believe contain white slave evi
dence. He is going to demand that
the department of justice investigate
One of the letters read:
"Darling Rosa; You don't know
how lonely it is here without you. I
stay awake nights thinking of you.
I dream of your sweet face all day.
Sweetheart Rosa, I want you to be a
real woman for once in your life.
Slip on your velvet coat, your little
bonnet and catch the first train to
come. You are old enough to know
your own mind and I'm sure that
you'll never regret it. Say that you
are ill and leave for a few days' quiet
rest Your Own Charley."
"Wright made a liar out of my
daughter to protect himself," de
clared Jungman. "He has deceived
her all the way through and he still
has herviinder his influence. The only
way I can get her to come home is
to put him in jail. I'm going to do it"
Mrs. Wright is now dependent upon.
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