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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Ada M. Cox, the girl who dared to
prosecute Millionaire Rufus M. Ed
wards of St. Paul under the Mann
act, is still f eeling the'resuIL Yester
day she filed suit for $25,000 against
Lawrence Bacon.
Bacon was quoted in the Tribune
of about two months ago to the effect
that Miss Cox had threatened to pro
secute him like she did wealthy Ed
wards and that she had visited his
office and attempted to tell his wife
of alleged escapades.
Miss Cox denies that she even
knows Bacon by sight and expressed
her belief that the Bacon, friend of
the millionaire, Edwards, whose
white slave case has not yet been
tried, is trying to ruin her reputation.
"I think it's part of their plan to
hound me from the city and prevent
my testifying against Edwards. Al
though I hardly knew Bacon, the
Tribune printed that story, which in
sinuated that I was going to start a
Mann act case against him.
"Now, I hardly know Bacon. I've
never been anywhere with him alone.
I've never gone out with himf let
alone visited another state in his
"The part of the tale which the
Tribune printed to the effect that I
visited his office is a fake. I've never
had anything to do with Bacon until
the Tribune came qut with the awful
story. Then I asked him to retract
the story.
"It's part of the plan of Edwards
to hound me from the city and pre
vent me from prosecuting the case
which I have against him. I think
his influence reaches even to the
trust press of the city. I don't know
why they should print such stories
without giving me even a chance to
deny them if he hasn't some influ
ence that I don't possess.
"I've been hounded about the city
ever since I started the case against
Edwards. Men come to my hotel
where I am living and tell the propri
etor that I am Miss Cox of the Cox
Edwards Mann act case and I am
told to leave.
"I get dozens of mysterious tele
phone calls every week. Men try to
get me to go out with them. They
want to rum my reputation.
"I have to move as often as once
a montn to avoid tnese creatures who iy
"Bacon must be one of those who
are in the conspiracy against me.
I'll see if I can't prove it when the
case comes up for trial."
Rufus Edwards was indicted under
the Mann act on testimony of Miss
Cox. She said he took her about the
country while she worked for him as
his stenographer. He promised to
marry her, she declared.
Wheu he married a prominent so
ciety girl of St Paul, Minn., Miss Cox
sued him for breach of promise, got
a $15,00 verdict and then started the
Mann act case against him.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17. Mrs. T. P.
Marshall, head of Dallas county de
monstration farm, killed a mother to
day because the latter's offspring was
consistently abnormal.
The mother's name was Henrietta.
She was a registered Minorca. For
several weeks past she has laid noth
ing but "fresh bad eggs." Mrs. Mar
shall had Henrietta executed. The
autopsy revealed another egg in the
profess of formation. It was "bad."
Poultry eperts have been unable to
explain the phenomena.
New Castle, Eng., Dec. 17. Six
teen persons were killed and more
than fifty injured in a triple collision
today between a freight train, a pilot
engine and a passenger train in a
heavy fog near Jarrow. Four coach
es overturned and completely incinerated.

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