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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 08, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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com'n report is the testimony of a
girl of the redlight district , She
worked in a State street store when
she was 17. The manager of her
department became fascinated with
her. He invited her out to dinner.
Because he was an official of the
store she accepted. He induced her
to drink. She woke up in a loop hotel
the next day. Then, disgusted, she
went to the bad.
And now in Chicago today we find
the following story, carefully sup
pressed by the newspaper trust by
.use of the advertising club:
Miss Sadie Weisbaum, 16, 2515 N.
Mozart, caused the arrest -of Isaac
Neuman, dep't mgr., Rothschild's, on
a charge of attacking her in a loop
hotel after a cabaret tour.
The story sounded like 'an echo of
the old vice reports. It was investi
gated. It was found that Sadie Weis-
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a week, and there met Isaac Neu
man, sup't of deliveries of the store.
The other girls noticed that Neuman
paid particular attention to the "new
girl"; that they often saw them talk
ing together, the man insistent and
bold, the girl smiling and blushing.
The next thing heard at the store
was the humored arrest of Neuman
on a serious charge.
The girl, just turned 16, with the
school-girl light in her eyes fading
through the memory of her experi
ence with Neuman, has determined
that the man she accuses must suf
fer. She will not sit back and allow
him to go free, even though the pub
licity hurts.
In this she is backed by her rela-.
tives, including John S. Berger, an
aeroplane promoter, 2716 Barsch
,blvd. But he is fighting agajnst
strong foes. It is peculiar that Chas.
V. Barrett, brother of Circuit Court
Judge George Barrett, who acta as
attorney for the State Street Retail
Merchants' ass'n in prosecuting
shoplifters, is also attorney for Neu- j
man. ' Sadie Weisbaum's relatives
take this an indication that Neuman
is being backed by the department
' The case first came before Judge ,
Fisher In the morals court. On ac
count of the youth of the girl, the
charge was changed to "contributing
to the delinquency of a minor" and
the case was transferred to Judge
Stelk of the court of domestic rela
tions. There Att'y Barrett became
so aggressive in his attempts to have1
the case thrown out of court that he
was threatened with contempt by
Judge Stelk.
The sensation caused by the arrest
and the Stelk-Barrett clash was so
great that the City News bureau sent
almost a column on the story to the
seven members of the advertising
controlled newspaper, the Tribune,
Herald, Examiner, American, News,
Journal and Post The story was
killed. The Trib one morning ran a
short paragraph carefully buried
away, where it wouldn't be too clise
ly observed.
The girl charges that Neuman
made love to her through golden
promises, and then invited her to
dinner and the theater. The dinner
came off. There, were drinks, trips
to cabarets, etc. The girl was stupe
fied. She says she dimly remembers
that he attacked her first in 'a taxi
cab. When she came to her senses
they were in a room in Harry Motor's
Hotel Morrison. She Had been undressed.
Washington. Sen. Owens offered
joint resolution providing any fed
eral judge who declares an acjt
passed by congress unconstitutional
be found guilty of judicial usurpa
tion and removed, successor to be
appointed by the president
Philadelphia. Former Judge Cray
of. Delaware refused to speak at a
meeting of protest against German
deportation of Belgians because the
speaker who preceded him, Jam.es M.
Beck, criticized Pfes. Wilson.

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