1913.10.16 Slams Puterbaugh from Women
SLAMS At Judge Puterbaugh, Hurled By-Mrs. Medill McCormiek, Cause a Near Uiot at a Woman's Meeting in Peoria. SPECIAL. IHSrTCH TO TBI. INQC1SSI. ; Peoria, 111., -e October, 15. Mrs. . Harry M. Plndell,- wife ; of ? the candidate' tor appointment as 1 Ambassador ; to RusslaJ challenged ;Mrs.- Medill McCormiek, ; ,ot Chicago,' for proof; of; the slams the-latter was making against Judge Leslie D. Puterbaugh, at a meeting 4f more than 60 of. the Imost prominent women of this city ' at ' the Young Woman's ' Christian Association : assembly i rooms to-day, and started a sensational scene and ended in a near' riot. ''..'"' Mrs. McCormiek' s declaration - that Judge 'Puterbaugh had never, decided one case in the .interests pf , humanity during bis long service on. the Appellate.- Bench of this district : had' already aroused intense " feeling among the f majority ..- oi women - present,, nearly 'all, of .whom were personal ' friends, of the Jurist," when Mri Pindell's . demonstration i for . the. Republican candidate occurred. . ; v Mrs. George W. : Page, of Peoria, ; had already Interjected-., speech. for Judge Puterbaugh: into - the .'records , of .Mrs.i McCormick's meeting. ... ; Although" Mrs. McCormiek" and T.Mrs, Sherman M. Booth' kept sedulously' away from any statements'- of .the. sort that have aroused the. Puterbaugh contingency in Peoria ; against . their campaign, the meeting" to-day was ' distinctly ' hostile - to them. - More than .30 of the women -followed . Mrs. Page's-', example .in.' leaving the hall.