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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1912, Image 4

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idling mass, from which came
"1 just don't know.how itvhap
pened. It was all confusion, Bjut
I .remember how, afterward, the
children were thrown into the pa
trol wagons.
"The police would not allow
me to go to the patrol wagon, nor
to enter the police station. I went
to a lawyer, but we could not get
the cases up before the next
.Tuesday, and the children had to
stay in jail in the meantime."
"Did the police show any war
rant?" asked Henry.
"No. They just fell on the
crowd when they came on the sta
tion platform."
"Did you see the police club
any womon or child?"
"I do not remember what I saw.
Everything was confusion. All
I could understand was that
something awful had happened,
and that the women and the chil
dren were just a struggling mass,
surrounded by the police."
"Do you, of your, own knowl
edge, know that you had the con
sent of the parent sof every child
you took to the station?" asked
"We had the consent in writ
ing from each one."
"One man," she explained lat
er, "was arrested for trying to"
send his own children out of
She said that detectives had
visited the homes of children who
were about to leave Lawrence
and had threatened to arrest the
children and place them in pub
lic institutions. .
Miss Margaret Sangler, a train
ed nurse, was called to the stand
to describe the condition of the
children who had been sent to
New York from Lawrence.
"There. vere 119 in the first
batch that came to New York.
Only four of the 119 wore un
derwear, and the weather was
hitter cold.
Samuel Goldbert, 16 years old,
who worked 'for the American
Woolen company for five months,
added to the knowledge of the -
The boy said he received $5.10
a week maximum.
"But then, when we are five
minutes late,, they take off an
hour's pay, and we hive to' pay
five cents a week for water," he
"What kind of water?" asked
"Canal waterj' said the boy.
A lecturer who had recently re- .
turned from China was sneaking
to a class in a public school.
"There is one custom," said a
young .girl, "that I can't under
stand arid that is the Chinese
custom of committing suicide by
eating gold leaf. I can't under
stand how gold leaf can kill."
"The partaker, no doubt,"
smiled the lecturer, "succumbs i
from a consciousness of inward
If you are wise '
You'll take no dare (
To lay off winter

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