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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEQRIA STl , 398 , 'TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1,N& 15? Chicago Friday, rMarch 22, 1912 One Cent
CHINESE WOMEN "GET SUFFRAGEj'STRING TIED TO IT;
: WOMEN TAKE IT OUT OF LEGISLATORS' HIDES
Just Because Some Wise- Gink iSlips Joker in Bill, Suffragettes
Storm National Assembly Hall, Kick Solons' Dawgs
And Faces Arouri' Break Windows.
Nankin, China, March 22.
Hhe most extraordinary scene in
the age long history df China oc
curred here today.
1 The women of the new born
republic descended-up on the Re
publican Assembly gathered-together
in solemn conclave and
what those Chinese ,new women
did to those" legislators , was a
plenty.
They 'scratched their faces.
They got -them where their hair
was short and' tender from re
cently ..having sepaVated from
queuesand they draggedthem by
by those short hajrs over ffie As
sembly halls.' -
When they were through -with
the legislators, Hhey started in
on hte building. Theyput ev
ery window in the National As
sembly h?Il out'df commission,
and they plastered mud over the
waljs. f They dragged desks
ar6urid:the place; and4 made fire
wood of them. They had avery
fine time. -
After they left the building, the
suffragetteX Chinese suffragettes
mind you, were attacked by pla
toons 00 police", v And'theV fought"
those platoons of police!
How"" they fought them ! They,
used 'their nails tnpstly, and
there's many a policeman's face
in Nankin today which looks as if
it .had been, gone over with a
plow. ' '
And, mind you it wasn't be
cause 'they had been refused the
right to vote.
No, sir ! They got that this
morning.' The "National Assem
bly, laboring under the 'delusion
that it was going to make the
wives and sisters and daughters
of its.-member5happy, passed a
Jiiin giving suffrage to women, on
certainvconditionsv
There was the rub I.Those con
ditions The Chinese suffragettes
didnrt like those conditions, and
riot liking them they set about
showing the legislators they did,
not like them. .
,- Almost as, soon as the suffrage
bill was. passed, Yik' Yug Ying,
whidh is not the name of a paterjt
medicine, but that of China's
Mrs. Emmeline Pantfhurst, was
elected a member of the National
Assembly.
Then5 did Yik -Yug Ying. go

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