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THE GREAT LEPINE TELLS;HOW HE SOLVED
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VOL.3, NO. 13 Chicago, Monday, Oct 13, 1913
WOMAN TEARS LINING OUT OF THE
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
Mrs. Harriete Taylor Treadwell at Meeting of Chicago
Political Equality League Says She'd Abolish Highest
Courts Because They're Courts of Law Instead f
of "Justice Hands Politiciansa Wallop,
The, old and newpolitical spirits met last night and the new, in the form
of woman, dear ofsbrain,"'emerged triumphant. '
It was Mrs. Harriette Taylor Treadwell, president of the Chicago Politi
cal Equality Leaguewho sang the new battle cry. Her attack was leveled
at that hidebound "institution, the Supreme Court.
It was something' that oth,er, people have been trying to say for years,
but only at the risk of being branded "anarchists." But coming from this
woman, so important under the new equal .suffrage law, the old bosses1 were
.forced to listen and wince. v-
"I would have the Supreme Courts of the nation abolished as being
courts -of law, and not of justice," cried Mrs. Treadwell, and a wave of aa
tonishment passed over the room.
The representatives of the old order of things squirmed in their seats.
Here before them was a speaker that their shrewd political wisdom told
them they couldn't attack. For this was a woman. A woman whom they
couM brand as an apostle of Socialism. And she was striking them in an
extremely vital place. -
Her speech was made before a large audience at the Auditorium Hotel,
much too large to suit those1 dyed-in-the-wool politicians.
"I believe," saidMrs. Treadwell, "that there should be no Supreme
Court of Illinois, or of "the United States. They are courts of law, not o
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