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Justice. There are youpg-blooded men thai sit in the legislative nouses of
this country and they should be the ones to make the laws. They should
be able to pass perfect laws that do not need to be passed upon by older
"As it is, under our present machinery, it is almost impossible to carry
a law through the legislature, through Congress and then secure its con
stitutionality from the Supreme Court. It is a miracle when that happens."
The old crowd could stand, it no longer. This was revolutionary! If
her plans were carried out none of the moss-covered judges that now dec-
- orate the bench of the country could
be sure of his joh.
Assistant City Attorney Romain G.
Lewis, a minor politician, jumped to
his feet. "That's not right," he
"Yes, it is right," Mrs. Treadwell
snapped back. "The young men, the
modern thinkers, have a hard enough
time getting good laws passed
through ponse'rvative senates, but it's
absurd after the laws once are passed
that nine elderly gentlemen of anti
quated ideas should then decide
whether the laws were all right."
Lewis bounced up again. "You said
the Supreme Court is a court of laws,
not of justice," he challenged. "Name
one single instance where the Su
preme Court decisions have not been
just. That's all I want, just one in
stance." Miss Mary E. Miller of the Human
Rights party, an attorney, arose
calmly from her seat.
"Well, there's the Dred Scott de
cision in the U. S. Supreme Court,"
she smiled, "and also the case of
Ritchie vs. the People in the Illinois
Supreme Court. The former declar
ed a human being was property the
same as cattle, and .the latter de
clared a woman could not practice
law because of an ancients English
Lewis was squelched. He mumbled
something about those decisions be
fog made a long time and sat down.
Mrs. Treadwell also spoke on be
half of Arthur Shay, whom the Pro
gressives are putting up for Supreme
Court judge from the Fifth judicial 1
district. He is being opposed by Les
lie D. Puterbaugh, candidate of Big
"It is immediately necessary we
elect Mr: Shay to the Supreme
Court," she said. "If we do not we
will undoubtedly lose the suffrage
bill. We know that Craig, the-Democratic
candidate, is not in .favor of
woman's suffrage and that Puter
baugh is backed up by the big inter
ests, the liquor dealers and the United
Societies, which are inimical to equal
suffrage. The bill will be defeated
if Mr. Shay-is not elected."
August Bazize of the Alliance
Francaise, the play-toy society of the
wives of Big Business men, showed
pompous indignation at the speech of
The newspapers today all tried in
a quiet way to ridicule the meeting.
But its effect was telling.
SHOTS FIRED IN THE GARBAGE
DUMP WAR .
Shots were fired today in the lat
est move against the new garbage
dump on the Northwest Side.
Three men, armed with shotguns,
dispersed a gang of Italian laborers
engaged in preparing the place for
Chicago's rubbish. A riot call was
sent to the North Robey street sta
tion and patrol wagon, loaded with
policemen, was sent to the scene.
When they arrived the three men had
Indignation is running high among
the residents of the vicinity in which
the dump is located. Aid. Lipps, who
is leading the fifiht against the new
plant, suggests that the city seize the
dump of the Chicago Reduction Co.
and let the profits pay the company
whatever the courts decide-