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DEAL CAUSES MAN
TO TAKE HIS LIFE
HONUS HAS ROUNDED
INTO SHAPE AGAIN,
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
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VOL.3, NO. 147 Chicago, Saturday, March 21, 1914
WOMAN IS KNOWN AS "JOAN OF ARC
OF NEW YORK CHURCH RAIDERS"
Says Unemployed Took Churches at Their Word
"Come Unto Me, All Ye Who Are Weary and
Heavy Laden, and I Will Give You Rest."
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
Jane Rolston, mother of the great
army of New York unemployed!
Yesterday nobody outside a small
circle of radicals had ever heard of
her. Today she is known as the
"Joan of Arc of the church raiders"
who for weeks have been the sensa
tion of New Yorkcity.
Miss Rols'toh, who was once a
student at Wellesley College, teaches
Latin and mathematics for a living,
but she gives all her leisure to her
work as secretary of Local 179 of the
I. W. W. Born in Maine, she was for
20 years a teacher in California and
numbered Jack London and Anna
Strunsky among her friends. She has
beea identified as the fiery heroine
called the Red Virgin in London's
novel, "The Iron Heel," which fore
tells a' great industrial revolution in
But Miss Rolston repudiates this
identification and says that the next
time she meets London she is "going
to pull Jack's hair" for letting such
an impression get about.
To this middle-aged teacher the
homeless, desperate men numbered
among the New York church raiders