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GIF. M x "v tfi ? roi INCH- POLICE BODY ABOUT
POLICEMEN CRUSHING HER RIBS
Rose Gw.obiein may be able to
come before the council police com
mittee and tell her"stocy.
If she don't testify it's because she
is staying home with a rib mashed In
by policemen handling strikers ac
cording to orders of Charles Clarence
Healey, superintendent of police ap
pointed by Mayor Thompson.
Maud Cain Taylor, secretary of the
Chicago Political Equality league,
gives this statement on it:
"I saw the doctor employed by the
garment porkers' union working over
Miss Goldstein on a table in a room
at strike headquarters in Hod Car
riers' hall. I saw Miss Goldstein
twist in pain over the slightest pres
sure of the doctor's fingers on her
"I know Miss' Goldstein was one
of the last girls to be thrown by the
police into an overloaded patrol
wagon. She struck the floor with
considerable force as the result of a
terrific shove given her by two po
licemen. "She fainted. Other girls in the
wagon were frightened over the white
face on the floor. They lifted her up
on their knees afld held her there.
"Then two or three other girls
jammed their fists against the glass
windows and broke open holes to let
in fresh air for the sick girl to
breathe. Since then a serious condi
tion has developed in Miss Goldstein's
chest and diaphragm and her friends
are worried over the outcome."
For the complete facts of eye-witnesses
and other who know what
pened to Rose Goldstein, Miss Taylor
refers to these members of the Chi
cago Political Equality league who
have been on picket line with strik
ers: Mrs. Charles G. Nagley, 4417
Champlain av.; Mrs. Kenneth Mc
Clennan, Miss Elizabeth Taylor.
"Rose Goldstein was a sleeve bast
er getting $16 a week," said Miss
Taylor. "She joined the union be-
cause she wanted to help the low-paid
girls get a living wage. Hundreds of
girls now on the streets driven here
and there by the police got wages of
5 and $6 a week. One girl I know
paid $4 a week for board and room.
This left her $2 a week for lunches,
carfare, clothes and amusements. I J)
know onecase of a girl working 30 ""
hours to 'earn $1.20. I know still
others who earned only 18 cents a
"We recognize this as a woman's
fight more important than the fight
to get the ballot. Our women are go
ing on the street with these girl strik
ers to battle for industrial equality
"I believe it more than a mere tu
mor that white slavers are at work
among the strikers. A woman who
mixed with the girls yesterday was
told by the officers to leave because
she did not have proper-credentials.
In many aspects the whole situation
1 is barbarous and ought to command
immediate attention from thoughtful
people who want to see something
like civilisation here in the second
largest city of the nation."
SOME MORE GAS ARGUMENT
A cross bill filed in the circuit cctirt
by Corporation Counsel Folsom yes
terday asked the court to hold the
ordinance of 1911 valid, giving the
city the right to regulate gas rates.
The bill also asks the court to com
pel the company to turn over its
books for an investigation.
$10,000,000 is at stake the alleged
overcharges made by the company
since the passage of the ordinance.
If the city wins this sum will be re- i J)i
turned to the people in the form of a
New York. Hordes of policemen
and secret service men will guard
President Wilson and his bride-to-be
from "misguided friends" upon ar-i
rival in New York.