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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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MRS, STOKES DEFIES THE LAW
WITH BIRTH CONTROL TALK
EMMA GOLDMAN UP TODAY
New York, April 20. Mrs. Rose
Pastor Stokes, wife of J. G. Phelps
Stokes, wealthy. Socialist, went
among the women at a dinner for
Emma Goldman in therevoort hotel
last evening and whispered what she
declared was birth control informa
tion. Emma Goldman is to be ar
raigned today under the charge made
against her when she was arrested
recently. Mrs. Stokes was applaud
ed, as were others who voiced similar
sentiments. Mrs. Stokes passed
around to women slips of paper upon
which she said birth control infor
mation was printed. There was no
representatives of the police depart
ment at the dinner, which attracted
many persons, most of whom seemed
attracted by curiosity.
"I have come here prepared to do
just what Emma Goldman did," said
Mrs. Stokes. "I am not bidding for
arrest and do not speak in a spirit
of defiance. I want to do what Emma
Goldman did. That I am married and
have social standing makes a differ
ence in a way. There is nothing brave
about what I want to do. I merely
am honoring the law by breaking it
"I'm not the only woman to do
that same thing. The courts found it
the easiest way to quash the indict
ment against Margaret Sanger. Per
haps they will take that way in
Emma Goldman's case. In any event,
we know that the courts will have a
bigger fight over this than ever they
had.
"Young girls have written to me
asking advice about marrying on
slender incomes. There should be
no bars to such information. What
is good for the up-town gander is
certainly good for the down-town
goose. ' It makes no difference
whether birth control is practiced in
'Fifth avenue or in Hester street I
am not criticising the eminently re
spectable. They were brought up
tnat wa," "
Dr. "Ben" Reitman, John P. Tuck
er, John Sloan, Alexander Harvey,
Whidden Graham and others deliver
ed addresses glorifying personal lib
erty and denouncing any interference
with it by anybody or any law. Dr.
'Cu Goldwater declared the press ve
nal and distorted.
Among those present were Mrs,
Frederic C. Howe, wife of the com
missioner of immigration; Leonard
Abbott, president of the Free Speech
league; Bolton Hall, Jessie Ashley,
George Bellows, Robert Chambers,
Jr., Dr. Holbrook Curtis and Mrs. J4
Sergeant Cram.
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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL
Unnatural History by Gene Ahern
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The Weeping Willow.
A wonderful action picture of the
weeping willow weeping. It is very
hard to see the willow weeping on a
rainy day. A striking peculiarity
about the weeping willow is that it
never has to be watered. It's a self
sprinkler. Where one can see and
hear the willows wailing and weep
ing is in Oregon and Idaho since they
went dry. Nobody has ever tried to
find the big cause for the willow to
weep, so we've got a hunch that the
babbling brook told the weeping wil
low about how strong our army and
navy is compared to other countries
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Tony Volpe, owner poolroom, 921
Blue Island av., held to grand jury,
two murder charges. Pleaded self
defense in killing Anton Romagnano,
1040 Taylor, and Rocco Carbone, 916
Polk, in saloon "brawL
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