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street, she was arrested again on
the suspended sentence of Judge
She was taken "back before
Judge Scully. Judge Scully
heard all the evidence and then
IV Once more she left the court
- room in triumoh. and once more
she was arrested as she reached
This time she retained Attor
ney Charles E. Erbstein, and Erb
stein promptly applied to Su
perior Judge Foell for a writ of
habeas corpus to free her.
This exolains whv Mrs. Gold-
l man was weeping in Judge Foell's
When the case was called in
Tudge Foell's court, Attorney
Erbstein contrived, to slip one
rvcr Assistant State's Attorney
John Schram, who should have
prosecuted the woman, was not
(For this Stage's Attorney
Maclay Hoyne has asked for the
resignation of Schram, but per
haps it is well to explain that
Schram is a Republican holdover
from Wayman's misadministra
tion of the state's attorney's of
fice.) When Judge Foell heard -the
whole story, he intimated that he
thought the case was more one of
persecution than prosecution. He
said it "was a very funny case."
Also, Foell granted the writ of
habeas corpus, and Mrs. Gold
man was freed.
The reporter who butted in on
the investigator as he accom
panied the weeping of Mrs. Gold
man with ragtime whistling, In
terviewed Mrs. Goldman when
she was freed.
"What are you going to do
now?" he asked her.
"i shall stay here in Chicago.
I think that the action of Judge
Foell will protect me from further
persecution, so this is the safest
city for me."
"What will you do for a liv
ing?" the reporter asked.
"I shall go into some respect
able business," she said. "I don't
know what it will be. I have
very little money. But I have
enough to send to New York for
my babies and open a small
"Are you through with thiev
ing forever?" asked the reporter.
Mrs. Goldman's mouth tight
"I have tried to be 'through
with thieving,' as you put it, for
years, sne sam. 1 aon t want to
steal any more. I never did like
to steal, and I only stole when I
found it was the only way I could
"I have no intention of stealing
any more, and if I am given a
square deal I won't
"But," and the former thief
looked her interviewer straight in
the eye, "I will tell you one thing.
I am going to provide for my
babies and myself whatever hap
pens. "If I am given a square deal, if
I an no longer hounded by the
police, I can do it honestly."
"When are you going to send
for your children?" asked the rer