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$400,000,000 R. R.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Closes Hearing of Western
Shippers' Case
Decision Against Lines Will Halt
Increase in All the Ad
vances Planned
(Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Nov. I.—Presentation of
evidence in the rat 3 hearing before the
Interstate commerce commission was
closed this afternoon. Arguments on
the evidence will be heard by the com
mission at Washington on December
14 and after due deliberation the com
mission will announce what It Is gen
erally considered will be the moat Im
portant decision It has ever given.
The hearing was instituted at the in
stance of shippers who rose In protest
when western railroads announced
that rates on fifty different commodi
ties would be advanced. Opposition to
this became general and the railroads
agreed not to put the new rates into
effect until the interstate commerce
commission had conducted a hearing
at which the shippers should be heard
as to the fairness of the proposed ad
Hearings were held at Now York and
Chicago, conducted at first by an ex
aminer, but later, owing to the para
mount Importance of the case. Com
missioners Clark and Lane assumed
the duty. It took the shippers only a
few hours to introduce evidence, but
an imposing mass of statistics and tes
timony went into the record for the
The shippers wer«« represented by a
number of attorneys who confined their
efforts largely to attacking the rail
way evidence rather than to original
testimony for themselves. Railway
men admitted that the advance in
rates on the fifty commodities which
formed the basis of the hearing was
merely an entering wedge, the ultimate
purpose being to advance rates all
along the line. According to the ship
pers the final effect of this policy
would be to place a tax of $400,000,000
on the consumers.
In a general way the argument pre
sented by the railroads was that In
creased rates were necessary for tho
following reasons:
First—lncreased wages to employes.
Second —Increased cost of mainte
nance and operation.
Third —Public demand for Increased
efficiency and expansion of transpor
tation facilities.
The position taken by the shippers
was that the railroads were receiving
a generous return on their actual in
vestment and among other things they
sought to show on cross-examination
that the low rate of earning shown in
the statistics presented was due more
to over-capitalization than to low
During the examination of Stanley
H Johnson, assistant freight traffic
manager of the Rock Island road, Com
missioner Lane aaked some pointed
questions. "I have found in my ex
perience," he said, "that railroads find
very little difficulty In raising rates
without much Justification and at any
time they see lit. If there were no
restraint placed on the railroads could
not the roads advance the rates with
out end?" ,
"Of course. If the railroads were ut
terly Indifferent to public opinion and
were not a body of fair-minded men,
the rates might be raised endlessly,
but this would not be done as the
railroads only ask a fair profit," re
plied Johnson.
"Is it not a fact," asked Commis
sioner Lane, "that deep down In the
Tnlnd of the traffic manager he knows
that even the present rate is too high?"
This brouglr a laugh from the crowd,
during -Which the witness replied in
the negative. .
"In the course of his testimony John
son admitted that no general advances
In rates were made by the railroads
without agreement with other com
petitors. "If they did," he added, "it
would mean going out of business."
Attorney Ellis, representing the Chi
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, Intro
duced tables showing the effect which
the proposed advances would have on
traffic in South Dakota and North Da
kota. The tables showed that the in
creased revenue on 1,634,667,800 pounds
of wheat, coarse grain, flour and other
mill products'would amount to $246,675.
His tables showed that of the proposed
Increase, which on all commodities he
•stimated at $568,000, nearly half would
come out of the farmers of the two
Dakotas. Ellis declared that while
railroad ratas have been standing still
the farmer has been earning $8.50 more
an acre from his farm. The road, he
declared, is asking only an Increase of
13 cents an acre for freight charges
on farm products.
"That'e not so bad," said the wit
ness. "We helped the farmer to get
that $8.50 and for our share we ask
only 13 cents."
CHICAGO, Nov. I.—After winning »
fight for lower freight rates by two
years' constant, effort, western ship
pers are to be pushed back to their
starting point through action taken to
day by the railroads, because the limit
of the interstate commerce commis
sioner's control is about to expire.
The commission law states that a
decision of the commission shall last
two years and rates may then be
scheduled^or change again. Two years
ago, November 10, the commission gave
a decision favoring the shippers In the
west. The matter was then taken
Into the courts by the railroads and
last woek the supreme court gave Its
decision, also favoring the shippers.
Now the railroads have filed sched
uled with trie commission setting the
rates back at the old point.
The rates affected were Included in
♦♦<«> Missouri river rate case.
For Lou Angeles and vicinity: Fair Wed
nesday; light north wind, changing to south.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 12 de
grees; minimum temperature, 54 degrees.
Husband Ignored In wife's will Is satisfied
with document. PAOfl 8
Council wins light against Alatned a street
storm drain despite mayor's veto. PAGE 8
Officers and founders of Friday Morning
club guests of honor at reception and tea.
Congregational church names Pasadena
minister as moderator. PAG El »
Universal transfers go Into effect on Los
Angeles street car lines. • PAGB 9
Two negro women hold ■up Arizona mining
man near Arcade depot. ; FAGH 9
Los Angeles stands good chance of getting
next International Y. M. C. A. conven
tion^ , PA<3B »
Mrs W. D. Howard sues for divorce, nam
ing Mrs. Lily Baldwin, widow of E. J.
(Lucky) Baldwin, co-respondent. PAGE i
Aviation races of magnitude of Belmont
Park meet planned for Los Angeles In
January. PAQB-4
Painter Is.run over by Los Angeles-Paclflo
train. PAGB 11
Insomnia and falling mentality lead to
suicide of elderly man. PAGE 4
Count da Rudlo. exiled soldier of for
tune, dies. ***** 4
Complications ensue from revoking «aloon .
license In Temple block. PAQEJ I
Theaters. / PAGE 4
Society and clubs. . . ,-..-- ; PAOB 6
Mines and oil fields. PAGB 6
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Markets and financial. . PAOB 7
News of the courts. PAGE 8
Municipal affairs. PAOB 8
Sport*. PAGE 12
Editorial and letter box. ~' • PAGE 10
City brevities. . ' . PAOB 11
Politic*. PAOB 11
Classified advertising. PAGES 13-14-16
Shipping. PAGE 7
San Bernardino man, suing wife for
divorce in Reno, die* from operation.
• f., , PAGE 6
Councilman Mersarean of Pasadena ten
ders resignation from city body.
Three elttes of San Bernardino valley
treated to sensation by elopment of
high school students. PAGE 1
Acrobatlo feat save* Long Beach line
man from death. - PAGE 6
Crowd* Jam halls at Coallnga and Han
lord to hear Bell ana Spellacy.
3*U <i\j ' PAGE 1
Striking express drivers In New York
threaten to call out (0,000 driven of all
classes of vehicles. PAGE! 1
Interstate commerce commission ends
hearing In suit to (top railroad rate
lnreases. .. ...... PAGE 1
Al Livingstone, Los Angeles auto racer.
I* killed In race at Atlanta. Ga.
Nat Goodwin ord«r*« *>r court to pay... .
for death of horse that he gave drink. -
. PAGE >
Unusual expenditure* create treasury de
ficit for Ootober of $5,295,000.
Man who hung first Nan Patterson
Jury Is arrested for demanding bribe
when chosen on another murder jury. '
Society women of Chicago defy mounted
police in their charges on .crowds of
strikers and are arrested. PAGE 1
Demented son of member of Japanese
parliament Is - captured after escap-
Ing from train. . PAGE 2
Colonel Koosevelt speaks at Buffalo, ex
cusln« high prices and Indorsing Stlm- „
son for governor. • - PAGE -
Two regiments of Mexican troops pur- ..
sue kidnapers of l«-year-old Nebraska
girl. " PAGE! 1
PHOKNIX, Ariz., Nov. 1.-Publiclty
of campaign funds and the limitation
of damages for injuries or death
caused a general debate lasting sev
eral hours this afternoon in the con
stitutional convention. The first prop
osition, as originally adopted, is a
mandatory instruction on the first leg
islature to provide general publicity
for campaign funds before election,
but as reported by the revision com
mittee it provides for publicity be
fore and after." The vote on adop
tion was 49 to 1.
There was an extended debate on a
proposition reported*by the Judiciary
committee providing that no law be
enacted in the state limiting tn«
amount of damages to be recovered
for causing death or injury to any per
son in making void any contract made
by employes of any corporation waiv
ing right to recover damages.
A question arose about including
passengers aa well as employes, and
after numerous speeches the proposi
tion was amended to read, "Any con
tract or agreement to waive any right
to recover damages for death or in
jury shall be void." The entire prop
osition was then referred to the ju
diciary committee. It is understood
the proposition allowing the state to
engage in industrial pursuits will be
voted down by the legislative commit
tee, the opposition characterizing it as
an "entering wedge of Socialism."
Friends of the measure, nevertheless,
announce they will bring it before the
convention. The debate on the Initia
tive and referendum, which was sched
uled for today, was postponed at the
request of the members who are pre
paring speeches, and is expected to
come up about Thursday:
The feature of tomorrow's session
probably will bo a public hearing on
suffrage, at which several suffragists
-will speak.
BEL.MONT PARK, Nov. I.—Corne
lius Vanderbllt flew In an aeroplane
for the first time this aftornoon. Or
vllle Wright took him around the av
iation course here In a biplane in an
exciting flight of seven or eight miles.
At tinfes they were 200 teet above the
ground and going at a fast cHp.
"It was the most glorious sensation
I ever experienced," said Mr. Van
derbllt when he alighted. "I'm going
to have one of these machines Just as
soon as one can be built for me."
Two Regiments Join the Mounted
Police and Posse in Search
for the Desperadoes
Grace Rolph, 16-Year-Old Neb
raska Miss, Carried Away
Into Wild Region
(Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY, Nov. I.—The fate of
Grace Rolph, the 16-year-old Nebraska
girl who was kidnaped by Mexicans
several days ago from a ranch in the
state of Tamalpais, was still in doubt
tonight. No word has come from the
posse that went in pursuit of the kid
napers. Two regiments of troops are
now In pursuit of the men.
The country Into which tho kidnap
ers and pursuers have plunged Is wild
and sparsely settled, and the absence
of facilities for communication, it Is
said, make It doubtful if anything can
be heard of them until the men arfl
captured or the posse returns baffled.
In the meantime the Mexican au
thorities have taken active steps to
aid in the capture. Squads of rurales,
the Mexican mounted national police,
have been sent Into the Huasteca dis
trict from the opposite direction, with
instructions to search the country
thoroughly. Foreign Minister Creel to
day at the request of the American
ambassador. Instructed the governors
of Vera Cruz and Tamalpais to assist
in the search in every possible man
ner. If the men are captured, he says,
they will receive the extreme limit of
punishment under tho law.
Accused Physician Remains Un-
concerned in Court
FRESNO, Now I.—Mrs. Alice K.
Brittatn, slßter of the deceased wife of
Dr. Jackson L. Martia, was recalled to
the stand today in the trial of the phy
sician on a charge of neglecting his
wife and allowing her to die after she
had taken poison.
Judge Conley this afternoon over
ruled the second vital objection by At
torneys Everts and Ewing and Thomas
for tho defense, and allowed the exam
ination of Mrs. Brlttaln as to Dr. Mar
tin's demeanor after the death of his
Breaking down during the narration
of Dr. Martin's refusal to accompany
the remains of his wife to their last
resting place at Chilllcothe, Mo., Mrs.
Brittain went through the same details
she told at the preliminary examina
tion of the physician.
Gruelling cross-examination in front
of a crowd that choken the court room
brought no contradictions.
Dr. Martin appears unconcerned in
court. He Is attended by his aged fa
ther and sister.
District Attorney Church's father and
Mrs. Church also are Interested spec
Witness Tells of Agreements in
Government Inquiry
PITTSBURG, Pt»., Nov. I.—Further
agreements among manufacturers of
enameled ironware as to the selling
condition of their wares were brought
out today In the government's inves
tigation of the so-called "bath tub
Edwin L. Weyman continued the
narrative of his activity in getting the
various branches of the industry to
work together.
Weyman told of a "blue book" which
contained the names of plumbing sup
ply jobbers eligible to make contracts
with the sixteen manufacturers who
are defendants In this action and also
Identified a copy of the price li3t used
by the jobbers. He s:\id he had made
95 per cent of the changes that ap
peared In the list since June 1, 1909.
These prices were what the jobbers
were to quote to their customers.
Weyman proved an unwilling witness
at times, but It was finally brought
out that if jobbers purchased wars
from manufacturers not in the com
bination either the manufacturers or
Weyman might cancel the contract.
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.—"Killed,
3804: injured, 82,374."
This is the casualty record of the
railroads In the United States during
the year ended June 30 last, according
to the interstate commerce commis
sion. It Is an Increase of 1013 in the
number killed and 18,454 In the number
injured over the previous year's fig
There were 5861 collisions, killing 433
persons and Injuring 7765, and dam
aging railroad property $4,629,279. In
the year's 5910 derailments 340 per
sons were killed and 4814 injured.
During the last three months of the
year tho total injured was 20,650.
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.—The Brit
ish Isles and northern Europe are
being swept today by a violent storm,
according to cables received by the
weather bureau. The disturbance cov
ers a wide area and It is believed much
damage will be done to shipping.
Twenty Prominent Attorneys Indorse
Woolwine as "Able, Courageous Man"
District Attorney John D. Fredericks used nearly two columns of advertising space in
each of two morning papers of Los Angeles yesterday in publishing an indorsement of himself
by ten attorneys. The Herald publishes herewith a statement signed by TWENTY of the
most prominent attorneys in Los Angeles county indorsing Thomas Lee Woolwine, the Good
Government nominee for district attorney. Three of those who indorse Mr. Woolwine are for
mer presidents of the Bar association. The statement follows:
"To the voters of Los Angeles county:
"We, the undersigned, attorneys-at-law of Los Angeles county, desire to state, as a matter
of justice to Mr. Thomas Lee, Woolwine, candidate for the office of district attorney of Los An
geles county, that we have known Mr. Woolwine well for a number of years that we have
had opportunity to observe and note his character and his capacity, and that from this knowl
edge and observation we take great pleasure in most heartily vouching for Mr. Woolwines
high integrity of character and his excellent ability as a lawyer, both in civil and criminal mat
ters, and his consistent, courageous devotion to duty. Respectfully,
Former president Bar association. Votmet judge superior court. OSCAR A. TRIPPET.
Former president Bar association. CHARLES WELLBORN, E. J. FLEMING.
LYNN HELM, Police commissioner. TTTTTTT CHANDLER
Former president Bar association. JOSEPH H. CALL, JB.** LHAWULJIK.
THOMAS L WINDER Former special United States alter- OLIN WELLBORN, Jr.
Former Tlce president Bar as-m ia- NA^AN NEWBY, CHARLES B. MATTINGLY.
W U^HniTß^nN of the Anti-Saloon league. • LLOYD W. MOULTRIE.
W- I .S^S.?aS S.Se^ B ener a of D. KJRASK, conr , ,H. L. DUNNIGAN.
Mary Maier and Martin Tisdale,
High School Pupils, Have
Exciting Adventure
cities in San Bernardino valley were
today treated with as many chapters
in one of the most sensational elope
ments on record. The developments in I
the matrimonial marathon that finally
ended In the safe marriage of Miss
Mary L. Maler, age 18, and Martin Tis
dale, age 19, both high school students
of Redlandu, were fast and furious,
commencing with a footrace through
the principal streets of that city, in
which the young girl succeeded in out
distancing her mother and gaining the
automobile in which her sweetheart
was waiting.
The course then lay across the val
ley to San Bernardino, the automobile
hurrying without regard to speed lim
its in an effort to head off possible
intervention of the angry parent either
by trolley or another machine. Here
the young people were met by the
father of the lad, who had given his
consent to the marriage and already
secured the license.
The elder Tisdale climbed in the au
tomobile and the last lap of the race
was started for Colton, where the two
sweethearts were made husband and
wife before the mother of the girl could
reach the scene. Rev. E. L. B. Mc-
Clellan of the Presbyterian church of
Colton performed the ceremony, while
J. A. Tisdale, the father, bestowed his
blessing on his new daughter and his
The Redlands high school was the
scene of the courtship of the couple,
and they had secretly agreed that No
vember 1 should be their wedding day,
despite the objection of the girl's
mother, who desired that her daughter
graduate with her class before taking
up the duties of a wife. It is said that
her father, Jacob Maier, of 112 Olive
street, Redlands, had no serious ob
jection and absented himself when ha
saw the storm brewing.
Miss Maier left home as usual to go
to school, but taking with her more
clothing than seemed necessary. After
she left her mother suspected that a
plot was on to defeat her objections,
and set out in search of her daughter.
She met her on one of the business
streets of the city, and the footrace
that took the two through stores, back
alleys and a livery stable started.
"Stop' her," screamed the mother as
she saw her daughter gaining ground.
"Stop her," yelled the fleeing girl,
and the crowd in puzzled uncertainty
allowed both to floe on without inter
ference. Miss Maier escaped her
mother by scrambling through a livery
stable and jumping into the automo
bile of her sweetheart at the appointed
Tisdale is a football hero of the Red
lands high school.
ROCK ISLAND, 111., Nov. I.—lndict
ments against K. M. Whithnm, Aledo.
111.; Dr. A. L. Craig, C. E. Hatfleld, of
Chicago; S. S. Mclllvaine, of Auburn,
111., and Thomas Wilson, M. H. Carber,
C. H. Walters and George W. Kenyon
of Springfy Id, charging embezzlement
and consp racy in connection with al
leged fraternal Insurance frauds, were
quashed by Judge Gast In the circuit
court today on technical grounds.
Those named In the indictments were
connected with the Fraternal Tribunes
and American Home Circle merger of
two years ago, which was followed By
the alleged looting of the Tribunes' re
serve fund of $55,000.
Quashing of the indictments leaves
only a few charges against individuals
playing rrdnor parts in the alleged
NEW YORK, Nov. I.—The board of
governors of the Aero club of America,
following a meeting tonight, issued a
statement that charges had been pre
ferred against J. Armstrong DrexW, the
aviator, and that pending the disposi
tion of these charges his resignation
from the Aero club of America would
not be accepted.
ATLANTA, Ga., Not. I.—Flung head
foremost from the National racing car
which he was piloting around the motor
speedway today, Al Livingstone, the
California driver, received Injuries from
which he died without recovering con
The machine left the course whe>
the right rear wheel collapsed, it I*
said, because of a punctured tire.
Livingstone laid the foundation for
his reputation as a fast and fearless
driver on the motordrome in Ix>* Ange
les, where he sained great prestige by
defeating Bay Harroun and other world*
champions. He was tue winner of the
famous Elgin trophy. He drove in the
Vanderbilt races In New York and from
his daredevil tactics won the title of
the "California dirt eater" among the
eastern raring enthusiast*.
I.ivingtonn was well known In Loa
Angeles, where he made his home at
the New Hampshire hotel on South
Broadway. He was married.
30,000 MORE MAY
New York Expressmen Threaten
to Call Out All Kinds of
Vehicle Drivers
NEW YOBK, Nov. I.—Whether there
will be a general strike of aU teamster*
in the metropolitan district In sympathy
with the walkout of the express com
panies' employes rests upon the de
cision of William 11. Ashton, general
organized, and Valentine Hoffman, vice
president of the International Brother
hood of Teamsters.
Authority to call such a strike at a
moment's notice whenever they deem
such a course necessary- was vested In
them by the joint executive council of
the brotherhood at a meeting; tonight.
"Mayor Gaynor can keep the strike
going indefinitely or end It," said Mr.
Ashton after the meeting. "If Mayor
Gaynor wants to avoid a general strike
let him take the police off the truck*.
In many places the police guard, »o
ealled, is acting uh driver."
(Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Nov. I.—No material
progress was made today toward set
tling the strike of express employes
which has been in progress nearly a
An attempt to hold a conference be
tween Governor Fort of New Jersey
and Mayor Gaynor of New York and
Mayor AVittpenn of Jersey City on the
one hand and the strike leaders and
officials of the express companies on
the other, failed because Governor
Fort was unable to be present at Jer
sey City. Mayor Wittpenn, however,
had a conference with some of the
strike leaders. He would not talk to
night concerning- what had been done
looking to a settlement.
The strike extended today to Newark,
where a number of drivers went out,
while in New York the wagon employes
of several big department stores joined
in the movement.
The leaders late tonight made the
threat that unless the trouble is speed
ily adjusted they will call out 30,000
drivers of all classes of vehicles.
nii.iii; <{i II I, RIOTS
There was rioting In many parts of
Jersey City and in Manhattan today.
For the most part, however, the out
breaks were quickly quelled by the po
lice. Arrests were made in nearly
every instance.
Hitherto most of the magistrates
have been content to inflict small lines
on such offenders. Two magistrates
announced today that, beginning to
morrow, anyone convicted of disor
derly conduct in connection with the
strike would be given a workhouse
Steps looking toward the restora
tion of express service throughout the
city were taken today by the execu
tive committee of the Merchants' as
sociation, acting on the complaint of
members that the strike has caused
disorganization and great inconveni
The committee urged the police to
afford necessary protection for opera
tion of all express wagons.
OJ.ll VjrJUilt \J\JS. JLCiO . ki;m;.%Y.4 So. ON TRAINS 10«
Entire Voting Population of Coa
linga Goes Wild Over the
Democratic Candidate
[Special to The Herald]
tire voting population of Coalinga
turned out to greet the Bell party
with uproar of anvils and bombs to
night. Over 2000 men jammed the Ar
cade rink and gave the Democratic
candidate for governor and his aids
undivided atatention for two hours.
The meeting ended in a wild storm of
cheers and yells o! encouragement.
Tim Spellacy was in his element. As
he alighted from the auto a crowding
circle of friends hastened to shake
hands with him. Spellacy made a
short convincing talk, after which Bell
was introduced.
Bell put his Republican opponent on
the defensive from the start. As he
shot his telling arguments at the au
dience he was many times interrupted
by storms of applause.
"Has Johnson promised to do any
thing to take the state Institutions out
of politics?" he said. "I am making
that promise. A man has no right to
a position of trust merely because he
is a Democrat or a Republican. I
pledge myself to make appointments
from a non-partisan standpoint. But
what of Johnson?"
At Hanford every Inch of the Han
ford opera house was occupied by the
crowd which turned out to hear Bell.
As much of Lemoore as could pack
itself into the town opera house was
out to hear the Democratic candidate.
"This town's all for you, Theodore,"
was frequently shouted from the au
dience. The Bell party left Fresno to
night for San Francisco, in the vicinity
of which city the party will spend the
closing days of their campaign.
Somnambulist Walks Out of the
House Into Bering Sea
SEATTLE, Nov. I.—Claus Lundell,
a miner from the Kougarok district,
was drowned at Nome shortly before
the steamer Northwestern departed
for Seattle. He was a somnambulist
and walked out of a lodging hou.se
into Bering sea.
A. L. Zepf, transportation manager
for the Northern Navigation company,
reports that records of the pursers of
his company show that they handled
$800,000 of Iditarod and Imnnoko dust
during tlie season just closed. Allow
ing the moderate sum of $200,000 fnr
gold carried out by miners in their
pouches, the total output for the new
camp's first season was $1,000,000.
Jack Le Samis, discoverer of the
Clary creek diggings, and later dis
coverer of the Squirrel river district in
the Kobuck country, washed out $13,
--000 in nine days on Squirrel river with
a partner's aid, the men having only
the crudest implements.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. I.—By con
certed action of mysterious forces, al
leged to be Halloween witches, all
Western Union clocks and public reg
ulators in Phoenix jumped forward
thirty minutes to standard time last
midnight. The city council, the board
of supervisors and territorial capital
officials today made the new time of
ficial. ...
♦« »
TUCSON, Ariz.. Nov. I.—After having pur
sued him all over the world, the iCarnegie
hero commlsHlon has awarded Henry P. Mc-
Coy of Tucnon $1000 and a medal for returning
a* man from a well near Chicago seven years
ago. McCoy was followed to Honolulu and
Shanghai during th« search.
LONDON, Nov. I.—A dispatch from
Paris to the Daily Telegraph says a
rumor is current that a revolution has
broken out in Madrid. No confirma
tion of thia rumor has reached London.
Mounted Officers Attack Crowds
and Hustle Prominent Peo
ple Off to Prison
Five Hundred Employes in Down-
Town District Oppose Re
serves on Streets
(Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Nov. I.—Mounted police
men charged threatening mobs of strik
ing garment workers and made numer
ous arrests today In three sections of
Chicago, only to be dumfounded when
met by obdurate groups of well known
club and society women, who produced
engraved calling cards at police sta
tions in lieu of bail bonds.
It was a new experience for the po
lice, and plainly confused them. A
score of these women champions of thH
garment workers who faced today's
rioting were taken into custody. They
were immediately released, however,
when their identity became known to
the police. One of them was Injured
when struck by a policeman's club, but
her name did not become known as she
was hurriedly placed in an automobile
and taken to her home.
Most of the women of prominence In
volved in today's demonstration were
garbed as working girls, and for this
reason the police could not have dis
tinguished them from strikers until af
ter arrests had been made.
Riotous and spectacular scenes de
veloped in the downtown district, on
the north side and on the west side.
More than 500 men and women engaged
in a downtown demonstration which
was broken up by the police after con
siderable trouble. As they left their
headquarters in La Salle street the
strikers and their sympathizers clanged
bells, blew whistles and tooted horns.
The downtown lino of march proceed
ed into the wholesale district near the
river, passing near large tailoring es
tablishments where employes were
beckoned to Join the strikers. More
than 2000 took part in one of several
demonstrations on the west side. In
each instance women headed the
crowds of strikers and their friends.
"I would take oath that we were
doing absolutely nothing beyond the
iaw," said Miss Ellen Starr, one of
the club women who has become a
strike picket.
"The only persons who were vio
lating the law were the policemen,
who treated us roughly and hurt
dreadfully with their clubs some of
the poor boys we were leading peace
fully past the shops* If there had
been a real riot this morning—and it
would not have taken much to have
made one—it would have been incited
altogether by the police."
Miss S. M. Franklin, another of the
volunteer pickets, was indignant be
cause of the manner in which she had
been treated by the police.
"I know they would not have let me
go if I had not presented my card,"
said Miss Franklin. "They seemed to
think I was a particularly dangerous
character. Perhaps it would have been
a good plan to let them take me to
jail and just prove to them how little
legal foundation they have to stand
Promises from well-to-do women to
open their homes to destitute striking
girls, volunteers for picket service from
among women well known as social
and club leaders, and pledges of any
assistance within their power from
many other women were received by
Mrs. Raymond Robins, president of
the Women's Trade Union league, to-
Helen M. Todd, a deputy factory in
spector, who addressed a meeting of
strikers today, volunteered to address
a meeting of University of Chicago
girls tomorrow night. Mrs. Robins wtfl
speak on the subject of the strike to
the members of the Chicago kinder
garten institute. In this manner it
is expected to carry thu fight of tlia
striking garment workers into every
quarter of the city and to secure val
uable aid for the cause.
Mrs. Robins declared at. least fifty
volunteer pickets from women's clubs
and other sources outside the work
ing girls will be actively engaged to-
morrow, when further demonstrations
are expected.
"We cannot give their names at this
time," said Mrs. Kobins. "We found
it advisable in New York and I am
sure we will here to keep the police
guessing as to who our pickets are."
Striking girls, club women and lead
ers in the Women's Trade Union league
will meet at a breakfast at a local
restaurant tomorrow to discuss the
strike. Among those who will be spe
cial guests is Miss Catherine Coman.
former professor of history at Welles
ley college.
Although several tailoring establish
ments where strikebreakers are being
employed were stoned today, only a
few persons were injured and there
were no fatalities.
CHICAGO, Nov. I.—A new phase In
the strike of garment workers today
was the inauguration of a system
atic picketing- squad, ■'according to
rules," for the women and girls. The
Woraans' Trado Union league has com
piled a "set of rules for girl pickets,"
and before the striking girls and the
society women who came out in full
force today were allowed on the picket
lines, they first attended the "picket
Legal talent was consulted yester
day and the rules were written so as
to keep the pickets within the letter
of the law, so the police would have no
pretext for their arrest.
At least 16,000 of the 40,000 perse
now on strike are girls and ■worn
and they promise to be the strong- '
(Continued urn l'»s* Two)

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