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that ^ jjfl PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5.--The night of Jan. 30 will be one long remembered by Miss Martha Gruening. From about 2 o'clock in the afternoon until midnight midnight she was in a cell at Moyamen-- sing prison, where she was committed by Magistrate Scott on a charge of inciting inciting a riot. - Miss Miss Gruening is a graduate of Smith college and a post-graduate student at Bryn Mawr. The trouble arose over the shirtwaist makers' strike and at midnight friends of Miss Gruening, headed by Miss Agnes Nestor, of Chicago, Chicago, one of the leaders of the shirtwaist shirtwaist makers' strike, succeeded in securing securing bonds for her. If the young suffragette had discovered discovered the north pole or performed some other equally difficult feat, she could not have met with a more enthusiastic reception than she received from the do/.en kissing "and hugging women and girls who had gone to her rescue. There were many questions of "What, was it like?" "Does it feel queer ...to spend ten hours i n - a prison cell?" and over and over Miss Gruening had to tell the story oÂ£-her arrest and incarceration. incarceration. She was escorted from the prison to her home-none the worse for her exciting exciting experience: While "in prison Miss Gruening did not spend, the time weeping and bemoaning bemoaning her fate. Instead she de-. livered an impromptu series of lectures on woman's "rights io the prison attaches/ attaches/ who, attracted by her charming charming personality',^were nothing loath to listen. Miss Gruening believes she made a number of converts among the em- ployes of the prison. Miss Grueniijg, who is the daughter of Dr. and MrsJ. Emil Omening, of York, is,orie 'Ofsthe organizers of the Pennsylvania-Suffrage league. With many other suffragettes she is taking an active part -in the strike of the shirtwaist operators. while she-was? doing picket duty Friday night in front of a. shirtwaist factory factory in the northeastern section of. city a riot occurred between the strikers strikers and girls who are still at work. Gruening and^a-.aiumber of the strikers were arrested ,and locked in a police station over night. At the hearing in (he morning she was held in $500 bail, in default of -which.she was: taken to the prison the van with the other prisoners. Her friends did not learn of her whereabouts whereabouts until late that night.