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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1911, Image 4

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off- the place the landlord, -agent, janilor, amusement deafer,
keeper, procurer, druggist, physician,, midwife, police officer, arid
politician; those who profit off the children employers, procurers,
and, public service corpora'tions ; those who deal in the futures, or
vice publishers, manufacturers and vendors of vicious pictures and
articles; those who exploit the unemployed the employment agent
and employers; a group of no less than nineteen middlemen, who
are profit-sharers in vice.' "
Of 'course the government officials-can only go as far as the
federallaw against white slavery will permit. But they will have,
shown local officials the way; and there is much these'locai officials
can do that the federal officials can't do, for there are state laws and
city ordinances which give the police all the authority they need to
strike at this particular bfanch of the "business."
, The report of the Vice Commission will be very helpful tota
mayor who is determined to use all the powe'r at his command to
protect decency and virtue in Chicago.
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GIRL WHO SLEW MAN
ACCUSED AS VAMPIRE'
Charge of Murder Against Kath
erine Fretsch, Freed Under
Unwritten Law to Be Pressed.
New Orleans, Nov. 9. Miss
Katherine L. Fretsch, 19 vears
old, is in the city jail here today,
charged for the second time with
the murder of Frank 'L. Mischler.
Months ago, Mischler, who was
a-widower and the father of. three
children, was shot and killed in
his home here.
Katherine Fretsch was arrested
and" formally charged with the
murder.
'Then she claimed that Mischler
had betrayed her, and a month
after the shooting, ajjaby was
born to her.
'-A wave of sympathy for the
girl swept over the country. Wo
men's clubs took up the case.
Letters and appeals for leniency
fot'Miss" Fretsch poured inupon
District Attorney Adams
Adams decided that r the girl
never could be convicted, that any
jury would acquit her under the
"unwritten law.", -
Katherine Fretsch was released
on $1,000 bond, and the 'charge
of murder against -her quietly
"dropped.
' Yesterday Mrs. Julius Samp--sdn
complained to District Attor
ney Adams thatJMiss Fretsch had
wrecked her horrje.
Adams immediately ordered
"the arrest of the girl. Her bond
was raised to $20,000. She has
been unable to provide it so faf$
and is in the city jail.
Adams says that this time Miss
Fretsch will go to trial, shd says,
that his office will push the case
against her to the limit,
i o o
Queen Mary is boosting hand
made lace as a cottage industry
to supply pocket-money to Eng
lish -housekeepers.

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