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THEDAYBOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST. , 398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. l,No.49 Chicago, Thursday, Nov. 23, 1911 v One Cen't
JANE ADDAMS TELLS HOW CHICAGO WHITE!
, . SLAVERS TRAP INNOCENT FOREIGN GIRLS V
The Promise of Marriage The "Kind? Lady Who Will
Look After You And' the Registration as a Prosti
i tut e at the Police Station. -
Here is anpther stpry told by
Jane Addams'in the current num
ber of'McClure's magazine to ill
ustrate, how :the white slavers of,
Chicagoaccomplish their ends.,
"One day a telephone message
came to Hull -House from the in
spector, asking us to take charge
of a young girl who 'had been
brought into the station by an
olderwoman for registration. .
"The girl's youth, and the inno
cence of her reply to the usual
questions, convinced the inspec
tor that she was ignorant of the
life, .she. was about to. enter and
that she probably Delieved . she
was sihiply registering her choice
of a- boarding house.
"Her stqry, which vshe told at
Hull House was as follows:
"She was a Milwaukee factory
girl, the daughter of a Bohemian
carpenter.
"J "Ten days beforeshe had met
.a Chicago young man at a Mil
waukee dance hall, and after a
brief courtship had' promised to
nia'rry him arranging to' meet
him in
week.
Chicago .the following
"Fearing that her Bohemian
mother "would not approve of this
plan, which she called "the Amer
ican' way, of getting married," the
girl had risen .one morning even
earlier than factory worknecessi
Jated, and' had' taken the first
train to Chicago.'
"The young man met her at the
Station, and took her 'to a saloon,
where he introduced her to , a
friend, an older woman, who, fye
said, would take 'good care of hen
- "After the" young 'man 'disap
peared, ' ostensibly for 'the ' mar
riage license, 'the woman pro- '
fessed'to'be much shocked, be
cause the little bride had brought
no luggage, and persuaded her
that she must work a few weeks
in order to earn" money for hdr '
trousseau, 'and that she, an older
woman who knew the city, would
find" her 'a. "boarding house and"$
place in a facto'ry for her. J
"She 'further induced 'her 'to
write postal cards to six of her
girl friends in Milwaukee, telling
them of the kind lady in Chicago
Qithe-gobd chances for wdrk, an,c(
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