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all chill blue now, but rather the
blue of the southern sky.
"Ah, that is a beautiful poem,"
she murmured, "and the answer
is 'YesV "
"What answer?" gasped young
','Read the poem, stupid," she
"O, Pamela Higgins, most
beautiful maid in Caney
Lovely sweetheart, sweeping
floors' and baking pies,
Will you not wed with me, my
And cook and mend and stitch'
for me forever,"
"Ah," he murmured, "it is ex
"It's business," assented Miss
IT TAKES MORE THAN INVESTIGATION TO RIGHT
"Big cities conspire to ruin
their youth," is the startling state
ment made by James" Bronson
Reynolds now an assistant dis
trict attorney in New York city.
"The movement to combat the
evil influences of the cities has
progressed rapidly," Mr. Rey
"For instance, in its first de
cade thirty-five states in the
union have passed laws aimed at
the traffic in young girls, the na
tional government has passed
tWo laws on the subject which
had never in the past been taken
up at Washington, and for the
first time in the world an interna
tional treaty dealing with the
master had been ratified in Paris.
We have had special, thorough,
and impartial investigations in
three different cities New York,
Chicago, and Minneapolis and
at present Hartford, San Fran
cisco and Des Moines are study
ing the problem. We have made
a good beginning."
.Solitude, cheap boarding
houses, poor x food, loan sharks,
saloons and moviner pictures are.
some of the causes enumerated by.
Reynolds for the alarming toll ot
youth and innocence exacted by;
Investigations have been con
ducted, facts have been gathered,
the naked truth has been uncov
ered. And what good has it
In Chicago the Vice Commis
sion labored at public expense,
but up to date the people have
not been put in possession of the
report, which would enable the
citizens to set themachinery in
motion to clean house.
Every cause mentioned by
Reynolds is due to economic con
ditions, the correction of which
lies with the big bugs who are
continually on dress parade in the
fashionable churches, in well-advertised
charity movements, and
at monkey dinners and dog sup
pers. A living wage would allow the.
.workers to mingle with their
fellow men without the dread
.thatr.the. pennies so.Jexpen.ded
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