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1FVLL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE .353
Vol. 1, No. 293 Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1912 One Cent
YOUNG GIRLS FIND OUT WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE
OFFERED WORKING 'GIRLS IN CHICAGO
. .Belle Hill, 19 years old. heard a
great deal about the wonderful
opportunities offered by Ghicago
to working girls.
Belle Hill's home is in Kalama
zoo, Mich. It is a small liome, and
there are not many opportunities
for working girls there. So she
also came to Chicago.
She didn't firid many opportun
ities here, however, and lastSun-day-night
she gave up in despair.
She started out to go to the Sal
vation Army and beg enough to
eat.
At the corner of Randolph and
Fifth avenue she was stopped by
E. R. Therley, a drummer, who
locked' exceedingly prosperous.
Being very green arid' ignof ant,
the girl tofd Therley her story.
Therley- sympathized with her
very much. He told her that he
thought he could get her a job if
she came to his hotel with him.
She agreed to do so, because she
didn't like to ask for cHaritv.
Therley took her tohe Albany
Hojel. He induced her to go-to a
room with him. When he got her
inside he struck her on the hejad
and'attempted to assault hef.
The girl's cries brought fier
help, Therley wSs arrested. He
gaye a $50 Cash bond and was re
leased. When his case was called
today in Judge Going's court he
did not appear and the $50 was
forfeited.
Therley got off easy. Belle Hill
is at the Salvation Army, wishing
she never had heard of the won
derful opportunities for working
girls in Chicago.
Mabel Cantley was brought up
in the little v town of Darien,
Wis. There she heard a great
deal about the wonderful oppor
tunities for girls in Chicago.
So shecame to Chicago and got
a jo"b with, the Eastman Kodak
Co. The Eastman Kodak Co.
paid her the magnificent salary
of $5.50 a week.
Mabel got a room, which cost
her $2 a week. This left her iust
$3.50 a week for food, and carfare,
and laundry, and. new clqthes, and
the search for the wonderful oo-
portunities offered by Chicago to
working,girls.
, Mabel managed to stick it out
for nearly two months. Then her
shoes started to run down at the
heels, her clothes became shabbv.
and there was no money to get
new snoes, nor any money with

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