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WHAT THE POVERTY OF THE CITY MEANS TO HER.
r "ONE WHO HAS NEVER SEEN HER BRAVELY FIGHT
ING AGAINST SUCH FEARFUL ODDS WILL NEVER UN
DERSTAND. A. DAY'S SICKNESS OR A WEEK OUT OF
WORK ARE TRAGEDIES IN HER LIFE. THEY MEAN
TRIPS TO THE PAWN BROKERS, MEAGER DINNERS, A
WEAKENED WILL, OFTEN A PLUNGE INTO THE ABYSS
FROM WHICH SHE SO OFTEN NEVER ESCAPES.
"HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS, OF GIRLS FROM
THE COUNTRY TOWNS, AND THOSE BORN IN THE
GITY, BUT WHO HAVE BEEN THROWN ON THEIR OWN
RESOURCES, ARE COMPELLED TO LIVE IN CHEAP
BOARDING OR ROOMING HOUSES ON THE AVERAGE
WAGE OF SIX COLLARS."
The Vice Report is full of mighty interesting facts, some of
them cruel facts about human greed and man's inhumanity to man.
.Lewis needn't wait. Let him go to the report already made. The
newspapers won't standfor an investigation anyhow, If Lewis isn't
bhiffing, The Day "Bookwill supply him with information no politi
cal investigating committee will ever have the nerve to dig up.
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ADMITS MANY CHARGES
" J. Paul Folsom, former cleric in
ttie office of the county clerk, to
day admitted many of the charges
made yesterday by Mrs. Gertrude
iMrs. Sutter was arrested,
charged with drugging and rob
bing Oscar Bird. She said that
she Was in the power of Folsom"
and that Folsom forced her and
another woman to lure and rob
Folsom, who is a brother of
Master-fn-Chancery Folsom of
the Circuit Court, wasrraigned
before Judge Scully today. His
case was Continued. Mrs. Sutter
will be tried tomorrow.
'Here are the charges ofMfs.
Sutter which Attorney Cantwell$
appearing on behalf of Folsom"
aamitted today; !
Folsom met Oscar Bird in a sa
ildon. He went with Bird when Bird
cashed a check.
He was drunk at the time.
He left Bird and met Mrs. Sut
ter. He told her about Bird and
about cashing the check.
He says that Mrs. Sutter then
suggested finding Bird.
Folsom and Mrs. Sutter found
Bird in a saloon.
Bird gave Folsom $1 to buy
drinks with and left the saloon
with Mrs. Sutter.
Folsom waited for Mrs. Sutter
to come back, and she met him
half an hour after she had left
Folsom denies absolutely that
he got $90 of the $180 Mrs. Sut
ter stole from Bird. He says he
did not know that 2irs Suttee