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..Even with wages, as low as they
now are the supply of girls is. not
sufficient. So we .cannot look to the
minimum wage alone- to solve the
problem, especially so long as district
leaders, big politicians,, magistrates
and judges not only countenance, but,
acguire gain, from this, iniquitous
Don't, you believe it? Well, listen:
Not long ago a girl was taken from
the streets of Rochester and brought
to New York. liere she fell info the.
hapds of anaid society. Commuriicaf
tion with Rochester proved that the
police there were looking for her and
her family was distracted. It was
only by chance' that she was saved
from a terrible fate.
But there is a tragedy of the kind
in, which the circumstances are even "
more fully known to me.
Because of the false conception of1
the disgrace attached to the matter,
because of the illogical standard that
has grown up about the purity of
women, the facts .in this case have
never been madeknown. They prob-'
ably never will' be. )
It was' eight .months ago that the
woman a young wife and mother
was abducted. No. trace of her has
ever been discovered and the hus
band steadfastly refuses to ask the'
help' of publicity. The husband is a
prominent business man whose home
is in New Jersey.
On a certain day he found he had
some' leisure and telephoned Ids wife
Mrs. James Lee Laidlaw.