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having perfectly- reasonable suspic-ions-of
the man's motives. But he
assured her he was not THAT kind
of .a- crook, and the girl took the
money and got the-hat.
.On the way back to the South Side,
the girl, confided another of her life's
ambitions to the man.
She. told him of a little enamelled
watch she had seen in a store, which
"the man would let her have for
38.40 because it was chipped."
.The girl said she was going to
begin to save up for that watch right
The man said good-night to the
girl. Henry M. Hyde draws a dash,
and, after the dash, ends his story
, "It was six (months later that the
man,.- whose business calls him fre
quently to the juvenile Court, rec
ognized with a.shock his friend of the;
surrimer.'parkv He came up to speak
to. Her, but she turned on himilm'ost
"Beat - rtl she...snapped. M don't
waht;tptalk.'ta you.' ,As she turned
'flSr'back he saw, shining on her slen
der wrist, a. little, cheap, chipped en
Now the inference' of this is plain.
The girl had sold herself to get the
"little, cheap, chipped enamel watch."
This is a very comforting inference
to draw. And you can easily imagine
how some State street millionaire,
who pays his girl employes starvation
wages, would turn, to his wife, that
night and point with pride .to that
story- of Henry M. Hyde.
"See!" he would say. "That shows
you!. There's what makes these
common working girls go wrong
wanting 'little, cheap, chipped enamel
watches' and trash of that kind.
Wagesh'aven't anything to do with
it. This girl was getting $10 a week.
"That Henry M. Hyde's a sensible
"fellow. -I must slip him a cigar. The
Tribune's a great paper. I don't
wonder they call it 'The World's
Greatest, Newspaper.' Guess I'll In
crease,, my, , advertising withthem.'
And when X, do, I'll' slip, the, editor a
tip to get that Hyde' fellow to write
a few more stories of that sort."
As to The Tribune that organ of
progress (before election) seems to
Lhave been afraid someone might miss
the inference of Hr. Hyde's, story. So
this is the heatf-they put over it:
"WISH FOR FINERY BY GIRL
TOILER BRINGS TRAGEDY
Little Story of City Points to perils ..
Faced by Young Women who Work
ENDS IN COURT SCENE
Loss of Chum and Lack of Change for
Recreation Lead to Her Disaster
BRAVE STAND PROVES IN VAW' '
Journalistic prostitutes really
ought to be segregated say in one
big. building down in the loop, with
huge signs advertising that' they are
But perhaps it isn't fair to blame
Henry M. Hyde so much. He's work
ing for wage's on The Tribune, and. he
must color his stories the way The
DEPENDS ON LOCATION
He bought a brand newaeroplane, -With
wings spread like a mammoth
His friends hope he may still use
In that far land he's stopping at.
If it isyall right for President Wil
son to appear before congress and
give it some views on. legislation, why
wouldn't It be just hunkidori for him
to appear in the U. S. supreme court
andsay things, about justice?. .
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