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pers." Nothing said about-why the
poor little moth happened-rto be in
such a place aB that cafe. Neither is
it quite explained, why investigator
should shed so many teafs and not
raise Cain' to prevent girl being taken
away with man.
Idea of puzzling readers: "One
wicked girl intent on 'wising' up jn
nocent girl on how to make $5 and
then becoming protector for said in
Very special idea on instigators of
vice: "Anything and anybody not
My idea of getting same results"
from investigation: One small room,
without windows, ' one comfortable'
couch, one long pipe and a good sup
ply of opium. -Smoke)
There must be something wrong
somewhere. I have talked to a great
many store girls and I have found
them invariably very refined, with a
good command of language.
And the bad girls to whom I have
talked well, they didn't say any
thing about the "system" to me. One
said: "I was hungry and couldn't
pay the room rent. I wanted to be
decent, but what was I to do? 1$ I
had killed myself it would Tiave been
ended, but I thought I could do this
for a while until I got money and
then be decent again.
"Well, I couldn't save money.
' Yoiftvegot to dress and live high
and then it costs somethin'g to forget.
I tried whisky first and it worked fine
for a while. Then it got so I remem
bered worse when I was drunk? so I
took the dope. Thatscosts a lot but
it does;keen-you'from remembering."i
And when I asked her- if shei
wouldn't like to start over, her eyes,
with their black shadows beneath,
looked at me gravely:
"Where could 'I earn a decent liv
ing," she asked. "I-keep warm now
and have enough 4to eat; I didn't get
that when' I worked. And, besides, I
guess it's toolate." "
' . And of all-the store giflsto whom
I have talked, not one said.'anythingi
about "dating up," or being "slipped
$5." Instead they quite emphatical
ly welcomed starving their bodies and
minds in the hope of a 'better day
when millionaire employers might be
gin to think of the salvation of their;
souls and pay their employes a.living
I forgot to mention the. Evening
American's idea of itself : "A paper
for the working people."
Will P. W., who wrote to Day Book,
please send name and address to
( MY BUT
I FEEL HAPPY
1 I PROF. WST J
I VS WW II..
Jjfch. TTiiPfYy I (
Smith There are two periods in"
a- man's life when he is most interest-
Jed in his personal appearance. At-
tons When are theyr smith One
Is at twenty,, when he watches the
hair coming out on his upper lip, and
the other is at fOftv. when he knows
itbat the hair is coming out on ihe top.
of bis head! ' '