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white slave business. What they
ought to do is this: "
"When a woman is arrested the
man should be arrested, too, and get
the same publicity. It takes TWO to
make TfiAT BARGAIN. It has al
ways struck me as 'peculiar that the
city and the state, knowing where
women get that money, take it in
open court. I don't question the law
which puts such women away. It's
maybe all right to punish them, but
not to take their money by way of
fine. Some of them were born
wrong; most of them never had a
chance. If they could earn good
wages they would take it from me!"
Absorbed in her argument, Evelyn
Thaw unconsciously proved her
claim. Thetoo-large ear, the thick
thumbs, the oriental eyes, the prim
itive taste for pleasures of the senses,
all were significant stigmata.
Intelligent, ambitious, lazy and
deeply egotistic, only an alert con
science and a training for honest
work could ever have protected
Evelyn Thaw from herself.
(Part of this story was stolen by
the Chicago American today. Mary
Boyle O'Reilly writes exclusively for
The Day Book in Chicago, and any
time her stories appear in any other
Chicago paper, they are stolen.
SHE'S HAD SOCIETY AND SIMPLE
LIFE NOW FOR MATRIMONY
Because she was tired of ' Chicago
society, and wanted a taste of the
simple life, Miss Ann Ehrat, daughter
of a wealthy importer, went out to
Colorado, lived In a bungalow on a
homestead claim, and now is engag
ed to John Forman White, whom she
will marry this fall and then return
to life in the "wilds."
Miss Ehrat proved her homestead
claim herself. But one night the
sound of music from the dance hall
at Steamboat Springs made her just
a little lonesome for companionship,
so she jumped on her horse and rode
over to the town. '
Her unconventional riding habit at
tracted considerable attention, par
ticularly from John Forman White,
and he requested an introduction,
which was followed by a speedy woo
ing. Miss Ehrat, who is an expert swim
mer, has been teaching that art to the
Y. W. C. A. institution in St. Louis
this summer "just for the fun of it,"
and announces she will return to-Chicago
on August 15th, where the cere
mony will be performed.
ASBURY PARK'S FIRST POLICE
WOMAN ON THE JOB.
Asbury Park, N. J.f Aug. Z Arm
ed with "motherly advice instead of
a nightstick," Mrs. Nannie Melvin,
Asbury Park's first policewoman, to
day began her first full day of service
in that capacity.
"First off," said Policewoman Mel
vin today, "I'm 46 not 45 as re
ported. I suppose one of my duties
will be to see that exaggerated split
skirts and translucent gowns are not
worn at Asbury. I alsp expect to .act
as censor for bathing suits. I intend
to be broad-minded about it- Bloom
ers are better than some skirts and
anyone who wants to bathe in the
right kind of bloomers can do so.
If it was up to me I'd make the men
"I expect to be particularly useful
in those phases of misdemeanors
which a woman recognizes more
easily than a man when a man and
woman get too close together, for
Policewoman Melvin is on duty
from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. and from 8 p.
m. until 1 a. m. ,
Traveler Shall I have time to get
a drink before the train starts,
guard? Guard Yes, sir plenty of
time! Traveler Well, what guaran
tee will you give me that the train
won't go without me? Guard Well,
sir, I'll go and have one with you I