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PROSTITUTION HARD PROBLEM
Major Funkhouser appears to have
learned a few things since he under
took the job of manicuring Chicago's
In a speech at the Wilmette Con
gregational church he told of some of
the discoveries he has made. And the
speech was one of the most promising
outbreaks Funkhouser has had since
he left the silk-stockings of Evanston
to begin chasing the 'other brand of
silk-stocking that were to be found
around the levee districts.
"I have come to the conclusion that
it doesn't do any good to drive wo
men from the 'segregated district, ex
cept in breaking up the commercial
organizations that derive profit from
the women's shame," said the major.
"I feel like a bully when I see those
women arrested and dragged into
court. It does no good to arrest and
fine them. They soon get hardened to
that. The slave before the war was
a prince compared to them.
"The people themselves must work
out the problem of these women. No
police officer can do that.'
""What I would' sugges't is a tract of
twenty-five or forty acres, where they
could be taught useful trades. Most
of them have never had a chance to
The major then intimated that
probably society itself had something
to do with the fall of these women.
This has long been the impression of
thqse here in GWcago that have been
forced to gaze upon the problem for
years. It is a hopeful sign when that
impression invades the bounds of
Evanston and Wilmette.
CHOSE DEATH TO BEING MADE
A MERE CHILD
When Peter Janzs, 5896 Ridge ave
nue, went to his daughter Elizabeth's
bedroom last night to bid her good
night he found her lying half -unconscious
on the floor. She had turned
on the gas.
When she was revived by th.e pul-
motor crew she said that she wished
to die because her parents insisted on
treating her as a child, although she
is 25 years old. They would not let
her go out evenings. She will live
and go out evenings, her father says. '
THE SCHOOL TEACHER
By Jim Manee.
She's on the job at" early morn,
That's as her teaching bids.
She sticks at work throughout tho
A teaching all the kids.
It's readin', writin', 'rithmetic,
She-is the schoolhouse preacher.
Now when we're dealing credit out,
Let's giye some to the teacher.
P. S. "What made you late,
THAT'S THE INTENTION
"What do you think-of the diaphan
"I can't see it at all."
Fair Monday; probably cloudy