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the deck going on; and most of the
newspapers will line up with Sulli
van. To a man up a tree, this fight looks
like a fine opening for a young man
who knows anbpening when he
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" suggest 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
those here in Chicago 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.
When a woman can go out and
make a presentable appearance with
out wearing a corset she laughs to
herself. , She considers it a good jok?
on the public.
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