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other trifle to show that we noticed
his or her goodness, the benefit would
be a lasting one and. the , need of
correction might never arise.
"People need encouragement to do
good more than they need punish
ment to correctevU. They need rec
ognition of their good, qualities. The
bad boy is only the good boy gone
wrong, tie always naa tne potential'
ity for good, but it was not encour
aged. No one ever noticed it or gave
him credit for it.
"But when the boy or girl does
wrong they are punished and they
' "The ostracism falls more on the
girl who does wrong than on the boy,
I have talked to many girls and their
reply was invariably the same:
"""Good women won't 'have any
thing to do with us. If we have. any
good in us they don't want to help us
bring it out. They think we are all
bad because we have made one mis
take, and they won't help us back.'
"Before I spoke at a meeting of the
Juvenile Protective League there was
not a woman in this court to take
charge of girls who came here.
"I do not mean a probation officer
who has fifty or a hundred girls un
der her charge and regards it as a
business. I mean the woman who
comes in here and makes of each girl
a personal case, to advise her and
"Since that meeting the Catholic
Protectorate has had a woman here
each day, and it is a splendid thing,
because rough men should not be
permitted to handle a girl without a
woman near to watch over her.
"Much of the wrongdoing in the
world is due to a physical condition,
yet we have not reached the place
where we take that into considera
tion. "A man was before me the other
day. He was.out on parole. He had
been arrested, charged with peeping
into a window of a girls' dormitory.
"That man acknowledged that it
was a physical taint which made him j
do those things. He should be con
sidered as a sick man; instead, he is
a. criminal in the eyes of the law.
"The great trouble is that there is
no individuality in crime. Jt isn't the
cause that lies back of the offense, it
is only the offense that is considered.
"If a girl has lived in a home
where there was no sympathy', or uh-"
derstanding, in a home where good
ness was not mentioned or reward
ed, and she stumbles into evildoing
she is found guilty by the law as one
of -a class of criminals and is pun
ished, by the punishment meted out
to that class.
"It is the same with the boy. And
not until we treat the evildoer as an
individual and find the cause of his
evildoing, and not until we have
learned to reward goodness .as. a
thing to be admired and not merely"
accepted as a matter of fact, will evil
ARREST MAN SUPPOSED TO
HAVE STARTED CALUMET FIRE
Milwaukee, Wis., March 9. Charg
ed with having started the Red Jacket
fire panic in which 74 wives and chil
dren of the copper country strikers
lost their lives, a Milwaukee man was
arrested today and hustled off to Cal
Lew. Ritchie, a Burns detective,
made the arrest, but refused" to
divulge the name of his prisoner. The
man is said to be a Slav who worked
in the copper mines. Municipal and
federal authorities were not notified.
McCARTHEY IS MARRIAGE AND
Patrick J. J. McCarthey, a Chicago
newspaper reporter, was today ap
pointed Qook county marriage and
By this appointment McCarthey
now has an official position in the
County Building, a building he has
"covered" as a reporter since 1906.
It is estimated that during that
time McCarthey has..written about
1,000 divorce stones.