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normal and an environment which,
would give hei1 soul a chance to de
velop. And for the girl who has erred
through love, we would have to find
a women whosejieart is big enough
w enable her not just to forgive but
to love and protect and guide.
And those things are in the distant
future when we reach a better state
of civilization that we now enjoy.
But it seems to me that if fines
must be administered they should not
be imposed on these girls, who, to
quote City Attorney Reker, are only
"weak things who havei 'drifted
along," but they should be imposed
on, first, the proprietors of these
houses where girls take men. they
pick up on the street, and, second,
on the owners of such property who
rent them and in most instances rea
lize that they are renting them for
purposes of gain, through prostitu
tion of women.
Certainly the girl who comes into
court, often brought there by some
plain clothes man who went to con
siderable trouble to trap the girl, even
leading her on until he could get the
evidence that she had not supplied
in any case he witnessed, should not
be fined so that she must go on the
street to make up the money only to
be trapped again and to get deeper
into the mire of fines paid and bor
rowed and borrowed and paid, until
there isn't any hope for her ever to
get out of that mire.
And that is what the present sys
tem of fining women of the streets is
EVIDENCE OF GUARD CRUELTY
GIVEN AT DEATH CASE
Evidence showing the cruelty of
guards at the Dunning insane asylum
was given yesterday at the trial of
George Sandusky, a guard, who is
being tried on a charge of having
been responsible for the death of
Charles Hoenicke while the latter
was a patient at the asylum.
Sandusky's defense is a slap at an
other guard. "I didn't do it," he
said. "Jacob Mueller did."
Mueller is one of the star witnesses
for the prosecution.
"I'll tell the story," Sandusky said
yesterday. "I was busy in the back
room with one of the patients when
I heard sounds of a struggle. I went
out and found Mueller choking and
kicking Hoenicke, who was on the
floor. I told Mueller to quit and he
did. A little later, however, I heard
further signs of a struggle and i
rushed out again. Mueller was at
tacking Hoenicke again, and by this
time Hoenicke appeared to be in
pretty bad shape.
"Mueller asked me not to say any
thing about it. But I was afraid'
something would happen and didn't
give any promise."
MOYER PREDICTS RENEWAL OF
MINERS' STRIKE LATER
Denver, Col., April 14. Hunger
and privation defeated the striking
copper miners, according to a state
ment issued today by Charles H.
Moyer, president of the" Western Fed
eration of Miners.
"We want to make it plain," he
said, "that these men and ihe West
ern Federation capitulated not to the
mining companies, but to a near fu
ture that promised nothing but hun
ger and privation. April found the
striking miners facing an ultimatum
of the mining companies that, on
May 1, general evictions from the
company houses in which they lived
would take pjace, leaving them with
out shelter. More serious, indeed, was
the fact that, owing to the long
drawn out struggle, the organized
workers and friends whose liberal
contributions had made the fight pos
sible, found it necessary to discon
tinue their financial support."
Moyer predicted a renewal of the.
The average man's conscience
sets a pace that he has to be in con
stant training to keep up with,
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