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for talung Mrs "Mary Foxe's puree
Tvhile woman was praying.
Jacob M. Berz, 47758 Princeton av.,
accused by Phillip Moeller, 4462
Princeton av., of attempting to mis
treat 12-year-olddaughter. Suicided.
Mrs. Fannie Epstein, 820 S. Marsh
field av., held for theft. Alleged to
have taken $245 worth pf jewels from
Cyrus Landon, 2015 W. Adams st.
Body of man taken from lake off
Belmont av. May be one of three men
drowned at Lawrence av. crib.
Earl Hukell, who was shot March
S in saloon fight, died at Alexian Hos
pital Auto crashed into building 4043
Greenview av. Machine demolished.
Joy riders fled.
Body of baby girl found crammed
in shoe box in Graceland Cemetery.
"This is the age of achievement
After the aeroplane what?"
OUTDOOR WORK FOR WOMEN
In an eastern state there is a famous prison for "bad" women. It is a
grim reminder of the cruel puritanism which Hawthorne depicts in his
novel, "The Scarlet Letter." In the center of beautiful grounds it stands
like a mediaeval castle, stark and omnious, a human trap of cold gray stone
and colder steel.
Until recently the unfortunates committed to it warm-hearted girls
who had loved not wisely but too well; weak-minded girls, anemic victims
of the slums; over-speeded industrial wrecks forced into vice to keep from
starvation were confined in barred cells, away from sunlight, away froitf
fresh air, while to do such light work as trimming the lawn and tending the
flower beds, strong men were hired men with votes.
Then a wise woman became superintendent and she changed all this.
Thecells were opened. The women inmates were put to tending the flow
ers, to making vegetable gardens, to feeding birds. Along with light work
out of doors went interesting instructions and the honor system of dis
cipline. Of course with the result that health was restored--health physi
cal and moral, and with it self-respect and the will to fake a new grip on
Girls sent to this institution now do not rot; they reform and become
useful and trustworthy members of society. And the difference is chiefly
caused by their getting into the open air. t
There is to be held in Ambler, Pa., the first annual conference of per
sons interested in agricultural education for women. An organization is
being formed to encourage outdoor employment for women, such as flower
and fruit culture, poultry raising, light specialized farming.
For man or woman there is nothing better than God's sweet out-of-doors.
If the effect of light outdoor work is so good upon "batl"- women, how
much better ought it to be upon women, who have not been ground down?j