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I can imagine the hatrcd'that is in
her heart; sne who must fear prisons
and yet has stolen during each of her
six brief periods of freedom.
You will argue that punishment
should have shown her that at least
it did not-pay tcu steal.
Well, what do you suppose hap
' pened, to .that girl that some one im
prisoned when she was a baby after
she had been released the first time?
Do you imagine any one opened their
arms and said: Now, I am going
to help you?" It is scarcely likely
when the baby wasn't helped but only
And if she has not stolen because
of her hatred of society, or because
she Toiows nothing else but stealing;
if she has stolen because she cannot
help stealing, then it is still a worse
arraignment of covilization that we
punish people who are the victims
of impulses they cannot control. It
is a worse arraignment that we make
no provision for the training of these
I do not know what motive prompt
ed Annie Alexander to steal each time
she was. released from prison; but I
do know that a baby of ten is not re
sponsible for taking that which it
covets, and that it is a terrible law
that permits judges to send, babies to
Poor Annie Alexander! Somehow,
I wish I might tell her how very sorry
I am for her, and how very much
- ashamed I am of myself and the rest
of society that such a thing as this
could have happened to a baby of
WANTS 100 PER CENT SERVICE
Mayor Harrison said yesterday he
would be willing to let the city's 55
per cent traction fund be used for
"betterment of service" if companies"
will use their 45 per cent for same
purpose. Otherwise he won't approve
city's surrender of money, he says.
London has a detective agency
managed by a woman.
rBY CUNNING FAST THEY MAY BE
ABLE TO PASS
The School Board pulled a good
one yesterday. Hereafter quarter
backs who bring honors to their
school by sparkling 100-yard runs,
pitchers who twirl great ball and
track stars are going to get credit
for work on their scholarship reports.
Pupils will also get credit for work in
dramatics, debates and musical or
ganizations. Yesterday this plan was passed by
the Finance Committee, which means
that it will be passed by the entire
board when it comes up this after
noon. Other work done:
Twenty per cent increase in salary
to all teachers whose work has been
increased 20 per cent.
That all pupils whose work .gives
them a free eighth period and whose
work is satisfactory may be excused
for that period.
That every teacher shall have at
least one free "school hour" in every
That the aim shall be to' organize
all classes with a membership rang
ing in the maximum from 25 to 35
That a certain number of hours be
established . as the maximum which
any teacher shall devote to recitation
The changes will be made at the
beginning of the school year in Sep
tember. Julius Smietanka resigned from
board yesterday. He has been ap
pointed collector of internal revenue.
SUE MRS. JULIUS ROSENWALD
State's Attorney Hoyne yesterday
"began suit in the Municipal Court to
force' Mrs. Julius Rosenwald to come
across with $3,826 back taxes.
Assistant State's Attorney Case
charged that the Board of Review,
had cut her $450,000 in stocks to one
tenth valuation. This was discovered
two months ago, but since then Mrs.
Rosenwald has refused to pay.
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