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WILL FIGHT FOR CORRECTING
m A group of the city's vice fighters
in a meeting of the Women s City
Club initiated an attack on the social
H ev wnen tkey decided to fight for
uu swung icgiDiati v Duicaaui co.
The organizations represented will
get together in an effort to force the
bills through the state legislature.
The remedial measures suggested
A statute ending the system of fin
ing immoral women and establishing
a farm to which they are to be given
The establishing of vocational edu
cation for women sentenced to this
A statute similar to one in force in
Iowa making resorts, public nuisances
and subject to being clpsed by in
junction. A statute forcing the father of an
illegitimate child to care for ,it until
it reaches the age of 18 years, and
making his offense a misdemeanor,
so that it will be extraditable.
Making felonies of the various
crimes of men found to be dealing
in commercialized vice.
Giving the city the power to re
quire that a mental and physical ex
amination be given both women and
men convicted of immoral practice,
sufferers from diseases to be held by
the authorities until cured.
Elimination of the system which
permits lawyers and professional
bondsmen to reap profits from wo
men of the streets.
Making it a felony to lease prop
erty for immoral purposes.
Licensing of all hotels, a hotel to
kse its license automatically when
proven to be a disorderly place.
City legislation providing that the
naire and address of every owner of
a c jorderly house be painted prom
inently on the front of the house.
"The fining system should be done
away with as far as women of the
streets are concerned," said Judge
Goodnow. "It does no good to fine ;
these- women and then let them re
turn to their old practices.
"Indeterminate sentences to places
where they may learn some vocation
is the thing most needed; that and
far more severe punishment for men
convicted of dealing in commercial
CALLS HIMSELF A BURDEN AND
PLEADS FOR DIVORCE
New York, Sept. 18. A spectacle
unique in the history of the city was
seen in. the Supreme Court in Brook
lyn when Dr. Joseph Hand, a help
less paralytic, pleaded from the wit
ness stand for a divorce for his wife.
With his wife hiding her face in
her hands and sobbing, Dr. Hand told
the court she should have her free
dom. . "I should never have married her,"
he said, "for I knew I would become
a paralytic. But I loved her so much
I foolishly hoped I might be saved.
Now I know I did wrong and she
should not be burdened by me."
Decision in the case was withheld.
"De Smythe has broken his en
gagement to Miss Pruyn."
"Why she told him she would try
to be as much like his first wife as
possible and that settled it"
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