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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 13, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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work is done or are stealing every
thing they can. If you would take
notice and watch the girls that are
working in the big stores most every
night you can see these girls solicit
ing on the streets. And why are they
doing it? Because they are not paid
enough wages to live on, and it is
either hustle or starve. Are the so
called society people going to help
you? Many a girl has a child also to
take care of besides herself. If the
society people would investigate more
into their class of people I think they
would find half of them doing the
same thing. Only it is kept secre,
and the prostitutes do their work op
enly. I think it the most absurd thing
that could be done was to close the
district. Prostitutiqn is a thing that
will never be stopped, as you cannot
stop nature itself unless you kill oE
the men.
Look at Chicago to day. Since the
district has been closed there has
been more young girls ruined than
was ever done before. You can ar
rest the prostitutes, but what good
does it do? It just keeps them going
from one house to another, and if
they are sent to jail or a home what
good does it do? They come out and
do the same thing over, and after the
'girls are put in a home and come out
the first thing they do is look for
somewhere to make a dollar or two.
If a prostitute wanted to reform how
could she?
If you go down town and try to get
work they don't want you. If you go
to these so-called society peopje and
ask for help, why you are not good
enough for them. They will have
nothing to do with you. What other
way is there for a girl to make her liv
ing? The best she can do is get out
and hustle for it.
There is absolutely no way of stop
ping prostitution, as it has been go
ing on since there is a world and has
never been stopped and it cannot be
stopped now. If people didn't want
such a thing why didn't they stop it
when it was first started. If the peo-
pie- would give-these girls a district
ana let tnepi be in it the society peo
ple would not have a chance to see
such things that they do now unless
they were trying to attend to other
people's business.
Now, the way things are, these
people are all over and a blind person
could hardly keep from seeing them.
What are the men going to do? Can.
they overcome that nature that God
himself put there? The problem
sounds unreasonable. Adam and Eve
were the first people here, and they
sinned, and it has been going on ever
since. The bible says this world can
not be without sin. Now if there was
not any sin, why da we need judges,
lawyers and such men. People say
that a prostifc&te's money is tainted,
but it is not so tainted that these men
will not 'receive it Is there a solu
tion to problem of prostitution. I say
there is not
The people are like the multitude
that surrounded the woman that gave
birth to a nameless child, and she
was scorned and laughed at, and
Jesus Christ said if there were any of
ou people who is without sin your
self, cast your first stone at this wom
an, and the whole multitude walked
away. Why? Because their sins
were hidden and hers was not..y
Is there a solution to problem of
prostitution? From .One of Your
Readers.
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