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LETTERS TO EDITOR
"INTERESTED READER" AGAIN
Editor Day Book "An "Interested
Inquirer," in his letterof Jan. 15,
wished me to answer a few "perti
nent questions" and I will try to ac
commodate him. As to the first ques
tion no, decidedly no. I have no
fear whatever of my daughters drift
ing in that direction, for I have edu
cated them and pointed out to them
the dangers confronting a young girl
in the large cities on every hand; and
I am proud to say that I can trust
them. But, as I stated in my letter,
there always have been and always
will be prostitutes, and you cannot
rid the world of them. Prostitution
is natural in itself. It is hereditary. It
goes back to the time of Christ
Comparing a prostitute with a re
spectable woman is like comparing
two different races, one superior, the
other inferior. You may take a pros
titute that has thrived in her busi
ness, no matter how ignorant; you
can educate her and give her profit
able employment and she will show
no proficiency whatever. (This was
tested in Cleveland, Ohio.) In other
words, once a prostitute, always a
prostitute. You never saw a real,
genuine, reformed prostitute in your
life and you never will. Now as to
the second question. No doubt there
are irandreds of former frequenters
of the segregated district in our in
stitutions, but you must consider the
fact that Chicago is a very large city
and no doubt three-fourths of hei
male population have frequented the
segregated district (and this includes
fhe majority of the Hly-whites).
Now, your last question: I did not
fatend to go into the scriptures, for
the simple reason that they are too
contradictory; but if you win read
the whole of the 10th and 11th verses
of the 8th chapter of St John, in
stead of a portion of it, I believe you
will get a clearer meaning of thi,
subject Christ asked the prostitute: ,
"Hath no man condemned thee?"
She answered: "No." Then he says: I
"Neither do I condemn thee; go, and
sin no more." The word "condemn,"
according to Mr. Webster, means "to
find guilty, to censure." Now if"
Jesus Christ could not condemn the J
prostitute, how can we, on his- teach
ings, find her guilty, or censure her?
I am no fanatic on this questions, but
I do believe in giving the prostitute
a square deal In-her business just the
same as you expect a square deal in
your business, whatever it may be;
for it is a business with her as long
as she makes her living that way.
The majority of the so-called female'
reformers would be much better off j
if they stayed home and looked out
for their household duties and their
babies, instead of trusting them to
colored maids while they pry into the
poor, down-trodden prostitutes' busi
ness. An Interested Reader.
SOME DOPE ON DOPE. In the
Examiner of Jan. 6 G. Vere Tyler
wrote some "dope" about dope tak
ers. Stop calling them drug stores,
call them health stores. Bine solu
tion. "The thoughts that hover around
the words 'saloon,' 'cafe,' "barroom,'
have much to do with the crowding
of such places. Bad as they are
though they cannot compare with the "
evil that lingers about the words
Very well, Mr. Tyler, but if you
want to know who are the real "dope"
dispensers you must read the solu--
tions for the problem of prostitution,
as given by the different moralists
As bad as -all the dope you men-
tion is, it cannot compare with this ''
kind of dope, by which peopie who"5
deal day after day with the problem
try to teU that a shelter house, err
ing women's home and a Coulter
house wffl solve the problem.
There is not on"e of us aU that can '
find so much dope in all the drug'
Stores of the city as is found In th$