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sifll many seem ignorant of a cure
for poverty and prostitution. Girls
working for $5 per week prove lack
of opportunity and the need for sell
ing out as slaves For every slave
killed or abused in--former years
there are now a thousand suicides
and murders traceable to poverty and
deaths from disease and ruined lives.
Yet the people are slow to see present
slavery. Poverty cannot now be laid
to individual faults it is too general
and too severe. When this is realized
we will begin to look for the cause
lack of land, the source of wealth.
Not land remote from human co-operation,
but the good land all about
us. C. F. Hunt, 530 Aldine av.
ON CHARITY. Here is a clipping
from the New York Sun, which, I
think, would look very nice in print,
as it is so true to Chicago charity.
A beggar man came hungry to my
I gave him bread and would Jiave
But Charity, astounded, bade me wait
Until her minions should investigate.
"Who knows?" said she. "This man
may be a sinner.
His soul may not be worthy of a
Stay, then, until we try the third
He may not be quite right," said
So all that day the twin of gentle
Put my pale beggar 'neath the micro
scope. At night fair Charity emerged
"He was all right,' 'she said. "He
died, you know."
MOTHERS' PENSIONS There is
one cure for prostitution. The moth
ers' pension system now adopted by
nineteen states shows the way. If
this law is extended so that every
woman can be paid by the state (if
necessary) for raising her own chil
dren the prostitute will disappear
from our country.
Women woujd prefer earning their (1)
money natural as mothers, serving
their own children, than unnaturally
By making it certain that all moth
ers will be provided for in a way that
will give their children the best pos
sible advantages we will increase the
number of mothers and rapidly re
duce the other kind.
The old idea that the birth of a
child can be disgraceful is all that
stands in the way. The birth of a
human being an immortal soul, if
you please cannot be disgraceful in
the eyes of nature or God.
School teachers are paid and why
not all mothers the state assuming
the burden if the father is unable or
unwilling. Otto McFeely.
MEAT SUPPLY INCREASES
Washington, Feb. 2. At last the
supply of meat visible in the United
States is on the increase. Since 1910
every year the number of beet cat
tle has declined. This year the agri
cultural department finds that there
has been a turn and an increase of
3.4 per cent over the number a year
ago as reported. This amounts to
1,212,000 head. Swine have also in
cresed 9.6 per cent. These facts will
have a tendency to check the in
crease in the price of meat, which
tendency will probably be more than fl
offset by the huge exportations of "
meat abroad for war purposes the
net result being the old story of the
increased cost of hying on the pay
envelope which either stays the same
or has been depleted.
The coal required for one journey
between New York and Liverpool by I
a modern liner would fill twenty-two
trains each made up of thirty tea