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Illegitimate children up to the age
of 18. The father shall be required
to provide according to his means.
The money shall be paid through the
court to the mother at regular inter
vals, or to some guardian, organiza
tion or institution caring for the
child. The father shall be put under
suitable bonds. Provision must be
made for the extradition of the father
if- he attempts to escape into another
state after being adjudged the illegit
imate father. Now the illegitimate
father pays but $550 during the pe
riod of ten years.
Fining system now in effect in
dealing with prostitutes shall be
changed to commitment to a shelter
or home where vocational training
and treatment can be given to the in
mates for their welfare and the safe
ty of the public. The sentence shall
be for one year. "The penalty for
both keepers and patrons Of these
houses shall fit the offense.
The age of consent' shall be raised
from 16 to 18 years for girls and sim
ilar protective measures for boys
shall be established.
There shall be complete compul
sory birth registration to include
statement of defects at birth.
There shall be a law under which
any person may be prosecuted for
taking children into saloons, disor
derly houses or other places leading
to their downfall, and who, by the
use of money or promises, get them
to commit some act that will make
them liable to the criminal or delin
quency laws of this state.
Better provision for the support of
wife and children by the husband and
father. Nonsupport of wife without
lawful cause shall constitute a misde
meanor, punishable by fine or im
prisonment or both, for which the of
fender may be brought back for trial
even from another state. Failure to
support shall be a continuing offense
for the husband.
The leaders of the women have
been holding meetings at the Wom-
Tan's City club. They have already
got wind of a game In Springfield
among the old line politicians to
hinder their work. But they have
gotten pledges from several members
of both houses to aid their york.
Among the women who will go to
Springfield, probably early next week,
are: Grace Wilbur Trout, Harriet
Taylor Treadwell, Ida L. M. Fursman,
Ida Darling Engelke, Mrs. Harlan
Ward Cooley, Dr. Anna Dwyer, Hel
en Heff eran, Mrs. Ignace J. Reis, Mrs.
Joseph Fish, Mrs. A. J. Graham, Edith
Wyatt, Alice Dow Allinson, Mrs.
Benj. E. Page, Margaret B. Dobyne,
Dr. Effa M. Davis, Mrs. Chas.
Scribner Eaton, Mrs. Chas. H. Zim
merman, Maud Cain Taylor and Alice
WIFE STICKS TO EX-GOV.YATES,
NAMED IN DIVORCE SUIT
Mrs. Richard Yates, wife of ex-Gov.
Yates of Illinois, named by Edward
Freeman, art dealer of Eureka, CaL,
in a divorce suit, will stick by her hus
band, she announced today.
Further than that, she made the
emphatic statement that "she didn't
believe a word of it," though Free
man intimated improper actions with
his wife in his divorce bill.
Springfield society, where the
Yates are prominent, was shocked
yesterday when the ex-governor was
accused of taking Freeman's beauti
ful wife for a trip to San Francisco,
on which they "kissed at every tun
nel and, every time the whistle blew."
According to the bill, she allowed
Richard Seeley, under which name
Yates is alleged to have traveled, to
visit her in her room in a hotel.
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Washington, Feb. 3---Capture of
San Luis Potosi by Villa assured ad
ministration officials today the north
ern chieftian Is still "on the job." It
also renewed their confidence today
that ultimately his forces will retake
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