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Marjorie Louise Cuthbert., 1329 Cly
REDLIGHT DISTRICT Six sex
mad men have harmed as many of
our innocent sisters in as many days
and the redlight district is closed.
There will be other cases. We can
only-count them after they occur. We
are -powerless to prevent them. What
are we to do? Men still go mad from
the same cause which has filled our
asylums to the extent of 62 per cent.
We may legislate in favor of Sweep
ing the filth in front of the poor man's
door, just so it is out of our self
righteous sight. We have closed the
lair of the prostitute, but this has not
settled the problem and the crimes
For remedy we must first consider
the growing youth of both sexes. We
must protect our girls unable to de
fend themselves from brute force.
We can council and guide our boys.
We can suppress human nature,
but we cavil laws to hold the trespass
er in check as a guide for the true
Let us provide a rendezvous dr
the men of the world, but legally
managed and policed.
When an erring brother feels the
insane desire to drag a defenseless,
crippled girl into the prairie it is be
cause he is "legally deprived of the
habitual "place of business" of his
partner in iniquity where, heretofore,
he went at a market price.
Far better to have these vile dens
and knew just where they are and
where we can see those coming from
as well as those going to than to be
helpless hoping to solves the prob
lem )f legislation while our daugh
ters and sweetheart are attacked
within our call.
Let's have done with this "pulpit
piffle" that places the scarlet letter
on the unfortunate while the brute,
unable to find satisfaction in a dis
trict, waylays his victim on the open
I challenge A. B. Farwell or any of
the highbrow bunch of professional
reformers to "stoop" to a written de
bate on this subject in the World's
Greatest Adless Newspaper, The TJay "
Book, and to prove that I am not "
seeking office I will use a nom de l
plume. A. Gee Bee.
AN OLD MAID'S ADVICE
By Daniel C. Wadhams
When I was young and pretty
I had sweethearts by the score,
I had a large variety
For several years or more.
Some were short and some were fat,
And some were thin and tall,
Some had lots of money,
And some had none at all
But in my youthful folly
I passed them by with scorn,
Awaiting for my ideal man
And now my chance is gone.
For I am gettin golder,
The years have quickly sped,
The fellows now all pass me by
And I know I'll never wed.
So m. advice to all young girls,
Now heed me, what I say,
Just grab one while the grabbingV
For waiting does not pay.
Moral. Look before you leap, but
don't look too long or you will never '
THE WAR IN EUROPE I think,
the excuse that the war in Europe is
responsible for hard times here in,
the' United tSates is the greatest fake.
If that war had anything at all to,
do with our affairs it ought to boom
things instead. We sell more guns,''
ammunition, flour, etc., than we ever
sold before in our lives. We import1
less manufactured wares than wev
ever did. There is another cause for
hard times than that war in Europe.
Our government thinks it right to ad
mit catalogues to parcel post ratea
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