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at a cheaper price than they will sell
them to the people of their own
country. Send them to prison. Feed
them bread and water. Give. them a
chance to experience starvation.
It seems ridiculous for overfed pigs
to give the starving people,- the un
fortunate working class, such advice
as the above stated on the food ques
tion. Furthermore, the Examiner,
should not print such advice. Mar
jorie Louise Cuthbert, 645 W. Division.
DOES IT PAY? Does.it pay to be
a. prostitute? I know of a few who
have made it pay, but I doubt if one
in ten has anything to show for this
life. It seems that every prostitute
must have some man to help her
spend her money, and he is usually
too lazy to work. When sickness
conies she has nothing.
About all most of them get is swell
clothes, with no time or place to
wear them. The girl in the resort
gives up helf her earnings, and from
50 cents to $2 a day to the "land
lady." There is not much left Ninety
per cent are victims of the drink
habit. A $5 bill won't last long in a
bunch, a few drinks and 51 to the
cabaret singer for singing "Mother
Machree" or "Mississippi Blues."
Ninety-eight out of every hundred
become diseased, and I know of no
place where a girl without money
can get treatment of the right sort.
The few doctors that give it charge
$5 a visit. The morals court judge
sends many girls to confinement, but
he doesn't know what kind of medi
cal care they get.
In one institution they omit treat
ment on so-called holy days.
Here, too, they read and destroy
the letter intended for you, and doll5
you up and change the bill-of-fare
when visitors are expected. Does
anyone wonder why I have lost my
faith in human nature. It seems
everyone's ambition to get the best
of the other fellow, particularly in
the relations of men. and women It
seems a man and woman can hardly
be just friends. Most of us have few
I wonder if Kate Adams and those
who helped pass her law know what
the Bridewell is like. Some deserve
to go there, but those who most de
serve to never go.
I am not in favor of prostitution.
I would be only to glad to get out of
it myself. But while shoes cost from
$8 .to $12 a pair, there is not much Kj
chance. The girl' earning $10 per
week must have silk socks and $S
shoes like the rest. The average girt
will get them at any cost.
I am in the business to get enough
money to go into something else. I'll
not work from 8 to 5:30 for $7 a
week, no matter what the law says.
I tried it at M. W. & Co. It looks like
a long road, for every time I get $200
saved, there is a pinch or a notice to
move from our friend, Mr. Thrasher,
who gets paid for helping to mak,e
bondsmen and lawyers rich. He does
his best to send some girl to the
Bridewell. Judge Fisher and Mr.
Thrasher, why not give the decent
prostitute a chance? Why not help
her when she deserves help? Help
her save her money and show her a
way out of this life. One of Them.
TIME FOR PEACE. I see by the,
Daily News and Tribune that Lloyd
George says England will have to
raise an army of -5,000,000 men to
conquer Germany. If that statement
is true, my prediction that the kai
ser will dictate peace in London
might well come true.
- The big bully, England, has failed
to starve Germany, and if Count
Lundendoff can put 100 active super
submarines into service by May 1 it
looks to a man up a tree like the
"proud mistress of the seas" might
wake up to the fact that the German
and Austrian is the real fighter of
Think it over. Mr. Cochran. A
family quarrel and the eastern half
of the world at war. Tell' your read-