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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1911, Image 3

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WAITERS IN SALOONS AND RESTAURANTS, MANAGERS
AND EMPLOYES IN THEATERS, NICKEL SHOWS, PENNY
PICTURE ARCADES, EMPLOYERS, FLOOR WALKERS
AND INSPECTORS IN STORES AND SHOPS, KEEPERS OF
EMPLOYMENT OFFICES, HACKMEN, EXPRESSMEN AND
RUNNERS AT RAILWAY STATIONS AND BOAT LAND
INGS, MIDWIVES AND DOCTORS, FORTUNE TELLERS,
CADETS, KEEPERS AND ATTENDANTS IN FLATS, CALL
HOUSES, DISORDERLY SALOONS, AND HOUSES OF
PROSTITUTION. '
"They work through advertisements in newspapers published in
foreign- languages as well as in English, rest rooms -in department
stores and even at the counters in certain departments ; at theaters,
especially on amateur 'nights; at employment agencies, including
those connected with mercantile and -industrial establishments, and
in many other ways. The general delivery of the postoffice is both
used"and watched as a secret and safe way of spotting inveighling
and trapping young girls., ,
"Ce) The inquiry in Chicago regarding white slavery, or the
involuntary participation in the social vice, for the profit of ex
ploiters, reaches conclusions similar to those of the Research Com
mittee of the Committee of Fourteen in New York City, and to
those.presented by the additional Grand Jury for the January term
of the Court of General Session of the County of New York, 'in the
Matter of the Investigation as to the Alleged Existence in the
County of New York of an Organized Traffic in Women for
Immoral Purposes.'
' "The findings of the Grand Jury include the following:
" 'It appears from indictments found by us and from the testi
mony of witnesses that a trafficking in the bodies of women does
exist, and is carried on. by individuals, acting for theiT own in
dividual benefit, and that these persons are known to each other,
and are more or less informally associated-" We have also found
that associations and clubs, composed mainly or wholly of those
profiting from vice, have existed, and that one such association still
exists. These associations and clubs are analogous to commercial
bodies in other fields, which, while not directly' engaged in com
merce, are composed of individuals, all of whom as individuals are
so engaged.'
"The Committee of Fourteen, through its Research Committee,
charged with the study of Law Enforcement against the Social Evil
in New York City, report on- this point as follows :
'"Some of the profit sharers must be dispensed with through
the force of public opinion or by means of heavy penalties, before
the growth of vice can be checked. . These include those who profit
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