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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 27, 1911, Image 1

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Vol.-l,Nq.52 r -,CMcago,-Mohvday;vNpy..27, 1911
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Jane;Addams,of Hull liousetlT ells '.Story to Ruin of
Young Rtissidn Woman on Qhicaga's Streets to Show
-Peril oft Conditions?-". J",.' : . :
The women-of ttie.v streets
the pity, ov them,' and the blight
ing, dan geTof "them, fo" the' youths
and gfrjs of- the. community, "is
emphasized, by Jane Addams. of
Hull House, in a series . of 'arti
cles now running in McClurVs
magazine. . t r
" ".Many 6i thVse (w,omen," she
says," "are sent out and protected
by cadets'and'they "also, are util
ized to, secure -patronage for -the
disreputable houses. --,-..,.
"Sonie of them are desperate
creatures", .making one. last effort
before they enter a public "hos
pital to face a miserable end; oth
ers are young " girls' trying occa";
- sianally to earn mon eyf or rntich
desired clothing' or pleasures. -
, "Their suggestive.p"resghce;ori
the streets isperhapSj one of, the
most; demoralizing influences to
be found in -a" large city, and such
vigorous' efforts -as wereN,tecently
maderby the former chief of po
lice in- Chicago, when he success
fully cleared the streets of -their
'presence," demonstrates; that "le
gal, suppression is-possible. "
"Y"erethe streets kept cl(jat)
many young girls would be
'spared ".familiar knowledge that
such" a "njbthod of earning moneyi
is possible.""
. "J -personally haveknown sev
eral Instance's in which giirlsTiave
jbegun vstfeet solicitation through
' "A," " young "Russian t woman
found herself in dire s'traits' after
the '.deaf h " ol-her mother. "Hjpr
ionly "friends- ih.' AniencaSiad
moved ,to-New. York'". , ''"''
" MShe wa's'in debt for her moth
er's -funeral, and 'as it was -the
'slacljf season, 'for the miserable
sweat-shop;.sewihg shehad been
doing," she' was""" unable to, find
work. - -
1 "One evening ( when she was
quite, desperate .with'hunge', sh
stopped " several" .men upon Ithe,
streetas she' had seen othejr gjrls
doahdin Her tiroken' English,,
asked, tljemfor something to eat.
- "Only" af ier-a 'young 'man had
given ber a good meal at a res
taurant did' she. realize 'the. pfice
she"(was expected to pay and "the
horrible - thing' "the ."other, girls
:n at,
werpaenng, -

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