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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 27, 1911, Image 2

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"Even in, her, ' shocked revolt,
she could not understand, of
course, that she herself epitom
ized that hideous choice between
starvation and vice whic h is, per
, haps, the crowning disgrace of
civilization.
"The 'Jegal suppression of
street solicitation would not only
protect girls, but would enorm
ously minimize-the risk and-temp-tation
to young men and boys, -
"The entire system of recruit
ing for commercialized vice is
largely dependent on boys, who
are scarcely les sthe victims of the
system than are the girls them
selves. "In 1908 when Mr. Clifford
Roe conducted successful proseV
cutions against one hundred and
fifty cadets in Chicago, nearly all
of thejn were local boys who had
used. their personal acquaintance
to secure rneir victims.
"The Occident of a long ac
quaintance with one of these boys
born in the Hull House neighbor
hood, filled me with questionings
as to. how far society may be re
sponsibleior these wretched lads,
many of them begining a vicious
career when they are but 15 or 16
years of age.
"Because the trade constantly
demands young girls, the cadets
require the assistance of imma
ture boys, for in this game, above
all "others, 'youth calls to youth.'
"Such a boy is often incited by
the professional cadet to ruin a
young girl, because the entire po
sition of a cadet is much safer if
the character of the girl is black
ened before he sells her, and if he
himself cannot be implicated in .
her downfall. f:
"The cadet thus keeps himself '
within the letter of the law, and,
when he. is even more cautious, he
induces the boy to go through
'the ceremony of a legal marriage
of his wife's first earnings." '
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FREDERICKS REFUSES TO
COMMENT ON PLANS r:
. Los Angeles, Cal., "Nov. 27. q
Because he asserts the defense .is J
trying to get an "inside line" on
his case, District Attorney Fred-n
ericks today refused to comment
on the visit of the federal district; t
attorney here to Washington jn
connection with the McNamaYar:
case, or whether he expected the.j
Indianapolis evidence will be
transferred to the federal court &
here and then to his office as the -result
of this visit. .
"I don't care to try my case in d
the newspapers," said Fredericks,
"but I don't believe it makes -.
much difference in the. present !
trial at least whether the Indian-1 j
apolis evidence is brought here
or not."
When the trial resumed todayi
there were still three seats in the 1
box which much be filled before J
peremptory challenges can again' j
be exercised. Permanent juror ,
Sexton was absent today and will j
remain away until after the fun-J
:eral of his brother, who died Fri t
day. )
It is believed the jury will be
completed this week, and then
next week wiil be devoted to get-1
ting the two reserve jurors.

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