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FULL WIRE REPORTS OF THE UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEOPIA STi
TEL. MONROE 353
jf Vol. 2, No. 32 Chicago, Monday, Nov. 4, 1912 One Cent
MARSHALL FIELD AND CARSONt PIRIE SCOTT.
WAGES NAMED AS CAUSE OF VICE
The rear cause of vice was
touched on" at a meeting of the
Anthropological-society in the
Masonic Tw$e y&sfeYday.
The Rev. jf. J. Williams had
just finished a burning denuncia
tion of segregation as the shame
and disgrace of Chicago.
When Williams 7 sat down, a
member of the Anthroplqgical
society took the floor.
"The unfortunates of the levee
districts are Jirst forced into those
districts by the economic condi-1
tions which the "preachers advo
cate "and help maintain," hS said.
"Will you, Mr. Chairman, in
form all the preachers, and the
Young Women's and Young
Men's Christian associations that
the money they receivefrom Mar
shall Field & Co., Carson, Pirie,
Scott & Co., and such firms is
"Will you tell them that it is
firms such as these that are do
ing their best to force young girls
into immorality and slavery by
the wages tHey pay?
"Will you tell this to the min
isters and preachers in particular?
Will you remember it yourself?
Will you remember it is money
of shame you are getting?"
It is a notable and shameful
fact that not one of the news
papers that take Marshall Field
or Carson, ftrie, Scat advertis
ing mentioned a word of thle, al
though all "reported" the meet
ing. At the Methodist Episcopal
church, the Re,v. C. B. Mitchell
denounced Mayor Harrison and
thealdermen for their 'stand on
"Think tf themoral obliquity,"
he said, "of a. mayor who knows
that the social evil is 'illegal nd
yet talks of letting the people of
Chicago 'decide whether they wiH
keep or brqgkthe state laws on
"Think of the morals of ap
pointing a committee of alders
men to consider whether or not
to open again the redlight district
for the exploitation and commer
cialization of vice !
"Does the mayor expect the
committee to add any new light
to that already furnished by the
vice commission? Or does he
hope that they will come t5 a dif
ferent conclusion and thus afford
him some excuse for permitting;
the social evil to advertise itself