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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 03, 1912, Image 3

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who, unable to survive longer the
heroic battle against poyerty and
self-sacrifice, have succumbed
and gone down.
"Prostitution demanis youth
for its perpetuation. On the pub-
lie rests the mighty responsibility
of seeing to it that the demand is
not supplied through the break
ing down of the early education
. of the young girl or her exploita
1 tion in the business world. What
. show had she in the competitive
. system which exists today?
"Whatever her chances may be
' to stand or to fall, she is here in
hordes in the business world as
"our problem. Let us do some
thing to give her at least a living
.wage. If she is not sufficiently
skilled to earn it let us mix.some
..religious justice with our busi
ness and do something to in
" crease her efficiency, which she
yhas never been able to develop
'through no fault of her own.
"Are flesh ,and blood so cheap,
mental qualifications so common,
and honesty of so little value, that
the manager of one of our big de
partment stores feels justified in
paying a high school girl, who
has served nearly one year as an
inspector of sales, the beggarly
wage of $4.00 per week?
"What is the natural result of
such an industrial condition?
Dishonesty and immorality, not
from choice, but necessity in or
der to live.
"We can forgive the human
frailty which yields to' tempta
tion under such conditions but'
we cannot forgive the soulless
corporation which arrests and
prosecutes this girl a l first of
fender when she,takes some1it-
tie articles for personal adorn-i
From time to time The Day
Book will give further informa
tion on. the subject.
-o o-
Jack Johnson was given a li
cense to marry Lucille Cameron,
the white girl whose relations
with him led to his indictment for
white slavery, early today.
The big negro whizzed up to
'the city hall in his touring car
about 11 o'qlock. Another auto
'followed close behind-his. Lu-"-cille'Cameron
was in it.
" As Johnson walked into the
county building he was recog
nized. A crowd collected. Mem-
bers of the crowd hissed the ne
gro. Johnson flashed his" golden
'smile on them,
"Gee, but the people rush to
see me, don't they?" he said to
Joe Levy, his white valet.
There' was a long line of men
in front of the marriage license
clerk's window. Johnson stepped
into the line. The others recog
nized him, and turned and walked
"I wouldn't get aJicense to
marry my girl on the saraeftday as
Johnson got one to marrythe
Cameron girl for a million dol
lars," said one man.
Johnson was alone in less than
two minutes after he hacf stepped

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