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THIS DAILY NEWSPAPER USES ONLY BIG TYPE
AND IS EASY ON YOUR EYES
THE DAY BOOK
$00 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VOJU4,NU.10t Chicago, Saturday, ttb. I, 1913 ONE CiVf
MAUDE LE PAGE SAYS THIS WORKING GIRL DID
NOT SIN THEY ONLY PAIP HER $6 A WEEK ,
Claims the Black Slaves Were Well Worth Freeing, and
So Are the White Discovers a Judge With Real
Humanity in HimWants Another Lincoln.
The Story of Josephine Pierce.
''I am getting only $6 a week,
and as I can't live on that I went
out on the streets evenings so I
could get enough money to keep
This was the testimony of
Josephine Pierce before Judge
Hopkins. She was charged with
soliciting. She said she received
$6 a week in the label department
of one of the greatest wholesale
stores in the world.
"You are the first one to tell me
a stoty like this," said Judge Hop
kins. "These big firms that do
not pay women enough rages to
keep body and soul together are
directly responsible for the delin
quency of you and those like you.
"I shall not fine you. You have
not sinned. You are merely the
victim of a systenv You are discharged."
By Maude Le Page.
Judge Hopkins evidently has
red-blood in his veins, a heart that
throbs and eyes that have looked
beneath the glossy veneer of
Today Chicago draws its pious
skirts tight lest-they might be
soiled from contact with this girl
this Josephine Pierce.
"She solicited on the public
streets!" cries Chicago. Really,
I have to laugh when I see the
great city suddenly grow virtu
ous. Chicago is quite accusje-m-ed
to girls who live by that pro
fession. That is not what so shocked
the righteous Chicago. Josephine
Pierce is guilty of a far greater
offease she spoke the - truth!
Right in court, before the judge,
berore the world, s.he fearlessly
spoke the truth. The city will for-