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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 17, 1913, Image 1

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. there's a story, sqme jokes and a poem
About st, Patrick's day inside,- read em ,
- N.D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
Tel. Monroe 353..
VOL.2,N0.143 Chicago, Monday, March 17, 113
Jap Branch of International Secret Society of Traffickers
. v In Women Murders U. 5. Secret Agent:
The head of the white slave traffic
in Illinois today ,,a.man who has made
a tremendous-fortune out of the sale
of Illinois womanhood, is a certain-
) well-known, Chicago politician.
' This statement is made on the
authority of; M. Blair Coan, chief in
vestigator for the O'Hara white slave
commission. -
Coan says that this" white slave
king is, a Chicago, officeholder; but
is not present inJthe city. He also
says that the man is being watched
night and day'by detectives' in the
employ of the senate commission.
As soon as this politician and deal
ewn flesh and. blood returns to Chi
cagohe will he summoned b"efore the
O'Hara commission, and" the facts as
to his horrible trade brought out.
The reason the, senate commission
. will not at present give out, the poli
tician' name is .that white slavery is
not an extraditable offense and he
might flee-the .country. ,
The importance of the fact that
this man is known and -will be ex
posed publicly, can easily be under
stood from the following excerpt
from the. report, of the Chicago vice
commission: - ' -' v
"The first truth that the commisSr
sion desires to impress upon the citi
zens of Chicago is the fact that pro
stitution in this city is a commercial
ized business of large proportions
with tremendous profits of more than
fifteen million dollars per year,, con
trolled largely by men, not women
"In juxtaposition with the profes
sional male exploiters stand os'ten-'
sibly respectable citizens', both men
and women, who are openly renting
and" leasing property for exorbitant
sums, and thus sharing, through im
morality of investments, the profits
from this business. A business which
demands a supply of fiye thousand
souls from year to year to satisfy the
lust and greed of men in- this city
alone. These statements may seem
exaggerated and highly colored, but
a careful 'ultra-conservative study of,
conditions in this municipality has
put-the commission in possession of
absolute facts on which to base these
conclusions." 1
f From-'these facts it can be plainly
realized how important the an
nouncement of Coan may be.
If Coan knows whereof he. speaks,
then it-means hat-a paid, and trusted

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