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(weapon-of the cadet in recruiting his'
- -white slave victims. "There are 25,000 .men in the Unit ed States today engaged in procurr ing girls for body hire. And 75 per cent of these men lure their victims to their terrible end by mock loVe and .marriage. -, "Men are responsible for ninety per cent of the white slaves," continued the witness, amid a burst of applause . from the women. "By that," he went en, "I "mean that men have much more money than women and can tempt all classes. A women in mod derate . circumstances emulates her wealthier sister as well as does the r girl farther down. A man with more money than she tempts her with ex travagant gifts as effectually as the poorer girl is tempted." "What do 'you think of the whip-- ping post as a pumshment for seduc tion?" asked O'Hara. - "Hanging is' a more fitting punish ment," said Finch, angrily. "In many states hanging is the penalty for a violent statutory crime, and seduc .tion with the weapon of mock love " assailing a girl is a more hideous . crime." t "Do you believe a boy should be vtaught the evils of flirting?" asked : O'Hara. . . "Yes. He should be taught what ",his innocent .flirtation' may bring a ., girl to. Too often the girl who has flirted innocently with her boy friends goes on flirting more and more, see ing no harm, until she falls a victim - ;to the cadet." - Ardeen Foster, international com ,'inissioner of the British Federation for the Emancipation of Sweated Women, Girls and White Slave Vic- .tims, took the stand. Foster had no " doubt that low wages caused immor1 -iality. "I was a newspaper reporter in tj London," he said. "Lmade extensive investigations in the slums. I found ;that at Jeast 60 per cent of the fallen -women of London owed their fall to starvation wages, ? ' - "One night, before I left London, J came upon a woman about to jump off a London bridge. I stopped her and questioned her. It was the old story-r-starvation wages. , "Our new flogging law in Britain is doing good. A man. flogged once never comes back. The white slavers are leaving London." "In how many cases are the men at fault?" asked O'Hara. "In 20 per cent of them," said Fos ter. Robert S. Barrett, whose mother.is head of theFlorence Crittenden Cir cle, which cares for 20,000 girls in 78 . homes throughout the, country, said flatly that there was no. connection between starvation wages and vice. "Why do you say that?" asked O'Hara. "Our statistics show it," said Bar rett. "Who are your contributors in Chicago," asked O'Hara, "employ ers?" Barrett flushed. "With 78 homes," .-he said, "I couldn't tell you right off. Our views are .not influenced by anything of the sort" "Do you think that any employer who will hot pay a reasonable mini mum wage to girls should give to charity?" Senator Ju,ul asked Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley. "I do "not," said the wife of the pure food specialist. "Well," said O'Hara, "in Chicago one employer testified his concern paid profits of seven per cent and still had a profit surplus of $2,700, 000. He said it-would cost $75,000 to pay a minimum wage of $8. Do you think, he should have paid the $75,000?" "I do," said Mrs. Wiley. ' Pittsburgh, March 24. Two new labor movements were initiated to day, as a result o'f the revelations of the O'Hara Illinois commission. . The Oliver strikers, 3,000 of whom have been out for two w.eeks because