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having perfectly- reasonable suspic-ions-of
the man's- motives. But he
assured her he was not THAT kind
of .a- crook, and the girl took the
money and got the hat.
On the way back tolhe South Side,
the girl confided another of her life's
ambitions to the man.
She. told him of a little enamelled
watch she had seen in a store, which
"the man would let her have for
$8.4Q because it was chipped.''
. .The girl said she was going to
begin to save up for that watch right
The man said good-night to the
girl. Henry M. Hyde draws a dash,
and, after the dash, ends his story
, "It was- six mo'nths later that the
matif-'-whose business calls, him fre
quently to the Juvenile Court, rec
ognized with a shock his friend of the;
Summet.'par k; He came up tc speali"
ip. Her, hut she turned on" himilrn'ost
.'JBeat itr she. snapped. Jl don't
wahtltjrtalktaypu.' As she turned
tlSFfiack-he saw, shining on' her slen
der wrist, a. little,1 cheap, chipped en
Now the inference1 of this is plain.
The girl had sold herself to get the
"little, cheap, chipped enamel watch."
This is a very comforting inference
to draw. And you can easily imagine
how some State street millionaire,
who pays his girl employes starvation
wages, would turn. to his wife, that
night and point with pride .to" that
story; of Henry M. Hyde.
"See!" he would say. "That shows
you!.. There's what makes these
common working girls go wrong
wanting 'little, cheap, chipped enamel1
watches' and trash .of that kind.
WagesbTaren't anything to do with
. it. This girl was getting $10 a week.
"That Henry M. Hyde's a sensible
"fellow. r must slip him a. cigar. The
Tribune's a great paper. I don't
wonderthey call it The World's
Greatest. Newspaper:' Guess I'll In
crease my, .adyertising wtthifthem
And when I. do, I'll slip the editor, a
tip to get that Hyde' feljow to write
a few more stories of that sort."
As to The Tribune that organ of
progress (before election) seems to
ave been afraid someone might miss
the inference of Hr. Hyde's, story. So
this is the head-they put over it:
"WISH FOR FINERY BY GIRL
TOILER BRINGS TRAGEDY
Little Story of City Points to Fjerils
Faced by Young Women who Work
ENDS IN COURT SCENE
Loss of Chum and Lack of Change for
Recreation Lead to Her Disaster
BRAVE STAND PROVES IN VAIN"
Journalistic prostitutes really
ought to be segregated say in one
big. building down in the loop, with
huge signs advertising that" they are
But perhaps it isn't fair to blame
Henry M. Hyde so much. He's work
ing for wage's on The Tribune, and. he
must color his stories the way The
Tribune says. -
DEPENDS ON LOCATION
He bought a brand new-aeroplane,
With wings Spread like a mammoth
His friends hope he may still use
wings "" "
In that far land he's stopping at.
If it is yali right for President Wil
son to appear before congress and
give it some views on legislation, why
wouldn't it be just hunkidori for him
to appear in the U. S. supreme court
andjBay things,about justice?.