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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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vention startled the capital city and
congress by exposing the vice condi
tions which exist in the shadow of
the nation's capitol.
"The time has come when women
are determined to get at the truth of
this matter," said Mrs. Hepburn, dis
cussing plans for the campaign
which her group will wage. "Either
it is necessary for thousands of our
sex to be sacrificed each year or not,"
she continued. "If it is necessary,
then white slaves ought to be suitably
housed and treated as they deserve
to be treated as servants of society,
instead of being treated with shame!
"If the social evil is not necessary,
and if the doctors are right in saying
that a man can live as clean a life
as a woman, and that white slaves
instead of ministering to the health of
men, are a source of infection, then
we want to know that."
Mrs. Hepburn paused to emphasize
her point. "I can only give you my
conclusions, so far as I have arrived
at conclusions,"- she said, "but as I
see it now, three main causes con
tribute to the problem of the social
evil. First, the desire for the dollars.
Owners of property in the restricted
districts of our cities reap enormous
profits from the rentals of this prop
erty. They are interested in continu
ing the white slave in business, and
themselves profiting from the sale of
women.
"The second cause lies in the igno
rance of the young. Sex knowledge
almost never comes to the young in
a pure manner almost always the
parents fail to do their duty of in
forming the children about the na
ture and functions of sex. When
knowledge takes the place of igno
rance, fewer girls will 'go wrong,'
and fewer boys will blast their own
lives and the lives of their future
families by 'sowing wild oats.'
"The third, and probably the most
fundamental cause is poverty. It
works negatively and positively. It
makes it hard for the girl to do right
and easy to do wrong. It often makes
it impossible for the young man io
marry and leaves only one avenue
open.
"These three things profits, igno
rance and poverty are, as I see it,
the causes. We must attack all of
them to save our daughters and our
sons."
NEW ARREST IN SCHEER CASE
Edward Pishl, alias "Pickles" Kil
roy, well-known police character,
was arrested at 2050 Bissell street,
last night, after a hard battle, in con
nection with the murder of Thomas
Scheer, wealthy North Side butcher,
Sunday morning.
The arrest of Pishl came after a
telephone tip received by the police
of the North Halsted street station.
When officers were sent to the house,
Fishl made a dash for the back- door,
but was caught and overpowered.
He denies the crime.
NOT FORCED UPON HIM
"Don't you know it's wrong to
make your little brother cry? "
"Huh, I ain't making him cry, I
only hit him in de nose, but he don't
have to cry about jt if he don't want
to."

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