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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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Uncle Sam's capital city recently decided to clamp the lid on its red
light district, throwing" 300 women into the street or among other tene
ments. Whereupon and rightly some who had urged the action thought it
would be well to provide.wholesome employment for such of" these unfortu
nates as were willing to do honest work.
They planned a small garment factory requiring $25,000 to set it go
ing and then went forth among the well-to-do to get the money.
After three weeks of diligent soliciting, they secured how mu,ch do you
think? Just $1,500!
The rich capital of the nation spends millions on amusements, millions
on gaudy display, millions on society functions; but to provide honest work
for evicted Magdalenes wishing to leave a degrading vocation it jean dig
up only a paltry $1,500!
Can a city with that kind of a soul expect to be pure?
Who among its people are the worst social offenders the 'women it
would starve into sin or the purchasers of its virtue?
Wellington, Kan. "Parcel"post package for you, ma'am," said the
mailman to Mrs. B. H. Staley of this city. . -
Mrs. Staley gasped and collapsed. The mailman was presenting to her
her small nephew, Edgar, aged two, all neatly tagged, addressed and
stamped! Edgar, when she had last heard of him, was staying with fiis
grandmother in Stratford, Okla. It seems grandmother had had enough of
the youngster's company, and so had mailed him to her daughter. The
postage was 18 cents. Edgar enjoyed the trip very much, especially eating
lunch in the mail car with the clerks.
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A Battle Creek doctor has discov- A wise and considerate' wife is one
ered that modern women are not who never makes suggestions while
shaped like Venus. Well, who wants her husband is putting up a stove
them to be? Milwaukee Sentinel. pipe.

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