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

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He' becomes wealthy, but retribu
tion comes in awful form. His son-in-law,
then his daughter becomes
victims of the habit by which .he
thrives. The daughter is saved, Hut
the young man sinks to the lowst
depths. Finally, in desperation, he
attacks his father-in-law, willing to
commit murder, if need be, in order
to get the drug. In a struggle, , a
lamp is overturned, the house is set
afire, and both men perish in the
The pictures show every ramifica
tion and detail of the "dope" evil
the little back" rooms of, the under
world where the "fiends" gather, the
tricks and disguises of the peddlers,
the vicious effect of' the drugs upon
children, the close, alliance between
"dope" and the white slave traffic.
The films were made and are be
ing exhibited under the sponsorship
of the Medical Revie.w of Reviews
sociological fund which produced the
play "Damaged Goods."
Charles B. Towns, who is making:
a nation-wide crusade against habit
forming drugs, said after seeing the
pictures: "They will show people the
horrors of drug habits and set them
to thinking and talking of these hor
rors as nothing else could. They will
bring the hideous traffic to the atten
tion of thousands who will be warn
ed and saved as they might be in no
other way."
n o
The Clergyman Giles, I admire
the man who says the right thing at
the right moment.
Giles So do I especially when
I'm thirsty.
new york. a bunch of hams was
setting around the lambs club wait
ing for frohman to v ring- them up,
when in walked a well-known play
write . ;
boys, he says, hue-all broke up, i
sertenly had a piece of tuff luck
what was it, old' pal, asks all the
well, he says, i been workin 3
months on a new play, and i had 2
ackts of it all finished
and just this morning my little 5-year-old
boy got into by den when i
wasent around and tore it all to
my goddniss, says a tail thin lamb
with 'a grouch, that is the most as
tonishing thing i ever herd of
i don't see.nuthing so blamed as
tonishing, ansers the playwrite, i left
it rite out on the table where the kid
could get hold of it
i know, says the grouchy lamb, but
who would think a child 5 years old
could read
it took about 5 minutes to pry them
apart, and if sumboddy hadent order
ed a drink, there might of been se
rious trubbel:
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"Wouldn't it be great if everybody
in the world paid their bills prompt
ly?" "It wouldn't be for me. I'm a bill
collector." N. Y. World.
o o
Hygienic Fashion Institute pro
claims that corsets cause sour dis
positions and sow, the seeds of di
vorce. It is a cold day when some
sort of reform doesn't take a kick at
the corseL

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