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ri' "4 tr A fcv. r-i R. K- PICTURE FROM LIFE THE OTHER CHOICE - Pour moriths ago Grace Wilson came to Philadelphia from her home in Strgudsburg. Her father was 'dead, her mother ill with tuberculosis, and it was' imperative that Grace should earn her own living. Grace is 23 years old, a pretty, fragile girl. She found ajobas waitress in Childs' restaurant, at $6 a week. It is riot hard for prettygirls to get jobs as waitresses. Restaurant managers appreciate the fact that they attract male customers. Childs' restaurants are owned by John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil pals. Pretty girls add materially to their revenues, especialjy when' they are paid at the rate of $6 a week. Grace struggled bravely to live on her $6. But the strain of long hours waiting on customers in a kitchen-flavored atmosphere, coupled with improper and insufficient food and nights passed in a close, ill-ventilated room, was tob much for the girl whom the Great White Plague had already marked for its own. Her.health rapidly broke down, and a little, hacking cough made its appearance. The restaurant manager noticed that cough. "We don't want girls coughing around here," he ordered, and Grace was fifed. Penniless, sick, and alone in a strange city, Grace hunted in vain for work. Nobody wanted her. There were two recourses open to her the river or ttie streets. She chose the lafxer. A week ago a policeman of the vice "squad arrested her. He said she accosted him. Grace 'said that it was he who accosted her. But what was a girl's word against a policeman's? Magistrate Pennock ordered her sent tp the House of Correction. A letter came to her prison cell. It was from her mother in Strouds burg. Her battle was nearly ended, and she implored' her child to come to her, that she might kiss her before she died. That cry from a mother's heart pierced even the pitiless walls of "justice." Yesterday Grace was brought before Judge Barratt on a writ .of habeas corpus. The judge listened to the story and bowed his head: "She may go," he said. So today Grace is on her way to bid her mother a last farewell. After that what? Why, after that, Childs' restaurant will hire other girls, other mothers will die, other girls will turn to the streets, and the- profits of restaurants will increase mightily. It is Business. Phila. News-Post. -o o FUNKHOUSER AIP BEATEN It never rains but it pours, runs the old proverb. And it seems to hold good in the case of Major Funkhous er and his aids. With hghtning rapidity the major has been struck several times in the last two weeks. First Chief Gleasoti took the policewomen from under Funkhouser's control; then the mor als squad was declared unauthorized to make arrests; yesterday Dannen berg, inspector of morals, lost his case against Harry Cullett And last night Emil W. Kowalske, one of Funkhouser's sleuths, was bodly beaten at Lincoln and Belmont av. by a gang of men who knew him as a kid. His nose was broken. STUNG! When man admires woman's style -" ' And all her pretty graces, 'Tis sad, when he starts making eyes, To find her making faces. Yonkers Statesman. o o Printed designs are applied to near ly everything of the silk sort for spring.