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And yet this same woman demands
the right to vote. If she places her
self on the level with man, why not
accept her turn in waiting for a seat
in the street car?
' I am In favor of woman's rights,
but do not believe she is justified in
demanding a seat in the street car
any more than the laboring man who
gets it first. I have "been asked if I
am in favor of women voting. I
must answer, "Yes." I am a property
owner and must pay taxes, and years
ago in history some one said:
"There shall be no taxation without
representation." Therefore, if wom
en must cope with men in work and
taxes, why should she not be fitted
to cope with him in making laws.
It is woman who gave man life; then
let her have a voice in his future des
tiny. I will give my seat in the
street car to a woman .holding a baby
or to the aged, and I will hang onto
the strap with the rest of my fellow
creatures. Lulu Nethaway.
RICH CLUBMAN ARRESTED IN
SO-CALLED VICE WAR
Washington Porter, millionaire
clubman and real estate owner, was
arrested yesterday on a charge of
renting property at Clark and Chest
nut sts. for immoral purposes.
His arrest was made on complaint
of Elmer L. Williams, a North Side
Parker H. Sercombe made a strong
talk before the Health Committee,
which again took up the question of
"We will find that vice is a social
disease, and not an individual ques
tion like reformers claim. The cure
must be social also," he said.
"Diseases are growing out of bad
living and vice rapidly increasing in
face of a health department costing
$3,000,000 and 8,000 physicians.
"What we need is facts and figures
and not individual opinions of re
formers. We need statistics collected
in Qiejnteres.t Qf humanity and no.t in
the interest of the department in
volved." "We have taken the first step,"
said Harriet Vittum, "when we began
to talk about the problem, but as long
as men demand it the market will be
"We know that 90 per cent of the
women in the district 'are diseased
but what of the condition of the
wives and children of the men who
visited these women? How many of
"We are told that the mental age
of these women is less than ten years.
What is the mental age of the men
who use these women?
"Recreation comes first. In one
West Side dance hall six girls were
ruined in ten days last year, and
these six were only a drop in the
"The recreation of our children
must be studied. The public schools
of Chicago, buildings built by the peo
ple and owned by the people, should
be thrown open to the people.
"We must have a decent detention
home, instead of dirty, rat-infested
holes like our police stations. A
place that is wholesome and decent,
and where women will not be sub
jected to unwholesome conditions. ..
"We ought to have a home without
locks and bars, a place where a girl
could learn a trade and sentence in
stead of fine."
E. L. Williams, Arthur. Burrage Par
well and Hattie Sattler also talked. .
BY AND ABOUT WOMEN
Mrs. A. A. Adams, probably will be
appointed United States Assistant
District Attorney in San Francisco.
Mrs. Agnes Havenor Timme, owner
of the Milwaukee baseball club, is
studying for grand opera
Special cages for the protection of
the head and torso haye been in
vented by the physical director of the.
high school at Dover, N. J., for -the
benefit o'f the girl pupils whom he is