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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 07, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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Bkull will deny that before anything 1
materially beneficient can be attain
ed that class that are going to realize
such beneficiance must be mentally
prepared for it since they are the
ones to finally bring it about.
Now, the Industrial Relations
Committee are barking up the wrong
tree. It is not reform that the work
ers want, but the abolition of wage
slavery. In other words, it is ex
ploitation which must be done away
with before any real betterment will
have been accomplished. For it is
from exploitation that all the ills flow,
and which is even responsible for the
Industrial Relations Committee.
Louis S. Vineburg.
Editor Day Book: I have read
several articles in your little paper
by yourself and others on social evil,
its causes, its cures, if conditions are
better or worse. To me the principal
cause of prostitution is poverty, and
one way to better conditions is pay a
living wage. Conditions are becom
ing worse by driving and hounding
from pillar and post these poor un
fortunate women who fell by the
wayside, arresting them, taking their
last dollar to pay a fine, turning them
out on the highways and byways to
do the same thing over to get money
to keep body and soul. In God's holy
name I say to you reformers, is that
Christian charity? You may say, as
some of you did before the O'Hara
commission, that you had homes for
them. Where are the homes? I
have sat in the Morals Court and the
only homes I ever heard of was the
House of Correction, the House of
Good- Shepherd, the House of Refuge
-that's where the fallen girls or wo
men are sent; the Coulter Home on
Calumet'and 21st, conducted by Kate
Adams, whenever a girl is held as a
witness for the government or others
in a white slave matter. Miss Adams
is well paid for it, so you can see for
yourself what the reformers are do
some of you men reformers; when
called upon to go before a. vice com
mission, never mind dollars of the
rich who are backing you up "or the
rich pillars of your church. Think of
the hereafter.' Think of the pafe and
haggard women of the underworld.
Tell them it is poverty, and instead
of giving thousands of dollars to re
form organizations, let it goto'a liv
ing wage. H. J. B.
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Hallstead, Pa. In a statement
James T. DuBois, minister to Colum
bia during the Taft administration,
declares Theodore Roosevelt is wrong
in opposing the $25,000,000 payment
to the South American republic and
declares that "in taking" Panama the
United States failed to give Columbia,
sufficient justice. He expresses regret
at opposing "a great leader whose
fortunes I devotedly followed for ten
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Paris- has. a.Mininettes'newspapert
ing NOTHING. And let me say to

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