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PROBE WHITE SLAVE
RUMOR AFTER POLICE
OF BOY AMAZES
Entered as Second-Class Matter April Si, 19l at the Postoffice aft"
Chicago, HL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879. N ,-
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St,
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a Year.,
VOL. 3, NO. 242 Chicago, Monday, July 13, 1914
CAN'T FIND HUSBANDS-GIRLS KILL
THEMSELVES IN INDIA
Because Their Fathers Are Unable to Pay Three Thou?
sand Dollars to EducqteYoung Men, Dough-.
ters- Choose Death,
' Calcutta, July 13. An epidemic of
suicide among girls of marriageable
age is sweeping over Bengal. 7
The high cost of husbands is re-
'Bponsible for this1cunousand terrible
situation for these Bengalese girls
aire choosing horrible apd dramatic
methods of ending their lives.
Each day some new incident of
self-destruction is reported. Girls in
school openly -plan for their t own
.deaths. They speak in terms of.rever
ence of girls ;whp have sought death
rather than bankrupt their fathersfor.
face what Is worse for the 'Bengali
girl an unmarried life whichmakes
her an outcast and a pariah. E
New educational requirements have, '
beer demanded by thestate"'fo'rthus
bandsr limiting the supply of available
candidates. Tfie fathers -of boys, vho.
have .graduated rpm- advanced
"schools are demanding fancy prices
Tor xnerr sons, a common prjce jot pr
graduate Is 10,-OOp rupees, orabout
$3,330 in American money. JS'
And" the girls 'whose fathers cannot'
raise these sums are-taSmg' their owaj