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the money she took out of the little
she had" or the money she borrowed,
or to live when when she comes out
of the Bridewell penniless after pay
ing her debt.
And behind her stalks the trailer
of women. And the game plays itself
over again. And again. ""And again.
And a woman of the streets cries
out as a woman of the streets cried
out not long ago to a trailer of wo
men: "I could have paved the street
between here and the City Hall with
the fines I have paid." And the trailer
of women writes down in his little
book a record that adds to the record
he already has, as the woman pays
And the professional reformer sits
in his comfortable home and snores
contentedly by his fireside, for the
trailers of women are keeping the
streets of Chicago clean.
And on the streets are the women
of the streets soliciting to make up
what they have paid in fines.
And behind them stalk the trailers
THE LATEST FICTION
She (reading) And they licd
happily every after.
He Ah' Married, I suppose?
She No, divorced.
WOULD LICENSE PRODUCE
DEALERS FOR PROTECTION
Licensing the produce dealers to
prevent crooked treatment of the
farmers about Chicago was the
power of a new ordinance by Aid.
Lawley of the Municipal Markets
Commission to the judiciary commit
tee of the city council.
In his quest on high prices Lawley
found that because many of the ship
pers about the city had been swin
dled by the produce dealers they had
refused to ship to Chicago and a
shortage of supply was the result
Licensing the produce dealer and
holding the revocation of the char
ter above his head as a penalty for
crookedness was the solution of. the
problem, according to Lawley.
"Lack of confidence among ship
pers toward the Chicago market has
caused a scarcity of foodstuffs, es
pecially farm produce. We want to
put Chicago back on the map as a
produce center. No honest commis
sion man or jobber has any objection
to this measure, because it is not
aimed at him," said the alderman.
OPERATORS TAKE THEIR TURN
Washington, Sept. 23. Colorado
coal operators will lay before Pres.
Wilson today their partial acceptance
of and partial objections to the pro
posed 3-year truce to end the labor
war. It is understood the operators
principally object to the government
truce plan in proposing that all min
ers who have been on strike but have i
not been convicted of law-breaking
shall be re-employed. Operators in
sist they will not dismiss strikebreak
ers who have been loyal to make
place for returning strikers.
A traveling man explained his busi
ness this way:
"We sell an order when we can
sell it, and when we can't sell it we
It amounts to about the same
thing. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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