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It has previously been exposed that
31st street is the new "gay white
way" of Chicago.
There are many flats on Calumet
av. out south and on other streets in
the high rent district Owners of flat
buildings are getting fat rents from
these people, much more than they
could get from respectable families.
Cafes are springing up all over the
South Side and they are doing a
thriving business. Raids have been
made frequently out there and many
fines imposed in the Morals Court.
Just who will be the newspaper
goat among the politicians for the
new levee is hard to guess. It has
been customary for so long for the
newspaper bosses to hop on Aid.
Kenna that it will be interesting to
watch who'll be picked on next.
The Oakland Council of the Com
mittee of Fifteen is ready to open a
fight on the new district.. Last night
they outlined their plans. One course
suggested was to get after the mil
lionaire owners of the property, who
after aiding in the fight to wreck the
old levee, have been the first to profit
from the new.
So now they're going to make the
women who have been chased from
spot to spot pack up again and hit
the high road to some other place
until they are struck once again by
the periodic reform wave.
Harriet Vittum has also entered the
fight. She believes that vice will
never be stopped until the women
are sent to some institution.
"Bills which we think will be made
laws at the next legislature are now
being prepared," said Miss Vittum.
"These provide for the punishment
by imprisonment of every woman
who is found to be a part of the sys
tem of commercialized vice, and the
construction of a reformatory on
some farm to be purchased by the
"It is the plan to establish the re
formatory along the same lines as
that at Bedford, N. Y. Women will I
be sent there for from one to three J
years and will be trained In the way
their ability dictates. When they
leave it will not be necessary for them
to return to their old haunts, for they
will then have the ability and the in
clination to live upright, honest
WORK HARD TO WIPE OUT THE
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE, i
In the fight against the foot and
mouth disease every pen in the stock
yards was empty Sunday. One square
mile of the yards was disinfected
and 1,042 cattle were killed.
The animals slaughtered to pre
vent the spread of the disease were
buried in lime and only the valuable
dairy show cattle were allowed to
live. These will be treated for the
plague and will probably recover.
A dozen herds in the northern part
of the state were found infected, but
the south is. free from the trouble.
Rhode Island may join the other
states in quarantine today, and the
finding of several infected herds in
Indiana will cause action in that
Washington Extension of live
stock quarantine for foot and mouth
disease to Rhode Island, making
eleven states under surveillance, was
in prospect today. Department of Ag
riculture reports were that one or two
suspected cases had been discovered
in Rhode Island.
Secretary Houston admitted today
that the present epidemic Is the most
widespread and severe of six out
breaks. However, it was stated that
mortality so far from the disease has
not been unusually large. Destruc
tion by health officials of infected
stock in the Chicago yards has been
the principal item of the death toll.
Herculean efforts are being made
to confine the disease east of the Mis
sissippi River, to prevent its gaining
a foothold in livestock raising and
feeding sections of the western
"corn" and prairie states.
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