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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 21, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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have forgotten more-than the reform
ers ever knew.
If some of our good Christian wom
en would open their houses and let
one of the fallen in, their homes in a
week would looTt-mgre like a home.
And now let us suppose they do get
their farm, what Is the idea Are
they too lazy to do their own work,
and think they are going to get it
done for nothing?
Then when they bring the girls in
they will go and secure a position
somewhere, and tell their employer
that they are interested in a woman
and she is from the home for fallen
women; and with a long face, and Oh
so godly, tell how they pity her; and
the first thing that girl knows her em
ployer calls her in his private office
and gets familiar with her. He for
gets he is a good moral man with a
wife and children. Then the girl gets
disgusted and says, "What's the use."
And then if she is arrested again, the
reformer says ''She is beyond re
demption and is doomed for hell."
If Samuel Thrasher will turn his
Boston searchlight on his own force
of moral men, especially one of the
married ones I know personally, he
will be doing an act of charity. I will
tell you a little of my own experience.
My mother died when I was a young
girl; and after many months father
made a terrible mistake and married
a woman that was not fond of chil
dren; and you know the rest. Well, I
went to a Methodist minister's home,
thinking I would be protected as a'
young girl should.
He had a wife and three children,
and was not yet satisfied, hut had to
take advantage of a young servant
girl at the age of 14 years. Since
that time I was from one. end of the
line to the other, and in my rounds
found many professing Christians
who did not even need tempting. I
have now been married three years
and have the best husband living.
Never once has he cast my- past
up to me. He holds- a good position.
I suppose if some of the reformers
knew it they would have him dis
charged for marrying a fallen wom
an. All I can say for them is that I
pity them and hope they will soon
wake up before it is too late.
Editor Day Book I think that a
girl is as much to blame as a man
concerning flirtations. Being a con
ductor on the car line I see as many
different young girls and young men
as any person can see in a day. The
same passengers ride on the car every
night. Being on the same car and
the same time every night for the
last four mdnths, I carry on on aver
age from 60 to 70 young girls on one
round trip factory and office girls.
Seeing the same conductor every
night they get friendly. At first they
used to say, "Good evening," or talk
about the weather, then go on about
their business.
There is one blonde girl; getting
off the car one night she handed me
a card and said: "Call me up some
time." There is another who asked
me to the house for Thanksgiving
dinner; and another gave me an in
vitation to a party to be held Nov. 28,
and she said: "Don't forget to come."
I never encourage them in any way.
Am married, have a son 3 years old
and the best little wife in the world.
If some one would kindly answer this
letter and give the opinion of these
girls and let the public know what
kind of girls they are, flirts or re
spectable young ladies. I think the
girls are as much to blame as the
men. B. L. F., Conductor.
Editor Day Book Well, P. Branni
gan, what do you think since you
have read Miss M, B.'s experiences?
No doubt you are still unconvinced
that a modest girl, attending strictly
to her own affairs will be annoyed by
any man.
I was a stenographer for some
years prior to my marnagp, -and was,
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