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boys? Are we going to sit quietly
watching them become muckers anl
then whine when we pay for our In
difference by the wave of crime they
inaugurate when they are driven by
hunger to desperation? Are we going
to shut our hearts-to their pleading
for a 'last chance" and then fill up
our penitentiaries with the material
that might have made us proud if we
had not been so indifferent?
There are many thousands of these
"chanceless" boys right here in Chi
cago. They fill the juvenile court;
they crowd the boys' court; they
overflow the institutions and they
walk beside you and me on the streets
every day in the week.
They do not ask our charity; they
have a boy's contempt for alms, but
every one of them has trembling on
his lips the query: "What will you
do for me?" And if that query goes
unanswered, they will answer them
selves our query: "How will you pay
Can we .afford to let them drift?
They are the material we depend on
for our future citizens. Are they to
be men or have' we decided to let
them be muckers? The answer is
PLEA FOR NEW COPS JOLTED
Chief Gleason's plans for a bunch
of new police went up in smoke last
night when the finance committee
deferred action on the matter. It
wil now come up in the regular
The 1915 budget, after some se
vere cutting, is still about $3,000,000
over the estimated revenues for the
year. Tllis does not include any new
cops or stations.
Gleason now has only two chances
of getting more men on the streets.
He may cut down the expenses of
the police department until a sur
plus can be found to pay salaries
for new policemen.
His other hope is that on Jan. 1 city
policemen now working for the coun
ty be withdraw and put upon beats.
TThis would add $200,000 in police
service to the city yforce.
WELL YOU REALLY CANT BLAME
THE GIRL, CAN YOU?
"Come on now, get in there and
take your bath with the rest of the
gang," said Dr. Irving Barnett, jail
physician, to "Harry Puller," in jail
on a larceny charge, last night
"I don't want a bath and and
besides I won't bathe with those men
I'm I'm a girl," and Harry .Pul
ler broke down and wept.
"Harry," who is really Inez Bennett
of Milwaukee, has been dressing as
a man for two , years, she says, just
because she tried trousers and 'liked
She was arrested on complaint of
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who said that she took a $200 stud
from him. Her case was continued
until Dec. 10 and "Harry" was taken
to jail. The discovery followed.
"This German spy system is mar
velous, isn't it?"
"I should say so. Why, even my
butcher has found out where I moved
to and .has se.nt me. his bill!"
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