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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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"A boy may prevent a boy from
eventually arriving in a reform
school," is one of the mottoes of the
Boys' Brotherhood Republic It ex
plains the reason for tbework un
dertaken and results accomplished
in the last six months.
The board of health of the Boys'
Republic has cleaned up six vacant
lots and turned them into play
grounds, sent 52 needy boys camp
ing, forced improvements in several
dirty factories and secured medical
attention for boys in need of care.
Board of education arranged 17
lectures, caused a hundred boys to
attend night school, furnished school
books to boys in need of them.
The investigating committee made
54 calls and helped boys who were in
trouble, made investigations and re
ported conditions in orphan homes,
secured modification of proposed fin
ger print system in boys' court
Employment committee secured
jobs for 73 boys, seven boys were
helped to earn a living while attend
ing school, several changes of jobs
were made where they can learn
Social committee arranged 23 so
cial affairs for the Republic, four
public affairs and furnished music to
boys unable to buy same.
Police force caused arrest of three
poolroom proprietors who were vio
lating the law, incidentally investi
gated and reported 40 poolrooms al
lowing boys under 18 to play pool,
caused removal of penny machines
from small candy stores, broke up
innumerable crap games, located
several missing boys, reported sev
eral junk men who were buying
stolen goods from boys.
The Boys' Republic, composed of
boys between the ages of 14 and 19,
has nine aims, as follows:
To prevent boys from getting into
trouble; to offer companionship to
boys who are in trouble: to aid all
boys in securing proper housing,!
clothing, education, and to help
them become self-sustaining. To
look after boys who are discharged
from institutions. To send flowers
and reading matter to sick boys and
to aid them in securing medical
treatment To report to the super
visor all cases of mistreatment of
boys. To do all possible to keep boys
from drifting away from Chicago.
To work continuously for the physi
cal, moral and mental welfare of cit
izens of the Boys' Brotherhood Re
public. To aid the enforcement of
the child labor law, factory legisla
tion and street trade ordinance.
One motto adopted by the boys is:
"So long as there are boys in trou
ble, we, too, are in trouble."
True to his word to the coroner's
jury, Lieut Joseph Palczynski,
Shakespeare av. station, has pro
duced murderer of Mrs. Agnes Mid
dleton, milliner who was struck on
head with a hammer and killed in her
flat at 3267 Armitage av. The mur
derer is Edgar Hettinger, 19-year-old
defective, who has had "pains in his
head" ever since being hit by a base
ball bat Today Gustave Deutch
mann, a violinist who has been held
for the murder because he roomed in
Mrs. Middleton's flat, will be freed
from the county jaiL
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New York, April 29. The police
here today Tiave a new quotation on
white slaves. They have under ar
rest a man who is alleged to have
sold his own wife to be an inmate of
a disorderly house for $25.
The woman was "purchased" by a
detective, who posed as the owner of
a New Haven resort Several other
bargain "buys" in women were also
made by the detective and then with
aides he arrested six of the gang in
the Grand Central terminal after a
lively Btruggle.
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