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Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls - or, War on the White Slave Trade

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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Fighting the Traffic inYoung Girls, by Various, Edited by Ernest A. BellThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: Fighting the Traffic in Young GirlsWar on the White Slave TradeAuthor: VariousEditor: Ernest A. BellRelease Date: July 17, 2008 [eBook #26081]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS*** E-text prepared by Steven desJardinsand the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team(http://www.pgdp.net) "For God's Sake Do Something!" Gen. BoothFIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLSORWAR ON THE WHITE SLAVE TRADEMy God! If I only could get out of here.My God! If I only could get out of here.The Greatest Crime in the World's HistoryHON. EDWIN W. SIMSHON. EDWIN W. SIMSThe man most feared by all white slave tradersTHE FIRST STEP.THE FIRST STEP.Ice cream parlors of the city and fruit stores combined, largely run by foreigners, are theplaces where scores of girls have taken their first step downward. Does her mother knowthe character of the place and the man she is with? (See page 71.)"FOR GOD'S SAKE DO SOMETHING"—General BoothFighting the Traffic in Young GirlsorWar on the White Slave TradeA complete and ...
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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls, by Various, Edited by Ernest A. Bell This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls War on the White Slave Trade Author: Various Editor: Ernest A. Bell Release Date: July 17, 2008 [eBook #26081] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS*** E-text prepared by Steven desJardins and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net) "For God's Sake Do Something!" Gen. Booth FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS OR WAR ON THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE My God! If I only could get out of here. My God! If I only could get out of here. The Greatest Crime in the World's History HON. EDWIN W. SIMS HON. EDWIN W. SIMS The man most feared by all white slave traders THE FIRST STEP. THE FIRST STEP. Ice cream parlors of the city and fruit stores combined, largely run by foreigners, are the places where scores of girls have taken their first step downward. Does her mother know the character of the place and the man she is with? (See page 71.) "FOR GOD'S SAKE DO SOMETHING"—General Booth Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls or War on the White Slave Trade A complete and detailed account of the shameless traffic in young girls, the methods by which the procurers and panders lure innocent young girls away from home and sell them to keepers of dives. The magnitude of the organization and its workings. How to combat this hideous monster. How to save YOUR GIRL. How to save YOUR BOY. What you can do to help wipe out this curse of humanity. A book designed to awaken the sleeping and protect the innocent. By ERNEST A. BELL Secretary of the Illinois Vigilance Association—Superintendent of Midnight Missions, etc. with Special Chapters by the following persons: HON. EDWIN W. SIMS, United States District Attorney, Chicago. HON. HARRY A. PARKIN, Assistant United States District Attorney, Chicago. HON. CLIFFORD G. ROE, Assistant States Attorney, Cook County, Ill. WM. ALEXANDER COOTE, Secretary of the National Vigilance Association, London, England JAMES BRONSON REYNOLDS, of the National Vigilance Committee, New York. CHARLES N. CRITTENTON, President of the National Florence Crittenton Mission. MRS. OPHELIA AMIGH, Superintendent of the Illinois Training School for Girls. MISS FLORENCE MABEL DEDRICK Missionary of the Moody Church, Chicago. MISS LUCY A. HALL, Deaconess of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago. PRINCIPAL D. F. SUTHERLAND, Red Water Institute, Red Water, Texas. DR. WILLIAM T. BELFIELD, Professor in Rush Medical College, Chicago. DR. WINFIELD SCOTT HALL, Professor in Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago MELBOURNE P. BOYNTON, Pastor of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Chicago. THIRTY-TWO PAGES OF STRIKING PICTURES Showing the workings of the blackest slavery that has ever stained the human race. Copyright, 1910 by G. S. BALL CONTENTS Chapters not otherwise designated are by the Editor. Preface 9 Introduction 13 Edwin W. Sims. I. History of the White Slave Trade 18 II. The Suppression of the White Slave Traffic 29 William Alexander Coote. III. The White Slave Trade of Today 47 Edwin W. Sims. IV. Menace of the White Slave Trade 61 Edwin W. Sims. V. A White Slave Clearing House; A White Slave's Own Story 74 VI. The True Story of Estelle Ramon of Kentucky 80 D. F. Sutherland. VII. Our Sister of the Street 98 Florence Mabel Dedrick. VIII. More about the Traffic in Shame 117 Ophelia Amigh. IX. The Traffic in Girls 127 Charles N. Crittenton. X. Warfare Against the White Slave Traffic 139 Clifford G. Roe. XI. The Boston Hypocrisy 155 Clifford G. Roe. XII. The Auctioneer of Souls 163 Clifford G. Roe. XIII. The White Slave Trade in New York City 174 By a Special Contributor. XIV. Barred Windows: How we Took up the Fight 190 XV. The Nations and the White Slave Traffic 199 James Bronson Reynolds. XVI. The Yellow Slave Trade 213 XVII. How Snakes Charm Canaries 223 XVIII. Procuresses, and the Confession of One 234 XIX. Wanted—Fathers and Mothers 246 XX. Chicago's White Slave Market 253 XXI. The Failure and Shame of the Regulation of Vice 271 XXII. The White Slaves and the Black Plagues 280 XXIII. The White Slave Traffic and the Public Health 289 Dr. Winfield Scott Hall. XXIV. The Vice Diseases 299 Dr. William T. Belfield. XXV. Recruiting Grounds of White Slave Traffickers 305 Harry A. Parkin. XXVI. Practical Means of Protecting Our Girls 314 Harry A. Parkin. XXVII. Laws for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic 333 Harry A. Parkin. XXVIII. A Pastor's Part 398 Melbourne P. Boynton. XXIX. The Story of the Midnight Mission 412 XXX. Helen Chambers, Some Other Girls and "Daisy" 432 XXXI. Destruction of the Vice Districts of Los Angeles and Des Moines 450 XXXII. Conditions in London 463 Lucy A. Hall. XXXIII. For God's Sake, Do Something 472 POEMS. Why Are You Weeping, Sister? 477 The Red Rose 480 Dedicated To the Army of Loyal Workers who, in the name of God and Humanity, have enlisted in this Holy war for the Safety and Purity of Womanhood PREFACE. "That glory may dwell in our land" is the motive of the writers of this book. With a true patriotism, that rejoices not in the iniquities we expose, that blushes crimson with humiliation over the crimes we record, that glows hot with indignation against the criminals we denounce, we have pursued the painful necessary task of telling the truth to the American people concerning evils that have made us reel with horror. For the protection of the innocent, for the safeguarding of the weak, for the warning of the tempted and the alarm of the wicked, the truth must be told—the truth that makes us free. Therefore we have used plain words—not coarse or vulgar, but chaste and true. Lawyers of the highest standing have introduced the legal language with which the statutes provide penalties for crimes against the honor and safety of women and girls. Physicians who are professors in medical colleges among the foremost in the world, men in reputation for their skill and beloved for their devotion to the people's welfare, have told here in medical terminology the intolerable consequences, to guilty and innocent, of the odious business of making commerce of girls and promoting the debauchery of young men. We are sure the time has come when millions will thank these lawyers and physicians for breaking the seal of secrecy and giving the people their birth-right—the truth. It is told that after Dante had written his "Inferno" the women of Florence would turn pale and whisper to each other as he passed, "There goes the man who has been in Hell." Some of us have gone to the abyss and have seen things which are not lawful for a man to utter. Such as could fitly be told, and must be told, we have been telling for years past, knowing that the truth must prevail. "Stronger than the dark the light, Stronger than the wrong the right." To our great joy the magazine having the largest circulation in the world, "Woman's World," with more than two million subscribers, took up the appeal for the safety of American and alien women and girls in September of last year. This magazine has already printed or caused to be printed and circulated fully fifty million pages, and it is enlisted for the war —war on the most shameful crime of debauchery and exploiting the youth of both sexes. This is a critical time for our nation. We must now decide whether to stamp out the White Slave Traffic and its attendant vices, or to go the broad way that has led both ancient and modern nations to destruction. "Today we fashion destiny, Our web of fate we spin. Today for all hereafter, Choose we holiness or sin; Today from lofty Gerizim Or Ebal's cloudy crown, We call the dews of blessing Or the bolts of cursing down." Concerning the effect of vice upon the destiny of nations the Encylopaedia Britannica (Volume 32, page 32), says truly: "Though it may coexist with national vigor, its extravagant development is one of the signs of a rotten and decaying civilization * * * a phase which has always marked the decadence of great nations." But though we thus speak we are confident that this is truly the land of the free—free, glad, safe womanhood—and the home of the brave—men brave enough to protect our girls and to deal with the White Slave traders and all their sort as they deserve.
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