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The Baptist Home Mission Monthly Volume 29-30. William W Bliss

The Baptist Home Mission Monthly Volume 29-30
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Author: William W Bliss
Number of Pages: 382 pages
Published Date: 03 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Format: PDF
ISBN: 9781130777567
File size: 21 Mb
File Name: The.Baptist.Home.Mission.Monthly.Volume.29-30.pdf
Download Link: The Baptist Home Mission Monthly Volume 29-30
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... vulgar remark to one of us in the presence of these young women, who were respectable, and whom I made up my mind to protect as much as possible. The captain told us that the fourth officer should take us to the chief officer, who would settle the matter. We were shown to the chiet steward, but never saw the first officer, and the matter was dropped. The two good-looking women were fairly followed all day by bakers, cooks, quartermasters and stewards, and the-surgeon and some of the engineers did not refrain from winking at them. As much as possible I kept in their company, but the temptation seemed too strong, and all my warnings were in vain. At the end of the trip, on July 7, while I was making one of my excursions through the ship for my investigations, I happened to open a curtain in the quartermaster's room, and saw the two girls sitting among the men at 11.30 p. m. A number of beer bottles and the loud singing told me the rest. I do not mean to say that these young women were blameless, but they were not bad when they came on board. They were dressmakers and were hoping to make a good living in America. One of them was only eighteen, and a sweet-looking girl, as the picture shows. One thing is sure--the seventeen days on board that steamer are a dark blot in the lives of many women. It is enough to say that all through the day the crew had free play among the passengers, and only once did I see and hear the third officer calling down one of the petty officers on account of dealing with the women. To show that I do not intend to be one-sided, I admit that the passengers among themselves were not above criticism in their conduct in these respects; but I say again that it is a disgrace that in the twentieth century the steamships that carry so many pas...

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