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mon, ordinary, everyday man,
aid not an angel, had plenty of
faults. His faults were no worse
"than those of any other man, if
the truth were only known, but
Tsotrte of them had dragged" him
So the university's attorneys,
and the university's detectives
dug up all those faults of the man,
and produced them .in open court,
and dskedMiss Mercy nasty,
dirty, insinuating'quesiions about
her knowledge of there facts, and
succeeded Excellently in blacken
ing Miss Mercy's character.
Now, jperhap The Day Book's
reasoning is childish.
Nevertheless, we must admit
that we bannot see what the mor
als or life or character of the man
to whom Miss-Mercy is engaged
to Be married may have to do
with the case.
Cupidj 'is sometimes careless
with his arrows. Miss - Mercy
might pbssibly have fallen in
love with a murderer. She might
even have permitted herself to
become engaged to a murderer.
But -we do not see what this
fact would have to do with the
moral character of Miss Mercy.
Dean Talbot called, Miss Mercy
a woman of the streets Miss
Mercy retaliated by sliing for
The attorney for John- D.
Rockefeller's university 'Sets out
to prove that Miss Mercy is a
woman of the streets by showing
that the man to whom Miss Mer
cy is engaged to be married haSj
in the dim past of his life, been
"Xather intricately mixed up with
certain other "women.
Which we ccmfe$s we cannot'
The newspapers of the city ap
pear t6 have understood it, how- J
ever, and fevelfed in it."
They have published pictures
of Miss Mercy, and pictures of
the man, and pictures- of Dean
Talbot, and they have published
all the nasty, low,. beastly ques
tions that the university's attor
ney was permitted to get 'out of
his mouth and direct at Miss
It may bo The Day Book has
been scooped on this storyC The .
Day Book is very well satisfied to
be scooped on it.
One of the curious ideas Wve
cherish as to how we are going to
run The' Day Book is that we
never are going to make capital,
through thecolumns of The Day
Book, out of a woman's virtue, es
pecially when that woman is
fighting a lone battle in defense
of her good name against John D.
Rockefeller's $23,000,000 univer
sity. shieTdid NOT
''Some of these proverbs," said
Pa, "makes me tired. Now take
that old adage, 'Children and
fools speak the truth.' Do you be
"No, I don't," agreed Ma, re
flectively, "There have been times
when both you and little Tommy;
have told me falsehoods."
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