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moving-picture production oHheKalem Company, to be first shown
at Christmas time.)
For. this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying:
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
Lord, make his paths straight. Matthew iii:3.
MISS BURKE'S ADVICE I looms, up before me like the
Addressed to Miss Billie Burke . shadow of doom. I shudder to
come many letters crying alpud
of tragedy and misery and pathos,
One such letter arrived today.
It is the story t)f a girl who feels J
sne is forever lost. m is pnntcu
in the hope it may, Save sQme(
other girl : , '
"Call this a sad story prmy just
desert. It is just the true tale of
a girl who became a man's fool.
"I am twentytwo years old.'
Until a year ago, Iwas; innocence
itself. I advised myjprl friends
and helped them tohe .likewise,
I loved' purity, I despised vice.
I valued my virtue far above
money and luxuries.' .
"B(ut my fatal day came. Great,
sincere love' anil the overjoy of
Christmas day,pne year ago rob
bed me of all.' I became the vic
tim of one who was my swqfn
lover; but very so6n his love was.
dead and he turned traitor and
. left me in great distress.
"I turned to his chum, who had
, promised me his truest friendship
and kindest aid in trouble of any
sort. The true, loyal chum helped
me out of my serious condition
and vowed himself my lover arid
protector. I loved him dearly for
his generous kindness and I sac
rificed my last self-respect for
him and now he has tired of me.
"Now I hate myself, the world
and most things in it, and 1913 j
think of the. "erlad" New Year.
"I can see my end as a girl of
the streets or a suicide. I wish to
God things were different! I
'wish to God I could forget that
Christmas day a year ago I
: "I write this in the hope of sav
ing other girls from the fatal step,
and with a shadow of hope that
you will print itf and add a few
lines of enlightenment. H."
Enlightenm.enf ? What is there
to add to,youV .story? What is
there to say? What need is there
Enlightenment? You are a
better human being than the-man
who- abused a. woman's, trust in
the -name of sacred love.
And keep to the work of
warning other girls. You won't
have time to think of suicide.
A BUNCH, OF JABS
"There were jfcwins,. and one of
them was colored." The esteem
ed and classical Daily News.
This is our idea of a4prciblem in
eugenics. Som.e of tese "New
Science movements ought to be
able to explain i.
Things fo worry about: The
1916 campaign for the presidency.
"Rhythm is at the bottom of
it," remarks Mrs-Martha Russell,
who is teaching Evanston society, c
to dance in its underwear.