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has a past nd every sinner has a
And it Is because that is Mrs.
Meder's text that she is so generally
loved. And it is because that is her
text that I expect great things of her
as head of the Public Welfare Bureau
which was created because of the
misery that existed in Chicago last
Yt Mrs. Meder is not alone sym
pathetic for that would render her
impractical. She is a splendid mix
ture of the scientific, the practical
and the sympathetic, which means
And the best proof of her success
in the social service field is that she
does not owe her appointment by
Mayor Harrison to the importunities
of the Catholics alone, but over one
thousand Jews sent letters to the
mayor; seventeen Jewish societies
endorsed her; Protestants of all
Protestant creeds added the weight
of their influence to nave her made
the head of this bureau and the day
after her appointment every man and
woman I met in the City Hall was as
nleased that Mrs. Meder was the su
perintendent of the Public Welfare 1
Bureau as though that honor had
come to themselves.
COUNCIL WILL NOW SOLVE THE
The city council is now about to
undertake the solution of the world
old problems of crime and prostitu
tion. And to do this they are going
to spend $11,000.
Yesterday reformers and alder
men discussed the matter for a long
They're going to clean up the city
by applying the new cure statistics.
They are also going to dissect the of
fenders and seek to find out why they
offend. It's nice to know those
Doc Evans, who doctors up the edi
torial page of the Trib, urged the ap
pointment of a morals commission as
recommended by the old vice com
mission. Fe alc o thought the m'orala
squad should work under this com
mission. Chief Gleason opposed this idea.
So did Wm. M. Blake, head of the
Business Men's Morals Association.
Blake foresaw a morals commission
composed of Arthur Barrage Farwell
and his kind. Hence the kick.
SUFFRAGET RIPS PAINTINGS
OTHERS DOING DAMAGE
London, May 22. Supposedly in
retaliation for the re-arrest of Mrs.
Emmeline Pankhurst at the gates of
Buckingham Palace, a militant suf
fraget smashed Bellini's "St Peter"
and four other paintings by the same
artist in the Venetian room of the
National Gallery. The canvasses are
so badly mutilated that their restora
tion is a matter of doubt. The suf
fraget was arrested, but refused to
give her name.
Another militant smashed a picture
in the Royal Academy, and she, too,
was arrested. Both galleries were
immediately ordered closed to the
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst was ar
rested amidunparalleled confusion.
Scores of women besieged the taxi
cab in which she was held, trying to
rescue her. Forty other suffragets
were arrested, including Sylvia Pank
hurst, youngest daughter of Mrs.
The suffragets were attempting to
present a petition to King George at
Buckingham Palace. They weremet
by a squad of police, who clubbed the
women and in some instances tram
pled over them with their horses.
Many women were lying in the
streets too injured to arise when the
melee was over. King George wit
nessed the scene.
In the early days of American col
leges about one-half the graduates
adopted the ministry as a profession.
At the present time only about 5 per