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debts, for laundry, clothes or rent, or
anything else; his raiment was
camel's hair and a leathern girdle. He
was not covetous nor a miser; he
preached, "He that hath two coats,
let him impart to him that hath none;
and he that hath meat, let him do
John the Baptist was a great
preacher. He had the wilderness for
a tabernacle and the river Jordan for
his "saw. dust traiL" He was a great
revivalist; the whole community
came to be baptized of him. He was
a great favorite with all the people
and Herod the king.
John the Baptist was a great
prophet He prophesied of "the
wrath to come" pjid of "fire un
quenchable." His introduction of
Christ corresponds to Abel's pro
phetic lamb offering.
As great a personage as John the
Baptist was a suitable one to intro
duce the Lord Jesus and cry: "Behold
the Lamb of God which taketh away
the sin of the world." C. F. D.
AT THE HAYMARKET. After
what the reformers did to the State
street burlesque houses one would
expect the big burlesque houses to
take notice and tone down on sug
gestiveness. The Haymarket thea
ter has a stock company of clever
performers. Its singing, dancing and
chorus work would amuse and please
any one, but the manner in which
the two comedians indulge in coarse
ness is a shame, and I fail to see why
such is permitted in a 50-cent show
house and prohibited in a 10-cent
showhouse. These comedians are
comical and could just as easily
amuse in a clean way.
The burlesque house should be the
place of amusement for women as
well as men. As it is now, the woman
of refined taste or the sensitive wom
an draws the line on it The average
person loves singing, dancing, music
and mirth, and the burlesque house
is where it can be found. Why spoil
It with smut? Watchdog,
TWENTY-SEVEN FIREMEN ON
MEDAL OF HONOR LIST
Twenty-seven city firemen are on
the honor list of heroes this year.
Prom them the one who did the
bravest deed will be singled out and
the Harrison-Tree medal for excep-'
tional bravery will be pinned upon
him. This medal is awarded an
nually. Fire Chief Thos. O'Connor and
Civil Service Comm'rs Geary and
Frazier are reviewing the hero deeds
that they may decide upon whom the
medal will be bestowed.
The 1916 heroes are: Frank T.
Moran, ladder co. No. 3; Chas. C
Morgan, ladder co. No. 3; Daniel Mc
Grath and Dan P. Cullnana, truck
men, ladder co. No. 31; Jeremiah
Murphy, pipeman, engine No. 55;
Wm. L. Martin, pipeman, engine co.
No. 113; Lieut. Jas. Cowhey, marine
co. No. 92; John P. Murphy, sec'y,
dep't headquarters; Jeremiah McAu
liffe, 5th ass't fire marshal; Jas. F.
Gunner, pipeman, auxiliary squad
-No. 3; John Scanlon, truckman, lad
der co. No. 3; Lieut. Jos. P. Mulhern,
engine co. No. 28; Dan D. Donohue,
ladder co. No. 8; Lieut. Henry F.
Meyer; ladder co. No. 5; John J. Cos
tello, chief of battalion; Jas. F.
O'Rourke, pipeman, engine co. No.
51; John Miller, driver, engine co. No.
55; Edw. W. Burcheet, engineer, en
gine co. No. 64.
RELIEF SHIP .TO SEARCH' FOR
London, March 25. Hasty ar
rangements for fitting out of relief
ship to go in search of Lieut Shack
leton's Antarctic expedition were be
ing made today, though fate of
Shackleton and other members of his
party was in doubt
New Zealand authorities were
urged by cable again to attempt wire
less communication with ship Au
rora, which first reported Shackleton
party in periL Aurora's wireless
message was badly garbled in transmission.