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Published avary evening except «um;» by The Detruß Time* Cos.. 11-16 John R
JAMEF SCHKRIir-RHOHN. President.
EDWARD FRK„\Bt>OHF. Vice-Pi
CHARLES T. SCHERMKRHORN. Treasurer. .
RICHARD W. READINQ. decretory. • \
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THE BUSINESS OF LIFTING MEN UP
AND THAT OF DRAGGING WOMEN DOWN
Confronted by a letter in hit handwriting which proves that he used
hit state office at a meant to force his attentions upon the wife of a con
vict, Chaplain Edwin H. Lougher hat resigned.
Warden Simpson was satisfied by the evidence against Lougher before
he asked him to get out.
If no mistake has been made, and there seems little likelihood of any
such thing, the chaplain might have been HELPED out.
It is too bad that he o&nnot be sent farther in and kept there for a
while-
He has quit under fire, facing a charge of disgraceful betrayal not
only of God and the state but of a trust placed in him by an unfortunate
man assured by his cloth that one remained to go to when all the world
bupwi against him and that he could still call this one friend, and
oomfidc in him and be consoled by him.
The prison chaplain is a great source of comfort to the men held with
in walls and his good offices in their behalf go a long way toward getting
privileges, and often he is the means of the prison doors opening
for men sooner than they would have opened otherwise.
Mrs. Neta Van Voroe, who saved her pennies and who looked forward
to holidays when she could get away from her work in Bowling Green,
Ohio, to visit her husband, Merrill Van Vorce, in Jackson prison, was
made to face a bitter and cruel test by this prison preacher, who named
as the price of her husband’s early release from prison, her honor.
He used his sacred calling in an effort to drive from the heart of a
patient, devoted, trusting, noble wife the very love that would pick an
unfortunate up and give him an inspiration and anew start when he
had gained his liberty. .
And he posed on the lecture platform as a reformer, struggling to lift
man up, this traitor to God and the state who with her husband held help r
less, far away, behind bars of steel, would have dragged down a woman
and a faithful wife.
For all womankind we are reproducing in this column today a classic
—g letter in the plain, simple language of a good woman and dutiful wife
struggling with herself, with a husband’s liberty and a husband's place
again among men hanging in the balance.
This letter ought to be clipped and pasted in the family Bible, for it
says with all of the strength a woman tempted to make a great sacrifice
ean bring to bear: “Get thee behind me, Satan.”
The Times cannot conceive how any good purpose is served by re
producing the columns of mushy stuff Lougher, the Lothario, wrote to
women, but this communication illustrates what is meant by "the re
demptive light of publicity.”
It is the letter Mrs. Wn Vorce wrote to the prison chaplain when he,
a married man, had imposed upon her endearing terms of love.
Bead it: o
April 14, 1014.
"Mr. B. H. Laaghcri
“Ucu I'rlcad—\our letter (>h« to oe re*ter4* 7, or ratker 1
feand It m my 4o*A win 1 emote back to w*rk| **4 al»«* tie Kutrr
omr4. 1 thufc 7** (or tbe eor4. mm 4 1 appreciate the fact that /on
Sk • woa!4 take the tUao la the haar wrblrt of llte, aa 7®* tell about, to
write a latter to a% bat 1 can’t help bat be just a little sorry that
70a wrote la the war 7** 414. There la ao use la at 7 writing a lee
taro (or 1 boilers 4ewa la roar heart r»a kaew It isa’t right (or 700
to toil ate aa rth lag.
"1 bare wrlttea te 7®a bemuse 1 really enjoyed bearing frost yon,
who 1 tboagbt was 4etag all yea eoald te help aa la oar trouble. I
harm the greatest respect passible for a aslaister and It scents te me
that pan hare even store chance thaa the average minister of 4olag
good. Nothing woa!4 make ate happier thaa te think that God bs4
plaao4 me la a poattlea whore I eoai4 help make someone else happy
aa4 itat way It *»*■■ like It la always trouble 1 bring.
"1 bare every reopoct la the worl4 for 70a, Mr. laugher,
bat other thaa that, I cannot give, so 700 most take It all bock. I
east any what might have been bad I known 70a before, 1 have oae
of the boot baoboo4o there la aa4 to him 1 gave all aa4 If 1 want te
leoh him agaareiy la the eyas tutd tell him 1 am waiting for him 1
eaa’t lint cm to anybody aloe.
"Yon, too, Mr. Laugher, have somebody to love 70a and do 70a
know 1 bad tboagbt that maybe some time when this trouble was
all over, yea eoald (ergot that wo bad a black mark ever oar name
aad some time whoa 70a wore tired •( the kaatle and baatle of the
stty yea eeald come oad bring year wife aad see what a alee little
hems Merrill and 1 have. It waa aa faalt es my has band that thia
tremble earn# te aa aad It might happen ta any man.
"AH that I ask la that yea try aad pat yonraelf la my position
and If yon ean then yon will know what la right for mo to do. 1 want
yon for a good, tree friend to my bus bead aa well aa myself, and you
eaa’t be that yea knew, if yea write ether thaa a friendly letter. I
always thenght that a person eoald control their love or hats Jast
aa they earn control their temper, aad yea mast learn that also.
"We can he geed friends If yon take hack all yea have said, aad
mammher that 1 love my haebaad and oaly aa yea are a friend of
his earn yon he a friend te aa If I didn't feel jaat this way 1 couldn't
asms to yen aad ask you for a of nay hind, for I
know yon weald think Merrill's home woa not a good oae. I am
not going to write any mors lectors now, hut I take It for granted
that yea didn’t arena all yea aald. May 1 write te yon Jaet aa my
hnsband** friend and you to me aa him wtfeT
"I hare bsaa n‘lfrf this morulag of the fear an who gave np
their lives te the state #( New York aad they alae were jast the
Viet lata of etraamataaaes. That governor aad every man connected
With the Whole system. In my opinion. Is fust os guilty of mordor aa
0 7p the Blood, bat souse day we’ll understand. I presume.
"I think It la wrong for you not to save some of year lectures
and If yon over eeme near again and 1 kpow about It lam going te \
cease and listen. I might have come to r , bat jaat tbea 1
eemlda’t have listened to a talk of that kind. I know just all aboat
thtnga there, so 1 think I eeald stand te Hates.
"Da yoa know this beautiful spring weather makes me feel so
lonesome. I need to help Merrill make garden aad aat oa the fence
while he plowed np the fresh green sod or the com stabhle. I loved
the harass, the sow*, aad the baby colts, aad even the baby cblek*
la the spring, and It waa oaly la the winter I felt lonesome. I eaa
lm~g*rT bow one weald grow food of the mountains, as we have some
rather high hills near aad aromad the farm at Ana Arbor, aad that's
whore the violets and May flowers grow, you kaew.
"It went ho but a little while until 1 run come to see my hus
band again. Tomorrow four whole mouths es tbe year will be gone,
and then begins tbe dftk. If tbe neat pass as well as these four oil
Is wall, hot lam 00 afraid, for yon see I test kaew who Is my
ft land With best wishes (or yea aad years nag trusting yea wish
gtfU to be my (Hand. 1 am aa aver,
"Your friend.
MRs. van vorce."
There, for Chaplain Lougher, for all men and for all women, it a
Oscar and Adolph—At Their Gay Pranks
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powerful sermon delivered by the weaker of two to the one whose faith
and whose knowledge of the written word should have made him the
stronger.
It should be read and re-read.
Do you sense the veiled fear in it; the courage of an honest woman in
it; and do you see in it a trust better kept and a faith better sustained
than that of a hypocrite hiding in the cloth, faithless to men and to his
Maker.
The letter provides us a great study in doing one’s duty well.
The convict for whom such a wife waits is to be congratulated, and
once free, if he has an ounce of manhood left, he will have no trouble
finding the straight and narrow path and keeping it.
From Another Point of View
A Boston man of 35 has been re
fused a license to marry a woman of
90. At the suggestion, we presume,
of Boston’s Child Welfare league.
... ~-X
Maybe the man who has invented a
machine to make phonographs auto
matically repeat selections, has also
invented a reason for his machine.
see
OPULENCE.
To appreciate the riae in the
world of William Higlay, one hae
to know that he was born of poor
parents and that the ehack in
which his eyes first opened on the
light of day was the abandoned
home of a fisherman, a leaky, rat
tletrap affair that had never teen
paint.
William's father, however, was
industrious and but for a large
family might have been fairly
well-to-do.
It was up to William to get out
early In life and hustle for him
self, which he did, and as a boy
he sold newspapers on the streets
and carried a shining kit.
Later he was a bell boy and
finally he was made baggageman
at the hotel, but kept going up
the ladder until he became the
clerk.
It was while acting aa hotel
clerk that William won the Inter
est of the head of one of the city’s
big mercantile concerns and was
given the management of the bus
iness.
Success has followed success in
William's case, much to the cha
grin of Ned White, whose envy of
William dates from the time they
were school boy* together.
When William bought a Ford,
Ned bought a Buick four. When
William bought a Cadillac four,
Ned bought a Packard, but Wil
liam was not to be outdone and
on laat Sunday he put one over
on Ned that hae him now com
pletely stopped.
Ned’s Income does not compare
with William's, and William ap
peared on the- Boulevard In a
turnout that will not be within
roach of Ned's financial possibili
ties fur many a day.
Ned was spinning along In l his
handsome Packard equipped to
the minute and rigged out with
•olid gold chains, confident that
the eight of hie own turnout
would hold William for a while,
but he was riding for an awful
fall.
Suddenly the two met, near the
speedway, and Ned filled with rage
until he taw green, for William
was driving a horse and cutter,
rented by the hour.
(Author's note —In case you do
not follow us In sur attempt to
establish the stale of opulence to
which William, once poor has
risen, approach a livery stable and
ask the man what he charges for
a horse and cutter by the hour.)
e e e
A Texas ranchman weighs 628
pounds. Which may explain why hs
has to live on a ranch.
.• • •
In Missouri a man has started a
mushroom farm under the ground.
That reminds us that there Is where
a lot of people w ho thought they were
mushrooms are.
e e e
Songs Mide Popular By the
Geography.
In the section of Detroit served
bv a Brush-st car; “Waiting for
Thee."
• a •
Supposedly a mute, a Sau Francisco
young woman has begun to talk. She
probably couldn’t stand It any longer.
• • •
Pretty much everything gets out In
Jackson, eventually.
• • *
The trunk of the sea elephant does
not differ from that of his brother on
land, except, we presume, that* It Is
xinc-llned.
Non-Committal.
An elderly woman was left In the
house by her elf. Suddenly the tele
phone belt rang. She had never an
swered the telephone or talked over
It in her life. .The bell rang again
and then again. Then she knew It
must bo answered, even though she
did not w’lsh to.
Jumping to her feet, she took the
receiver down. “Nobody at home!"
she shouted In the transmitter, and
then hung up the receiver.—Pitts
burgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
Very Similar.
Close Analogy—Pa, what’s a retain
er?
“What you. pay a lawyer before he
does any work for you, my son."
“Oh, I see. It’s like the quarter you
put In the gas meter before you get
any Boston Transcript.
Current Magazines
THE STRAND.
Lucifer at Cauryinch. Matthew
Tempi*. “Light!" Austin Philips. A
Chance Victory, H. M. Gittene; Tim
Ainaiing Vlailot. Richard Marsh, The
Despatch- Ruler. Edgar Wallace; In the-
Temple, retold from th* Sewdlah by
Catherine 8. Ktehl; A Narrow Escape.
<3 H Powell; Ttie Death of Ram mg -
Roaier, a story for children, Norah M.
Graggs; Under the Mistletoe, Roma
White; '•Darwin.'' a Monkey, lanthe
Cavendish, Real Life Romances. VI li. —
Bayard, ii. Greenhough Smith: How
They Broke Into Print.”—Vl, Francis
Arthur Jones; The Magic Hand; or,
Lightning-Sketching for the Cineniato
ftraph, written and Illustrated by
arry Some Great Detectl\*
Feats.—ll., George It. Sims; Our
Friends the Fighting Rajahs.—lP,
Saint Nihal Singh; Pussies at a Vil
lage Inn. Henry E Dudeney Natural
Stereoscopy, Louis Brenen. CIV, Masks
and Faces. Wendell Phillips Dodge, “As
Funny As They Can.”—lV.. Harry
Rour.tre*. ,
WIDE WORLD.
A Dead Man's Diary, the Notebook
of Dimitri Garkln; Three Thousand
Miles on a Raft, J. Fruude WoodrofTe;
A Railway Race With Robbers. Walter
G. Patterson, The Mutiny of the
“Ztba.”—ll., J. E. Browne; The Land
of the North Wind, P. H. Godsell; A
Christmas Crime, Katherine Susannah
Prichard; Tbe Great* Cook Problem,
Edith L Comstock, Tight Corners. E.
Torday: "Smut," K. Klng:»The Tree
Spirit, C. E. G. Tlsdall; Our Travels n
Safari-Land—ll., Mrs. Fred Maturln
(Edith Oecil-Porch); Cupid and the
••WLreleaa,** Sidney Lehre.
lIKD BOOK.
Empty Pocket*. Rupert Hughes;
Cod'* Councy—and the Woman. lames
Oliver Curaood; Deputy Burk*. Frank
N. Weatcott; The Valley of Plenty,
Irvin 8. Cobb; Unlucky at Cards, Ed
win Balmer; Bob O’ th* Snows, Berthe
Knatvold Mellett; Own Your Own
Home. Ring W. Lardner; Chapelle Ar
dent e, Victor Rousseau; Two Men In
Love, Justin Huntly McCarthy; Aui.t
Phßipr a end the Men. 1. M Montgom
ery; The Tiger Runner. Janser Franc's
Dwj jr Her Faith In MviK-’.rd, Albert
PayYm To.-hune; The Half of a Thou
sand I.lllm Parker builer; The Wife
of Buss Blagdon. Mrs. Wilson Wood
row; Tbe Maker of Diamonds, Frank
Freest.
POPULAR SCIENCE.
Geography In Russian History, Pro
fessor William E. Llngelbach;
Geological Methods in Earlier Days.
Professor John J. Stevenson; The Cin
chona Botanical Station. Profesoar
Drncan 8. Johnson: Th* Indian’s Health
Problem. Dr Charles A. ' Eastman;
What Animal Experimentation has
done for children, Dr. Henry Dwight
Chapin; Europe's Dynastic Slaughter
House. William J. Roe; Training for
Action. H. W, Farwell; Delusions, Dr.
Shepherd Ivory Franx; Ductless Glands.
Interna) Secretions and Hormonle
Equilibrium. Dr. Fielding H. Garrison.
ATLANTIC.
Thoughts on the New Year E. 8 ;
Christianity and War, Agnes Reppl*er;
A Moth of Peace, Katharine Fuller
ton Oerould- An Endowment for the
State A’vln S. Johnson; Letters of
F.mlly Dickinson, edited by Martha
Dickinson Blanche. The Rock-Light.
Wilfrid Wilson Gibson; Class - Con-
Prlchsrd Eaton: Religion and th*
Schools. Washington Gladden: To
an Ancient Head of Aphrodite. Kath
arine Butler; The Hidden Treasure of
Rishmey-Yeh.—lt.. A. M. Rlhbany; The
River of the Moon. H. O. Dwight; Ran
and Dab. Patience Penlngton: A New
Fra of Good Feeling, L. Ames Brown;
After the War. Henry W. Masstngham;
Tstngtau: The Sequel to Port Arthur.
Ountavus Ohllnger; The Contributors
Club.
An Aristocrat.
Said the dainty little squirrel
To the big polecat.
"You could hardly call yourself
An arlatocrat!”
To the dainty little squirrel
The skunk replied.
"You wait *til I’m martyred—
Ttaeyll fight for my hide!"
—New York Evening Sun.
Sounded Doubtful.
"You don’t seem pleased when T sug
gest that you have a lovely disposi
tion."
“I’m not," replied Miss Cayenne.
"Telling a girl she has a lovely dis
position hs usually a sort of apology
for not being able to say she la
either good looklDg or intereeflng."—
Washington Star.
Tit for Tat.
"She makes me feel so small when
she begins to talk about her ancestors.
And we have no ancestors."
“Never mind, my dear. Come back
at her with th© pedigree of your dog."
—Louisville Courier Journal.
Neutral.
"He’s an unusual man."
“In what way?’’
“I asked him how the European war
is coming out, and he said he hadn’t
the slightest Idea."—Houston Post.
Hess Haskins
“Bill Stubly’a wife la at work on
Bill’s new year's Resolutions."
Sparks Fly In an Electrical Atmosphere
Who’s li ho on the Films
Florence La Badie as “Mary”
BY ESTHER HOFFMANN.
"She was 'Mary' In ‘The Star of
Bethlehem,'” was the first thing the
Thanhouser people told me when I
asked them about Florence La Badie.
The picture was released Christmas a
year ago, and Florence 1a Badie as
“Mary" made her reputation as a
leading woman on the screen.
Florence, who is called “Betty,” was
born In 1893, in Montreal, where she
was educated In the Convent of Notre
Dame. She Is five feet four inches
In height, weighs 120 pounds, has blue
eyes, light brown hair and fair com
plexion. About three years ago she
entered the Thanhoußer studio and
asked Dave Thompson, then manager
of the studio, for work In the pictures.
Lamar Lauds Clean Newspaper
j Newspapers which, like The Times,
j refuse the advertising of quacks and
’ swindlers • and give publicity to the
fraud orders and other efforts of the
government to clip the wdngs of these
human birds of prey, are praised in
the annual report of W. H. Lamar,
solicitor of the postofflee department,
Just made public.
During the year ending June 30 last
45 fraudulent concerns were put out
of business by the department. Many
of them'were medical quacks whose
operations were brought to the atten
tion of the government by the ex
posures published by newspapers.
Quacks Rely on Advertising.
"However much the public may ap
preciate the work done in excluding
fraudulent concerns from the mails,
and however much the advertising
agent* and publishers may realise the
Justice of It, the fact remains that
these concerns do pay an enormous
amount for advertising.” Solicitor La
mar says. "In fact, that is by far
their greatest expense. In one case
the evidence showed that several hun
dred thousand dollars had been paid
for advertising during a period of
18 mouths, as high as $50,000 having
been paid In a single month, and It
was developed in a number of cases
that fabulous amounts have been
spent for this purpose.
"It will be readily seen, therefore,
that the financial interests of some
publications will be seriously affected
<by the loss of this class of advertising
if the lots la not made up In another
■way, and It is not expected that hearty*
co-operation can be enlisted at once
from all publishers.
Praise for Clean Newspapers.
“In this connection it is worthy of
note that some newspapers have
studiously avoided publishing any
matter relating to the Issuance of
fraud orders. The reasons assigned
for this course by some of such news
papers is that they fear libel suits;
but It Is difficult to understand where
in the liability for the publication of
such news differs from the liability,
if any, for the publication of the ac
tion of public officers In other classes
of cases or of court proceedings, which
are generally published and frequent
ly command front page space.
"Asa matter of fact, a number of
newspapers do give the greatest pub
licity to these fraud orders, and I have
yet to hear of any civil or criminal
Action being attempted against them
for the publication of such news.
Sees Reform in Advertising.
.“It is a pleasure to state that there
is a growing class of advertising man
agers and publishers who take the
WEDNESDAY
DEC. 30. 1 ©1 4 '
In “The Star of Bethlehem.*
He took her name and address In the
usual way. That same evening Mr.
Thanhouser attended a moving pic
ture show in New Rochelle when he
was attracted by the work of a girl
who had a small part In a Blograph
picture. He recognized her as the
girl who had seen Thompson, and sent
for her the next day.
Before entering moving pictures
Miss I a Badie played with Chauncey
Olcott and also In "The Bluebird.” She
likes, photo plays, and her greatest I
ambition Is to become a star In “si-,
lent drama.” Many think that her
wish has already been fulfilled.
Miss La Radie’s strongest personal
characteristic is curiosity. She likes
to meet all kinds of people and study
their lives and Ideas
position that clean, honest advertising
alone should be accepted; that as a
matter of good morals the publishers
can permit no other kind of advertis
ing; and that as a matter of business
it will pay the publishers to keep their
advertising columns clean and permit
no deception to be practical upon their
readers.
"The conditions of business In this
country have been revolutionized la.
the last few years. The old common
law rule of caveat emptor cannot ap
ply to mall order sales. At the pres
ent time sales are being made at a
great distance from the purchaser,
who must pay out his mhney upon the
faith of representations found In ad
vertisements, catalogues, and other
literature, with no opportunity to ex
amine the articles before purchase.
“Under these circumstances some
representations leading to a sale may
be fraudulent, when the same repre
sentations made by a dealer pereonak
ly to a customer while exhibiting the
same goods could not be so considered
In law, however they might be view
ed in morals.” j
l
The Smart Little Boy.
George thinks that maple syrup’i
great.
It flavors bread deliciously;
But as the cook Is obdurate
He gets it ayruptltlously.
George knows the name of every
fruit
And flower and vegetation—
Os every apple—ain't he cute—
He knows the apple-atlon.
—New York Mall.
Tough Luck.
A man tells of a dinner he once had
at a farmhouse, on which occasion
the piece de resistance was literally
a very tough chicken. Those at table,
including the farmer's two young
sons, struggled unsuccessfully to make
some Impression upon their respec
tive helpings, when Sam turned to
his brother.
"TomT he said softly, "somehow
1 wish old Dick hadn’t died. Don't
you?”—Houston Chronicle.
Some Dog. {
Rufe Jones, or Etna, gave Press
Williams two and one-half tons of
good hay for a fine hunting dog, which
only three months ago sold for a mule.
Jones can keep bis family In meat thi>
winter and sell enough to buy shoes
for his children and other necessary
things about the place, and also have
finer sport than any man ever got out
of poker or golf.—Ozark (Ark.) Demo
crat-Enterprise.

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