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THURSDAY. APRIL 27. 19 16.
Os INTEREST to WOMEN and the HOME “V ampire” Has Strange Fascination Foi Many Convicts, Says Theda Bara Movie Star Receives Many Lettera from Prisoners; Wants to Sell ('best Made by One of Them. THEDA BARA. ' WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEDA BARA? SHE WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU. What do you think of Theda Bara, the “vampire of ibe screen?" Mias Bara wants to know! She wants The Times’ readers to write her. telling their honest opin ion of her. And she promises to answer all letters written in good faith. That means those readers who send letters to Miss Data wtll get an answer, signed in her own handwriting Do you want a letter from Miss Hara? l>o you want to tell her what you think of the woman who is railed the "lo\e pirate of the movies?" Address your letter to Miss Bara in care of The Times and it will be forwarded to her. By THEDA BARA. (Written Especially for The Timet.) Oftnn I receive interesting letters from convict*. ft aeetns thr vamptre type of woman has a ntrange fascination for really intellectual prisoner*. I have never told before that i became so interested in one pris oner l helped him secure a pa role. Thl* prisoner wrote me. but did not say he was a prisoner. 1 bad his address looked up and It was the street number of the war den's office. At first ‘this ntan sent tne unusual poetry that slmwed scholarship This puzzled me Then I learned the prison knew nothing of his real Identity. I had him write me all about himself with nothing hidden. Drink, he said, caused his down fall and made him a wanderer. He forged a check, lie had been the member of a college faculty. He flgurod as one of the accusing wit nesses In the famous I’nlverslty of Pennsylvania Habylonian tablet case which stirred college and in tellectual circlet; In the thick of this case was my strange convict friend. That will indicate how Important he was In 'he world of culture. Since he has been paroled he Is Oiling his proper place in society and lain sure lie will never again be placed behind prison walls. He has written a scenario for me. baaed on the ancient Babylonian hieroglyphics which so few of us could decipher. I had Intended telling you about other convicts, hut Just as I began !o plan this article there came to Try way to heal your akin with Resinol If you are sufferiag from eczema, ringworm or similar itching, red, unsightly skin affection, hathe the sore places with Reainol Soap and hot water, then gently apply a little Resinol Ointment. You will pmhahly be astonished how promptly the itching stops and healing begins. In most case* the sick akin qutrkly brrnmea clear andhealthy again, at very little coat. g«ta*l OirtMtii anil Rmlml Sn»* ara tall hv all erugg.an; tar *#-■•! tats, wrtoa «* ItaaUai Dae*. MU M 4. me a wonderful chest. Its beauty is almost beyond description. There was no card with the che.xt. Imagine my further surprise when I received a letter from the nmker. He is a penitentiary in mate—an artisan and craftsman of great skill, as the box shows. He has sent me this box in the hope that I can sell it and turn the money over to him. When he Js released he will go into the world with u flve-dollar bill given him by th« slate, and anew suit of clothes. This prisoner does not think a flve-dollar bill and a suit constitute adequate equipment for a man to face society with I am wondering how 1 can sell this strange and beautiful chest: to whom I can possibly sell it aud for how much. Can you help me with this prob lem? Write tne in care of William Fox's offices, So IJO W. Forty sixth;t.. New York. Once before when I appealed to the public with a matter of this kind. I received 6,000 replies. I wonder how many this appeal will bring? 7.500 Doctora Coming. Arrangement? for the largest gathering of the An **rican Medical association e\er hold were discus sed at n luncheon of the local ar rangements committee, Tuesday, in the Wayne County Medical associa tion building. The convention will be held in Detroit, June 12 to 16, and It Is expected that 7,600 doctora will come to Detroit at that time, bringing their wives and families with them. During the week pre vious to the meeting of the Ameri can Medical association there will be meeting* of various allied so cieties The American Academy of M dlclne and editors of Medical journals will convene at this time. The Times Corracts An Error. A typographical error In the ad vert Isentenl of the Business Insti tute In The Times. Tuesday, made the headline read, "In less than !2 years" Instead of "in less than 10 years." whkh represents tho real lapse of tinic since the Business institute opened for business. Dur ing this time the institute has grown under the direction of A. F. Tull, to be th* largest school of Its kind In Michigan, and has earned an enviable reputation for the proficiency of Its students. Mrs. Daniel W. Smith. No. MO Beyburn-avr.. will entertain Borua sen (tesellechafi. Friday afternoon, Mrs Louis Ins worth Ciagg. pianist, and Miss Florence I’arey, violinist. will contribute the musical portion of the program. Mr*. Thomas K Waterworth will recite a seyfes of little atorlrs In Orman, entitled, "Grandma's Dream of • Rose," Illustrated with dancing by Uttia Ml as Mnrfa Preytng. fT! ~ iii" ; Society ||g Miss Bertha Clark, of Norwich, Ont., is visiting Mrs. John E. Clark, No. 735 Becond-ave. “B" Sacred Heart cotumandery. No. 121. Knights of Bt. John, and the ladies* auxiliary. No. 74, will give a joint dancing parly, Thursday evening, in The Pier. Detroit branch of the Internation al Sunshine society will meet Fri day evening, at 8 o'clock, in the home of Miss Lucy Wilcke, No. 173 Adams ave. east. —d>— Wurtsmith division, No. 831. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers, will give a dancing party, Thursday evening, in Riverside temple. Mrs. May Leggett Abel will pre sent two of her artist violin pupils. Herman Merr and Robert Bermau, in a recital. Krida> evening, in McCollester hall. Ml. Mens, who is a paying teller in the United Savings hank, is studying the vio Itn purely as an accomplishment, but Mrs. Abe] considers hint one of the most promising pupils she has ever had. Mr. Merman, it will be remembered, stood very high in the contest of the National Federation us Musical clubs for young violin ists to be selected for concertizing among the clubs, winning the high est place among the Michigan con testants. He intends to adopt the professional concert stage. At pres ent he is studying in the literary department of the University or Michigan before taking up his pro fessional musical career. 17-Year-Old Bride Ends Life to Solve Queer Love Tangle CHICAGO. April 27.—The heart of Hnrtense Ferguson, pretty 17- rear-old brine, was so full of love that It broke. SO she turned on the gas In her hall bedroom Wcdnesdaj ar.d tried to die. She loved her husband, Frank Ferguson, liughh- Tripp, her child hood sweetheart, and Mary Robert her sister who also loved Tripp so much that she couldn’t stand it any longer. At her bedside at the hospital to day. her husband kr.elt heside her. hogging her to live and asking her if she loves him. “Os course | do.” she sighed, "but I love Ilnghie, too. I cannot do without either of you.” * In a note to Tripp, written before she turned on the gas. Mrs. Fergu son said: "Please take Mary and love her I love you. but rather than give you up, I am going to die. Rather than blot Mary’s happiness, 1 am giving up my life for her. She loves you.” Physicians do not believe site will recover. FIREMEN GET SALARY INCREASE The council committee on salary equalization held a meeting. Tuesday night t. and booateu the pay of the firemen to 81,210 after five years’ service, plating them on a salary level with policemen Fire lieutenants will draw $l,lOO a year, an increase of SIOO, The committee expect* to com plete its report in time lo have the new scale of salaries become effe<v live July 1. First Trip Northbound TO Mackinac Ini, and Way Porta MONDAY May Ist-5 p.m. trips weekly vis D. 4 C. I»»i«- xt»*H»nrT to roast lifts porta Monday, ft p. m. Fridays. 1:10 a. nt. MVntral standard time). Freight received for shipment Thursdax, April ?*. at ware house. foot of Hc<ond-*t Freight I'nahltf's office, foot of Thlrd xv». Tleliet .nrgeaa Third Ave. Wharf; 13? Woodward Ave. <Ma. Mstk Bldg ), «« Fort Bt. W. Ittrtft l ClmM Hu. Ct, THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE The Lines I Am Putting In Dick’s Face. I haven’t seen Dick In nearly a week, although he haa been in the city. He la making a reorganize tion of the book concern and Mrs. Felwin, who takes breakfast with him nearly every morning, tells me that he Is growing old every day. ”1 feel very sorry for him.” said Mrs. Selwln. “He shows the scars of his business troubles sh well as those that are personal." You see. little book. I am trying these days to keep out of his life as much as possible and I told him when I came over here that he must not feel me on his mind day ester day. It seems to me, little book, as though he had an added wrinkle — an added scar on his sac time I see him, and I know that tired—oh so helpless—look in his eyes I have put there. It does not make any difference that I have done this unwittingly; that I would ha.e saved him from the horror of having a log for a wife even more than I would have saved myself from being that log if I could have done so Looking back over it all it seems to me that I have been one of the worst of wives. I who wanted to be one of the best. I tiled to say this to Dick the last time he was in here. ”I)o you know. Dick dear, I some times think I am like that old woman who was the wife of a vet eran of the civil war.” I said as 1 reached my hand up and smoothed liis hair. ”My mother used to tell the story—said it was one of my father's favorites—of the veteran who in all the glory of a somewhat faded blue uniform, brass buttons and white cotton gloves, sst in the street car on his way to the Fourth of July picnic. “A stranger boarded the car, and hs he sat facing the soldier and his wife he engaged the man In con versation. “The talk soon turtiod to warfare and the veteran said: ‘“Yes. sir; I’ve seen fighting. I got this gash across the cheek at rhickamauga. My stiff leg, by gosh. Thursday Will Be Suit Day in the Women's Salons at Hudson's 1 f DETROIT TIMES comes from a Lmll in the knee-- Chancellorsville. This thumb was shot off at Gettysburg, and I lost the tip of my ear at Spottsylvania.’ “’Dear me.’ said the strunger. 'how interesting. You have Indeed seen hot fighting. But tell me, how did you get that long deep murder ous dent down the side of your nose’’ A cavalry charge-hand to hand engagement?’ “The veteran ignored the ques tion and begged to talk about the heat. However, hi* wife inter rupted. “'Go on. Bill,' she said impatient ly ‘Tell the gentleman how you got the dent in your nose.’ “‘You shut up, Hannah,' said the angered veteran tinder his breath. ”*1 won’t nother,’ said the old woman. ’For it just about riles the skin off me to hear your braggin’ and braggin’ about the marks you got in the war. whilst you never open your head about the finest and most noticeable mark of all the one I give ye with the fire shovel.*'* Dick had to smile even when be winced at the application. “I didn't mean to hit you with the fire shovel. Dick,’’ I said. “I con fess at one time I wanted to hur’ you very much but not in the way I ha\e done, and 1 want to tell you that I differ from the old lady of my story in not being proud of the The Bright, Cheerful appearance and the tempting aroma of a cup of "SALADA” prove the cleanliness, freedom from dust and the quality of the leaf. Every packet is of the same high quality—every infusion is alike*—delicious. Sealed packets 60 c. A 70c. a lb. 2 1 1 *oz. trial packets 12 c. 415 Excellent Tailored Suits Selected From Two Different Makers at Unusual Prices Ready Tomorrow at $ l9J>O The Suits are in Plain Tailored and Fancy Models. Also Beautiful Silk Suits. Not a suit in the lot has been finished longer than three weeks. All are Silk-Lined. It was simply a case of the makers wishing to re duce the number of suits on hand to avoid the risk of a too-heavy stock. One let us have 220 suits; the other 195 suits. The prices were lowered so ma terially that we can sell them all at $19.50. Any woman examining this group of suits will see at a glance that they be long to much higher-priced grades. There is a simple beauty in the lines that bespeaks fine tailoring. The styles are the very new effects, adaptations of Barnard, Jenney and Jeanne I^anvin. There is the new coat with the points over the hips and straight front and back. There is the latest Nor folk and the small little box coat which is a recent origination of Jeanne vin. This is the kind of offer ing we like to present to out customers— scar that I know I have put on your face.’’ Dick caiue across to the bed and lifted me up into his arms. It near ly killed me but I did not make a sound or allow my flesh to cringe in the slightest. “Margie, please don't make light of your awful tragedy,” he said. "Sometimes It seems to me as though I could not bear to see you here. Ofttime* when I come in the morning, all day long 1 can think of nothing else than your tiouble. You brave girl! I know that if I were in your condition I would ‘curse Gou And die.** "And yet, Dick, you look with horror on any mention that I make of trying to get out of It.’’ “Yes. 1 know, 1 know,” he said, somewhat brokenly, and I made my mind up then and there that I would not let Dick see me often. So I have tried to be asleep when he has come to my door in the morn ing as well as at night. Each day before he goes to lunch he telephones me and I always try to be as gay as possible. Over the wire he only gets an idea of joy from my voice. We women are only mother after ali. For the man we love as well as the child we bear we have much the same feeling after the first flush of passion has worn off. (To He Continued.) Kappa Alpha chapter of Beta Phi Sigma fraternity will give a dinner dance Friday evening, in the Hotel Statler. RwlMWniM n*»r— MataLftßlltfla*. ® i-' m M lON-O-LEX Ir Neuritis and Other Inflammatory Diseases Stop the inflammation and you atop the disease. T».-‘ is what I on-o-lex does. It stops inflammation. 1* h not • drug—contains no narcotics or opiates—it is sbso lutei” harmless and does not in terfere with any other treatment. loe-o-la is a thoroughly xctentUk .ethical r.aHy—as Kagl*b discovery— prescribed by -he mort prominent physician# is Rut .and and ostd tar .ely f» Easlist* x»Ul ran- Hospitals. Am*»in«ly eflsctivs la TooiilUtts. Bronchitis. Pneumonia. Cougbs. Coiris. Erysipelas. Eessms. Inflammation of Kidney*. Acute Rheumatism. Appen dicitis Burns. Srslds, C uto—nnywhers that inflammation exists. _ Try H. Hnve It on hand for omeraeacies. JVj , JBk Two forms-lon-o-le> WWflfir liquid for latoraal use T| f\Ur and ion-o-lex Unguent jfl • tor nttnml ***' MOW Is ' • **•*■■***•* H unjurf )| »»MOOUXt—»- m 0 mm— M*~eoo You Are Invited to loin a co-operative lot purchase club, and procure on easy terms of payment, regular |sou. beautifully located suburban lots for S2SA. Thin is a rare opportunity for De troit investors or home builders of procuring most desirable property; subdivision situated right on the car line, at two tots for the price of one. Call or address Co-Oper ative Lot Purchase Club, suite No. i. 4*4 Cass-ave. (near Bag*). Phone Cadillac 7541. Gorham Silverware! It is always safe to purchaae Gorham 811verware, bMUAfI the distinctive and sustained design betokens its artlatle bMH i and because the Gorham trademark assures Ita quality. -Ml You will And in our shop the largest stock of Gorham SttvuWi ware In the Middle West. Your patronage will be valued regardless of the amount of your purchase. The Gorham Shop Grainger. ; Hai\i\ad\i\ag Jeweler* and Silverflmithfl 238-240 Woodward Avo. Merchandise they are sure to like and a price that is extraordinarily low. There are thirty-five dif ferent styles. You will not find many suits of a kind, which is something that most women appreciate; in dividuality and a small price seldom go hand-and-hand. A great many of the suits are the plain serges and gabardines that are always general favorites. But there are a number of very small black and white checks, and some exceed ingly good-looking English fabrics in beautiful, glow ing mixed colors. Also a collection of silk suits in taffetas and poplins in latest colors. Some are braided, all are youthful in style and finely made. The sale will open Thurs day morning. There is but one price, $19.50. The earli er you come the better the selection. ~ j rnrpM, • • ; .'t^ f^j A 10-Cental Labor S»v«ii Climax Wall PtptiM Cleaner is a labor aaver j in the home —equally at ettrS cient at electric appliances, only CIinUMM doesn’t at nearly a* mneft^ij CLIMAXf I Wall Paper CleMMjfl it equally efficient for cleaaKagnf Wall Paper, Flat Tone*, PreeeoflS» Calcimined Walla and Shade*. A 10-cent can witt clean a Ikttfjfl •i*e room—provided you refat tSM accept imitation*. Freer eeeive areeere. Srenim. oetaiJK end kerdwer# mruueffco* /a The Climax Cloaner Mnfg»Cdjj9 Cleveland. IT. t. A* Going alteiul wttiT|3 tho cMtary aid dtjr.— THB nUM.*! 4$ PAGE 5