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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 30, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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Innately virions and discusses three !
periods of man's life to prove that he
himself is free from vicious taint.
"Could guilt look and talk as I do,"
he said, "and sleep 10 hours every
night? My training, my life, have
made me aesthetic, not callous. I
Would be the first to feel remorse and
show it. Do I seem a haunted man?
"The desire to commit such a
crime as .the murder of Mary Pha
gan does not spring up hvan .instant,"
ne went on. My youtn ana my col
lege life show that I was clean. I
have proved my character to be good
and I say that no man without in
herent vice could have murdered.
Mary Phagan. I could not have kill
ed her, because I have not lived the
vicious life, thought in the vicious
way, that is necessary to such a mur
der. .
"Crime of that sort isn't the but
come of instant passion, but of years
of vice. I did not murder Mary Pha
gan." He stood, his hands behind his
back, looking straight at his hearer
thrQugh the iron bars of his cell.
He turned, walked back andj forth a
few steps, and faced his interviewer
"I am hopeful," he said simply.
His words trailed into silence. The
jail, which is of iron, even to the
steps' and circular passageways on
each floor, rang with the sharp, harsh
noise of the cries of many prisoners.
Club women, ministers and men.
prominent' in all walks of life now are
crying that "the influence of a mob
and prejudice-of the populace" con
victed Frank. Among the prominent
men indorsing the fight for a new
trial are Forrest Adair, prominent
Atlanta real estate man-; F. J. Paxon,
former president of the Atlanta
chamber of commerce; Capt. R. M.
Clayton, chief of construction of the
city of. Atlanta; Rev. J. W. Lee, one.
of the South's leading ministers;
Rabbi David Marx and scores of
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Raymond Robins gave the people
that crowded the West Side Sunday
Night Club forum in the Third Pres
byterian Church last night an ef
fective lecture on our failure to ap
ply social Christianity.
"Because of our present social and
industrial systems, many of the
mothers as well as the fathers in
Chicago are forced to toil nine or ten
hours a day in some factory," said
Mr. Robins. "They are in their homes
only at night, and practically the only
mothers and fathers their children
know are the older children who live
in the same tenement building with
them. These children learn their'
morals in the streets and, as a result,
thousands of criminals . are being
turned out in Chicago every year be
cause we fail to apply social Chris
tianity in our daily lives.
"This is a social age. In order
that we may live in a city like Chi
cago it is necessary for each to con
sider the other in order that the
greatest good may come to. the
greatest number."
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Visitor (consolingly, to Tommy,
who has upset a bottle of ink on the
new carpet) Tut, my boy, there's
no use crying over spilt milk.
.'Tommy Course not Any duffer
knows that. All you've got to do is
to call in the cat, and she'll lick it up;
but this don't happen to be milk, an'
mother'U do the licking.
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"I think the baby has your hair,
ma'am," said the nurse girl, looking
pleasantly at her mistress.
"Gracious!" exclaimed the lady,
glancing up from her novel. "Run
into the nursery and take it away
from him. What will that child do
next?" N. Y. World.

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