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""" ' " A LITTLE NOTICE OF LIFE SAVING
Two years ago a motherly woman became manager of an Eastern
prison for "bad" women. She found it a place of bolts and bars and pains
and penalties, the sullen inmates full of hate and morally rotting.
Most of-them had been girls, bom to poverty, weak of will, easily
tempted the good in them choked. Because they were weak and foolish
and unfortunate, society had been sending them to jail, but not the men
who had misused them.
The motherly woman took down the bars, unlocked the cells and sent
her prison brood to gladsome light toil in God's free air. That was remedy
No. 2 came with another motherly woman who knew how to teach
music and organize play. She arranged a chorus and began rehearsals for
an opera. It took six months to perfect the parts, but the other day the
"show" was given every performer a harlot to an audience of harlots.
And maybe it wasn't a fine "show"! Such acting, such free-hearted,
joyous singing, isn't often found. These poor, bedraggled creatures of the
pave, sacrifices to the lust of man, found at.last a clean way to be gay; and
the good in them burst into growth like Jonah's gourd.
Sd the "bad" women are becoming good women and society, by a vqry
little change in its mehods, merely exchanging love for scorn, is saving
The name of that motherly woman to whom this fine result is chiefly
due? Yes, you ought to know that. She is Mrs. Jesse D. Hodder of Sher
burn, Mass. If she had beep born a man and had killed a lot of men in bat
tle, she would be getting njedals of honor and have her picture on cigar
boxes. So the least we can do is to give her this little notice for saving the
lives of a lot of women. '
JHIS DUKE IS 93 AND HIS SON OF
64 IS TO WED HEIRESS
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London. The Duke of Grafton, at
94, is going to be the father-in-law
of an American heiress. His 64-year-
old son, the Earl of Euston, is to mar
ry Miss Edith Havemeyer, daughter
of the sugar king. She will take pre
cedence over all American girls who
have married dukes.
WHATCHA MEAN "GALLERY
Although the "movjes" have" lured
the gallery gods from their dizzy
perch, these rollicking patrons of the
play are still with us, though not
nearly so riotous as they were when
they first appeared in Drury Lane
theater when Shakespeare was writ
It was because the ceiling of the
Drury Lane Theater was painted 'to
represent a sky with seraphs and
angels floating about that Garrick or
some other wit said the boys and
men who sat up near the roof were
among the gods, and finally they
came to be qalled "gallery gods,"
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