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"Who but mothers dare dwell on
the horrid lie in the words, "the eas
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 s. rEoniA st. Chicago, im
TelenhnnPI Editorial. Monroe 3S3
IVlftlJIlones circulation, Monroe 38M
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mull,
'United States and Canada, 13.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago,
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879
"SHE HAD BUT ONE DRESS."
They found her murdered one morn
ing. She was but a child, yet she
had a profession. It is not named in
polite society. Nice persons, when
they have need to refer to it, call it
"the easiest way."
It did not take the police long to
inventory her belongings. "She had
but one dress."
Careful mothers will probably see
that their young daughters shall not
read her story. But some of the girls
will buy the paper on the way to
school their teachers know this;
and some of the girls will stop at the
library and read the story in the pub
lic files the librarians will tell you.
Hundreds of girls will read the sor
did tragedy and not have the slight
est idea of the circumstances which
led up to it, although they will re
member that "she had Lut one
There's a more important lesson
for 'girls in thrs story.
The murdered girl was innocent
once. Perhaps her mother had
guarded her had protected her too
well from the knowledge that there
is a special evil always waiting, lurk
ing for girls.
It is not for the newspapers to
dwell on this angle of the tale.
But some one should do so.
And who but mothers should point
the warning in the truth about the
girl who had but one dress?
A VALUABLE ANTIDOTE. On
account of his affection for a young
and pretty nurse, a western man is
endeavoring to divorce his wife,
whom he married 25 years ago.
He is reported to have said: "I am
no more responsible for this new af
fection which has come into my
heart than I would be for contracting
a case of scarlet fever."
Maybe he isn't. We haven't tried
to keep up with the 57 new theories
about affinities and the righteous
ness of that especial variety of love
which is "inevitable," but we do
know that that man holds himself al
together responsible for some other
There's loyalty, for instance.
A man expects to be loyal to a
man friend "through thick and thin."
And there's "love of country." A man
may not always approve of the way
his government is run, but he will
fight to the death for his native land,
even in a bad cause.
And then if their emotions trap
them, some men will substitute a
new wife for an old wife and account
for their lack of loyalty as they
would account for catching scarlet
Just so. But scarlet fever can be
cured. And loyalty, taken conscien
tiously, is a wonderful antidote for
the affinity poison.
"Kissing has become vulgarized by
common usage," proclaims Dr. Effle
Lobdell of Chicago. Those doctors
are after everything we like. You
don't hear 'em jumping on our vul
gar shoveling of snow off the walks,
More shipbuilding than at any
other time in the history of the U. S.
And yet they say that the LaPolIette
seamen's act killed shipping interests.