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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 1913
The Richmond Palladium
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The Church and Social Service
The church in Richmond is not doing its best
in social service ! This is the reply made to Rev.
B. E. Parker's question in the list mailed to sever
al hundred persons in the community.
This feeling is by no means local because it is
the wide-spread sentiment everywhere that
churches are not measuring up to their oppor
tunities in serving society. And this feeling
throws a flood of light on the change of the center
of gravity in the religious world. Comparatively
young persons easily recall when the one insistent
appeal heard from every pulpit was "confess your
,ins and prepare for heaven."
But this heaven beyond the stars has lost its
interest. Men are determined to have heaven
here and now. They believe religion can erect the
Kingdom of God in this sphre as easily as in some
other. Therefore they are demanding that the
church turn its attention from the future to the
present and set itself to the big task of having
God's will done on earth.
This will submit the Christian religion to the
severest test it has ever undergone. So long as
its promises were on the future beyond death they
could be neither verified nor disapproved. But
when it undertakes to change the complexion of
present human society its fruits will be measure
able and known.
But its severest test will also be its greatest
opportunity. If it can translate its lofty ethical
idealism into the very stuff of which the present
world is made the most blatant skeptic will hold
In undertaking this huge work the church
necessarily must lead and it is because people are
beginning to look to it as the leader that it is
being weighed in the balances.
Just how "it may equip itself to this task now
most concerns all its leaders. It is our opinion
that its surest method is to organize itself on the
same business-like and efficient principles which
have made other great organizations successful
in their own fields. We believe it will win out in
great style if it employs itself in this way.
The Case of William R. George.
It will come as a great shock to those interest
ed in the work of the Junior Republics to learn
that their founder, William R. George, has been
found guilty of misconduct by the State Board of
Charities of New York. It is claimed that charg
es were proved he had entered into improper re
lationships with a girl member of the Republic
at Freeville and that she gave birth to a child,
that he made improper advances to another nine
teen year old girl, and that he made a medical
examination though he is not a-physician.
The George Junior Republics have been of in
calculable influence by taking wayward boys
and girls and training them in citizenship. So
successful was the New York experiment con
ducted at Freeville that other similar enterprises
have been inaugurated elsewhere and a National
Association formed. William George has been
the head and soul of this movement and has so
won the confidence of people everywhere that
many of the wealthiest persons in the country.
have freely subscribed to his undertakings.
Mr. George's attorney, Emory R. Buckner,
vigorously denounces the Board, and says they
have been misled by a number of Mr. George's
Mr. George himself explains that he is the
victim of insufferable headaches and often does
things at such times of which he is unconscious,
but he resolutely denies the truth of the charges.
Thomas Mott Osborn, a prominent prison ex
pert in New York, withdrew from the presidency
of the Freeville organization because he disap
proved of the way in which it was conducted and
says he became convinced that Mr. George is
losing his mind.
Admirers of Mr. George everywhere will hope
he may be exonerated from these unfortunate
charges. It may be he is a victim of such a plot
as was aimed at Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver.
If so his condemnation will add one more martyr
to a long list of those already ruined by political
junviniKU ji majf i avii . iuuit inillKS,
that he ,ing his reason. Many instances
might be lhted to show how others in similar
circumstances had become unbalanced by the
But if Mr. George really is guilty of the
charges made against him his case serves as one
more lamentable illustration of our too great
faith in organizations and our too little faith in
the power of personality. As Matthew Arnold
said, this age places altogether too much trust
in machinery. Laws and organizations are ex
pected to do the work that only character can do.
A man without strength of character himself
hoped by the legerdemain of a social mechanism
"""" vuaiav.i.ci ill UII1C19 lit UUIC1S. A lie tiling
can't be done, never could and never will.
The Iew Mayor of New York
How would you like to take charge of a city
that pays out for running expenses every week
$3,100,000, that contains the most foreign popu
lation of any town in the world and more people
than either Australia, Greece, Servia, Switzer
land or Denmark? And suppose you were but
thirty-four years of age and had a wife ten years
your junior and so many enemies they might
populate a city as big as Cincinnati ?
This is the little task about to be undertaken
by John Purroy Mitchel of New York city. The
whole country will wait with interest to note
Mitchel graduated from Columbia Law School
at twenty-one and immediately entered a law
firm in the Borough of Bronx. Nobody rfeard of
the young attorney until 1907 when he was ap
pointed commissioner of accounts for the bor
ough. This office had up till then been merely
a resting place for weary politicians but the
young Irishman immediately began to do
things. After learning the city charter by heart
he started in by chasing the president of the bor
ough out of office. Inasmuch as this man was
a sachem in the great Tammany wigwam this
act of hardihood won for Mitchel the undying
hatred of the braves.
In three years he chased out of office no few
er than three borough executives. In that time
he turned in enough evidence to the grand jury
to indict three dozen officials.
So vigorous and capable an officer couldn't
escape a raise if he would, so young Mitchel was
elected president of the Board of Aldermen of
the city of New York on a fusion ticket. By
right of his place he became an ex-officio mem
ber of the board of estimate and it was here that
he did the biggest things of his career. He had
the hardihood, even, to oppose Mayor Gaynor.
After Gaynor had been shot, Mitchel held his
place and prosecuted his duties with such uncom
promising thoroughness he rose to be one of the
city's most prominent men.
When the fusion committee set out to locate
the best mayoralty candidate they gradually nar
rowed the possibilities down to three men. Of
these Mitchel finally was chosen and with what
ultimate result is known to everybody.
The new mayor is an Irish Catholic and the
grandson of that famous Irish patriot, John
Mitchel. His wife is an ardent though sensible
suffraget and a first class aide. If he can-keep
his health, a straight road lies before him to the
governorship or even to the Presidency.
ARE SHOP LIFTERS
Appeal to Ex-Senator Stoner
When Placed in Jail.
O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM.
O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.
For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love. "
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.
How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven. !
No ear may hear his coming,
But in this world of sin.
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.
O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in.
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!
RUDE MAN PROPOUNDS QUERY.
Dr. Anna Shaw says Wilson .would rank with Lincoln
it he would give women the vote. Let Dr. Anna tell us
how the president can give women the vote.
FIRST TAKE OUT ALL WRINKLES.
The first thing a photographer should learn about his
business is that he mustn't make his patrons look to
themselves like they look to him.
TWICE AROUND WOULDN'T BE BAD.
Marinette (Wis.) Eagle-Star.
A perfect woman's waist should measure 29 inches.
A perfect man's arm should be 29 inches in length, or
IMAGINE YOU'RE RICH FOR ONCE.
Do not forget to be kind to the poor at Christmas
and don't assume that you are they.
TREADING RIGHT ON HIS HEELS.
The way General Pancho Villa is acting is convincing
that there is no danger of Mexico being without a dicta
tor even if Huerta should be separated from the job.
New York Telegram.
There's nothing a business man hates so much as on
rushing in to investigate something to meet himself
NOT IF HE SHOPS EARLY.
Albany Knickerbocker Press.
The comptroller of the currency says that every man
in the United States has 22 cents more cash than he had
last year at this time. He may have it now. but will he
have It after Christmas?
NEW YORK, Dec. 24 Two women
held here on a charge of shop lifting
furnished a sensation for the place to
day. Both were richly dressed. When
arrested in a department store they
gave fictitious names and said they
were mother and daughter. Shortly
after they were locked up they ap
pealed to Ex-Senator Stoner of Wis
consin for help. He hastened to the
police station. The senator said they
were old friends. One clew led to
Baltimore, a report saying that the
older woman was the widow of a
former district attorney at Baltimore.
Mrs. Richrd Sills and daughter.
Miss Hattie Sills, were Cambridge
City visitors, Monday.
Mr .and Mrs. Omer Kirlin. enter
tained as guests at dinner Sunday Mr.
and Mrs. Clayton Kimmel.
Harry Caldwell is home from Pur
due for the holidays.
Prof, and Mrs. L. E. Thompson are
spending a part of their vacation at
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kirlin were at
Ralph More, who attends Business
college at Richmond, is home to spend
the vacation with his parents, Mr. an-1
Mrs. Jesse Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Linville Wallace enter
tained as their guests, Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Benj. Copeland and daughters of
near Beeson's station.
The Bible school orchestra, of the
Christian church, practised Sunday ev-
Harry Manlove returned from Ne
braska. Monday. He has been out sev
eral months in the lyceum bureau In
terests. Mrs. W. H. Miller was at Richmond
Mrs. Jas. Doddridge and Mrs. Sade
Warren were at Richmond. Saturday
The Rev. Mr. Miller, who ha been
conducting the revival services at the
M. E. church left for his home in Chi
cago, Monday morning.
Mrs. W. L. Parkins and daughter.
Miss Miriam, were at Richmond. Mon
day. Miss Lena l.udington closed her
school east of town with a little ser
vlce and gave a treat. Friday. Santa
Claus was present and gave out tho
The Milton band had practice Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Cook were at
Mrs. F. M. Jones visited relative
at Richmond. Saturday and shopped.
Harry Doty was at Richmond Satur
day. Ivan Parkins is home from Wabash
college to spend the holidays with his
parents. Mr. and Mm. W. I Parkin.
Mr. and Mr. Ray Thornburg nd
Mr. and Mn Paul Caldwell were at
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Rubber plantation rover S4.CM
acres in Straits Settlements.
CLOSE AT MILTON
ULTON. Ind . Ic. 24 To M. EL
revival meetings have closed until
Sunday evening The Rev. Mr. Miller,
evangrllftt. delivered a sermon on the
"lupardonable Sin." Sunday evening
and gave the two songs. "The Ninety
and Nine" and "The Holy City." with
stereoptlcon views. There was a large
congregation at the night service. In
the morning he delivered an able ser
mon on "Heaven"
On Monday evening the Rev. Mr.
Westbafer closed the aeries. Tonight
representatives of the Honeywell
meeting at Richmond, will be here
and occupy the M. E. pulpit.
The Francis Sayles Players.
The Francis Sayles Players will
open their return engagement at the
Murray Theatre tomorrow afternoon
when they will offer for the first time
here Wm. Vaughn Moody's greatest
success "The Great Divide" which will
be given an elaborate production. Mr.
Sayles will be seen in the part that
was played here several years ago bv
Henry Miller, Miss Worth taking the
part that Miss Margaret Anglin, play
ed. In fact the entire company will be
Tomorrow several new members wil'
be seen in the cast. Mr. Irving Read
the new juvenile man, joined Mr
Sayles direct from the Poli Stock com
pany. New Haven, Conn. W. Francis
Clark, another new member, has been
with several of the best stocks in the
East, also Mr. Dave Callis. The bal
ance of the company remains the
same as when Mr. Sayles left Rich
mond a few weeks ago. During the
balance of the week matinees will be
"The Woman In The Case."
For their second week of their re
turn engagement at the Murray, The
Francis Sayles Players has selected
Miss Blanch Walsh's sensational suc
cess "The Woman In The Case,"
which will be given a complete pro
duction. "The Woman In The Case
gives Mr. Sayles. Miss Worth and
Miss LeRoy excellent parts and prom
ises to be one of the best plays of the
The Lutheran Benevolent society of
St. John's and Trinity churches win
meet Monday. Jan. 5, for the purpose
of electing officers.
Henry Blomeyer, Sec'y. '
OF CROSS SEALS
Sale of Red Cross Seals through the
medium of the Domestic Science as
sociation has thus far totalled $382.19.
Of this sum the organization will re
ceive half to apply to the visiting
nurse fund. The sale of seals will be
continued until Jan. 1.
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To Our Patrons:
The past year has been one of the most successful in the history of our store, due, we
believe to our adhering to quality merchandise at fair and reasonable prices.
Of course we realize that this is not all because of our own efforts, but was made possi
ble by the confidence of patrons for which' we take this means of thanking them, one and
all and wish them a Merry Xmas and the happiest of happy New Years.
J We will make an earnest effort to please all and others during the next year following
our policy of fair and courteous treatment to all.
Once More We Thank You
Sixth and Main Streets