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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
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NEW SERIES.VOL. XXV ST. JOSEPH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 1915 .NU M Ra o
Ia stIII 1 mg ! BiB m e in ,am e
E glanced up from his ledger and caught
the invitation of the treasurer's index
finger. Once before that same signal
had meant a raise of $25 a month-or,.
as he and his wife had put it. a bal
ance in a savings bank.
He laid down his pen and waked JL Z
4 into the treasurer's office with an ex- YafAI ?
pression as nearly radiant as his in- A IA w
scrutably set face ever wore.
When he came out, a change had
come over him. His face was pallid and his lips
were set. Yet he again had been offered a raise sarfly already caring for some of Its delinquent
---ot merely $300 a year more, but double the citizens.
alary he had been getting. And instantly he had The important thing for these men, and for
refused it There never was a man more dunib- any community into which they happen to come.
founded than the treasurer by that refusaL The is not what they have been, but what they will
der of his own position, which he was soon become if given an opportunity. The question
to rMlen, had been curtly refused. And as as to where they were born, and why, when and
though it had been notice of discharge, the man where they were imprisoned, fade In the fan
whom be had promoted to the confidential set of of the pressing eed for work and a chance to
books had served notice that he would leave prove their worth. This need the Central Howard
ithithe week. "Time to quit." the man met- assolation i seeking to supply. The fruit of its
tee to himself as he finished his posting, put endeavors is shown not only in the number of
'ke books away in the private ofie and pre- men it has encouraged, advised and aided In a
ed to o home, material way, but in the continued and rapid
Once before, as he vividly recalled, it had be. changes taking place in public sentiment toward
come time for him to make a sudden, iron resol- the oender and In the new reedom give t
ton quit. When the last bar had yielded to those in bondage everywhere.
mhis saw be had heard the turnkey in the corridor One of the finest tributes ever paid the Central
abruptly he threw himself upon his bed. Howard association is contained in the following
SHereI's a paper." the turnkey had sad, and which came unsolicited rom a discharged
went on. The prison was just waking up; sum- prisoner whom the association had once be
mer daw s creeping through the grated wi friended:
s He left the bunk and took the paper to "A little more than a year ago I was dl
i ght. Boo- his eye caught the dispatch charged from a prison in New York state, where
Albany that announced that the New York I had just fntshed Oaving a term for highway
Ie· idared h iged the hlabitual crimid a t. robbery committed in New York city. There I
He shaddred ha shtly and elabia toward the was born and there I had for a number of years
severed bars, knowing that if he escaped pursued a criminal career.
Swas rearrested he would be likely never to "Before obtainngt my freedom I had ru olved
(r hem. H g would spea be life * Z I JYtOD o to reform. to get work, and lead an honest life.
etrs f him lo lhe p e "My best efforts to get a Job of any sort were
ia be t yeautag ut likeun ua nscceestu so about a month lat*d I left New
Sto J York, with five dollars tin my pocket and an un
Io liad mutteres , broken resolution to stick to living en the
BMW beneW55 s b t w dhe 'square.,
_.,. h betao a boy would have "Last October I arrived in Chicage on a Wa
l m o t trouble, but he bash box ar-ragged and frlendleso-efter a sl
A N p totmhe rlerm mscbool sag chase of that vldn-.thwalp. a Job, cover
K m ade . t It was only tas over two thousand miles. In a eouple of
- stwt term. but w aeo hewen days the few dimes I bad wm ae for atd
dard * ims hIss a d of a and lodgiaj, 86 thaS tha r t
mseflao d $55O ' e the state homeless, Jobless and broke.
D t y against "In casting about for mesas of obtaining the
,,c 'am t h u feel material with which to write ast In sa endeavor
I , tney itteond In Ite. to st some money. I decided to ask a pried.
When 5* tol. association to oblige me ln this regard.
s ne t ion to be, A search of the city directory yielded the ad
SMad i rek the rst dress of the halvation Army Prison bureau. o
MR sad: C e Ir fg there I told the offcer In charge that I was
a Im a." It was nt al an ex-convict sad would appreciate the Aaver o
, Set but theaei m writing materials. etc. He saild that there were
drat aeeewm dttd it whch bd bno facilities ther for writing That I would per
,e aaa D V 20=r %Y hape fnd better acomodatlmse at the Central
wdis moes t di. Howard association. He very courteously In
aed a receed an offer rom another ea wa. r l me to eturn tohis onulce if I met with
-5t bte w ea to""lsa t unaided. a
lp rwhic tirns ma of thec to the under
S& Iso dprat. He had snt dmne so bel
-mu a thi8s that maukid should shun him u a
dm eageromsa, hunted thing. He was
Sfle mi 'um1 but he womt a. hunting for
S uatl athe mane turned him down Cold
,-a eb tadd me m etai e nEdg, about covticts.
?hat Is w bt s U u eit goads otbers
dif ewga e dear eratte ena e, wm be meat a
o who also hbad served a bit Is the
m wt indeep N the seant mtesnce Wras
* OlImbus. That gOve him a post-graduate
m in the ways of the usierworf. the trickls
J- the everst oat theo ouldeme m ad bur
SWith the roses uad wiles of crime an
wo book his active mid soon at him to con
't n berglaries a the leader of a gag. and
S dlmpe tg dof the iot. Ho neawer tasted liquor
was equal to may emergency. Crime became
as abamrbtg beiseas with him. outlawed buha
mss rwithU th e jpreas t dread of captr
wm e moey. bat all that ibe had saved went
In theo efrt o rve bhmself when he leaded It
a btOy oeer's arums He was seat to the peao.
ttry In Keamoes and there he did thme." en
d tb grinding moatony of prison Ife sad
rim .a h as a prisoner.
8 was ertas that all that burled past would
be rsled i he applied for fidelity bond. as
w-l be sessmry, o he accepted the pesition
at serer that had been oered to hibt It
s tht wich mde him decide Is a flash that
be eou ot be tresurer.
hat alght b did not go directly home. He
agnsrsphed to Superlsteamdt Lyon of the Cde
t Heward association ta Chicago, stag a name
be never belfre had used thit town-his own.
The association had found flm the job as book
keeper whm be was about to be discharged from
the KMassa prison. In that case be had applied
htt t expecting anything but advice. but be
Aoveured whome hs case was takes up that its
aelies ad Its mystem~ qu help a convict
tm be seeded it most. A ay or two later he
meseind a reply. crisp tin ts instruetiom to re
put at once for saother position
se got the mew Job. began agaIn, and in six
resun he was receirtng $1.100 a year. The hbe
a received an offer from another company which
h accepted his record in the two recast paJitios
I- without quetioning his past. He ma ed. and
a is now drawing $4.000 a year as sales manager.
Im He ha: nothing now to fear frem the police for
ir he is a new man. his alertneas, his decisiveems
d turned tp new use.
In the fifteen years of its eatence the Central
. Howard associatil has assisted 13.557 me. Just
a emerged from prison, to begin Is oeer again.
e acttng as the mediator between the prisoner and
the rebuffs of "outrageous fortu." Most of
them secured employment with bead-minded
* bualness men who were willing to givo 4e man
a an opportunity.
. Eighty per cent of all the mes who have come
* to the assocation during the fteem as of ts
. activity yave made good. a themnon et them
are now established as ustet citM tn m out
r the country. By their own daldeId Ieb they
s could scarcely have worn, ince they ea in mot
Cbams without money. experis oer adaI ate in.
t In 1914 the assocation ashite 2,2U men at
an average cost ot 1$.49. Of this umber. 147
were paroled to the superntendet, am the esars
. ting of thee men fer themselves, as givem up
* the ameociation' rsecords, of momm4 report
amounted to $5.44L ,
The estimated earning, up theo m bas.
of the 2.200 dicharged men brings a total of ap
proximately $80.000. Add to tha amost of
earnings the $3306.00 that it mib otherwi
have cost society to keep theso me priso.
1and we have a net gain of 90 times the coat to
the public of maintaining the Osasal Howard
The nation-wide rsponsaibilty of the asca
tion for the proper are of the, es-prisoner Is
shown by its records lndltgs th astivtrt of
each applicant. From foertee eMAries came
some 350 prisoners, for whom as a foster Country
we have assumed the obligatle ao biwdom and
Justice. Every state in the Unlom flirad me
or more of theme men who applled to amoela.
tion for aid. Inasmuch as st ma thn one
fourth of these men belo~ged to ay ae state.
either by reason of nativity or inieanesatiom, it
is appareD t that the problem of earg f them
Is interstate and nationa No stat em asume
its obligation alone, since other stabs are msee
"On the twelfth foor of a large o le building
In the heart of Chicago I fmad the Central Bow
"It was my lucky day-s4n that small saite ao
omces I was to find more than I comascouly
sought or from my previous experience had been
led to hope for.
"On eplaining my errand briely. a ittered
table was clared for me. Pen. tnk sad paper
provided; no qestios asked. and I proeeded to
writo for two hours. When I bished sad pr
pared to leave I was called Into a s l private _
oece. l"To are a stranger here? IokinC g for
a job? Have you a place to sleep tonight to
Seat?" The me who asked theo questions ve
me money for my supper. lodgi and bresakast
a4 told me to com there n the moring. That
he would the sand me to smm plaes where I
might get wort.
I left there that late trses with a heart
beatin high with hope, with a ew grip e my re.
solve to stay straight.
"No wort had been spokes of refearp, no me
tie of religlen made, o maebl ade charty
daled out. no maudau pretense te , bt stead
the suare dealig at piestleal help mnd aseds
"The neat moriang I was gives sewa l ards
and directions. Hck card bbre as
Ir work addressed to a eimpisyer Pb
the job sought sand mya m BM bad e the
aigned reom.m. dation er P. a mesry leu soer
intendent of the Cutral Howard asos
"The E uropea war wad es. bssee esfy
depass, sad jobo me a than es. ary day
I weat abre far thse ears stl I HoaRy Nesrse
a jb. Every day fr r two wes I Otend th
s- taling willianess to help me get wait.
hvery night I was given mosey for food ea
odging. very day many others were rsedbes
the sam help and aoasment
"Chicago may well be prd o the wrat af thi
prison uassoatl:; of the work of Dooer Ilm
and his aoessistan regrm o a ereiejs is
generally eemsJered a rater apuleen opead.
ti. both byr the pubic sm by the ertialc thd.
it. and with goad reams. That pgod re m
Is that the splrs and oedosey of na Caieral
Howard aseoatin is rare aded."
SEATH NECESSARY TO UFE '
"ro YI~sminae of the Lftt, e the
pe osaa. .it.m b
It m ss m. wtb b
to wstaa m The oem
.isslutifm a" iutrualm of a
Dufag Of both eaheal -I
Is uoodr to proaem and IN
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E to the earth. and is brokem dowa by f
becteria. eausing decay and conditloms a
Sthat make the material available aain
for the prducttlo of crop. d
Bateria are the oomnectl hak tl
between life and death, eutalniag life
g by producing death. i
B B. P. amoot, a lecturer fer the M .
a soerl state board of aricakur . m.
d marlnes the owrb o Inag. Uopkiso. *I
4 Hail and ethers on thi subjet: B
S"A pnt Wow. Mde a ld il bob
b to earth. t hasu akes moe a rhe
Saitr ud aem. Tblm plu u IMe in lsho a
up t ohe ellns ~ tte plei Sigiog s
k carm be emd eatls ls so cas a« Wi 6
M ue be aft be.e or cheagmi to e
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the r U brook tthr. Iowa be
thuI h3 ssi-weautl.s th th -L led
thes amy beaa -N agaim to0mw imo
are, wh5 al ir etber wlinte. The
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