Baltimore Evening Sun (27 February 1914): 6.


In Memoriam

In loving memory of the Hon. William H. Anderson, LL. B., who departed this town two months ago today. Gone, but not forgotten!

Roses may wither, Plants may die. Friends may forget him, But never will I! —By the Hon. Ed. Hirsch.

Two months—oh, William, can it be? The weary weeks we mourned for thee, And yet it feels so fresh, the pain, We count them o’er and o’er again.—By the Rev. Dr. Levister.

Little Willie was our darling, Pride of all our hearts and home, But the backward-lookers drowned him In their butt of horrid foam.—By the Hon. Bibb Mills.

A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled.—By the Hon. Cy Keen.

You are not forgotten William, dear, Nor will you ever be; For as long as life and memory last We will remember thee.—By the Friars Minor.

The attention of vice crusaders, snouters, informers and other such “moral” sportsmen is directed to a bill introduced in the House of Delegates last Tuesday by the Hon. George Ebberts, of Baltimore city. This bill requires all “moral” organizations engaged in either politics or snoutery to make a full accounting, once a year, to the Secretary of State. They must show exactly where their money comes from and how it is spent. In addition, it holds them accountable for the unlawful acts of their paid agents. Its purpose, as the discerning will observe, is to reinforce and improve the corrupt practices act. That act requires a candidate for office to make a full accounting of his expenses and sets a definite limit upon them, but it allows any “moral” organization to invade his district and spend unlimited money in an effort to defeat him, and his political enemies are permitted to contribute to the campaign fund of such an organization without publicity.

It will be interesting to hear what arguments the estimable Anti-Saloon League brings forward against this just and meritorious measure. It will also be interesting to hear what the Lord’s Day Alliance has to say about the provision requiring the names of all contributors and the amounts of their contributions to be published once a year.

From the Rev. Dr. John Roach Straton’s affecting diatribe against the Rev. Dr. T. C. Foote’s recent article in The Evening Sun:

The article contains one paragraph worthy of more than passing notice. He says: “So long as the first miracle of Christ in Cana of Galilee stands in the Gospel, and the advice of St. Paul to St. Timothy (I Timothy, v. 23) stands in the Epistles, it is absurd to claim that prohibition is a Christian principle.” Here, in a quarter where it would not be expected, is the usual laissez faire argument on the liquor question. This argument is founded upon a misunderstanding of the real mission and methods of Jesus. Jesus did not circumscribe His influence by merely proclaiming rules to reform the ills of His own age. If He had done so, he would have been only for His age. His influence is world-wide and age-long, because he dealt not in rules but in principles of conduct and life.

One of these alleged “principles” is now brought forward as an excuse for prohibiting the manufacture of alcoholic beverages. In other words, Jesus would have gone to jail for the miracle at Cana it His own “principles” had been in force during His lifetime! Could anything more beautifully demonstrate and sophistry and vacuity of the Anti-Saloon League’s burblers and theologians?

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Letter received in reply to an inquiry for more light:

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What! Can it be that the vice-crusaders are looking for a press agent? Are the newspapers to be deluged with “snappy articles” on the woman-hunt, written by the prizewinner in this affecting competition? If not, then what is the purpose behind the search for a man of such talent?

Regarding the Baltimore Press Bureau, I can tell you nothing. None of the journalists that I have consulted has ever heard of it. Of the two Charles R. Edwards in the City Directory one is set down as an electrician and the other as a clerk. Obviously a third one has come to town.

Revised list of Baltimore institutions that are intelligently and efficiently managed:

The Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Federated Charities. The United Railways. The Consolidated Gas Company.

Curiously enough, it id precisely these that are most frequently and violently attacked by gentlemen with sure cures for all the sorrows of the world.

One of my spies brings me a scandalous story about an eminent Baltimore archangel who is also a high official of a local bank. Some time ago a slight error was found in the books of this bank, and the whole clerical force was turned loose upon the job of tracking it down. The whole force was required to work all day Sunday! I mention the incident without giving names. Let no one ever say that I am a dealer in such revolting gossip!

Boil your drinking water! Don’t forget Anderson! Dear old Dashing Harry!