secured by Mr. Melick, some of national reputation.
On June the second, 1912, William J. Bryan delivered his famous lecture "The
Making of a Man." Other lecturers were Governor Metcalf, Doctor
Bixby, William Maupin, Chief Justice Reese, Attorney Wolfenbarger,
Colonel Presson, Mrs. Bessie Gerhart Morrison, Mrs. Leila English
and Miss Richardson, known froth coast to coast as "the flag
lady," Rev. F. L. Wharton of Pittsburg, Senator Burkett, Mrs.
Jackson, President of the W. C. T. U., Mr. C. T. Bowers, Mr. F. E.
Linch and many others.
THE WORD OF AN OUTCAST
Is there such a thing as honor
among thieves? Indeed there is. Charles Reade in his famous book, "It is Never Too Late to Mend," speaks
of a little girl who came to see a thief just captured. "Oh
dear," she said, "I couldn't have told it from a man." And
a thief, although a thief, is still a man. Overlooking the blunder
that he has made; like any other man, he is sure to have honor within
his heart. Well, who will believe a convicted felon? Who will believe
in his word of honor? Read a little further into this chapter and
you will know.
Everything moved along nicely at Lancaster. The boys had plenty
of good and well prepared food; they had much music, many entertainments,
and plenty of good reading matter. Hearth that formerly were filled
with despair were now full of hope. Faces that used to look sad and