Religion: Little Giant

By virtue of being superintendent of the International Reform Federation with offices at Washington, portly, white-crowned Dr. William Sheafe Chase, canon of the Episcopal Church, has for the past ten years been the ex officio No. 1 U. S. Reformer. Having devoted a lifetime to denouncing vice and lobbying for purity, 79-year-old Canon Chase last week retired. Into the superintendency and the Washington office, where U. S. vices are alphabetically cataloged beginning with Billiards and ending with Theatre, stepped a seasoned reformer named Clinton Norman Howard, 68. He announced that the...

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