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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 23, 1912.
!fttE Omaha Sunday Bee.
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rfasteribers , iearlns tha .' city
tetsaarartlr -skoald !hv Ths
Bee mallei to them. Address
will be changed as oftea as re
At that, Heney probably won his
Chicago weather note: "Continued
fcfost of the
And the battle of Waterloo,
fao fought on June li. '
Now, bow your busy political head
14 the igulei of Sabbath devotion.
If your pet Item is crowded out of
tfe paper, lay it onto the conven
The strike at Perth Ataboy, N. J
died out. Killed, possibly, by the
Boea Fllnn had hardly resigned
from the national committee till they
found s substitute.
"What was the Cuban rebellion
stout 7," asks a. corespondent. Re-
, : t$ j,h,Jmat)nes, Who. will -soon
a hiak of a man from Texas named
Cone Johnson making the nomi
nating speech for Prof. Woodrow
WJJsoa of New Jersey. :
The retreat of Aleo 'Lillian ' Rus
sell Moore from . Chicago to the vine
clad cottage of his bride carries none
ct the heartaches of a rout
The esteemed Dr. Cook turns up
en this side of the Atlantic just in
time to find the waiting list of the
Ananias club shamefully crowded.
la answer to that more or less pop
BUf e.uery, "Who are the people?"
we desire to say the majority at the
Chicago convention and some others.
The fact might as well be admitted
without debate that the output of
emotion In Chicigo is too much for
the hysterical pen of . Laura, Jean
Llbbey, v:... ,V , , ;
The promised strike of Sravedle
grs la Baltimore is grievouy ill
timed. However, democrats conven
tions usually contains few experts
la inni tine.
Many a ms,ft stoops tinder an im
aginary burden of Importance,; when,
if he' only 'would, he eOttld "straighten
up ana outrun a oars lottr as his
ThoM-wba have ,felttlhs vigor of
fcUrrgallet blowa la ths Chicago 'con
vention 'got the ; impression that
Elian-Root would make an Ideal
t driver tot a circus.
At association of doctors In Mil
waukee promises to present to the
tsxt legislature; a Mil to make kiss
las' unlawful. That such an attack
ea liberty, should be thought of In
ths ideal progressive state of Wls
. eansin is calculated to orovoke a
shriek; from freedom surpassing the
tl: iusko stunt : e - - . -
, Every ons of the old reliable ca
:?io volcanoes In this country, from
C.r.ator Jeff Davig to Congressman
C-!;sr, are hushed and dazed by' the
. ;srior voluma of power of erup
f i la Chicago. The country is for
C is If 'having aa-abundance of
if, alves, for excess steam.
. Ismas A. Edison denies
, 4 tisat.. he - was the mysterious
i .it ct a, money donation to Bos
t "Tech.- ."I have better nse for
r 7 money, be remarked. "I can
v ) It to a thousand times better ad
i trrs than an college In the eoun-
' T.Tlther. the aoney will go
3 the time comes Is locked up
' .C.ltx nytterlea ia the wizard's
Omaha and Its Up-State Neighbors.
More and more the people out in
the stats 'are coming to Omaha to
visit and get better acquainted with
the city and its people. We are,
quite sure It is mutually beneficial.
Nothing nourishes friendship more
than acquaintance, and certainly
there cannot be as fruitful friend
ship where there is a lack of real
The state Sunday school workers
have Just held their convention here,
and they, were a fine set of people.
Omaha enjoyed them and hopes they
enjoyed Omaha. We think they did.
Omaha has a cordial welcome for all
state conventioners. They, like the
individual visitor, will always find
the latchstrlng out when they come
and they need never be afraid of
wearing out their welcome. .
Omaha Is growing so rapidly, its
beautiful homes are multiplying so
fast', its new schools and churches
arising,, its streets, parks and boule
vards improving so encouragelngly
as to call for frequent visits from its
friends If they would know it well.
Too many wait for the Ak-Sar-Ben
season to visit the city; that is a
good time, but so is the present; in
fact, the present Is always the best
time. , .
The Sneering Non-Voter.
The American citizen who cannot
feel a sort of tingle of bis nerves
and his very blood during times of
tense political activity lacks Just a
little which the average American
We are in the midst of the great
Olympic in our national life that sets
a new stake in progress,., marks a
new turn in our history, and it must
be said that we are getting the
worth of our franchise this time. No
one may Justly deny that. And the
man who finds no Interest, no zest
In ' all this exhilarating exercise Is
really to be pitied.
Now and then we find a man who,
when asked how - he intends to -r
has Voted, superciliously , sneers,
"Vote? , Who, me, vote? Why, man,
t haven't time." Who is big enough
to say that? Rather, who is little
enough? No man is bigger than the
elective franchise of American citi
zenship. Let them whine about
crooked politicians and corrupt gov
ernment. What are they doing to
improve conditions, they . who do not
vote, Who find no interest in such
events as transpired during the week
In Chicago and are about to begin
in Baltimore? What right have
these persons to complain about pol
ities or politicians? Their govern
ment gave them in the ballot a power
they cannot ."match outside, . of .the
ballot, and .they spurn thjs power
and-holler-"fraud." - -
The man. who takes no interest in
rolittca and does not vote has posl
tlvely no ground to stand on when
the time comes for. redressing grlev-
ences. He is out or an consideration
except that he figures as a negllble
and, therefore, bad quantity. Our
politics has V never been Ideal . and,
ours being a deeply human govern
ment, our politics probably never
shall be Ideal, but the red corpuscles
of American citizenship do not stand
back on that account and cringe in
craven cowardice before the chance
to make it Ideal.
The larger .Americanism.
History finds the establishment
of genuine Americanism' In the ad
ministration of the Becond ; Adams
and Its rapid and strong development
from then until the death of Abra
ham Lincoln. Both issues ana
Statesmen in this era were distinctly
"But with the accompanying In
undation of many foreign and alien
elements," says Morse, we ceased to
be a homogeneous people. And Ee
thinks It would be difficult to say
what the present American charac
ter is. Says this historian; . '
We have the power and consideration
which come wlft wealth and numbers;
perhaps we are developing a new and, it
may be, a grander' national characteri
certainly we are becoming what is
vaguely caHed cosmopolitan; but in. get-
ting much we are also parting with some
thing we are t losing, or . have actually
lost, the group of. distinguishing traits
which marked the period to which thl.
group (statesmen (of . tha -period men
tioned) belongs. . , . ';.
Yes, these patriots bullded so-
well the foundation of Americanism
that late generations are able to
rear its superstructure to the lofty
heights Intended. It was, never in
the great plan that !the building
should not rise to, its present dimen
sions and ;higher.,,,'But what were
losing Is : the non-essentials? ' the
provinclallsms,'not 'the traditions,, of
genuine .Amertianjsm: the scaffold
ing is; being torn away, ..but '.the
structure, 'Itself , Is not - '.
We cannot remain a homogeneous
race and perform the" world -mission
whlph lanr deStinv. The teet Of
Americanism comes in how well we
adapt " It to : the needs of this .in
undation -of foreign and alien ele
ments. And the worth of our tradi
tions is best: expressed in their suc
cessful application to ' the- varying
conditions and problems which these
continuous accretions bring, forming
a. heterogeneous . population, . We
need not think our Americanism less
oure because It Interprets Itself . In
the terms of universal demands.
America' today Is not the home of
a provincial people. It Is, as J. E
McAfee, 'in his . "World Missions
From the Home BaBe," has put It,
God's laboratory in which He is
making the final man. "Here," says
this author, "the races meet to epi
tomize' the race. Each shipload
brings its elements to contribute to
the ultimate composite. From the
ends of the earth tuey come." And
he adds that, "The final man will be
shackled by no artificial boundary
lines; will be no accident of locality;
will be no puppet of prevailing wind
currents; will be no creature of climates."
This Is the larger Americanism
which' is but the logic of our early
"genuine Americanism,", and noth
ing less than this, . let us believe,
would be our destiny.
Panama and the Middle West.
The middle west will undoubtedly
reap great commercial . advantages
ak a result of the building of the
Panama canal. Assuming that the
government will see that nothing in
tervenes to deprive us of the looked
for competition in shipping rates and
conditions, .the middle west should
be able to send Its raw and . manu
factured articles down the rivers to
the gulf and out through the canal
to South . American and other ports
to Immense advantage. '
At least this is precisely what the
middle west has been counting on all
along. . It , is . most . amusing, there
fore, to read an . otherwise highly
Illuminating and convincing article
In the Saturday Evening Post en
titled, "What's Panama to the Mid
dle West?" In which the writer pro
ceeds-to reiterate the statement that
the middle west is either Inimical or
Indifferent to the canal and what it
means to this section. He has met
a short-sighted senator or two and a
commercial club clerk who expressed
slighting remarks to this effect and
proceeds to rip up the entire middle
west on. the, absurd assumption that
these few Individuals speak for it.
This writer, as we say, neverthe
less lays down some powerful argu
ment to prove that the canal will
mean everything to the middle west.
The regret Is that he should have
stood up his straw man Just in order
o knock ,hlm i down.; It is quits
probable that the hard-headed busi
ness men of the middle west' saw ai
s6on as he did that "the canal will
move South ; America fifty days
hearer" and open up to our vast re
sources the great markets down
there that are now practically shut
off from us. It is certain that the
great K packing Interests of Omaha,
Kansas City and other middle west
towns have not been asleep to this.
I The Woman and the Theater. ,
Dr. Shailer Matthews of Chicago,
speaking to the Omaha Bummer
School, asserted that If the women
would only unite in denunciation of
the unclean play, it would very loon
disappear from the stage. He Spe
cifically exonerated men from - re
sponsibility for conditions at the the
ater he complains of, contending that
it is through woman- that man Is
brought Into the realm of the unreal
as represented at the theater.
It is unquestionable that if the
women of the country unite in oppo
sition to a play, that' play will be
shelved without delay; so, If the wo
men were to unite in opposition to a
novel," or 'a newspaper, or any one
thing, It would be overwhelmed, for
the united women of this country
would wield an Influence that la Ir
resistible. But, before union can be
had on any point, and a definite plan
for concerted action be adopted, cer
tain details must be attended to.
First of all. It must be determined
Just' what is undesirable, and, after
that has been fixed, the test must
be applied to the object of proposed
condemnation, whether it be play or
book or what not.
Who Is to determine Whether a"
play is fit for presentation?- Are
we to leave this to the woman, her
self? Not so very long ago one of
the lesser Btara of the American stage
presented in Chicago a drama of
what is known , among the guild as
the "mush" type, a sobby affair that
had for Its metier 4 very frank dis
cussion of an episode in wedded life
that; IS usually left to husband and
wife) and the family physician, if
need be for consultation. In this
play not alone the episode Itself, but
events' antecedent and subsequent,
were debated among the several char
acters among whom was a tender slip
of a girl, who must have been es
pecially 'trained; .at any rate she
evinced knowledge that would be of
value" to mahy who are actually ex
perienced. v And this play received
the .unquestionable endorsement of a
society, of Chicago folks, mostly wo
men, who purport to stand sternly
for the uplift of the stage.
-The difficulty invariably encoun
tered, in a movement to clear up a
question Involving moral or ethical
phases is that each individual has
individual views, and each desires to
be "shown," v Personal Inquiry or
observation is usually taken as a
basis for determination, and this is
to be had only by one method. So
when a play, picture, book, or any
thing whatsoever, not inherently
evil, is labeled evil, folks want to
see if It really is bad, and It has a
vogue until curiosity is satisfied.
Women are not more prone to give
countenance to these things than are
men; frequently what appears to a
sophisticated man as trivial or In
consequential appeals to an unsophls-
tlcated woman as plqunnt. It may
be that she is morbid, or unduly
inquisitive, and so she gets the blame
for supporting the unworthy. Dr.
Matthew is right in hi premise that I
woman can banish anything against
which she sets her face; he is wrong
in his conclusion that 6he is alone
responsible for evil at the theater or
anywhere else. .
Cheaper Money for Homes.
; The coming reduction of interest
charges announced by the building
and loan associations of Omaha evi
dences the abundance of available
money for investment in homes. It
s also an answer to the recent criti
cism of Secretary Royce of the state
banking department: "Home build
ers who patronize your institutions
are entitled to the benefits that come
to other borrowers on account of the
low rate of interest prevalent now
and for some time past." But the
Criticism had no bearing on the
change. It has been under consid
eration for over a year by the leading
association, and Was deferred until
the present time to enable smaller
associations to prepare for it. -!
The expansion of the co-operative
movement . in financing home own
ership in the Greater Omaha far ex
ceeds the wildest hopes of the found
ers. Not only has Omaha the largest
single assdclation in the United
States, but no city of equal popula
tion can match its record of f 15,000,-
000 assets In eight associations. The
pre-eminence Of the city in this move
ment is .due .first of all to careful
management and the time and at
tention which business men unsel
fishly, devoted to their upbuilding.
Their fundamental strength and sol
vency was demonstrated In. the fin
ancial , stress of '93-4, weathering
storms which wrecked scores of other
financial Institutions.' As fast ae
advancing-strength Justified, the cost
of money to borrowers has been re
duced by gradual steps from 9.6 to
the announced rate Of 6 . 6 per cent.
The criticism directed by Secretary
Royse at the 'unlimited issue of full
paid stock as an element of danger,
in the case of Omaha associations
has been the chief factor in fore
ing successive reductions of interest
charges. Attractive earning power I
without appreciable risk brought such
an. abundance of investment money
that associations had to choose be
tween refusing; tt or by reducing the
rate, enter the field of straight loans.
The change which will also affect the
dividend rate may check the influx
of money for a time, but the signs
point to an eventual 5 per cent divi
dend and 8 per cent interest, the
rock; bottom rates of eastern associa
tions. , ). '-4f. . 4-. . v
With long experience 'as a guide
in avoiding public Indignation, the
managers of the Philadelphia water
works are careful to explain that
the movement for: greater use of
water meters is not to make their
use compulsory,, but to facilitate
their, installation where desired, es
pecially where' wastefulness prevails
among large users of water. The
home owners and small users of
water In the "city of . homes" have
mads it clear to the managers that
they will not stand for the cost of
meters. And the managers are
shrewd enough to dodge trouble.
The famous Spokane case Involv
ing freight rates from eastern basing
points to inland cities in the state of
Washington has resulted in com
promise reduction after a contro
versy of two years. Carriers and
shippers reached an agreement on
rates which eliminate inequalities on
seventy-five leading commodities.
The new rate schedule has been ap
proved by the Interstate Commerce
commission, obviating the necessity
of prosecuting the appeal to the su
preme court. . Recent decisions . of
the court of last resort expedited the
Chicago has enough and to spare.
but it . has no monopoly of disap
pointed patriots. , Hollldaysbur.
Pa., has a group of eminent cltitena
whose names'. were embossed on
"bronze tables". In the court house
hall of fame. Long before posterity
could be impressed by greatness gone
Before an impious investigator dis
covered the "bronse" to be painted
wood. Victims of the trosa !mnnu
tion from the most pathetic moving
picture that has come cut of Penn
sylvania since Bill Fllnn put on his
Efforts , of express companies to
Lforestall by court appeals the reduc
tion of rates ordered by the Indiana
Railroad commission have been as
fruitless as similar action in Ne
braska. Judge Anderson of the
federal court refused a permanent
Injunction, and the reduction, ap
proximating 15 per cent, has gone
into effect. The relief afforded
shippers smothers with 'Joy the
gloomy prediction of a short express
Tom Johnson's 3-cent crusade la
iot likely to command popularity
among street railway magnates. So
notable is the suoceas of the cut
rate in Cleveland as a paying propo
sition that there is talk of a reduc
tion to two and a half cents. The
Cleveland example, however. Is not
recruiting followers ' and magnates
can afford to look cheerful.
I lib Day in Omaha
Thirty Years Agi
The public meeting for relief of Iowa
cyclone sufferers called by Mayor. Boyd,
was held at the, court house, , and a
soliciting committee appointed, consist
ing of P. L. Perrihe, Ezra Millard,' C. S.
Chase, W. V. Morse, John McCrai-y and
Samuel Burns. About was subscribed
on the spot. ! '
W. H. Lawton of Saratoga , is enter
taining a bridal pair, his daughter, Miss
Louisa Lawton and Mr. Abner E. Hitch
cock, who were married in Lyons, Ia. -
Vanderbllt and his party spent all their
money at St Paul for railroad stock, and
had to abandon their Omaha trip.
Paul Vandervoort of this city has been
elected cammander-ln-chlef of the Grand
Army of the Republic, now in session
The river Is still rising and is not U
feet 10 inches -above low water mark.
The old nuisance of a pond at Thir
teenth and. Leavenworth streets is as
bad as ever.
It is announced that Mrs. Anna Kim
ball, great spiritualist from New York,
will lecture in Masonic hall, Sunday, and
give readings after the lecture.
President Johnson and other officers
of the water works company, accom
panied by the consulting engineer, Mr.
J. B. Cook, inspected the reservoir.
B. JtMaus cdrries back with his version
of the dog biting story, saying it was
only a six-month pup, . who simply
scared the boy .without even puncturing
Twenty Years Ago
A number of young republicans were
organizing a campaign drunf corps. The
prime movers were James Ish and Justice
The Board of Trade Real Estate Own
ers' association ' and the. Builders' and
Traders' exchange favored The Bee's
plan of a Fourth of July celebration.
ThO Board of Trade appointed Joseph
AI Conner, Adolph Meyer and John Q.
Willis as a committee to act with other
committees In getting up plans.
The probate court appointed W. R.
Kohl, administrator of the estate Of
Charles and Elizabeth Kohl, who were
killed June 5 on the Omaha & Council
Bluffs motor line. The administrator
decided to file suit at once against the
railway coftipatiy for $10,000.
' The graduating exercises of the Omaha
High School were held at Boyd's opeCa
house. Miss Jessie Bridge read an essay
On "What Post." Miss Sophie BUlin
helmer recited "The Swan Song," J.
fciott BroWn broke the spell which the
y jung women had cast over , the audi
ence with an oration ''uf Country's
Putttr4" "The Monotones and Allegory"
rast. brightly plcturod by 1 Miss Helen
Cuark Smith. Miss , Grace M. Hughes
told 6f "A Neglected Hero." Henry T.
Clark, Jr., held the audience in the
spell of his eloquence With an oration on
"A Man and a Leader of Men." A part
ing song, "Good-night," was sung by the
audience after which Dr. S. K. Spauldmg,
president of the Board of Education,
made an address to the graduates.
Ten Years Ago
Elghty-fOur CathOllo priests from" the
various diocese of Omaha met In Crelgh
ton university auditorium for the annual
retreat and were addressed by the Rev.
John J, (llennon. Bishop of Kansas City.
Plans for the cathedral to be .erected at
Fortieth and Burt streets were on ex
hibition. , ..
"Governor's night" without a governor
present at the Ak-Sar-Ben Den brought
out the largest crowd of the season. The
Absence of Governor Savage and - his
staff occasioned a good deal of comment
John H. Mickey,' republican candidate
for governor, and E. G. McGUton of
Omaha, candidate for lieutenant gover
nor, were present and spoke.
The car builders of the Union Pacific
shops presented demands upon the com'
pany and this tended to Complicate the
strike In which the machinists and boiler
makers were already engaged.
E. G. McGUton and G. W. Sues and F.
H. Woodland, filed articles of Incor
poration for the New York Securities
company with an authorised capital of
$76,000. The company was to deal in land
tnd securities and have Us principal
headquarters in New York.
Anthony Los, a civil engineer from
Prague, Bohemia, who was on a tour
of the United States stopped .In the city
as the guest of John Roslcky and other
of his countrymen.
More than 900 people attended the
social given by Holy Family church on
the 14wn St Eighteenth and Izard streets.
The most popular numbers on the pro
gram were the fancy dancing of Cecil
Thompson ind Robert Buckten, the reel
tation of Miss Mary Neu and D. J. Hur
ley Snd coon song of ten girls tn black
A Preposterous Notion.
Springfield (Mass. Republican.
The notion that none but delegates
whose seats were not contested should
vote Oh the question of the temporary w
eanisatlon of the convention was prepoe
terous for the simple reason that if such
a rule prevailed each side could start
contests against every delegate on the
Other side and thus a convention wouia
be reduced to an absurdity. No such rule
could ever prevail, unless anarchy were
deliberately sought . .
,Tkere the Rob!
It i Is all right enough -for the Inter
state Commerce commission to investigate
the rates, practices and regulations which
apply to the railroad transportation of
anthracite coal, but what the ordinary
consumer Ant la some investigation of
the rates, practices and customs that In
terfere with his getUng it stdred in his
cellar at a price he can really afford.
f Literary PreeBta Ipset.
(' Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Contrary to all the literary precedents
the late Goldwln Smith contrived t-i
amass a fortune of 11,000,000. He was not
a poet, however, and. his philosophy was
backed by a goodly salary and a gener
ous diet -. ; ' . ' ' .
' talae Baperleaco.
William J. Bryan says he Is at Chicago
to attend the burial of the republican
party. It must be quite a unique expert
nee for Bill to be anything at a funeral
but the corpse. ,
An Opening Prayer.
! J : Houston (Tea.) Post '
; Go It, you rascals in Chicago! Lord,
let the light of wisdom and sanity into
the long atrophied Intelligence of the
f COMPltXD FROM BEE FILR5 H
damooratlo party 1
People Talked About
It is estimated Chicago will get about
$10,000,000 out of the convention.
The nation's golf-ball blU is $6,000,000 a
year, and there are some players who
will be surprised to hear that It -is so
little. 1 No one has computed the high-ball
bill that goes with it
Henry Robbins of Ardsley, N. Y., loaned
Fred. Lee $20 forty-eight years ago. The
debt- was not paid off until recently.
when Robbins received $100, with a letter
telling him he could keep the change.
King George has bestowed a peerage
upon Sir Francis Allston Channlng,', who
was born in the. United States. Cheer up,
girls. It may 'some day be unnecessary
to marry foreigners In order to get titles.
Representative E. S. ', Candler, Jr.; of
Mississippi, is the, only , member of ' .the
house from tliat state- who Is not a native
Mlsslssipplan. He was born in Florida,
but was educated at the University of
Mississippi. - '' - - . - -
Joseph Mosher, a Chicago ;"bell hop."
who has the reputation of being an ex
pert in drawing tips from . convention
crowds, declared that the present gath
ering was the closest in his sixteen years'
experience. ' ;
The first woman In Austria to win a
provincial Diet election Is Frau Vyk Ku-
metlcks. Who has been elected to the Bo
hemian Diet at Jungbunzlau. It is doubt
fur If the Bohemian co-hstltUtlon will al
low her to take her Seat.
John Arms, 92 years old, who has been
the center of a family .reunion tn. AUlt
Col., has announced his intention of going
to Chill as a missionary to assist his son,
who has been engaged "hi a similar work
there for tho past twenty-five years.
Director James W. Tourney of the YAle
University Forest school, announces in
addition to the gift of the forest tract
in New Hampshire, the donation, by the
Plnchot brothers, of a tract of 1,000 acres
near Milford, Pa.,, for the forest school
Miss Irene W. Mason has been chosen
as matron superintendent of the Collls P.
Hutitlngioh Memorial hospital, which will
soon be opened In Boston. Mias Mason
comes from the Massachusetts General
hospital, where she has become familiar
with the treatment and investigation ot
cancer, to which the new hospital is to
. In a wagon so ingeniously constructed
that it may be eaBily converted In to a
diner, sleeper or dressing room, Dr. Oscar
P. BlatChly, a retired physician of Kan
sas City, Kan., with his wife and daugh
ter, started a 5,000-mile drive that Will
take the ' travelers to Vermont, thence
down the Atlantic coast to' Florida and
then back home.
Miss Helen Keller has been offered a
position on the board of. public welfare,
tn Schenectady, where she Is living with
her friend and teacher, Mrs. John Macy,
Miss Keller is said to have many social
istic Ideas, and those of that political
persuasion tn the town hope for much in
her appointment Miss Keller Is not only
blind, but deaf and dumb.
Rev. Stephen Schweitzer of Bphrata,
Lancaster county, Pa., was host recently
at a reunion ot men and women whom
he has married during his forty years In
the ministry.' He has performed 1,800
weddings, and all those he could find
received Invitations to the reunion; which
Was held at Muddy Creek church. More
than 300 responded. Each person' Wore a
badge supplied by the minister. - '
THREE FORCES WITH.
Religion Unity in ' Carina
A notable and encouraging piece of
philanthropic work has just been under
taken in Cleveland. For some years the
Cleveland Humane society, which was
founded in 1873, has done a social work of
unusually broad scope tor such an organ
ization; and as an addition to Its other
activities has lately established a "Home
finding and child placing agency." This
appears to be the first Instance in the
United States where a central agency has
been established to provide homes for
orphan or otherwise homeless children of
all religious beliefs as a combined move
ment on the part of Roman Catholic,
Protestant and Jewish bodies. According
to the humane soolety's bulletin, every
institution and every charitable organiza
tion in Cleveland Is co-operating with
enthusiasm and good will.
This- agency is to find homes for chil
dren, to place them and to follow them
up. Each child is to be located In a
home professing the religion of the
child's parents. The home will be inves
tigated by the agents of the society, and
their findings or recommendations placed
before the general agent and recom
mended or rejected by him according to
their merits. . Two women are actively
at work, one finding homes for Protes
tant children and the other for those
who are Catholics, while a Jewish agent
Is to be Immediately employed for Jew
ish children. It is added that the es
tablished Catholic institutions of Cleve
land will seek homes for their children
through the agency.
As a piece of philanthropic work this Is
interesting and valuable. But as an ex
ample ot co-operation, not only between
different religious bodies, but apparently
all religious bodies, in one of the great
cities, It Is doubly significant and en
couraging. One of the strongest Indict
ments which have been brought against
home missionary and much charitable
work has been' the Waste of effort, re
sources and influence through the doub
ling and redoubling of different sects In
the same field, which in a certain . de
gree have defeated each. other's efforts.
Tbe example of co-operation presented in
Cleveland may Well have results reaching
far beyond the 'immediate purposes of
this central agency, laudable as they are.
n Drop ot Blood i
Or little water from" the human system when
thoroughly tested by the chief chemist at Dr.
Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., tells the
story of impoverished blood nervous exhauition
or some kidney trouble. Such examinations are
made without eost end is only a small part of the
work Of the staff of physicians and surgeons under
the direction ot Dr. R. V, Pierce giving the best
medical advice possible without eost to those
who wish to write and make a full statement of
symptoms.' An imitation of natures method of
restoring watte of tissue and impoverishment of
the blood and nervous force is used when yea
take an alterative and glyceric extract el roots,
- Without the use of alcohol, such as
Dr. Pierce's Golden
which makes the stomach strong, promotes tn flow ef digestive juices, rs
stores the lost appetite, makes assimilation perfect, invigorates tbe liver tad
. purifies and enriches the blood. It ia the great blood-maker, Icsb-boilder
t and restorative nerve tonie. It . makes men strong in body, active ia samd
and oool in judgment. Get what you ask fori
Defense ef Debs.
OMAHA. June 19.-To the, Editor ot
The Bee: Your editorial in today's Bee
entitled "Same Old Debs" is remarkable
tor what it does not say in reply to
Debs opening; of the socialist national
campaign. However, Debs' old platitudes,
epithets, hollow arguments and misstate
ment of facts are vindicated by Tha Bee
of this issue, and you also confound your
self by its news columns.!
On page- one Colonel Roosevelt threatens
to bolt because he says that a majority
of . republican national committee ' are
crooks; first page, middle column, thir
teen men entombed in preventable
mine accident, my substitution; your
word, Colorado; first page, sixth column,
Gopher state express wrecked; ' middle
page, second column, counterfeit tickets
sold to the unsophisticated; third column,
same page. "Charged with Robbery
Yates Under Arrest;" editorial page, third
and fourth column, "Greed of Hard Coal
trust;" editorial page, "Clark Crowd
Wavering," "Political Chicanery;" page
nine, tn rd column. "Farmer Badly, Cut
Up, Preventing Hold Up."
Now, Mr. Editor, I challenge you 6r
any republican or democrat to debate tha
question with some socialist of what your
program consists in the solving of these
questions. . . ;
We will secure the Auditorium, pay ex
penses of advertising, etc., and dare you
to produce a man, from Roosevelt, Taft,
down to your humble self, anyone wel
come. Any assertion made by Comrade Debs
touching on politics or economies is based
on scientifically proven facts. The funda
mental truths of socialism are based on
the class struggle which has been in ex
istence since and before Christ, the first
iiraausi. expressions irom sucn cnar-
aciers as uomraaes J-iineoin, fnunpfl,'
Marx, Garrison and, in fact, old abolition
lsts in which the note of freedom was
sung from tongues of living truth.
You make a misstatement when you sa '
mat uomraae ueoa gets sa.uw a year as
editor. His salary from the Appeal to
Reason is $50 a week, and 50 per cent goes
to his brother, who acts as his secretary.
His other sources of revenue are from
lectures arid independent writings, which
must be worth the price or he could not
sell them. .-
Take Debs' opening address, reproduce
it, take it paragraph by paragraph, and
answer it as you-ought; do not call his
assertions "platitudes," "hollow argu
ments" and "misstatements of fact''
without reproducing this speech of Debs.
It . may be possible that a majority of
your, readers may not agree with you.
Mr. Editor, be fair and just in., your
criticism. We, do not ask you for mercy,
but we defy you to debate these great
questions of political and Industrial un
rest We haye a program "The Abolition
Of Wage Slavery, "Destruction of the
Present Capitalist System" and the "Sub-"
stitution . of the Industrial Co-operative
Full product of the laborer's toll to that
tarSnrAv Wt iarrttlr vr sSvaoA
' ' 1 JESSE T. BRILLHART. .
Heck It It true that your wife has an
impediment :: In her' speech? ' ....
Peck Yea. she rata- slnnnv &hnnt 11
o'clock . and begins . to yawn. Boston
"d tell you we live In an age of prog
ress." "How now?"
"Now some sharp has discovered that
you kin shake flea off a dog with a
vacuum cleaner." Louisville Courier
Journal. Patience Is that her husband with herT
Patience How long has , she known
Mm? . .
Patrice Not long. Only three hats!
Father No, indeed! My father never
hftard me tell a lie.
Willie Was grandpa as deaf as grand
ma? Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Gabe I see that there is a revolution
Steve That ought to be a Finnish
fight Cincinnati Inquirer.
"Madam, I'm taking a census of hens
in this county." -
"Do I look like a hen? You trot, or
I'll call the dog." Kansas City Journal.
. Alice How oddly some men propose.
Kate I should say so. A gentleman
asked me last week if I felt favorably
iMsposed to a unification of interests.
"The wicked are punished in the here
after," remarked the Wise Guy.
' -3, u.e ..iuoui genially get what's
coming to them here," added the Simple
Mug. Philadelphia Record,
MYSTERY OF PEOPLE. -
W. D. Nesblt in Chicago Post'
There they go, an here they come
Where ' they goln'? Where ' they from?
Listen to their marchln' feet
Movin" through th' city street,
Rich an' poor, an' high an low
Here they come an' there they go. .
It's a mystery to me.
All th" people that we see, . ' r
Meek, an' proud, an' old, an' young, .
Ga'bblln' this an' t'other tongue,
Stoppin', turnln', starin' on
Now they're here an' now they're gone.
An' there's always plenty more
After these that's gone before
DIf'rent look, an' dlf'rent name.
But th' crowd is still th' same, , . .
People people till yiur eyes -
Rests by lookin' at th' skies! . 1-
Some that smile an' dome that frown,
Powdered white an' honest brown,
Feeble steps, an' lively gait, '
Movin', movin' all th' day
In this puzzlln', senseless way..
Where they goln'? Where ' they fromf
There they go an" here they come;
Sift th' skies from star to star, - .' -Nothln's
stranger than we are. . ; .
All th' people passln' by '
Am ene great, unanswered "Why?"
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