Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
CLAIM ALL NAVIGATimWOlTLDME SAFER IF
" SEAMEN'S BILL WAS PASSED
THE PAY BOOK
An Adiess Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, gggBSCg Tel. Monroe 353. ' ,
Editor and Publisher. fSts5ss0l Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 37
Chicago, Monday, Nov. 10, 1913
CHURCH FLOCK IN NEAR RIOT WHEN
UNITED CHARITIES IS MENTIONE
Miss Amelia C. Sears, Officer of United Charities? Paints
Lovely Word Picture of Work Done Backs Down
Under Storm of Questions From Wabash Ave.
Grace Episcopal Church Congregation.
Organized charity as expounded, by he United,Charities came in for a
caustic verbal denunciation when Miss Amelia C. Sears,oneo'f the United
Charities' several officers, tried to defend the system at the Wabash Avenue
Grace Episcopal Church.
Miss Sears was painting beautiful word pictures of the great good, dona
by her organization when the murmur of disapproval swept the large con
gregation. The murmur became a-swelling tide. Young men and old men
clamored for the floor. v
It was probably the most significant demonstration, against" the game
played by the United Charities that has so fdr "occurred since the public
first began to look with susplcldn.upon this much-advertised charity trust
The Bev. Bernard Iddings Bellrpastbr'of the'church.-stepped on the plat
form and attempted to quiet the gudtehce. But the audience refused to be
quieted. A revolution had" been started.
Finally Miss Sears agreed to atlstyer any question concerning the wdrk
of the gigantic body. ,
A dozen men jumped to their feet and tried to speak. Order was re
stored and a man asked Miss Sears: ''Who supports the' charities?"
"The whole community," replied Miss Sears,
t JJ. -j. . i ... . ntetfgMrittHI
- '-' -s