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FRISCO LEADS U. S. IN PAYMENT
OF MOTHERS' PENSIONS
San Francisco, July 7. In propor
tion to its population San Francisco
pays more in mothers' pensions than
any other city in the United States,
having disbursed a trifle more than
$300,000 this year to mothers who
have dependent children, according
to Judge Henry Neill of Illinois, "fa
ther of the mothers' pension system,"
who is now in San Francisco perfect
ing the details of the great Mothers'
Pension congress which will be held
under the auspices of the Panama
Pacific International Exposition, July
20 to 22.
Many noted public men, who have
been working for mothers' pensions
in the 23 states of the 48 which now
make no provision for mothers with
dependent children, will speak at the
convention, which will be held in the
California building on the exposition
Beginning Sunday, July 11, the pul
pits of many Protestant churches in
various western cities, from Denver
west to Seattle and south to San
Diego, will be filled'by pension advo
cates who are holding mass meetings
en route to San Francisco.
"Wherever the pension system has
been tried it has been most gratifying
in its results," said Judge Neil. "Ju
venile crime and defectives are de
creased at once because the pen
sioned mothers are enable to remain
at home and care for their offspring.
If children have a good home they
will make good citizens. Children
raised in poverty recruit the police
stations, jails and courts, and the
spending of $10,000,000 this year for
mothers' pensions will save the na
tion $100,000,000 in the next few
The National Mothers' Pension
congress will deal with the subjects
of all classes of pensions, as well as
pensions relating only to mothers.
The results of eugenic marriages
in 1,000 American homes will be fully
described by Judge Neil at the pen
sion congress. He will give the names
of 1,000 babies which he claims are
perfect specimens of what eugenic
marriages amount to.
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GERMAN PRESS CONTINUES
WITH FRIENDLY ATTITUDE
Berlin, via The Hague, July 7.
Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg,
who returned to Berlin from his
daughter's wedding yesterday, con
ferred with Foreign Secretary von
Jagow until an early hour today re
garding German reply. Following this
conference it was stated at the for
eign office that communication prob
ably will be handed to Ambassador
Gerard on Saturday.
Excepting Count von Reventlow,
editorial writers here nave refrained
from discussing the probable con
tents of reply for several days. Ger
man press on whole continues to
adopt friendly attitude toward Amer
ica. Without exception, for instance,
newspapers condemned attempt to
assassinate J. P. Morgan as act of a
ALL ON ACCOUNT OF SCENTED
LETTERS AND HAIRPINS
Mrs. Eva L. Cooper returned from
her vacation treasuring a stack of
letters from hubby, each of which
told how lonely he was.
One her dresser she found some
hair pins, made especially for red
Resourceful Mr. Cooper got an In
spiration: "You see," he said, "I shel
tered a man and his wife who were
Overwhelmed by her husband's .
charity she begged forgiveness for
doubting him. Then she found some
scented letters and other things in his
The divorce was granted in circuit
court late yesterday.
Benj. Lewis, 914 W. 12th, locked
up in Evanston, charged with picking
pocket of R. M. Patterson, 5825
I Wayne av.