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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 23, 1912.
B r !fttE Omaha Sunday Bee. FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR, BEE BUILDING. FARNAM AND 17TH. Enured at Omaha Poetofnce as second class master. . S . . TRRiira KTTBSCRIPTION. Sunday Bee, one year-: J-J Saturday Bee, one year........ fLW Daily Be (without Sunday) one year . 08 Daily Bee and Sunday, one year $8.00 DELIVERED BY CARRIER, tfvehln Bm (with yrundav). per me... So Dally Be (including Sunday), per mo.. 66c Dally Bee (without Sunday), per mo.. .45c Address all complaints or Irregularities in delivery to city Circulation REMrrrANCEa. Remit by draft, axprsM or postal order, eavabla tn The Sea Publishing company, Only I-cent stamps received in payment of small accounts. Personal checks, ex cept on Omaha and eastern exchange, not accepted . , v.- ! 1 omcEa t , OmabaTbe Bee building. ' South Omaha-318 N St. Council Bluffs 76 Scott St Llncoln-M Little-building. Chicago 158 Marquette building. Kansas City Reliance building. New Tork-44 West Thirty-third. Washington 72$, Fourteenth St.. N. W. - r rnnmsTownii:NCBL Communications relating to news and editorial matter should be addressed Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. ' MAT CIRCULATION. '50,421 Stats of Nebraska, County of Douglas ,. Dwight Williams, circulation manager of The Bee Publishing company, being duly sworn, says that the average daly circulation for the month of May, was W,iL DWIOHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manager, Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before me this 6th day of June, 1813. (Seal.) ROBERT HUNTER. Notary Public. rfasteribers , iearlns tha .' city tetsaarartlr -skoald !hv Ths Bee mallei to them. Address will be changed as oftea as re quested. : At that, Heney probably won his fee, . Chicago weather note: "Continued big! Winds." fcfost of the fought nobly. colored delegates And the battle of Waterloo, fao fought on June li. ' was 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 tions, - The strike at Perth Ataboy, N. J died out. Killed, possibly, by the mosquitoes. . 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 tne; re- , 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 . j 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 acquaintance. 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 enjoys. 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 American. v "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 settlement. .... 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 halo. 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 melon crop. 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. swW Backward 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 at Baltimore. 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 the skin. Twenty Years Ago A number of young republicans were organizing a campaign drunf corps. The prime movers were James Ish and Justice Bradley. 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 face. 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! Indianapolis News, 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. Washington Post 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 work. 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 be devoted. . 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 for itomelesN Children. Springfield Republican. 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 WcesUcrBffl OX 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 Commonwealth." fc Full product of the laborer's toll to that tarSnrAv Wt iarrttlr vr sSvaoA ' ' 1 JESSE T. BRILLHART. . SUNDAY SMILES. 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 Transcript. "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 Patrice Yes. Patience How long has , she known Mm? . . Patrice Not long. Only three hats! Yonkers Statesman. 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 in Finland. 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. Boston Transcript. "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?" Medical Discovery, . . - ; -