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for the people, what chance have
we? If we can get a school board to
be elected by the people we can ex
pect better government
"When school trustees are appoint
ed for political reasons we are not
surprised at the talk about graft we
hear all the time.
"Here is our school district threat
ened by the big forces of the stock
yards, the five men wKo control the
nation's food supply. They have
more say in the government of Chi
cago than you people. That's why
you get rickety, wooden stairs.
That's why your school will be aban
doned for business reasons and your
children scattered to other schools
over longer routes and with lees con
venience, unless you go to the school
board and protest in this matter."
Among organizers of the new as
sociation were P. W. Foster, 906 W.
36th st; J. Francis, 3762 S. Halsted
st; L. Roth, 3647 S. Halsted St.; Paul
Merschat, 3810 S. Halsted st; Ar
thur Gerber, 3631 S. Halsted st; Jas.
Hester, 3616 Gage st; Mrs. George
F. Tierney. '
BERNSTORFF, BRYAN, STONE
ACTING TO AVERT GERMAN
WAR WITH U. S.
By Gilson Gardner
Washington, Feby 6. If war is
avoided one important contribution
to the result will be credited to the
former German ambassador, Count
von Bernstorff, who, since his pass
ports were handed to him, has been,
I am informed, co-operating actively
with former Secretary of State Wil
liam J. Bryan, and Chairman Stone
of the senate committee on foreign
relations, to induce the German im
perial government to refrain from its
threatened acts of war against the
A conference took place last Sun
day between Bryan and Stone who
made use of a prominent New York
business man as an intermediary
who handled the negotiations with
Through this mediary the situation
was discussed and von Bernstorff
was asked by Bryan if it were not
possible for him to use his good
offices with the imperial government
still to impress on the kaiser and his
advisors the unwisdom of adding the
United States to their list of enemies.
Von Bernstorff expressed entire
sympathy with Bryan's point of view
and replied that he would be glad to "
express his opinion to this effect to
the imperial government but was
stopped tjy the fact that he is no
longer ambassador, but only a pri
vate citizen, with no means to com
municate secretly or even publicly
with the German foreign offices.
Bryan replied that he had no doubt
arrangements could be made yet to
have si code or even an Open message
sent by the Sayville wireless with the
approval of our state department to
Berlin setting out his felings and ad- v
The matter was taken up with
President Wilson and it is understood
this was done.
Whether a. message of this sort
from the ex-German ambassador will
have any effect in Germany is a mat
ter of pure surmise.
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FIND NO MORE BODIES IN RUINS
OF WEST SIDE EXPLOSION
No more bodies were recovered
yesterday from the ruins of the gas
blasted tenement house at W. 14th
pi. and Newberry av. Fourteen are
known to be dead.
A report that the gas company was
repairing pipes secretly near the ex
plosion scene brought Coroner Peter
M. Hoffman to the spot yesterday.
After making an examination, Hoff
man was unable to find anything
suspicious about the work. A
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New York. Mrs. Margaret San
ger, birth "control advocate, sen
tenced to 30 days on Blackwell's
Island for publishing Information
forbidden by law. Miss Fania Min
dell, her assistant, fined $10.