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JUDGE COLLINS must he starting an innovation-in Marion county.
He has forfeited the bonds of two men who didn’t come to trial when
PERHAPS Doc Morgan could give us some reason why White river
and Fall creek should contain raw sewage—if he were not so busy writing
THE GUESSERS who made such a miserable dope sheet for the
Chicago convention seem to be recuperating at French Lick previously to
getting out form sheets for San Francisco.
HAVING UNCOVERED what ailed the Muncie and E/ansville police
departments it is almost up to the federal court officials to come back home
and do a little cleaning up in Indianapolis.
THE REALTORS have again called Mayor Jewett's attention to the
routing of street cars. But no one has heard anything of that expert
survev the mayor promised in his campaign speeches.
To Clip Hays' Wings
The announcement from Chicago that G. O. P. leaders are to hold a
conference soon for the purpose of appointing a “campaign manager to
take the burdens of the Harding campaign off the slender shoulders of
Will H. Hays and leave him free to look after the regular republican or
ganization is not surprising.
Even though Mr. Hays has defined the official duties of his position
with the republican party as including “the election, not the selection,
of candidates, it is unlikely that Senator Harding will be so foolish as to
trust Mr. Hays with his presidential campaign.
The truth about the gentleman from Sullivan is that he has been much
overrated, the overrating having been done principally by those who were
deceived through the volume of publicity concerning Will Hays that has
been released through the Hays use of national organization money.
Hays is very accomplished in the art of making things seem as they
are not.
The preliminaries to the republican convention demonstrate that.
But the rather astute backers of Senator Harding are not likely to
allow the slippery national chairman to build up any more reserve organi
zations for the advancement of himself at their expense.
Adherence to Principle
The republican party appears to be obsessed with the idea that roo.s
form a majority of the independent voters of this nation.
Only on that theory can* its platform framers' absolute disregard ©f
facts be explained, for from the very first sentence of the platform through
out it is apparent that the writers believed they could say what they
pleased and obtain credence therefor.
The opening sentence of this platform, which Senator James E. W at
son’s committee produced, says:
“The foreign policy of the administration has been founded upon no
principle and directed by no definite conception of our nation s rights and
If this were the truth, if the foreign policy of the T’nited States had
not throughout the Wilson administration been based on a “principle” this
nation would never have entered the world s war.
- -If we did not go to war to maintain the principle on'which rests our
civilization, perhaps James Eli Watson can tell us why we did enter
the war.
Perhaps, however, Mr. Watson and his senatorial colleagues have
digested so much anti-Wilson spleen that they are prepared now to tell
us that we entered the war merely to satisfy the vanity of the president!
The truth is, of course, that adherence to principle, not only before and
during the war, but afterward on the part of President Wilson was so
exact, so faithful and so complete that it has driven the republican party
in a desperate search for a campaign issue to assume a position that prac
tically denies that the United States has any principle at all in its inter
national relations.
Democracy Saved Again!
It now seems definitely established that we are not to have matrons
as part of the personnel of our postoffices; and “pacifiers,” and long vistas
of baby cribs and perambulators as part of postoffice equipment.
Children may not be transported as parcel post, according to a ruling
by First Assistant Postmaster Koons, in passing upon two applications re
ceived at the Washington city postoffice for transportation of children
through the mails.
He said that children clearly did not come within the classification of
harmless live animals that do not require food or water while in transit.
If the decision had been that children could be transported as parcel
post—just sticking a few stamps on ’em and being lid of their responsi
bility er. route, a long series of possibilities would have arisen.
Should the stamps be fixed on a small tag, which in turn should be
fixed to the child; or should they be fixed to the clothing, or merely
gummed to its young hide?
Should they have gone by weight or years? And if they could be reg
istered, how should their value be judged—by the eyes of sentiment or by
the cool, calm judgment of a pair of scales?
And how should they have been packed—in gunny sacks of approved
design; in box-board cartons conforming to their general contour, or
tinned, with an area of holes appropriate to the area of the child?
If no provision had been made for matrons, would it have been required
that in each postoffice there be created the position of principal of the kin
dergarten under the immediate charge of seme reliable "daddy” who under
stood through personal experience the vagaries of a child’s ways?
Os course’ it would have been neither humane nor feasible to run them
through a canceling machine to deface the stamps, and this brings to one’s
attention the most horrific thought of all.
Just visualize a small stamped child, a bit colicky anyway, being can
celed on its little “tummy” by a big-fisted man with a rubber stamp.
A Proper Course
The recent action of a majority of the members of the school board
in accepting a big discount in order to float 4% per cent bonds for a school
building in Indianapolis is indicative of a realization of a duty to the
children of this city.
Indianapolis has neglected her school housing program for so many
years that it has become a serious problem. Now, at the peak of high
building costs, the city is confronted with only two solutions.
v Either the school city will build new school buildings at tremendous
costs or it will continue to allow its children to attend school in unsanitary,
unsafe and wholly inadequate buildings.
Two members of the board evidently were of the opinion that further
suffering on the part of the children was preferable to building during the
era of high prices.
Fortunately for the children of Indianapolis there were three com
missioners who had the courage to insist that the health and comfort of
future citizens is of more importance than a record of economy, to be
obtained only at the sacrifice of school efficiency.
Meaning Who?
Says the News of the Chicago convention:
“It harkened to William Randolph Hearst and his newspapers while
turning a deaf ear to other supporters whose work in behalf of the best
interests of the party had been consistent throughout a long term of
If w r e were not informed that along about the time the News
was desperately trying to read Theodore Roosevelt out of the republican
party it was three-fourths ownett by Charles Warren Fairbanks we might
almost suspect that it had reference to someone near home when it spoke
of “other supporters," etc. '
-!*- * •* '
The Republican Ticket and Platform
AND the next day It rained".
Last week the republican na
tional convention saw the hot
test week Chicago has produced for
thirty-two years, both in climate and
politics. The convention closed Sat
urday evening and on Sunday it
rained. That the bosses knew on
Friday at least who was going to
be nominated, and when, was quite
evident from the fact that their spe
cial trains and sleeping accomoda
tions were on Friday arranged for
their return home Saturday evening.
It was quite apparent from the be
ginning of the convention that the
United States senate combine had
concluded to put one of its own mem
bers over. The senators worked it
through a process of elimination
and by stringing out the convention
to hurt the candidates who were to
be skinned so nicely. So they let
Wood and Lowden and Hearst’s can
didate, Johnson, vote their full
strength until the last day. Then the
senators put through their own pro
gram. Harding and Coblldge no
doubt will be acceptable to the great
mass of republican voters, and will be
subject to less criticism than any
other team that could have been
named, standing on the platform
adopted by the convention.
The platform as adopted was not
one wanted by many republicans. It
was said that Henrst’s man, Johnson,
agreed not to run as an independent
if he were permitted, to dictate the
platform. Our cartoon on the front
page illustrates the four rejected
planks which no doubt will become
the issues to be fought over from
now until Tuesday, Nov. 2, election
day. On each one of these issues
the republicans are more or less split
up. Never at any time in the history
of the United States has there been
a time when there was ns much po
litical unrest and uncertainty as to
what the voters will do. Let us dis
cuss the four rejected planks
The League of Nations
The big men and taxpayers of this
country would like to see the United
States government enter or join the
league of nations. Some believe the
terms agreed to by President Wil
son went too far." Others are willing
that we should accept our president's
program because we would be bound
Ivy it only so long as we desired to
remain in the league. Any nation
can get out of tt at any time that It
wants to. The taxpayers specially are
anxious that we join the league of
nations becaase we hare loaned Bu
rope ten bfTlion dollara (*lO,-
000,000.000'! and there is little chance
of getting it back unless we—by be
ing a member cf the league of na
tions and working from the inside
can prevent those countries that owe
us from using up all their resources
in the future by fighting each other.
The man or woman in tills country
who does not believe In war Is anx
ious for us to belong tq any league
that will prevent war. People in this
country who arc against a large army
and naTy realize that the league of
nations would limit the sizes of sll
armies and navies and that if the
league kept on reducing the armies
and navies of the world It would in
that way ultimately do away with
Had the league of nations not been
favored by the president of the
United State*, a democrat, no doubt
the republican senate would have
been in favor of it, hut it became a
political question nr.d the real bene
fits to be derived from the league
were lost sight of. Had the repub
lican senate indorsed the league it
would hare been the same a* an In
A New Serial of Young Married Life
“Veal, you’re right You and I have
different standards. We aren't new fash
ioned city folks, but simple, homey coun
try people—and I'm proud of It and I'm
going to be what I am, as honestly as I
can. Now, put the robe away, dear. I'll
tel! my husband about it as soon as he
comes in, and thn he and I together
will send It back to Mr. Mason."
Neal kissed me, hogging me tight.
“You need someone to look out for
you, Babbsie- someone who understands
you. Maybe It's going to turn out for
the best that I came.”
This disquieted me. Did Neal mean to
insinuate that .Tim didn't understand me?
And why should not his coming to New
York not turn out well?”
I tied his tie, helped him smooth down
the rebellious waves of his flamboyant
red hair, and sent him off to Join hla
“Lady Evelyn." Then I got out my
mending and etiched a little of my love
Into the criss-cross of Jim's socks. At
noon I put the roast of lamb into the
oven. At 1 I began peeling the potatoes
and carrots- a fine hot dinner should be
awaiting my boy when he returned—that
would refresh him and help him over
disappointment perhaps.
But there was no dlsapplntment. Even
my boy's limp had lost some of its weary
drag, for as he hurried in a few moments
later he shouted boyishly that he had a
“Tomorrow Neal and I start off for
the workingman's life together," he cried,
enveloping me in a bear hug. "Little
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dorsement of the democratic admin
istration and that would have as
sured the election of another demo
cratic president. The life of the re
publican party depended upon the
prevention of an indorsement of the
democratic war policies.
On the question of a league of na
tions the republieans are thorough
ly spilt up and the plank upon the
subject which was adopted was
forced upon the convention. The
grent majority of the delegates
would have preferred a plank that
provided for a league of nations
with certain modifications sufficient
to have robbed the president of the
credit of being the father of the
league, yet which would have pro
duced the same results H3 the
league which he favored. There
fore the element in the republican
party which favored a league of na
tions in some form got skinned
when their party declared in Its
platform against a league.
The Armenian Question
It Is seldom that any political
party touches upon a religious ques
tion. It is always a dangerous
thing in a campaign. This is a
Christian country. Armenia is a
Christian country. Our sympathies,
naturally, are with Armenia and not
with the Turks. The countries sur
rounding Armenia —Persia, Arabia
and parts of Turkey—are now pretty
thoroughly taken over and handled
by France, England, Greece, Italy
and Russia. These countries are all
Jealous of each other. So they
agreed among themselves that the
best solution of the Armenian ques
tion would be to have some coun
try, like the United States, which is
not mixed up with other Christian
nations governing the countries sur
rounding Armenia to look after the
interests of Armenia until It could
get on its feet. In other words, the
plan was for the United States to
accept a mandate for Armenia. In
this connection the word “mandate”
means that the Armenians them
selves and their Christian-controlled
neighbors agreed that they are so
weak and inexperienced in up-to
date governmental matters they
haven't had a government of their
own for hundreds of years—that the
United States should organize a gov
ernment for them, from and of Ar
menians, and stay on the Job until
they were able to run their own gov
As this policy had been advocated
by President Wilson it became a
political question, and if the repub
lican senate had Indorsed It, that
would have been an Indorsement of
a democratic policy, which in po
litical ethics would have been a
social error. Tbi* is a question rep
resenting Christian sentiment and Is
In line with the question of main
taining the liberty of the world
which drove us into the European
war. On this polut the churches got
skinned in the Armenian mandate
plank of the republican platform.
The Labor Question
The labor plank in the republican
platform, however, represent* the
genuine position of the party and on
this question the leaders of the party
with very few exceptions have de
cided to go to bat. Os course, they
would like to make It appear that
they are hitting only at organized
Some of the members of the plat
form committee, however, opposed
the plank as it was adopted and gave
as their reason that while the party
might successfully oppose organized
union labor, the unorganized em
ployes, both the wage carders and
the salaried people In this country.
brother has nothing on me. I'm Inspec
tor in a cap factory. Don't know noth
ing about caps-or Inspecting, but this
pays a year and may lead right to
the presidency.”
After our first rejoicing was over, !
pulled Jim down at my side on the big
couch and told him the story of the blue
robe. At first I didn't dare raise my
eves to his face—the words came stum
bling out In cold panic. I sat starting
out ahead bf me with cold bands clasped
—then, for comfort, I reached over and
seized the lapels of Jim's cent and
dragged my eyes up to his. He was
“Y'ou aren’t angry?” I gasped. Neal
had been so very angry.
“Angry?” Jlrn swept his hands down
and caught my wrists he lifted them
and laid a kiss in each palm. "Poor lit
tle frightened girl did she think her
big tyrant husband had shut her up in a
Bluebeard tower?”
"Y'ou’d lot me accept presents from
other men?” I gasped in a whirl.
Jltn threw back his head and fnlriy
shouted. “Take all you can get—kiddie
That's tho law of society. Ot course, 1
wouldn't hare you push that to extremes.
But the robe was right here in the
apartment and Tom threw It In ns part
of the rent. He’s rich it won't hurt
him to be a lltttle generous to us."
I drew away—offended. Jim s words
hurt me. Had my husband no real pride
for me—or for himself? (’npyrlght, 11)20.
(To Be Continued.)
The Young Lady
Across the Way
The young lady across the way says
she considers it a pretty poor reconi
mendatlon of a baseball team to say
that it excels on the attack, and If they
can't win without assaulting their op
ponents they'd better lose.
realized that the unions have been
holding an umbrella over them nnd
that their wages or salaries would
not have been increased but for the
lights put up by union labor. One
member of the republican national
committee who also was a member
of the platform committee took the
position that the laboring tnau has
had a clear mind since tfle passing
of the saloon and could see and
think and understand Mr liluiaelf
and that while he might not be a
union man, he was not opposed to
the institution that hail helped him
to get better pay. As an illustration
he stated that it Is almost impossible
now to hire strike-breakers.
On this issue the next president of
the United States will be elected.
Republican delegates to tin* national
convention who live in labor dis
tricts were of the opinion that they
would lose these districts to the
democrats if this plank was Inserted
in the platform. However, they
were skinned.
The Soldiers' Bonus
* Men who volunteered, or were
forced through the draft, to give up
steady employment at big wages to
go to w-ar have felt that they not
only tong their lives in their hands,
but that they lost financially. They
have felt that a country rich enough
to lend ten billion dollars <110,000.-
000,000) to its allies could afford to
dig np something to at least mak up
to them their loss in pay while they
were away, which in the aggregate
would amount to about one and a
hnlf billion dollars (*1.500,000,000).
Os course this meant Increased taxa
tion. Soldiers who interviewed their
individual congressmen and senators
were le-1 to believe they favored do
Ing the right thing by the returned
soldier and that his claim was rec
ognized. Yet nearly two years have
passed since the war ended nnd con
gress ha* done nothiug and ad
journed without passing any of the
numerous bill* on the subject which
had been introduced. Tt has been a
question of passing the buck eve
since the first bill providing a bonus
was Introduced. The real milk In
the cocoannt has beep that this back
pay. or bonus, bad to be made up
through increased taxation and the
corporations which made big money
out of the war did not want to come
across with part of their profit*.
The omission of thi* plunk from the
republican platform was not an
oversight. It was thoroughly dls
cu*ed and voted down. The re-
Avalanche of Pure Hate
Perhaps the next proper thing to
say is, to follow the conventionalities,
that Lodge's speech was a conflabers
tlon of "glittering generalltle*"- but
it wasn't. It was a well organized
compendium of partisan sophistries
and asltdnltles: Just another aval
anche of ant! WUs .n bate, b .rn of
the Jealousy which inferiority always
pays ns a tribute to merit. Nothing
could be plainer, even in the very tone
of the senator’s voice, than his innate
madness because someone, not a re
publican, had played a big part In
the shaping of world history, and
that because he was not a republican,
the republican must forever
disdain any approval of his undertak
ings. Republican egotism, as voiced
by Senator Lodge, has ripened into
madness, after much the same man
ner as did that of Wilhelm Hohen
r.ollern, leading him to plunge the
world into the great war.—John
TTonry Zurer In South Bend News-
Tho Umbrella Store
30 North Pennsylvania Street
publican party, however, will, in my
judgment, realize sooner or later
that it made a mistake in not rec
ognizing our four million (4.000,000)
returned soldiers. —W. D. Boyce iu
the Saturday Blade, Chicago.
With Thanks to Lodge
for the Issue
Editor Daily Times—Sir, I covet a lit
tle space in The Daily Times just to ven
ture the opinion that no man in America
has rendered so great service to the dem
ocratic party, In preparation of it for the
approaching presidential campaign, as
has Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Mas
Months ago he dowered the democracy
with the most desirable issue upon which
it could wish to make the campaign,
when the bitterness of his spleen, poured
out upon the "Wilson treaty” and "Wil
son league of nations,” steeled republican
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opposition to the noblest idea that has
engaged American thought in more than
a half century.
In his last will and testament, read to
the assembled executors thereof, at Chi
cago, he bequeathed or “assigned” to the
democracy its strongest and most-loved
candidate for the presidency, William G.
Will somebody please keep feeding the
senator the strong and indigestable stuff,
and administer a proper hypodermic to
make him talk up now and then along
through the campaign? We democrats
want to win. We can’t win if we don’t
fight, but we’ll fight as long as Henry
keeps coming back. SBZEE.
Woman’s Pipe Sets
Bed on Fire; Dies
CHICAGO, June 16.—Mme. Roche, 70,
was burned to death in her home in
Richmond. Her bedclothes caught fire
when she put down her lighted pipe.
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