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THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES. MAKING THE OLD NAG HOP SOME! Telephone Your Items to The News SCHOOLS B BellPhonelO. 123 S. Muin Street. - HomePhonell3. 8 SOUTH BEin EHIND M 1 Q M A mi mt AR THM STANDINGS OUT Oil ELLSASSEF! ALLEYS Bowling of Week Flays Trick With Positions of Teams Teams on Top Last Week Give Way to Cellar Men. Standings of tho bowling teams in the various leau-.-s bowling on the Ellsa.sser alleys was announced Fri day evening.' The standing arranged after the past we-ek's bej.vling shows material changes over that of last veok. Several teams that were dan gerously ckso tt; the- cellar last we. k find themselves near the tep this time, while, many that exalted them selves kv3t week find themselves humbkd. The official Ftanding is as follows: MIM LYWAKA J JO A (ill:. W L. Pet. Oscars Flying Dutchmen All DodKts CHf'VS m Heattys . ; c, .... .444 4 Crescents .". Canadians " Ilubber He - CITY LM(;i Dad's Specials T (ireyhounds 7 Jllsassers ft Ambidexters l Jugulars 4 City Halls 4 Nationals 2 Ameri'-arirt I WATCH I WCTOUY Damaskeenins U Flat Steel S I 4 . .414 .r. .4 4 4 I mm mm mm 5 .111 Li:(;n:. ?. .7.",0 4 .CGG Timings . . . Matchers . . Adjusters . Dials Finishing . Jewellinss . BALL i c, .500 .o)0 .r.uo .250 'j hand Tlepal Knits . Coon Tails . . Lumber Jacks . . 4 J .r.oo ' .ZOO ,V &C9 . o o Sclirdtilo Annotiiifi'd. The schedule for the coming week In the Mishawaka and City leagues was also announefd. The Watch Factory and Bali Band league sched ules had not as yet been made out, but will be ready Saturday. Next week in the Mishawaka league the following teams will compete: Monday All Dodges vs. Canadians. Tuesday Rubber lie vs. Oscars. Wednesday Flylns Dutchmen vs. Caseys. Thursday Beattys The teams In the bowl as follows: Monday Bequlars vs. City VP. Crescents, league will Dad's Spec- ialrt. Tu esd ay A m b i d ex t e V3. Xation- al. Wednesday Americans vs. City Hall. Thursday Ellsassers vs. Grey hounds. The schedules for alf of the teams for the entire season are ir the hands of the printer and neat booklets' will be issued to the various players with in the near future so that they can know ahead of time their opponents for the coming weeks. t FORMER OWNER OF THE ENTERPRISE IN THE CITY Norman V. Ttrower of North Madlon. , was in tbe city Thursday visiting with E. A. .lernecan. present ewrr and editor f th MlsSfwaka En --prise. Mr. Hrxrwer is well known in tni city as he 1 a former resident. Shortly after the ivil war Mr. Hrower was owner and cdi-to- of tli Enterprise In this -ity and after Falling out he was ctntievted for several jean with ttie Svuth P.end Register. Mr. Unower left Friday nvoniinc for I.o f"nn.prt, Ind.. to Attend the annual re i niton of the Ninth Indian-a. He wax ac-r-ompunled by his trranlon, Fred It rower, who in attending Notre Dame university. SURPRISED BY TWELVE GIRL FRIENDS Miss Anna Josephine KnoMock was pleasantly surprised Thursday after noon at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Knoblock, 5 35 W. Thiixl st.. when 12 of her littl? girl friends came In to assist lier In cele brating "her llth birthil.iy anniversary. Contests were the chief features of the afternoon. In the bean contest Miss Father Vinson was awarded the J'irst favor, while Miss Alice HakVr so cured the considi: lion. In the peanut contest Miss Vlin'on was again suc cessful and won the first prize, while the consolation fell to Miss Helen Helner. (lames wrre also enjoyed. The guests presrnted Miss Knoblock with a. rmmber of prt-tty presents. A ileMcious luncheon was served. miss nrcKKL mri:ovi(i. Miss Marcella Huckel. N. .Main St.. who has been toite ill at her pome time with typhoid greatly improved. hme for feer, is Turn: ati:ni:i with typhoid. Krnest Mulroy. I'ni.-n st.. is very ill. being thrc-ateue with typhoid fever. Mils. nnTTi:i sruriusKn. A surprise party was gien Thurs day 'vening upon Mrs. Paid Han Ftein. at her lo-ir.e' on )".. Sixth st The affair was in honor of .Mrs. Ilartstcin's birthdaj-. The evening was music and conte-ts. spent in gam s. The favors were awarded to Mrs. 1. Hartstein. Mrs. I A. Payette. Mis. i 1. mon and H. 1 lurch, were served. Rureh. H. Har Refreshments WLli i:.JOY II AY RACK PARTY. O orge WVrntz w ill entertain the men bers of the "Snooky Ikums" club Saturday evening at the rural home of Mr. and Mrs. Casy. north of the city". The ride from thi city to the Casy iomo w ill be in a hay rack. roRMFit Ri:sini:Ts visit iif.ui: Fred Vd:ner. formt r diet at the Milburn hotel and wire, now of Peor ia. Ill, are lure on a several day visit with dd friends. BOIir.M! AN The Bohemian cli'h Mi:irrs. club, a r eentlv or- gatiiz-'d at their H-.oial club, met last evening lub rooms on North Main st.. After taking in six chicken cupper vaa new members LcTVfcd. a DEDICATION OF PLANT WILL BE HELD SOON City edhcials are anxious to tak fid- vantage of the present ideal weather' t li'dd tho dedication e-xercises of i thv new eat end water 'orks station. A committee was appointed some time vjo t make the necessary arrange ments for the dedication hut as yet the- ommitte-e has not completeei the arrangeme-nts. Councilman Campbell is out of the city and as he is one of the mt-mliHrs of the committee it will be necessary to postpone iletinite : action until he returns, which will be in tne course of a tew days. It is understood that a local speak er with an address will feature the ; dedication exercises although several other features are being planned. The new water works Is a credit to the present city administration and it is believed that the people of the city j generally will turn out on dedication J day to show their appreciation of the i efforts and sacrifices that has made pure water for Mishawaka a reality. MRS. E. T. DEYO IS HOSTESS AT BRIDGE Twenty-live women were present at the bridge party given Thursday aft ernoon by Mrs. F. T. Deyo. The home was artistically decorated with cut flowers and potted plant. At bridge Mrs. A. H. Mathein secured the first favor and Mrs. Harry Hub bard the second. Mrs. H. C. Holtzen- ! berger won the consolation award. A two course luncheon was served I At . ..... . . IV T if hntj ' fn niv nt ho rrl Present at the affair from out of town was Miss Margaret Hanley of Jack son, Mich., who is visiting her sister, Mrs. Mathein. Mrs. Dcyo entertained at a similar affair Friday afternoon. TO ARREST SPEED EXCEEDERS HERE f A motorcyclist from Elkhart, Ind., while racing through the city Wed nesday about noon was arrested by a patrolman at the four corners and taken to the police station where he was held until able to furnish bonds for his release. He claimed that he wa.s on his way to enter the motor cycle races held at South Bend Wed nesday afternoon as a feature of the fall festival being held there this week. The patrolman claims he was far exceeding tho speed ordinance while passing through the city. The driver claimed that he was working out the machine on the smooth pave ments and that was the only excuse offered by him for running so fast. He was released on bond and is to ap pear before Mayor John A. Ilerzog in the city court Monday morning. Chief of police made a statement Friday morning that from now on all drivers of motorcycles exceeding the limit of speed in the city would be ar rested and promised that they would be -severely dealt with for their vio lation of the city ordinance. IS VERY ILL. A .laughter of Mr. mid Mrs. William Wllkizer. IVJO E. Ninth st.. 1 In n very rltloal erudition at the family residence, being ill with typhoid fever. . VISITING IN CITY. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shaffer, Montreal. iin., are In the city to spend several days visiting with relatives and friends. Mrs. Shaffer was formerly Miss Lucille Imgsdus of this citv. TWO .MOKE LIGHTS TOR CITY HALL. The city electric deiirtment has re elved two more steel light poles of the same design as those which have been jdared at the entrance to the city hall.4 The two new pnls are somewhat smaller than the ones already placed. They will be pho-ed at the side entrance to the citv huilding on the west end. The poles will prohably be plactvl some time next week. City workmen from the eleetrle depart ment will probably Ptart Saturday laying a foundation for a four-light cluster pole on Mcrrifleld av. Several have already been plaeed in this addition. CLEVER ACT AT CENTl'RY. Dolly Vardiner. a character comedienne who is playing the week-end at the Cen tury theater, proved very popular with the patrons of the show Thursday evening and recelvil many rounds of" applause. Miss Vardiener Is veTy clever and has a very classy appearance on the stage. Her costumes are very elaborate and her smile is one that never comes c(T that is one the stage at least. She ships several of the latest- song hits and also classic selections. Her (lancing with, the opening song is one of the features of her act. Redwood and (J-onkn are also plavine tlie week-end at the playhouse and "have a good musical act. Redwood playing a cornet In lnth s-dos and in duets wlfh Jord"ii. Miss Gordon sings several go-d operas. KKTl'KX IIOMF. Mrs. John Kaiser and si-ns who have hevn visitbig with Mrs. Pelhert Rattles, have retumel to their home in Emboli, Mich. Misses Pearl LCounte. Helen Charlton and Julia Kline of Goshen, were quests Friday of Miss Elizabeth Waters. Atty. CJeorge Kurtz made a business trip to Chicago Thursday. C M. Smith was in Granger on bus iness Friday morning. M. Smith was in Granger on bus iness Friday morn inc. William Richman jr. of Wanatah. is visiting his sister, Mrs. I of Mii.s city for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Yeasley of Wahlron. Mich., have returned to their home after a two weeks' visit with their son, J. G. Yeagley James Woolverton of Rockville is spendir" a few days as the guest of his broiler, Jacob Woolverton, In this citr. J. M. Crull. of Madison. Ind.. is isiting friends in the city for a few days i BASESALL PLAYER TO PLAY FOOTBALL ?ns I.vri".s ity Tij;ird;;r Of South Tend w:i pi t!ie the ld.ivers evening giving ef tl.f rihsi ma iCciruuirs :i sti;T A 1 tv.o-ho'ir i w .rk i:t. i priatdy tried oiit Sever.. I us-d i.ew plays lu Sunday's whl.-h will last evening wuii great success. . I I.e r :tni Is working luto n::e shape arid i Manage Iasui TolMis Is well satisfied siuud lll le a winner this sa- I rh.u the v 'a. Je-.rg Wemtz. catcher for te Mlha- w'iik.i O.wl.all tani this season, lias lieea signed hy ni-anager Tollens and will !e seen en th gridlrti net Sunday. Wemu is wtdl kneun in athletic circle here and in S ; : i 1 1 1 r.e'nl. as he has d 'tie duty en the di.n.i nd and gridiron for the"j:ot s. -serai years. He will play tackle eii the l's-al pi id. "a Sunday afternoon the I'llmann Reg ulars will naet the Michigan City All Stars the north side gridiron in the 'i:nv:iL:i basehnll park. A la rge a t tendance Is eiivted because the orison city iaen s-trutigot are scheduled s one of the of b'lUaUa la northern liiUiana. INDIANAPOLIS MAN SPEAKS ON LIBRARIES Onrl II. I'.hniry at dress b Milan, secretary of Hie sp.te Indianap'dl. delivered an ad e a large gartering ef ine:nbem I T the Woman s club .it tl: ? TUk--titlZ of ie Methodist afternoon on the civic department at Memorial church Thursday i.iitfanc. Tf.e adJres Thursday aftern xn first tet toward the securing fr was a Misha waka of a library. The mjestion of a 11- ; brary La long !en divused. but noth ihig hs ever Icn .o-e.jjnpl!.shed further '.than the present city llhrarr in its crowd- "d u.'Uters In the elty half building. 1 1 , .Mii.iii phiii iiiai tune e: e jij.1i fx' :tlr .V) libraries lu the suite and that 'owns smaller than Mishawaka had li braries with nn Income of. at the least, double that of thl city. He .-ild that lit tle could te neompllshed wiiTi an income of hut 10 eenH j?r nplt-' or $l."'oo a year. Aeeo-nling to Mr. MUVi's statement If MlLawa!:a hnel a larger tax for the libmry fund h library could be ecu red here. RETURN TO CINCINNATI. Mrs. t'lnrenre Tally nnd Miss Grace Hyndman have returned to their home In ('iii'-inmitl. .. after concluding a several WM'ks visit with relatives aud friends In this city. . NEW IIEAIMICARTER. 'i ne Independent p;rty has rentel 10 E. Neond st. as their heado,UHrters. MOVES TO W. SECOND ST. E. Qulllen, the tailor, has moved from S. Mill st. to 114 W. Seoond st.. the store formerly occupied by the Quality Shoe llepaiT Co. K. I MEETING. At a regular meeting of the Knights of Pythias held in the Keller Mock Thursday evening, a talk ws given bv a Mr. IJetts of Philadelphia. Fa. TO HAVE RALLY DAY. Rally day will be observed at the Rap tist church on Sunday. At 10:"0 o'clock special services tojrether with a special program will le carrietl out. FIND LARGE 11' IT HALLS. Miss Christen a raner nnd Mrs. Thom as Lnlly ef W. Sventh st.. while scrolling In (Jeyr's woods Thursday afternoon, fund two large puff balls. Tlie young; Inflie-s enrrled one of the puff balls home i last evening and Dr. Sea more of this city drove out In his machine and removed the other Friday morning. LEAVE FOR DETROIT. Mr. and Mm. Fred Itankert nnd Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mutehler of this tty will leave Saturday morning for Detroit, Mich. The trip will be made by motor. MRS. DIETZ ILL. Mrs. William T. Dlltz. 012 S. Enlon t.. is quite 111, being threatened with typhoid fever. TO VISIT HERE. Mr. and Mrs. Call and Mr. and Mrs. WUliam Rent. Mareellus. Mich., will motor ot this Hty Saturday morning to be the cnests of Mr. and Mrs. (Jeorge Dent, E. Hroadwav. KNABE CASE WILL BE TRIED AT SHELBYVILLE Chance of Venue is Granted Dr. Craig; One of Men Accused of Murdering:. Woman. SHELBY'ILI.K. Ind., Oct. Judge Alonzo Blair before whom the case of Dr. William B. Craig, charged with the murder of Dr. Allen Knabe in Indianapolis will be tried, was un able Friday to say when the case would be called. The change of venue was granted at Indianapolis and the papers have not arrived here. It is probable however, that the trial will not commence until the December term of court as the present session is half over. INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 3. The case against Alonzo M. Ragsdale, who was charged jointly with Dr. Wm. B. Craig with murdering Dr. Helen Knabe, today was postponed indefin itely. Tlie case was set for Oct. 23. XILCS. Mrs. Mary Trauger, a pioneer resi dent of Nlles died here Friday, at the agp of 8S years. She is survived by an only daughter, Miss Leora Hall. The funeral will be held on Sunday from, the late resident. Interment Avill occur at Silver Brook cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Boolster of Cass st. are parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. Addison Hardenburg have resumed the management of the Interurban restaurant, Delbert Leet, the former proprietor for a few weeks, having returned to Indiana. Rev. M. Goeffeney of South Bend will preach in the German church in Niles Sunday evening. Mrs. Ralph Ballard has returned from Chicago where she was called by the serious illness of her niece. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burge left Fri day for their home in St. Louis, Mo. They were accompanied to Chicago by his mother, Mrs. Henry Burgee, who will go from there to Madison, Wis., to visit her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Winter. Mrs. Iucy Perkins arrived home Friday from Boston and will Ve a guest of Niles friends before going west to her home in Des Moines. M. B. Travis, superintendent of the Nlles public school, gave ' a travel I talk Friday evening before the Men's O. Kuehnlclub of the Methodist church. Tlie talk was illustrated with views se cured by Mr. Travis while in Europe the past summer. Mrs. F. B. Fyclcshymier, 1009 Oak .st.. entertained the Social club Friday afternoon. Mrs. Fd. Alia man and daughter will leave Saturday for Cleveland, O.. to reside. Miss Iaura Laherteaux- entertained the A lj S F. club at a reunion Friday evening. A number of the members from out of the city present. MISHAWAKA CLASSIFIED FOUND Little girl's bracelet, at the Methodist church. Owner can se cure same at 427 S. Mill st. Home phone 643. FOR RENT Furnished room, with . board if preferred. U'3 W. Fourth st., Mishawaka. FOR RENT Two new houses on Carlton st. and one new one on Hen dricks st. iouthmore Park. Rent reasonable, convenient to S. Side car line. W. P. Furey. Room 204 Sum mers Bldg. 122 S. Main st.. South Bend. H. P. 5S66. Bell 866. FOR PALE Two new 7-room houses on 14th st.. near Spring, Mishawa ka. Cistern nnd weJl. Good cellars. Piped for gas. wired for electric lights. Cah or payments. Ceo. D. I MerotQ. 13t-13S r. .Main fit.. outh Eecd. Teleplion 632f. OUR FELLER CITIZENS By HI SIBLEY Arabella has consented to have her identity revealed. Arabella is just an automobile. But she is such a radical departure from any other automobile that she deserves special mention and if you saw her you would say she deserved sympathy, too. In the first place. Arabella is an or phan. She has a few brothers and sisters, but still she is an orphan. Soon after she was brought intothe world her creators heaved a sigh like an Fast Indian simoon and with a whis pered "Farewell, Arabella, O pride" of our hearts! Wilt thou send our name thundering down through the ages!" they passed on to that bourne from whence no traveler returneth. And so Arabella was left alone in the world, with the added burden of thundering down through the ages. But she buckled bravely to the task, and has handed out a first class line qf thunder ever since. In addition to being a friendless or phan, Arabella has been handicapped by her personal appeaarnce. She is a long. lean, mangy, half-starved, in-definite-hued critter and resembles much a gaunt Siberian wolf after a hard winter. Her personality com bines the more promineit traits of the coyote, the hyena and the blue-tailed skunk. In action she reminds one of a heavily laden cornel or better, of a fishing tug in a heavy -sea. Constitution Rugged One. Arabella started out in life with the heritage of a rugged constitution, but a roving disposition coupled with an utter lack of restraint was her undo ing. And Arabella today, while she feisrns some of her old time snap and vigor, is liable to break down any where and weep. And when Arabella weeps, it is a deluge. As we have intimated, her disposi tion is erratic. Arabella may take it into her head to start out for Indian apolis, and before she has gone ten miles she may hump up hvr nek and refuse to budge further. She never will listen to reason. And again, she ma inne all the wav to AlDany wun There Is' nut sr much as a wmmper, e - - :. no accounting for her whims; the only way to get along at all Is to let her have her head. But enough. Arabella is encroach ing upon the rights of others we will have to shelve her until another time. Pierre Navarre is the only promi nent citizen whom we did not see after a thorough canvass of the crowds: at the motorcycle races yesterday. Upon investigation we tind that Mr. Navarre has been buried for some time (hav ing died first, of course) and there fore Mr. Navarre is excused for his defection. Nat Otis Is driving a brand new i bi:uiui:x springs. The Ladies' Aid society of the United Brethren cnurch enjoyed a day's outing at the home of Mrs. Roy-; al Morris in the country Friday. Ai pot-luck dinner was served at noon. J The Rice hotel, owned by V. A. ! Rice, on the east side of Lake Chapin burned to the ground Tuesday night at midnight. It is thought the fire originated from the electric wiring. Insurance of one thousand dollars wa.s carr-d e farmers' Mutual of Berrien, Cass anl Van Buren cou. ties. Mrs. Susan Miles has returned to her home in Buchanan after a visit of several weeks at tlie Thomaa Tay lor home. Ir. Samuel Whitehall of South Bend, was a business visitor here Wednesday. Mrs. J. Ocker and daughter, Mrs. A. T. Dester, of Laporte, Ind., are the guests at the home uf Mrs. Ellen Dester Mrs. Henry Whaley dauehter, Mrs. Thomas visited her Trattles, in Niles Thursday. Mrs. ( C. Aiken and Miss Dennis, of Edwardsburg have returned home after a few days' visit at the home of the former's nephew. C. M. Miles. I Mrs. E. T. Playne. of Nappanee, 1 Ind., is visiting home people here I this week. Mrs. Mary E. Elliott returned Thursday from a two-weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Sul livan. A. W. Raskins attended the Gth Michigan regimental reunion held in Kalamazoo Wednesday. Out of 3 3 commissioned officers only live are living and all were present at the re union. While there Mr. Raskins was tendered the commission of personal aid tie camp of tlie department of G. 1914 Chalmers, instead of a Cadillac as we announced yesterday. It is a six cylinder Chalmers and a particularly handsome Chalmers, and we knew it was a Chalmers all the time, but just about the time we had written the letter "C" some annoying individual came in to borrow a match or a pow der puff, or some such thing, and our concentration began to disintegrate on the spot. Gene Miller and son went to Hud son lake Saturday to try a little fish ing. The membership in the Hudson Lake Anglers Bund is swelling with startling rapidity. W. E. Miller watched the motor cycle races from a strategic position on his front stoop and said he thor oughly enjoyed it. Capt. Nicar sends his regards to the C. A. Club boys from Nashville, Tenn. Victor Jones can smoke a cigar while riding a wheel with the same easy indifference that he smokes a corncob riding on a sulky plow on his farm south of town. Frank Strickler, captain of No. C hose company, was serenely strolling down the avenue this morning when a voice called out "Hello there. Cap." Frank whirled around, looked in sev en different directions and scratched his head, and said "Well, I vum!" and was about to give It up when he chanced to look up and there, perch ed on a telephone pole above his head was the owner of the mysterious voice. Dr. Eastman says threatening to force Cap. Shuey is a new car on him. Cap is one of the most effect ive little coaxers on the market. Miles O'Brien has cut his grass so often this fall that we estimate that lawn-mower has traveled y,4 8 2 miles, has mowed dojvn 49 tons of grass and weeds to say nothing of cutting its trademark in innumerable, stones, brick bats, tin cans and hop-toads. Milburn Studebaker was riding his wheel on wet asphalt pavements to- -a' without any tire-chains. fcnerman Vinson maK.es a daily trip out to his new boulder front bunga low on Vistula av. The bungalow will have an unsurpassed view of the St. Joe river and will be completed about Dec. 1. Robert L. B. Mllliken, pioneer, re calls the first county lair he ever saw here, which was held on the site now occupied by the old Methodist church. The second fair was held on the flats in the rear of the old Peter Studebak er place on Washington av.; the third where the No. 6 hose house now stands and the fourth out on the marsh near the Singer plant. Sliv Lontz has announced his en gagement. Complete details later. 'A. R. commanders of Michigan. Theo. Noel of this village will en ter the newspaper men of southern Michigan at a banquet at the Oliver hotel in South Bend Saturday after- j noon and evening, October 11. Hon. O. W. Coolidge of Nile?, will give an address, taking for his address, "The Local Press and Its Influence", and this will be followed by short talks . from the other guests. Mr. Noel is ! planning to give his guests a tine time. Charles Cannon, who spent the summer at the Edgar Stover home, has returned to his home in South . Bend, where he will spend a week ! and then go to Denver, Col., to make . his future home. j Rev. A. W. Littrell will bein spec j ial revival service at the Baptist church Sunday, October 5. He w ill ; be assisted by Mr. and Mrs. George T. Stephens of Portland. Oregon, and Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Wegner. of Chica go. Mr. Stephens formerly worked ! with Bi.ly Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rowe have gone to housekeeping in South Bend. Mr. Rowe has employment on one of the city lines. I'CZKMA AM) ITCHING CUHKD. The soothing, healing medication in DR. HOBSOVS ECZEMA OINTMENT penetrates every, tiny pore of the skin, clears it of all impuritles stops itch ing instantly. Dr. Hobson's Eczema Ointment Is guaranteed to speedily heal eczema, rashes, ringworm, tetter and other unsightly eruptions Ecze ma Ointment is a doctor's prescrip tion, not an e-xperiment. All druggists or by mail, 50c. Pfeiffer Chemical Co.. Philadlephia and St, Louis. Ad-vertisemenL TO PREVENT FIRES CLEAN UP CITY IS SET FOR OCT. 9TH Mayor Goetz, Fire Chief Grant, Supt, of Schools Montgomery and local fire insurance agents are co-operating in a combined effort to bring the lire casualties to a minimum in accord ance with the proclamation issued by Go v. Ralston to make Oct. 9 Fire Pre vention day. Gov. Ralston issued a proclamation this week sttingr aside Oct. 9 as Fire Prevention day, and South Bend will observe it by taking extra precautions to prevent blazes. Mayor Goetz urges emphatically that all rubbish be removed from al leys and buildings where there is any chance of a rlanie starting. The day will be set aside as a fall clean-up day. Besides taking the usual precautions Fire Chief Grant has sent out a list of regulations to the school buildings of the city and instructions have been given out by school authorities to see that all children observe them. All of the buildings of the city have been inspected by the tire department and orders have been given to have building concerns use every precau tion to prevent blazes. Chimneys and flues, two of the chief sources of tires, have been ordered carefully guarded by the Are department. Schools to Celebrate. It is probable that the schools will observe Fire Prevention day in some sort of nublic exercises in accordance with the desires of state superintend ent of schools, Chas. A. Greathouse. The result that will come from drills, Greathouse says, will be far reaching and permanent. Fire drills will no doubt be given and every effort made to place the , children where tbey will understand ; Drotecting themselves should a lire i break out in one of the schools. Schools are compelled by law to have one drill each month, and in accord ance with the section making the re quirements, the following rules have been prepared by the state flre mar shal. W. E. Longley. lire drills art practiced tluit panics may In- averted and tho children marcJied out rapidly aiul without confusion. Fire drills should aim at a quick tlisiu.Ls.sal, wiUiuitt going fen coats or luits. Fin drills should be liad fre quently, but at irregular aiul se cret tlineN. See that all exits open outward. See that the exit facilities arc sufficient and unobstructed. Keep the lire evscajes free from ohu ueuou, hv and sriem. Sprinkle with ashes and sand when slippery. Use the tire escapes frequently, lmth for re-gidar dismissals aiul for tire tiriHs. Observe tlie fire drill rules se far as practical in the regular dis missal a. Use a special bell for drill sig nals, lie sure the signal is dis tinctive, i At tlie bound of tlie lire signal, all work must cease Instantly Pupils will rise ami march as di rected, lxys leading. TeaclRTs should follow, to be sure that nj child ha.- been lft beldnd. Boys should lead and girL fol low, or if jossible, separate exits shall be taken. IJejys often trample girls in a rush and girls are sure to be frightened at loys coming down lelUnd them. The movement of tlie chKdren shall be by the sliortot route and there shall Ik- no crossing o; lints.. Clashes near stairway sliall pre cede those further away: lower fbKr classes shall precede upper He Kir classes. Fire drills should conclude with tlie continued march if the cldldren out and away from the scheol In different directions. There are a nurr ber of dangerous. $0-gallon caw of gasoline about our city, says L. E. Gr enan. insurance agent, which 5heuld be pretected. He J said that insurance agents could aid ' in Are prevention by requiring prop erty owners whose insurance they write, to clean up all their buildings. Many Chimney Fires. According to Greenan. between May 15 and Sept. 27 of this year, there were 1S1 flres caused by locomotive sparks, with total losses of $5117.000: ::si by chimney sparks, with a los f $118,000. The grand total from these two causes was $675,00. , ,'" Montgomery Urges Exhaustive Survey to Determine Needs Shown By Preliminary Investigation. South Bend sc'.tooj p i(l;js are ap proximately one c?.r lu-.i i:i 1 t:i. stan dard for the country in aruhm. lie. at leu.st. This is the conclusion dran from a report Friday on the iurti arithmetic tests nhich have been giv en in two of the sixth grades f city. Th tests are regarded as a fair gauge of the work throughout the curriculum. Fnder tlie supervision of Monrgomerv the standard test: Supt. W e r e given in the sixth grades of the Kbler and Studebaker schools. representa tive of the city, in May and then re peated in September. A compariso-i of the results of the September ex aminations serving as a gauge of th" summer school t ene'its. showed con siderable advance among those stu dents who attended the eight weekb session. At a meeting of the principals at which the reports of tlie examinations were made Supt. Montgomery, m a talk on the work for the year, pre sented a plan whereby the supervising authorities are urged to take up some line of investigation with a view to strengthening the school system. Among the subjects which were sug gested are: Medical inspection. Vocational guidance, to furnish ad vice to vocational students reganim- 111 Wlti se anar occupations to be chosen and operate in securing positions. Retardation of pupils, its cause remedies. Survey by flxicrt.. Mr. Montgomery also pointed out ways in, which the school system 'would be improved if suggestions re sulting from an educational survey by experts are made in this city. Poor lighting and ventilating conditions in many of the buildings give th' mot room for improvement iti the physical side of the school system. A curricu lum which in some instances, is "out of date" and "not meeting the ro'imn' ments of modern times"' is another of the defects which needs attention, according to the superintendent. The arithmetic tts which showed the children a whole year below t.ie j standard, furnish a striking illustra 1 tion of the ineUioloney which tho 1 superintendent pointed out. should b ! attacked bv a svstematio stud v. The results obtained were , ntirev based on the work In the KIder school sixth grade, since II. I (ill "I. who wai principal at the Studebaker. resigned at the opening of the s.-hool term thi-i fall. Tlie examinati :s have been given to more than 1".'mhi pupils in practically all of the large cities of the nation ami from ths-- results the standard has been 1 taimd. A chart of the results h i loen made, revealing that in :-on.c branches of arithmetic sixth grade pupi!- had not passed the stamper 1 f r th. third grade. The class as ;i wh le attained no higher than the fifth gra.ie stan dard and individuals f 11 ven as 1- w as th second grade standard n s.'iv.o branches. The results of the September ex amination showed a decrease in th standard among those who did not at tend the summer school, these pupils falling even farther than they were iu the spring. The summer s.-hool pupils, except in one instance, attain ed a considerably higher standard as a result of their work. The exception, which was in subtraction, the school officials could not account for. Tho chart showed the summer school pupils fell below the others in ability to perform that operation. The greatest advance to he revealed bv the com na rati vo eY.iniinathms w: i ,n thfl -fundamentals" of arithmetic. ., KUi,1t.t.t ,m ,vhib serial stress h.-ls 1 been laid in th Elder school. Al . though the tests were not primarily ! intende d as a gauge of the summer scnooi oenents. tne results give ,i i.t:r ly accurate indication of these bene fits. In the opinion of the superintend ent. "What an educational survey would reveal in South I 'end," was the gen eral topic of Supt. Montgomery's talk at the first meiting of the principals. Besides "poor lighting and ve-ntllat-ing in many building.-." v. hic;i th superintendent is n ince.3 i.- tho cause of retardation ..f pupils in m;.Ty cases, and an "out of dite" curricu lum, these points we re brought c;t: That the superintendent, liio principals anil the :c. -;;.r- VlSOrS of S!'e. ; Is estab lish a more thi-rou.'i super- vision ed" the cl'.ss r . -m wrk teach r rs. - That more in the line . be rc'!;i're,! the s hi ol y pn 'gn s.-iona! w I 1, . , 1 , re;.'!jr of te ar and t : i d t ' a, o-rs eiuring that require- ments ior becoming ciit to has te-a h be raised. "The tun passe. when sehir,i tcrc !iij;s' mean-- cmir.g to .-- hod ir: th nvniinir at v .,' lock an 1 b i g at said Montgomery. That provision be made f. r mentally and phyb-:, ;p- .;, .. :,t children. "At present the:.- not a place jti the e-ity '.--lie re normal' hibiren can le L-.n n th attention thev n !. "-t one ungraded room had ' abandoned when the i.-.h required to take rhatk'- ef a of pupils who could nor r vord of English. " !;e ep:. "Th "sub-normal p-:pils s be grouped by nodical inpi and given special atter.ti teachers specially prepare- I. b. r i ' t - rtk a I. iojM tb y That an eve- ere a e ff-Tt made to incre;ie the school results. "We I ;gh to th. have at b at enroll year with f".r added facilities," said M-'nt gmery. The uper!r;te ndent exrdaird that his outline .f defects wa. r.ot actuated hy a p;r;t e.t but vns made forming a ba-is i-I.ui f- r ir.crea.- d e s t r ; . t i e r i t e : n : . for the purpose . or: a hieh a s !.. mati-- Ing till Clli.-ie;., -v colli ! be elevised. The suhjects c-n which comprehensive tudy be lie urged a undertake n, such as medical inspection. retard atie. etc. cannot i.-e tinishel lr. : few months. he li'cl.trcvl, hue lasting benet't might require een nioro than a ye'xr b devoted to the Investigation. It is proba that dce isi. j; as t whether the principals s-hall such a study and if so. ale take up ng h..i line, will probably be made at th pt-xt central meeting.