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If your name nppcr.ra In the telephone directory you can telephone
your want -ad" to The ws-Tim8 ofiice and a bill will be mailed after Its
Insertion. Home phone 1151; Bell phone 2100.
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i.irr Tin: run lic know.
Th peopl are bring bombarded in this campaign with well written
but grossly false H liniations of conditions alleged to exist in local adminis
tration. With a flourish of glittering generalities the writer would ead
taxpayers to conclude that the tax rnom'y is being wasted and distributed
among officials and contr.ftor?.
But this apparently audacious writer grows weak and timorous in spe
cific application of his charges.
His utterances are put forth to aid an alleged sincere non-hypocritical
tffort toward betterment.
Hut the public wants to 1k diovn
If graft or favoritism exists or has existed in the letting of South
Bend public contracts, th people want to know it.
If Mich conditions do not prevail then tin advertisement iued by tho
holier than thou roterie is knowingly and perniciously fH.
To call attention to dishonesty in administration Is honorable and pub
lic spirited. To falsely accuse public officials of dishonesty even by indi
rection in all that is low, vile and contemptible. Any set of men relying
upon such methods are unworthy of consideration.
We ask the gentlemen, in what puMie contract was there graft or dis
honesty? South Bend is not large, the records are open, Ull us where has fa
orJiIom entered ato a contract letting.
As a matter of fact Soutli Bend has been peculiarly fortunate in getting
low bids on public work. That work is accomplished so reasonably has
beer; a matter of surprise to city officials throughout the state.
Dishonesty in public service means high bids in public work. High
priced contracts should result in big profits.
Do you know of any South Bend contractors becoming wealthy at
public work? There is pcarcely a local contractor who can finance the
usual street Job without borrowing from banks and material-men to help
him through.
Cement waiks are Uid at such low prices in South Bend city con
tracts that several contractors refuse to bid on such work the private
employer pays so much more for the same work.
South Bend is fortunate in having a number of sewer contractors.
Most of them :rte practical swer men who work in the trench. The com
petition among them is so keen that many contracts net but slightly more
than day wages. Tho older sewer contractors have practically been driven
from the field by these contractor-laborers. And the public gets the bene
fit of the lowest substantial bid.
Every informed person knows that the Kenwood avenue trunk sewer
broke Peter Suzio the contractor it was let so low. The Mead street trunk
fewer just completed was built at a loss of over $20,000 and Shea and
O'Shea, the contractors, were forced into bankruptcy. The history of local
paving Is Just as creditable.
And in the face of these known facts these smug I'harisees of the cit
izen movement accuse collusion in the letting of contracts.
"We Thank Thee Oh Lord, that we are not like other men" cry the
Keller cohorts. And when we see the shameless efforts to gain power by
these men, their wanton disregard for truth, their malicious attacks
on men of character, we are indeed thankful that the rank and file of men
are not like thein.
Be specific, gentlemen, the public is not foe led by empty platitudes.
likely that the influence of Mr. Al-
drich's antagonism will penetrate !
deeply or spread widely. He ia a dis-'
credited factor, a lame duck, an un
faithful servant who has been sulli- j
ciently urged by his own people to re- j
main at home and keep hands off
public affairs.
Mr. Aldrlch belongs to a past age
In public affairs when the functions of
the statesmen were supposed to in
volve exclusively the Interests of the
few as opposed to the Interests of the
many and Is a follower of the false
theory that the proper condition of
the people Is a dependency.
We need not be impatient with Mr.
Aldrlch, but we may be indifferent.
Mr. Aldrich's views have lost their
Intervention by the St. Joseph Med
ical society will help solve the health
problems of the city of South Bend by
making it perfectly clear that the city
has health problems. The clearer
this is made the more serious these
problems are seen to be.
Tho situation is this: If a contagious
disease appears the city has no ade
quate means of combatting It. The
city had no isolation hospital. it
hasn't even a pest house. The city
has no laboratory where precaution
ary measures may taken against
If a person is injured the city has
no emergency hospital to which the
patient may be removed for im
mediate attention. Access to the two
private hospitals in contingent upon
the management first knowing where
the compensation for service is com
ing from.
Investigation following the diph
theria scare ?l the Oliver school re
vealed the anticipated fact that many
of the children need medical attention
They are defective with diseases of
the eyes, nose and throat and skin in
fections of which they can be relieved
If given proper attention.
Added to these things are the nar
row limitations to which the board of
health is contined by an annual ap
propriation of $.",000. With this
email appropriation the board is ex
pected to keep a city of 00.000 people
in a sanitary condition and protect the
public against the spread of conta
gious diseases.
outh Bend has been lucky that
something serious has not happened.
It may be less fortunate in the future
if the vigilance of the board of health
is not supplemented with better facil
ities. The board s-hould have an ap
propriation proportionate to its needs.
Jt should be in position to give the
pupils of the schools, both public and
parochial, th benetlt of medical in
spection, and it should have emer
gency hospitals as recommended by
the medical society.
We are not advised as to what ex
tent the city ,is liable in emergency
cases, but that it has a responsibility
for persons injured on the street there
can be no doubt, but the private hos
pitals cannot be compelled to take po
lice patients although they are largely
supported by popular subscriptions.
An emergency exists. The winter
Is coming on. the season when conta
gious disease are most prevalent, and
when school pupils are more contined
than during the milder months. The
action of the council should be prompt
nrr1 adequate.
tion. It had its inception with the
pioneer German settlers of South
Bend Including in its membership roll
such old familiar names as Lederer,
Livrrigston, Meyer, Chockclt, Hanauer,
Collmer, Uockstroh, Voedisch, Elbel,
Uostiser, Adler, Sack, Knoblock, Belt
ner, Kusswurm and others of a sturdy
race which made an early and indel
ible impression on the character of
the community.
These fllsciples of Father Jahn and
the generation that has followed have
contributed largely to the substantial
citizenship of the city. In their so
ciety they have stood for a high stand
ard of morals and for the develop
ment of the graces of mind and body
through the promotion of music and
athletics and the education of tho
young in the mother tongue and its
The South Bend Turn-verein occu
pies an enviable position among its
sister societies in this country. In
the athletic contests in which it has
participated it has always acquitted
itself with credit and frequently with
distinction. It is one of the institu
tions transplanted from the old coun
try which has found a ready adapta
bility in the new.
The institution is one which, while
preserving the traditions of Germany
tlnds itself in perfect harmony with
the American spirit.
Tin: TriiN-vi:ui:i..
Vith the burning of redeemed se
curities t the amount of $".H'0 next
Sunday the South Bend Turn-rein
will be free from debt and in posses
sion of a line property a ;d the enjoy
ment of a igorous organization.
A ear or two ago The News-Times
reviewed the history of this society,
showing it beginning as a liederkranz
and its gradual development as a so
cial, musical and athletic organiza-
We read with perhaps more indif
ference than impatience what Mr.
Aldrlch of Rhode Island has to say
concerning the Owens-Glass currency
bill. It is, as it were, a voice from
the tomb of inetilciency, buried in the
avalanche of outraged public senti
ment in 1912.
There are two reasons for indiffer
ence or impatience with what Mr.
Aldrich may say on a subject with
which his name was for a long time
intimately associated, but from which
association nothing desirable associat
ed. Mr. Aldrich had his opportunity
and llunked. He talked currency re
form for" a good many years, but the
currency remained unreformed and
the interests he represented in the
senate, the New York tlnancial ring,
continued to contrc it.
The other reasons for Indifference
or impatience, j.ust- as the individual
may happen to feel, is that the ground
of his attack is the alleged Bryan in
iluenee in the measure now before
congress. Being In a moribund state
as far as public affairs are "concerned
it is natural that Mr. Aldrlch should
deal with dead issues.
Ws have no idea that Mr. Bryan
has had much, if anything, to do with
the construction of the currency bill.
The measure originated with Pres.
Wilson, who has ideas of his own
without soliciting the aid of Mr.
Bryan or anybody else, and we have
not observe! that Mr. Bryan has par
ticularly troubled himself about the
currency bill except to give it such aid
as might be reasonably expected of
him as a member of the cabinet.
At this stage of progress it is not
While there may be no division of
opinion as the character of the
acts of William Sulzer before he was
elected governor of New York there
will be no unanimity as to his guilt
under the charges on which he was
Impeached. The high court of im
peachment itself could not give more
thai, a bare two-thirds majority
against the governor on the facts and
the Judges of the supreme court were
quite evenly divided on the law.
The question as to whether Gov.
Sulzer was legally or justly impeached
therefore remains a mooted one.
There can be, however, no question
as to the moral unfitness of Gov. Sul
zer for the high olfice from which he
has been deposed, and whatever the
motive of the prosecution may have
been and whatever the spirit in which
It was conducted the prevailing senti
ment will be that the state of New
York has been relieved of an oificlal
dangerous to its moral and political
The offences with which Gov. Sulzer
was charged were falsifying his state
ment of campaign expenses, the com
mission of perjury by doing so, brib
ing of witnesses to withhold testimony
from the Frawley investigating com
mittee, suppressing testimony by
means of threats, the commission of
larceny in the Tise of his campaign
contributions for speculative purposes
and the corrupt use of influence to
affect the prices of securities.
These charges, if true, were good
reasons why William Sulzer should
not be governor of New York, but if
guilty as charged the acts were com
mitted before he became governor,
and on that point the variance of
opinion among the members of the
commission hinged. It was a ques
tion not so much of fact as of law,
and on this point the court divided.
The attitude of Presiding Judge
Cullen was most remarkable. He
voted not guilty on every article of
impeachment and delivered an ex
haustive opinion in support of his
votes. He held that the main of
fenses charged were not impeachable
and that the governor neither falsified
his statement of campaign expenses
nor committed legal perjury.- Three
other judges or the supreme court
Voted witn Presiding Judge Cullen
and five voted against the governor,
a division calculated to create a doubt
as to the legal aspect of the case.
A L i Hi IV! IZi Ls ii V VJ r KJ A
IT so rarely happens that a man
flunks when circumstances call for an
exhibition of courage that we feel Mr.
Carnegie has undertaken a hopeless
task in atterrTprting to reward heroes
and heroines.
Observation teaches us that most
men have the courage to do what they
should do in times of peril to them
selves or others, but not to Invite risk.
The minority is made up of the reck
less and cowards. y
OLD E. H. M. is chortling over his
recent experience at Wawasee, in
which the bass manifested a decided
preference for his hook and old A.
L. H. lashed the lake to fury all day
without -getting a rise.
The Burning Question.
(From Woman's Page.)
I go with a fellow, but I don't like
him, for he imposes too much to
please me. He comees when I don't
want him and is in my way. Can you
help me to get another fellow in any
way so I can get rid of him? I have
gone with him for company and not
to marry him, and he has never asked
me to, and I. would be shocked, too.
if he did. He stands in my way so
that other fellows think I am married.
He watches me. I "have told him not
to come, but he comes anyway. He
is a poor sort of worker. He could
not support me if I married him. I
am twenty-eight years old. How
much is it worth to trim a hat?
BY one of those mlschapces through
which the chronicler of events omits
the most impc.rtant when writing a
list of names old Hi Sibley failed to
get Charles Hogan in on his "Charley
dav". We shall remain In painful
suspense until we are assured that
"Bogus" is. still engaged in the hope
less task of keeping the spittoons
AS falls the shade of Halloween
athwart the opening path nail down
your steps and jerk your chairs to
save them from the wrath of ticktack
girls and boys who roam the streets
at eventide and indulge in fiendish
Put Up the S. It. O. Sign.
(Rochester Sentinel.)'
Some one has written a play called
"Indian Summer". A better sketch
than can ever be penned, is being en
acted in northern Indiana almost
dally. It is the real thing, and best
of all, there is no admission fe.
SPEAKING of one's neighbors and
friends, " what is that quality in hu
man nature which so largely prevents
them from becoming synonymous
terms? -
IS it because proximity destroys
The Unmistakable Signs.
(Indianapolis Star.)
"How do you know I am married?"
asked the great detective's visitor,
obviously startled.
"By your wedding ring and your
worried expression," suavely replied
the great man.
WITH the progress of the world
some of the old sayings are becoming
obsolete. For example, in these days
of dehorned cattle and horseless ve
hicles what are we to understand by
"It depends on whose ox is gored,"
or "That's a horse on you." Obvi
ously we must revise the symbols of
our language that it may be under
stood by the rising generation.
For instance, let us say "It depends
on whose tire Is punctured," or "Your
clutch is slipping."
OCTOBER sunsets are too common
to be given their full appreciation,
but the October sunrise is sufficiently
exclusive to receive it full need of
praise. '
TO get your money's worth, see
C. N. F.
In Lighter Vein
He was passing the golf links when
a golf ball hit him in the eye. En
raged, he said things to the golfer.
"What's the matter with you?" yell
ed the golf fiend, "when I cry 'fore
you should get out of the way."
"Fore is it? Then when I cry 'five"
it means you're going to get a whack
on the nose. 'Five!' "
Did you tell the lady I was out?
Yis, mum.
Did she seem to doubt it?
Np. mum. She said she knew you
Judging from the number of pro
tests filed with the department of
labor there are a good many people
who regard Mrs. Pankhurst as per
sona non grata. It will pratify the
eminent window smasher to learn that
she is receiving so much attention.
We have it from Mr. Armour him
self that if the public will discontinue
eating veal for several years the cost
of beef will decrease. Considering
that as food veal is a negligible quan
tity this self-denial ought to be easy.
The first step toward the establish
ment of home rule In the Philippines
has been taken by naming five Fili
pinos who are to constitute a majority
of the Philippine commission. This
puts it up to the Filipinos.
The heroes who died on the Vol
turno cannot be given medals, but
their example will remain as impres
sive as that of those who may receive
these marks of distinction.
Charles G. Powell, whose death
in Niles is announced, was the Nestor
of the press in northern Indiana and
southern Michigan and an ornament
and honor to the craft.
The declaration that juvenile officer
must be an optimist to succeed applies
with equal force to any other occupa
tion. The pessimist has no place in
the world of today.
Several things are lacking to con
vince us that South Bend is as pro
gressive as it might be: Emergency
and isolation hospitals, for instance.
Boss (meeting clerk at ball game)
How is this, Perkins? You asked
off to go to a funeral.
Yes, sir; that's what it's been for
the home team.
Wouldn't it be fine, Harold, if some
one would give us an automobile?
What would we do If we'd bust a
"You are a very large man," said
a tailor to a new congressman, as he
took his measure.
"Think so, do you?" replied the N.
"I certainly do."
"Well, you ought to see me when
I'm home." Washington Critic.
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"That feller from the city," said old
Hiram Hathaway,
"Was stoppin' up to Westcotfs while
the gang was makin' hay.
When Westcott lost his youngest
hoss. the one he needed most.
And couldn't raise no money if he'd
looked from coast to coast.
The feller from the city went and
bought that husky bay
And gave the hoss to Westcott, jest
atore he went away.
Of course, I know the feller's rich;
he comes here every seas6n;
But I wonder why he done it. Thar
must have been some reason."
This wondrous world we live in, if
we look in any land.
Is full of Hiram Hathaways, who
cannot understand.
The poor man lost his working horse
nd couldn't get another;
The rich man made a present just to
help a luckless brother.
This world knows many mortals, men
of many sects and creeds.
Who think unworthy motives lurk
behind all worthy deeds:
Who might find time themselves to
do a kindness, now and then
If they were not so busv keeping
books on other men.
Electric wiring in the house is today
necessary as open plumbing. Candles
and lamps belong to th era of the well
pump. Electric light belongs to the pres
ent and the future.
People today realize that Electric Light
meani comfort, convenience, safety and
healthfulness. The push button is safer
and quicker than matches.
And now we have the MAZDA LAMPS
which give three times as much light for
the same cost as did the old carbon
lamps. The millionaire'can find no bet
ter light at any price The working man
can find no cheaper light
You should see that your house is
wired and get more and better light You
will be surprised to learn how cheaply
and easily you can get this wiring install
ed. Call us on either phone 462 and
our representative will explain our special
wiring offer.
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.ectric Qrapasy
220-222 West Colfax Av.
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"I trust your kite husband had
something saved up for a rainy day."
"Indeed he had!" replied the wid
ow, with a fresh burst of tears. "He
had seven or eight umbrellas."
Motor expert The noise in the en
gine that you complain of is caused
by sparking too fast.
Miss Riverside "The Irea!"
"The salad tastes awful! Didn't
you wash it?"
"Of course, hubby with soap
Naturally Julian Hawthorne thinks
the Atlanta prison a very disagreeable
place, and doubtless it was and is to
those condemned to occupy it.
Huerta may have sense enough to
back off the dangerous position he has
assumed. If not he must accept the
fate of the fool.
The outdoor flies are making a rush
for the house. Don't be in a hurry
about removing the screens.
Mexico must now take her medicine
or get out of bed.
James H. Coleman and Joseph
Rurke, arrestetl Thursday night for
being drunk, were found guilty in po
lice court Friday morning and fined
11 and costs. The men said they
were from Faw Paw. Michigan and
said that police picked them up while
they were looking for the salvation
army home. Judge Farabaugh sus
pended the sentence and gave the
men ten minutes to leave town.
$ $ Jc $ $ $ : $ $ $ $
n. y., wensdy funny how time, fiys,
a feller that has a hay and grane
bisniss in tunkhannock, pa., somees
down to n. y. and philladelphia for the
world series
he sirkulated back and 4th between
the 2 burgs, seeing the games in the
afternoons and seeing whatever else
was to be seen after supper
in his meandering around 'from one
place to another, he diskovered pritty
near a milyen kinds of drinks that
aint never been heard of in tunkhan
nock and as he wanted to have ail he
could, to tell the fellers back home,
he dident let nuthing get by him
well, he got along all right until
after the. last game was played sat
terdy then he went out and he just sort of
mixed up all the new drinks he had
got acquainted with, in one grand
farewell party
. next he knew, he woke up in a room
in a hotell
he couldent think what had hap
pened nor where he was nor nuthing
so he pushed a button and pritty
soon a bellboy come in, and told him
sum frends had put him to bed and
said not to bother him till he come to
gee, says the poor guy, in a weak
voice, what day is this
it's toosday, sir, fays the bellhop
the feller thought it all over, very
careful, for about a minute, and then
he asks
what became of sundy and mundy
but there aint a chance in the world
that he will ever find out johny
Extraordinary Sale Of
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In 1912 British Columbia admitted
56. $17 new settlers.
New York's mine output in 1912 wa
valued at S35.519.HS2.
Pennsylvania has more than one
million public school pupils.
A new gem called heliodor has
been found in German South -Africa.
Tri:ycle taxacabs have been intro
duced into Germany with great suc
cess. Cotton formed almost $11,000,000
of Egypt's exports to Germany last
Wood is cut thin enough tobe used
as a substitute for wall paper by a
recently patterned process.
Liverpool's new cathedral, now In
course of erection will have tho
largest pipe organ ia the world.
'M J Aifii
Two hundred brand new suits from
a New York maker two great lots
every size for women and misses, man
tailored, every one of them, with perfect
lines and skirts that hangcorrectly.
Brocaded cloths, men's wear serges, Jac
quard cloths, pebble chevoits, worsteds, Bot
any cloths, eponge chevoits and French pop
lans. Values up to $22.50
Suit like cut, men's
wear serge, $15.00.
Black, navy mahogany, light' blue, russet browns and
taupes. Celebrated Skinner and yarn-dyed satin linings;
correct short or longer coat effects; plain tailored, with self
collars; short waisted with fancy trimmed
backs; skirts hi mannish effects, some
slightly draped; values up to S27.50
7A f3f5 $
G?8N e r Michigan & Jefferson.
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