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THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES.
south BEND NEWS-TIMES v f T -1- ;'c :'c . . . - v .v. ... & v. -4- CLEVER BOYS .BUILD THEIR NOVEL WIRELESS OF- FICE IN A TREE TOP. LITTLE OLD NEW YORK II Y NO UMAX. ' k'm -'a i. v t k, t ' 'l- l' T " '- f 'i- , ' . 'i 'i , . SATURDAY, OCTOIIKII 18, 1913 THE NEWS-TIMES PRINTING COMPANY. ?1A trrt rolf.nr A'-rnnc. South Hem!. Indiana Kntrr ! r.? ;cron,i chip matte r .it 'he pes: or!ice at South ISend. Indiana. BY CAlUCILK. Dally and Sunday In advance, per Daily and 5ur.ay by the week ... 12c lir J3.00 Daily, pinkie opy..... Sunday, single copy Cc nv MAIL. Ti!lv zitid P'indav In ndvnneo, pf r year $4.0 InSly. In ainr. - por vear ,3.r0 If your nam.' apporra In the telephone directory you can telephone, your want "ad" to The :.Vtv: --Times oJIice and a bill will bo mailed after its irTtion. Home phono 1K1: BrrT'p hone 210C. CONK. LOrtKNZKN . WOODMAN Foreign Advertising: Representatives. 225 Fifth Avenue, New i orfc. Arfvertislns BuIIdinvr. Chicago SOI'TII l!i:.D. INDIANA, A roKKWOKD. In any flection it Is to h- xpcted that the party that is "out" and wants to j:ct '"in" will say harsh things a!. out a pasin administration. That 1 th- history of polities throughout the country, throughout our history and all history. It i.- en tli- eas sometimes in politics that the people who are "out" will irsvtt to dishonorable insinuation and innuendo, to calumny and slander,- they may even in desperation report to mali;:ninif their own city, to holding it up to the ridicule and scorn of irood men and women, in their mad effort to gain control of it. That is politics a.4 some people know it. And the men who are the victims of such attack can well afford to ignore it, knowing its motives, and realizing that the people will understand. The Folid, tlie substantial things in city irovernment are the things that count. And yet these are apt often to be overlooked in the heat of a cam paign with Its bitterness, its personal itkvp its clamor and its petty ambi tions. It is most vital to the welfare of the city and its people that these things be not overlooked, but be sanely and soberly considered, weighed and studied. How has the city administration cared for its people? How ha3 it handled their money? How has it provided for the generations as yet un born? Has it taken heed to this new movement in public life, the social welfare movement? Has it provided for the spiritual needs of its people? Has it considered their health as well as their pocket books? Has It pro vided play places and breathing spells for the children in the midst of con gested territoy? Una it kept open the channels of communication? Has it builded constructively for the future of South Uend, for the city that is to be? Delievint? these things to be of commanding importance the News Times proposes to discuss them in future issues, to the end that the real is sues, the thlnKs permanent and substantial, be not overlooked in the noisy clamor of office hungry politicians, s'anely and carefully, without politics" or partizanship, the different phases of the city's life and government will 1e taken up. The prk department, the work of the public health board, public im provements, finance, taxation, will be discussed. The first of these article? will be printed tomorrow. ax r.xroucF.D i;xpi:dii;nt. The prospect H that Huerta will be "hoist by his own petard", that assum ing the dictatorship will prove his undoing. The most conspicuous fore shadow of this event is the complete alienation of the friendly otlices of the I'nited States and other powers. Advices from Washington indicate that Pres. Wilson has severad relations With the Mexican dictator and, what Is more significant, that the president is 'considering opening negotiations "'. ith the constitutionalist:. It is not to be understood from this that the American government is espousing the cause of the so-called rebels or that It has any other purpose than the bringing of peace an 1 ood govern ment to the distressed republic. The motive of the United States are entirely peaceful. The utmost care lias been taken to avoid action upon which miuht be based a presumption or assumption that this government lias either bias or prejudice for or against any faction in Mexico, except that Pres. Wilson has not deemed it wise, prudent or just to ue recogni tion to the Huerta government, found ed as it was upon assassination. Subsequent events have fully vindi cated the wisdom of Pres. Wilson's course, and the new policy fore shadowed seems justified by the cir cumstanccs. The constitutionalists are in rebellion against the Huerta government, ostensibly at least they are striving to give Mexico a better form of government than Huerta has provided or than he is likely to pro vide, and whether the are sincere or not they have done nothing so far to antagonize or - alienate neighboring and foreign powers. Ilmrta has made it impossible for this government to continue relations with him, however distant, but the pacification of Mexico cannot be aban doned by this and other nations which have more than a friendly interest In It through commercial relations. There Is too much at stake to stand aloof and do nothing to aid in restoring order and pood government. The j peace of the continent Is of first im portance and the interests of for eigners in Mexico are entitled to pro tection. In this emergency any honorable nnd peaceful means to which Pres. Wilson may have recourse will be re garded as legitimate and as in nowise compromising or involving the Amer ican government. Till: I)AXGI.IU)U .IOKi:it. The other day a thoughtless person ftarttd the report that an attache of one of the city garages was dead. The report reached the mother of the young man said to have been killed in r. motor car accident and caused her great distress of mind. The author of the report had only the idea of perpt trating a practical ! Joke. He had no thought or concep tion of the consequences. He wanted to have a little fun at the expeno of fci. friend and could thinl; of r.o bet ter way. It wa, of cour.-e, an idle and foli.;; porforman- e and one in which, perhaps, tlie performer would not have indulged had he taken a! second thought or foreseen the conse CjUences. It was expensive fun, and If the perpetrator of the act is as conscious of its enormity as he should le he is doubtless finding his proper fhare of suffering In remorse. Many a word spok u In jest carries a concealed dart which is as effective in producing pain as though tired in malice. Many an ill considered art lias consequences far beyond the com prehension of the author.. Such of fenses against sense and propriety ari.-e fr-m lack of consideration for others and from a very bad habit of ()(TOHI It 18, 1013. acting on impulse. The wounds in tlicted are none the less deep, painful and lasting because of the explanation that follows or the regret or remorse of the one by whom they are inllicted. There is enough of the misfortune of life in every day experience with out using the imagination to swell the volume. DIAKY OF FAT! I Kit TIM II I see by the papers the New York Central railroad and some of the western hotels are not going to fur nish linger bowls any more. Maybe the management thought they re minded folks of the old style of eat ing before folks were invented. Forks have been in use only about 300 years. The old Greeks, although their civilization was much advanced, ate with their lingers as gracefully as possible. And in the middle ages peo ple still ate with their fingers. ' Of course they washed their hands be fore and after each meal, but still, the custom was anything but clean. Kach of the guests at dinner was first offered a basin and a pitcher and it was bad form to help one's self to any of the food before having careful ly washed hands and face. Of course they washed them again after the meal. Goldsmith finally Invented forks but at first they were objects of luxxiry and were used onPj' at times when they might have been done without, as for eating pears, cheese and sandwiches. An incident at Anderson, S. C, again indicates that a fool and his automobile are soon parted. In this instance the fool struck a match to light his lamps while the machine was being filled with gasoline. Result: Three dead, eight hurt, the garage and its contents destroyed. Beginning Sunday the National So ciety for the Promotion of Industrial I'ducation will be In session in Grand llapids for a week. The proceedings should be of especial interest in In diana, where vocational schools have just been authorized. in Allen county the prisoners in the county jail are to be given what may be esteemed by them as the priv ilege of working on the roads. In cidentally the energy wasted in play ing cards in the jail corridor will be conserved. On the principle that the converted sinner is the most enthusiastic in his piety, so the imported suffraget is most violent in her demonstrations. See records made by Zelie Kmerson in London and Minnie Vail in Paris. Nothing short of a cleanup of th Huerta administration will satisfy Pres. Wilson. Incidentally it will be satisfactory to most people in Mexico. The Seventh Day Adventists ar to meet in California in KG 3. This gives the world immunity from destruction for two years. When Mr. S:ilzer sheds his muzzle some interesting but not necessarily conincing copy will be furnished. If Julian Hawthorne can suggest some real prison reforms his experi ence will not have been in vain. Huerta Is liable to feel something slipping and to find it Is the throne he has assumed. The impudent My that defies your swatter should spur your zeal to swat. NHW YOKIC. Oct. IS. -No news paper printed a picture of Benjamin Altman, multi-millionaire owner ot a great Fifth av. dt j . tinent store, who died a few days av at the ripe age of There was a good reason why no picture was printed. "Benny" All man, as he was known to his inti mat s. wa.v a queer little man, ami one of his oddities was that he never would have his picture taken". Friends would sometimes playfully attempt to snapshot him, but he was clever at bathing them. One- (if Altman's hobbies was a fondness for fine horses, and his de partment jtc,re was perhaps the only one that ever carried horsts as a part of its diversified stock. Before the days of the automobile, people who waund a pair of blooded carriage horses could go to Altman's for them, and know that they would get just what they paid for. Altman himself loved blooded horses and his per sonal guarantee was back of every sale. In his business career, the great merchant made two moves, each of which marked an epoch, tie started with a little store on lower Third av. In later years he came farther up town, and opened a bigger place on Sixth av. The last move was to the huge and architecturally beautiful structure on Fifth av. and 34th st. Nowhere on the building does any name appear. There is not even a monogram or an initial on a curtain or a doormat. If you do not know that building houses Altman's store, you never will know, until some one tells you. That was another of Alt man's odd ideas. The little man never married. A quiet, solitary life he lived In his home at Fifth av. and Cuth St., his one great passion, aside from his business, the collection of works of art. Dying, he left to the city of New York,to be put in the eMtropolltan museum-, what Dr. Kdward Robinson, director of the mu seum, describes as "the most splendid gift any citizen has ever made to the people of the city of New York". The collection comprises many art treasures that are literally priceless. It Includes paintings, rugs, tapestries, antique furniture, Chinese; porcelains, Limoges enamels, rock crystals, bronzes everything that an artistic nature could desire, and vast wealth could buy, from every corner of the earth. THE WORLD UY HIJIITOX MtALKY. We seek him everywhere Amid the throng. "We've sought him here and there And sougM him long. Hoping anions the mob He'll chance to dwell The man who knows his job And does it well! We know of labor's woes, Nor hold them light. But ah, the man who knows His business right! Workman, or cop, or clerk He makes a hit. The man who knows his work And tends to it! The world has constant use For men like this. Who's work's not fast and luose And hit or miss. It seeks, with heart athrob, Where he ma.v dwell The man who knows his job And does it well. in: was i u:dy. Esther How would you like to have your ears pierced? Robert First rate! W 'hat are you going to sing? Tor way-! tlia tare cutc Soy Bean, our village cut-tip. can't he heat. Be fore Martin to Cal Comic ks luiskin hoc. Soy got himself a doen ear o' corn and dyed 'em red." CELEBRATED TOO SOON OVER BIRTH OF A SON Frank Sieracki, who worked on a farm north of the city, came to South Bend to visit his wife and a new born son. Friday. He got drunk on the way and was arrested for the noisy manner in which he was celebrating. According to the wife. Sieracki has not been doing his share toward keeping up the family expenses and when it was found that he beat the police court out of a tine last fall the man was held over for further evi dence. He has not been able, so far, to ser the new member of the family. ffc ft 1 M 1 Jfm m J N . :? A . - J $A'V - : . ' . .xcT :' y .-.'o. s':- .Vx-- vj, Some clever boys of Brookline, Mass., have probably the most unique oilice for their wireless plant in the country. 'Tis in the top of a tall elm and overlooks the neighboring houses like the lair of an eagle! It was an extremely difficult task, this building of a tree-office. But by exercising care and caution the boys accomplished the feat and aristocratic Corey hill residents believe they have the oddest business residence to be found ! This hotioO-in-a-tre is used as the "administration headquarters" of the Robin Hood Wireless club and con tains a telegraph instrument. This is connected with wire to tne wireless plant, located in the not-far-away stable ol the Di Pesa estate. r THE MELTING POl COME! TAKFJ POTLUCK WITH CS. Tin: axxoxymocs xoti:. In the life of everyone, There are events, the cynic declared. That would create quite a stir If they were ever bared. The deacon's wife and Sister Pash Denied the terrible assertion That all crimes could be proved From chicken thief to wife desertion. To Honest Jim he sent this line: "Fly at once, all is known." And 'twas found the following day That Honest Jim had flown. D. B. II. WE have it from that unimpeacha ble authority, the sociel editor, that October is supplanting June as the month of marriages. The society edi tor ought to know. She makes the record and she could have no ulterior moti e in fattening the returns of any particular month. AT the same time June has these advantages which will not he over looked by the sentimental bride or the prudent groom. June gives the bride the roses and the groom a running start to get through the win ter months. Tlie Daneinir Husbands of Logansport. (Dogansport Pharos-Reporter.) Logans-port man who yesterday sued for divorce, said that his wife pulled out a gun and made him dance. Well, there are a lot of Hogansport women who make hubby dance, and they don't use a gun, either. "IS society responsible for crime?" queries an exchange, and we are moved to say that if not it has been getting more in the neck than was coming to it. A Plauslb-lo Fxplanntlon. Will confess I didn't know that Lord and Heaven resided on opposite .'ides of a ravine at Higman Park, but since you have mentioned the matter, it occurs to me that the ravine might possibly lo Devil's Hole. In that case wouldn't it be a sacrilege to discuss it further? STB. N. B. Devil's Hole is a name of one of the ravines up there.) IF Jullv Juckett had the luck it seems he ought to know, "he would CLUMSY OLD ELEPHANT PULLS HOUSE ON WHEELS DOWN BUSY STREET w - : - ' -t- : e!vx :-;ViX-vY ...-.l.-T2 What would you think if you were to see an elephant plilling a house on wheels down the middle of a busy city street? Did you ever see an elephant hitch ed up or did you have the impression that he is such a clumsy animal he cannot be useful? This elephant, pictured here. hi?.s been trained to work. He may n3t like it very well. But he cannot very well help himself. The house on wheels, which he is pulling, belongs to a rich family that likes to do something different for a cnange now anu men. The-e people got tired of driving in automobile and riding in an aero lane und living In a houseboat on the river. So they thought they v The Di Pesa family own a grand estate on Summit av. From this slope on Corey hill, which is the highest point of land immediate to Boston, there is a magnificent view; all Bos ton, its harbor and even the moun tains of New Hampshire being vis ible on a clear day. The grandson of the family. Alfred, at once detected the splendid oppor tunity for establishing a wireless plant. He enlisted the aid of a num ber of schoolfellows. Don and Stewart Nixon. Russell and others. They set up their wireless in the stable just back of the Di Pesa residence1, and in the meantime planned on devising th; mcst picturesque of cilices, an office-in-a-tree. never have to duck it when the cop pers show. Miurio Y'our Mouse. Here's the case: Baby asleep. Hear noises in room. Figure it is a mouse that has slipped In. Can't light a light. Wake baby. Don't want to let mouse enjoy a free meal. Fraid he might bite baby. What's your answer? PAPA. AND, recurring to significance In names, it follows as a natural se quence that Mrs. Gussic Mashburn of LaGrange, Ga., should have tne record of being engaged to twenty-five men, foiled in five elopements and twice married at the age of 17. Ninety Degrees North In Politeness. Taxi stops in front of No. fiin at a. m. and driver rings the doorbell. Head protrudes from second floor window and asks what is wanted. "I have a passenger for No. 615." "Thanks." said the protruding head, "613 is next door." AMIED'S Journal is authority for the statement that "Society rests upon conscience," provoking the rejoiner that society seems to be off its base. Overlooking the Notable. (Bristol Banner.) In the rush of moving we neglected ' to mention in last week's issue the notable capture of fish made by Jake Bickel. Jake was out about three hours and brought in the largest string of fish we ever saw taken from the .St. Joseph. True they were but suckers but there were several weigh ing about six pounds each and the combined weight was upwards of til pounds. Jake retailed his catch at I cents per pound and after reserving what he thought he wanted for him self, garnered in $2.43 of Uncle Sam's coin which with the satisfaction ol having made the largest catch of the year, afforded him unusual satisfac tion for one day. A t NSPORT man has a'ked for a divorce because his wife carries a revolver INDICATING that married life is a state of continuous revolution. C. N. F. would get some novel way of travel ing. Sure enough, they have succeeded The house on wheels, which yoi can see quite plainly, is nice and coz inside. There are curtains at tin window and a shade over the fron door. The elephant does not travel a? fast as a horse, of course, becaus he Is big. But he is very strong aru there isn't much danger of tiring hin out. In this picture, you see, the hous on wheels has been stopped rlgh beside an up-to-date automobile. The driver is giving the elephci' some water to drink. See how Its trunk is twfsted round so that he can reach into the pall and get the water? - UYERS of Fall and Winter gar ments here are not only getting their pick of the newest ideas from the latest fashion models, but are secur ing special values in dependable clothes. Wilhelm's Coats, Suits and Dresses are so artistically cut, so beautifuly made and so thoroughly de pendable, that only the highest priced costume tailoring is to be compared with them. The excellence of the materials used is apparent at a glance. There is a "quality" feel to the cloth, a firm ness to the seams, the good taste of the trimmings, the yam -dyed satin linings all give evidence of that better-than-ordinary degree of value to be found only in Wilhelm's ladies' ready-to-wear. Corner Michigan a Jefferson, 2 '. S . DO NOT IN AN UNWIRED HOUSE Electric wiring in the house is toilay as necessary as open plumbing. Candles and lamps belong to thi era of the well pump. Electric light belongs to the pres ent and the future. People today realize that Electric Light means 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. noiana & i&ieciric 220-222 VVejt Try NEWS-TIMES WANT ADS 3 c-j LI VI nomDam Colfax Av. hicnigan J Try MWS-T.IMES WANT ADS