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Th-- d i.-ion f th I'nited S:at-s su prme Mirt t until r i i i ii th holdings of the Indiana courts with regard to the submission of th so-oilb'd Tom Marshall constitution to the people for adoption, remove. th last vestige of doubt rh to th noces.-ary course to pursue if a new fundamental law is ver to bo had in thi.s ftate. Amendment to the eonMitution as a whole is out of tho question, for that exactly -what tho Marshall consti tution attempted to do. When tho framera of tho present document neg lected to mako provision therein for revision, or r.ew constitution making, they left the state so far as future con stitution are concerned, virtually in a condition of anarchy, as they found it. wrlth no machinery for overcoming that condition. Happily, however, tho state legislature. lat winter, found an orderly way out by resorting to the referendum, and, if the ppl want ti new constittuion they can have it by merely saying mo. This act of the last legislature is at present receiving t bout as much at tention &a any law passed by that lodjr. A-gencies throughout the state with .rmie epochal consideration to ad vance are Interesting themselves in tho election to be held next year, and the influencea that will favor a ma jority voto for a constitutional con vention prorml-'o to wax great. Tho Anti-Saloon 1wi?up, for instance, is to bo In the, paddle for a constitu tional convention with the end in view of having a prohibition proision in corporated into the state's funda mental law. The propced federation of Indiana progressive democrats .suggested at the. People1;' ltule league dinner at Moopc hall, Saturday night, will mako new constitution petting a funda mental feature of it work. A more direct primary, state wide, and tho initiative referendum and recall, are the principal provisions these people are after. At Indianapolis there in a Constitu tional Equality lettguo. that will work for succeji in thi.s fundamental vote, and we presume there are others of which we have never heard. It looks as though the demand for a constitutional convention might win, almost to a certainty. The only thing likely to prevent it is that it requires a majority vote of nil whit vote at tho ejection, which is a state and con &n.sfdonal election, anil not merely a majority of those who vote for or against the measure. Then thero are half a dozen other i eferendurrus that must be voted on. which may cause this one to bo over looked in some instances, a feature that is giving tho hoping for suc cess for their movement, their chief concern. Hut the Marshall constitution is defi nitely out of the way now, and steps toward a constitutional convention Jiave placed It well under way. I-et the agencies that favor it proceed. A nw constitution, properly constructed, will be good for the state, whether all the fada at these special agencies get recognition or not. Upon the ashes of the Marshall en deavor let it be hoped that a new con stitution will be reared Phoenixlike or something to that effect, that will e a credit to the state, and that will be as gDod. or better than what tho et-gxjvemor would have given us, this as a. monument to the Interest that he aroused in spite of his failure. fkimikatiox or rrtOUUKSMYi: DEMOCRATS. A federation of the progressive dem ocrats of Indiana. proposed at tho Peoples' Ttule league dinner at Moose hall Saturday night might not ue the worst tntng that could happen to the democracy of the stat"1 by any means. If organized and conducted aloiu constructive lines it could be a power of goo1. It may be that the demo cratic organization in the state is not as progressive a.s it might be; evident ly not as progressive as some would like it to be, but the bos: mode of correction would be to proceed along conductive rather , than de.-ti"i:cti e lines. Mr Kirby, president of the Indiana traveling menV democratic club, hit the nail square on the head when he said in address, that in speak ins: democracy tlie ue of the worti prosres--lve' r an adject ie is su perfluous. There i noihim; in this so-called rrorcrlvf program that was not promu'atej i Thttn.is Jefferson. founder of the party. c.i. a cerUwr o. The people's rub- is aiwavs at l-ast presumptic in democratic trnment, and. in so far as that pre sumption is rebuttable, it is the f.rjlt of the people thenii-eHes. There is a work in Indiana that a federation of progt e.-i democrats, if they wish to caii thems les that, ean do, and do to ?;ood ad.jnta?o. It is an educational work. fi-. fair, and conducted without bUs or prcjuiiice. If it assumes the role of part ruptioniH. however, we deui t if it will Kt very far. thit i.-. in the seale of tlU cti enc?s. It is with a dal of interest that we noir what the baiiquet speakers had to ray of the dominance in Indiana politic.", by Mr. Thomas Ta?K?irt. He seems to be the bone of contention. We are inclined to the belief that the power of Mr. Tan -an is overestimat ed, but be that as it may. to 'et rid of this one man. or to throttle his influ ence, it is not nece--ary to hani? th hide of tho entire democratic patty on the fenco, as appears to bo the veiled program of the federation promoters. Let us have a federation of the pro gressive democrats of the state, but let us not remove, the emphasis from the "democrats". It has been the democratic program of a hundred years, and in some respects, of twenty five years additional, that has pre served the peoples' rule in thi.s coun try. But for Jefferson and his co workers there mitjht never have been such a thin?? a popular rule in this republic at all, and the republic would more than likely have boon an aris- toeracy instead. The party has never receded from that program, save in a few exception ill cases that have served to prove the rule, and whatever else such a feder ation as Is proposed may do, the mem bers should not forget that they are democrats, if they are democrats, and it should be to further the Avelfaro of the party, rather than to disrupt it, that they proceed with the undertaking". frae. They tind it a stumbling block in the way of political manipulation. "Woman cannot be relied upon to fol- low the Ims blindlv. .''he insists on knowing why. and ii is not always con venient to tell her. In thee ways woman is proving1 her usefulness outside of that sphere to which some would limit her. the home. MKiii I'liici: i on ;ami:. Casualties of the hunting season are appalling this year. No less than 135 men were killed and 125 were wound ed, some of them fatally. Careless handling an: reckless use of tirearms seem unchecked by force of example. The over eager hunter learns nothing from the experience of others. Maine leads in number of shooting accidents with 72. Wisconsin is sec ond with 06. Michig-an is third with 4 1. In each of the territories named in the press reports the accidents were in about the same proportion To the number of hunters, making it obvious that local conditions contributed noth ing to the result. Kvery one of the OO.GuO hunters who went into the woods for the fall shooting took the chance of being killed or injured through his own carelessness or the recklessness of others. The taking of this chance must be attributed to egotism rather than to recklessness of consequences. Your average hunter is possessed of the idea that he knows how to handle ! a pun, and that the ehancef being shot by somebody else is remote. In both cases the discount is too liberal. The chance is greater than the esti mate. It mnft be considered that though twenty-three states and parts of Can ada and Alaska are named in the re port the hunting territory in each is small and the hunters in each con verge toward a center. They cannot avoid crossing each others' paths, and in that and in the carelessness induced by haste and eagerness in pursuit of frame the danger lies. Few hunters will take the chance of losing a deer because he is not cer tain whether a moving object is a wild thing or a human being. He shoots iirst and investigates later. In too many instances his mark was a fellow hunter. MU. KKLLKK'S AIM'OIXTMKXTS. Though authoritative announcement is lacking it is understood that .Mayor elect Fred . Keller will make his municipal appointments public next week, liy a process of elimination, it is presumed, he has reduced the choice to a minimum and is now in position to make his final selections. We are not advised as to the order in which the selections have been or will be made, but we may assume from Mr. Keller's campaign pledges that he has or will choose that course which is most likely to produce the promised results. Mr. Keller was pledged in the first instance to an ad visory board, presumably to be com posed of substantial, disinterested per sons who would be competent to ad vise him not only in the administra tion of city business but in the choice of these to whom transaction of this business is to be entrusted. We assume that Mr. Keller has availed himself of the advice of this board in making the choice of his cab inet and that he has found it of as sistance in selecting men and women for the various positions to be filled with a due regard to their fitness and without respect to their political or personal affiliations. Unhampered by party lines Mr. Kel ler has a wide opportunity in selection and it should be that much easier for him to name competent assistants and to avoid making appointments for other than purely efficiency reasons. There nre many broad guaged men anil women In ?outh Bend who might bo induced to accept office under the coming administration from solely the public spirited standpoint, men and women who would regard such ap pointments as calls to duty rather than ua opportunities to draw sita tenance from the public teat, and it is such appointments that the people of .outh Hend .have good reason to expect. It would be unfair to any advisory board Mr. Keller might appoin not to give it a voice in selecting1 the execu tive officers of the city government, and unjust to place such board in a position of responsibility for the acts of persons it had not or could not recommend r approve. piiovix; in:i; t si:ri iAi:ss. The tine Italian hand of woman is making itself manifest in public af fairs in divers ways, and all for tho mud of the public. As at presen constituted the feminine force is a disinterested and public spirited power. It Is corrective and reforma tive. Without the ballot, except in isolat eded instances, the r.:oral influence of women 1 being exerted in a striking manner. And in a way it is astonish ing how readily this new element in affairs aails itself of the most ef fectie means of accomplishing what is desired. In South Hend and Mish awaka we hae evidences of the exer cise of thi potent intlueiu lot the amelioration of living conditions. In Chicago the women are conducting a successful boycott against a monopoly in eggs. Women, as a fundamental principle. .! no-re Interested in the welfare of the home and the family than in the ontinua nee t.f customs simply be cause they have been long continued. Women are innovators. They have little respect for established rules and customs. They are direct in their method-'. Perhaps it is because they have nt learned the man method of doing tilings, hut more likely because they have a wholes, rne contempt for tempr;z:ttin. ut fn Colorado the politicians, those in politics for what thero s in it, are not oer!y enamored of tuf- c THE MELTING POT come: take roTiiUcx wrm rs. APPAIIHNTI.V there are a few peo ple in South F.end who do not know we have been away on our occasional vacation. We met some of them yes terday morning when we came down town. They bowed and spoke with their usual cordiality, but their greet ings lacked the enthusiasm we felt over seeing them for the first iime in a fortnight. We might have stopped them and explained and thus aroused an enthu siasm in our return, but it would have been qualified by their surprise to learn that we had been away. Hut we shrank from the admission that we had not been missed and accepted in preference the cold fact that our ab sence was only casual. HKSIDKS it would have been heart less to tell them that we had come from a land which gave us fourteen days of consecutive sunshine, or four teen consecutive days of sunshine, as you please, and we scarcely could have avoided it had they discovered our return. The weather is an inevitable sub ject here, where we have so much quantity with so little variety. Here a day of sunshine is treasured in the memory. Where 'we have been they say the sun always shines. And yet, two weeks is about as long as we care to be away from .South Bend. We would not trade the green grass of our valley nor the dyes of our woods for the monotonous sun shine of Denver or the spectacular nights of its mountains. AND still one sees many interest ing things in Denver. For instance, we observed that Mr. Iceless has become the successor of the Denver Faucet company. The Coffin Packing company is al so in business there. And over the portals of one of Den ver's newspapers which possibly has a better reputation abroad than at home, like some other of its institutions is the motto: "O. Justice, When Ex pelled From Other Habitations, Make This Your Dwelling Place." As far as we could learn, th invita tion ha3 not been accepted. Travelogue of the Journey. Just west of Beckwith a black and white kitten wa gingerly picking its way across one of the numerous fields in that vicinity. At Fairfield a woman in a blue cali co gown was pulling a cabbage for dinner. A mile out of BatP.via a wayfarer who had sidetracked himself on the right of way to let our train pass re sumed h's Journey In tho opposite di rection. With the aid of the frain he rapidly widened the distance between us. We observed by a sign which occu pied a large space on a email building that the Hotel Ouch is located at Ben kelman, Iowa. There was much more, but this will give our readers some conception of the thrilling events of our trip. CIRCUMSTANCES prompted this lyric, or limerick: In Denver thero is a wine celler, 'Tis owned by a mighty gocnl feller; It's all good in the main. But the best is champagne. And for this we mostly did heller. They were expecting a storm when we reached Denver, but th skies cleared. Within 2 4 hours after our return the clouds passed away. WE seem to bring sunshine wher ever we 0. C. N. F. The News-Times is making its an nual appeal for funds to aid the work of tho Children's Dispensary. There can be no uncertainty as to the worthi ness of this cause. The work of the dispensary for several years past is before us. Timely action is being taken by gov ernment to stop the rush oT tubercu losis patients to tho west. The theory' and the condition are that the afflict ed will be just as well off at home and that the west has a surplus of invalid population. And now we are advised that if Carranza ousts Huerta he will face the same conditions that Madero found. Which, in plain United States, means jumping from the frying pan into the fire. We are assured by Air. Lambert that the republican party is dead, but we have waited in vain for the announce ment of the obsequies. Can Air. Lam bert have mistaken a case of suspend ed animation for riguer de mortuis? At all events we cannot be held in suspense more than a month longer. The dilemma or the bull, whichever it may happen to be in the present instance, must soon be seized by the horns by Mayor-elect Keller. It is notable that most of the idle men in Chicago are newly arrived im migrants. Prudence would seem to dictate the closing of the gates for a time. Scarcely has the aroma of the Thanksgiving turkey been dissipated when those who have the price begin placing their orders for Christmas birds. Consistency is to have Its supreme test in tlei selection of Mayor-elect Keller's cabinet. And even consistency doesn't ahvays satisfy everybody. With the opening of the new ses sion of congress Pres. Wilson's lower jaw seems even a little more promi nent than usual. 'Mild, wet weather is a poor substi tute for what tradition gives us a right to expect from December. No disappointment Is so keen as that which follows the defeat of an as sumed right to dictate. Indianapolis is paying the penalty of prosperity which seems incapable of being equally divided. STATESMEN, REAL AND NEAR. BY FRED C. KELLY. WASHINGTON. When Ollie James the world's largest United States sen ator, was a youngster down in Ken tucky, he went one summer to visit some relatives on a farm. On the morning after his arrival, little oiiie was awakened hy a rude pounding on the door of one of the hoys in the family. It was the father, and he made a remark that startled and totally unnerved Ollie. "(lit up." said the father. "You've overslept yourself. It's alnio.n 4 O CiOCK . Ollie couldn't KCt over that "almost 4 o'clock". That afternoon he made some c.Ciio to return home. William Schley Howard, a crafty young congressman from down in Georgia, had a post mastership to fill, and there were. oh. a Treat many ap plicants. Nearly every applicant rep resented and was backed by a different Political faction, and William Schley SECOND YEAR OF MARRIED LIFE. Ia xVhicli ITelen Hears of a Much Dreaded Visit Prom Mother. IW MABKLi HEKIUUtT ritXER. Uarterstown, Mo., March IS, 1911. My Dear Daughter: After all this time it really seems as though I am going to have the long desired chance to visit you. Old Mr. Bradley has jusst paid us that $200 note he has been owing your father so long. We never thought wo would get it. and now your father wants me to take the money for a two weeks' visit to you. Your father's practice has been fair ly good this last year, although a younger doctor from the east, Boston, I think, has settled here and is trying to get many of his patients. I somehow l'eel that I shouldn't spend the money in this way, but your father insists thai the change would be good for me. And as I have never visited you since you were married, he thinks I should do so now. And. of course, you know how anxious I am to see you ana the baby and your husband. I have just had Mrs. Haker make me a black cloth suit, three-quarter coat and pleated skirt. Kveryone. says it looks very nice on me. Then 1 have had her make over my black silk, and I have that grey'cloth I got when you married, Vhich if I change the sleeves, will be just so good as ever. I thought with these, and, say, three new shtrt waists, I could get alons: very well. What do you think? Father wants me to get one new dress while I am In New York, so I don't want to get anything more here. Write me what you think about it. Now, your father wants me to start the first of the month. He says if I put it off something will happen and 1 won't go at all. Now will that be convenient for you? Write me as soon as you get this and tell me what vorlte green tomato ketchup. I think a;.d apple Jelly and some of your fa vorite gree tomato ketchup. I think I'll have room for some preserves too. I put up both watermelon and peach last fall. Which do you like best? you think about it all. Lovinglv. your mother, ELIZABETH E. ALLEN. P. You have always wanted one of your, grandmother's quilts. Aunt Eaura has the old log cabin pattern, but 1 have the ftar of Bethlehem, and the double "T." Which would you rather have? 1 can put it in the bot tom of my trunk and it won't take up much room. Helen held this letter In her hand a lone- time after she had read it. Her mother coming to see her! The thing she had wanted so much when she was first married; but now there was so many reasons why she dreded for her mother to visit her now. In all her letters she had implied she was very happy, and that Warren was kind and" considerate in every way. It was both her pride that prompted this and a desire to keep from her mother the pain which the knowledge of her daughter's unhappi ness would hring. So she had written home joyful glowing letters. And now for her mother to come and find that she was far from happy, that Warren was irritable and selfish, and that they were, growing farther and farther apart. If it were a few days, she might dissemble, make her mother believe that she was hs.ppy as her letters implied. But two weeks! She knew it would be impossible to deceive her mother for two weeks. And Warren what would be his attitude? None of her people had ever visited her. She had nothing to judge bv as to how be would receive her mother. And Just now, -when things between them were more strained and difficult than they had ever been! Her mother could not have chosen a more unfortunate time. And yet she could not write her this. She would have to write her to come. There was no other way. When she handed WTarren the letter that evening it was with varyin? emo tions. "Here is a letter I got from mother todav. She is coming to visit us." "To what?" , . 4i 0 "To visit us," she replied quietly? "Read the leter yourself. Warren read the letter and laid it down without comment. Helen waited tensely for some re marks but he made none. At list she said slowly. "Warren, whatever your attitude has been toward me lately, this is my mother's llrst visit and I hope you will help mako her stay a pleasant one." "Now, that's just like you! That's the sort of thing which makes me mad clear through. WThy do you imply that I won't make her visit pleasant. I haven't said anything to the con trary, have 1?" "No, but 1 thought " "That's Just it. You're eternally expecting something unpleasant from me, and that's why nine times out of ten you get it! I suppose aa soon as you read your mother's letter you im mediately jumped to the conclusion I wouldn't be civil to her. Now didn't vou? Well. I'll tell you right here, if I'm not civil to her it will be your own fault. Now just mull that over!" Helen made no answer but her cheeks burned hotly as she refolded the letter into it's envelope, aJid In strained silence again took up her sewing. Howard saw that no matter whom he appointed he would succeed in making a lot of people mad at him. Then they would go about trying for the hammer-throwing record, making fun of the way he walked, criticising his clothes. hTj views on baseball, and in every way possible making things un pleasant for the representative. About that time a fortunate thing happened. A woman applied t'er the job. There is Just a trace of suspi cion that William Schley Howard hunted up the woman and coaxed her to seek the place, but that may be nothing more than idle talk. At any rate she put in her application for the po?tottlce. and the representative at once called .a meeting of the other candidates. aid he: "Gentlemen. I had about decided on one of you no need for me to say which one, for evervbody knows which one of you is best fittell for the duties of the place to be the postmaster. Inasmuch a.- I couldn't appoint you all, the logical thing to do seemd to be to name the man whose abilities towered above all the others. (At whie- remark each and every one smiled pleasantly at the compliment.) But now an tinexpected condition has arisen. A woman has applied for the place, a woman who is capable .and who savs she needs the money. Nat urally i would not insult the chivalry of any one of you by even suggesting that a man here would be a party to barring a woman from a place that Burleson is the most consistent movie fan in ollicial Washington. About the only fun the postmaster general hfus any more is making the rounds of the picture shows. After the shades of night have faJlen he starts out and goes from one to another of these gilded halls of the film. Ho stays only for the choicest part of tho bill of fare at one place and then glides on to the next, applying much the same system as a man working a free lunch route. The moving pictures comprise Burleson's one major vice aivd he revels in it. Baseball he cares noth ing about at all, and has never teen to a big league game. The sight of strong men standing idly in front of a scoreboard stirs his ire until he al most desires to right; yet he will go to a picture show and laugh cruelly at the misfortunes of a poor, wea.k-willed Welsh rabbit fiend in the throes of a nightmare. All of which goes to show that if man escapes one form of vice enly to become the victim of another, K avails him almost nothing. lid she wants. So I knew you would all I recommended the the woman. Isn't it ly day?" And what could they do but that it was indeed a pretty day ." the thine that I want me to do. appointment of a perfectly love- agree If Albert Sidney Burleson, the post master general, i s seen leaning back in his chair, with corrugated brow and an expression" of deep perplexity as he looks off into space for a distance of eiwrht or nine miles, it does not nec essarily follow that he Is concentrat ing his thoughts on the problem of the pnstofhee department. It is just possible that he i. merely trying to make up his mind what moving pic ture shows to attend that evening. For Nearly every time the newspaper correspondents get an audienct with the president, they are rewarded by hearing him spring offhand at least one good Joke. The other day some one asked the president ;f he were contemplating a trip to the Panama canal. "No," he said, "it had been planned that I should see it before the water went Into it. But now that the canal is full (pause) it probably is not a lit thing to associate with." It must have been extemporaneous, for how could the man have known anybody was going to ask about the c n h (Copyright. 1ft 13. by Fred C. Kelly. All rights reserved.) c ? huh mm own: CiTTtrTi iV i u I v in f ( - -nr i -r AFTERNOON MB WIGHT Thursday, Decem ber 4th, will be your only oppor- tunity to visit pa vi s i3 eJ vj the remarkable Electric Ex hibition Car. Come and see the wonderful device for cooking by Electricity, sweeping without dust, run ning mother's sewing and washing machines, doing the kitchen work, purifying the air . with ozone, and hundreds of other appliances for use in the home, store, factory or farm. Electric appliances are fast coming into general use and it will pay you to know how easily and cheaply many hard tasks can be per formed by Electricity. NO CHARG Ok SSION AMI Car will be located on Lake Shore tracks on La fayette street, beside Stude baker's Administration Building. There will be something to interest every one. Re member the date, Thursday, December 4 th. Indiana & fuemgan Electric Company o o o o v.