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THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES C3 SOUTH BKNI) M3WS-TIMES THE NEWS-TIMES PRINTING COMPANY. 21 Wt CMfar Av-n:;?, South Bnd. Indiana Entered as ?-:oi;d tlass matter at t h Postorhce at South Bend. Indiana le C! v i;v ca krieh. DM!) and Sunday Jn ada:.c. rer Dailv and Sunday by the wefk.. year 15.00 Daily, pin! Sunday. in. copy KY M All Drily and Sunday in ndvnr.re. rr year DrJly. In advance, pr yur 120 GATHERING THE NEWS By Fred C. Kelly 14. CO $3.00 If your nan ropn Sn th telephone directory you can telephone your want 'ad" to The New5-Tirr.es ofttee and a bill will mailed after 1L Insertion. Home phone 11M; Bell phone 21f0. 125 Fifth Avenue. When Charles Farrac Browne. known to the world as Artemus Ward, was. working as a reporter on the staff of a Cleveland paper he was sent out one night to write up a so cial event. He left the office early in the evening and on the wav drifted into some friends in a neighboring J caravansary. I hey engaged in i I CON I-:. EOBENZEN A- WOODMAN Frricn Advertisin z Representatives. New York. Advertising Building. Chicago j '.iards. punctuating the victories and J i losses with libations. When lirowne ; soi iH m:i. ind r.A. .n iiY una. Till: SOJ'AHE DEAL. Mr. Bryan replies rjuite conclusive- wasn't convenient for thousands of men to jab Javelins into other thou- lv and convincingly to Col. Boose- ' sands of men. a cheaper way of fet T7ts aU.vk upon the proposed Co-j Uing international squabbles was lomMan treaty. He reduces the j sometimes used, and one quite as question to a simple business propo- j dramatic. ition In whi( h the proponent is J actuated by a desire to give the other j pion, encase him ' him Kach side would choose a cham- in Hheet iron, lift on a prancing steed, put a pirty to the treaty a square deal t The Colombian question resolves ' scantling under his .arm and spur itself into this: That the I'nited j him to ride against the other "cham Mate has acquired territory former- j peen" similarly rigged up. The ob ly a part of the republic of Colombia J ject was to put the other fellow's for which that s:o eminent has re- j eye out or bump him Into eternity, ceived no compensation. The value Thus everybody could see the battle. it by tne originally placed upon United States was $17,500,000, but this amount was not acceptable to Colombia. Through the assistance of Panama the territory was ac quired by the exercise of the right of eminent domain, and for that rea son the opponents of the Colombian treaty oppose the payment of any thing to that country. Col. Roosevelt, who in his period of political prosperity inscribed on hi banner the slogan, "A Square Deal." has taken up the cudgel against the treaty. His attitude makes his old, familiar war cry look like a device as strange as "Excel- sior. It shows tnat tne colonel is in favor of a square deal only when he Is compelled to be. He would have the United States take advantaie of the helpless position in which Co lombia is placed and deprive her of compensation to which she is justly entitled. The fact that the United States was willing to pay Colombia $17,500,000 for the canal zone is indisputable evidence of a moral obligation. If the strip had a value then it has a value now. and it would be presump tive on the part of the United States to insist that trie first estimate was lorrect ami that Colombia has lost iU rights through the acts of others. The sense of right and justice by w hich the present administration is actuated in this matter has prompted if to make ai offer cf $ J.", 000. 000 in soUltmcut of the claim, and this offer is acceptable to Colombia. It does not appear to be excessive in view of what Colombia has Jost and the United States has gained. Should the real value of the canal strip to the I'nited States be put in figures they would be much larger tinn the United States proposes to ti 1 1 : "c. ii ;co i c a n a i After a lapse, of lis 7 years the Cape Cod canal is practically completed. The; waterway which now connects the waters of Cape Cod may and'Huz zards bay was first projected in D27. 11 will be ready for use by ei:els of all kinds, except perhaps the largest warships, early in the coming year. The accomplishment of this im portant improvement to navigation is dU2 to priate enterprise. The gov ernment, national and state, has had nothing to do with the construction vf tho caual beyond granting chart til s and living such aid and en courugenient to the enterprise as could be afforded through legislation. The name stamped upon it is that of August Belmont, the man who, un daunted by previous failures, organ ized and directed the rompany which successfully completed the task. This company was formed in 1 'J ' and threatened to follow pre vious organizations of lik character into failure, but in i0 Mr. Belmont became, interested and having re ceived faorable reports from his en gineers set about securing the neccs-i-ary fund.-. The route selected is ! fight miles long and when complete the canal is to be 1 feet wide at the bottom through most of its length ami ' en fo-t at the ends with a depth of feet. The distance saved h-ss the length of til" eanal. i K 4 miles, but that U of less importance than the danger? to navigation whit h will be avoided by this cutoff. The cost of the work. 1 i'.OOC.O'.'O, is considered a good inxestment from all points of view. The tolls will be enormous. Thus, through a process of evolution, thn enterprise suggested by Miles StanJi?h in 1S2 7. after an inspection of the co.ist south of Plymouth, is an accomplished fact. In 17K a route for a canal was examined, and sur veys were made in 17.S. 1 7 : 1 . 1a1, 1x24, 1:;. 14 1. and later ye.nrs. In 1- a g r:im-nt board reported favorably on a caeal feet wid and eight tret deep at a eot of ?;r..(:,2. in ;t i .,'. t ;,nti w a.s recommended at a est of $lt.- 00.0'O. In 17" a -.Nfoot canal v, !t!nu locks w.ts tetmrted practi cable. In lvi( the irranting of 'lrters began, but ail of the com panies organized under them quit or failed, ore after excavating more than a iu;liin yard, until the Bel mont ecmp.tj.y was formed. and at the utmost only two persona could be killed. Of late most of the folks in Eu rope have been 'wondering what to do with their kings and kinglets. Generally speaking, they're an ex pensive lot who don't earn their pay. Wouldn't it be line if, when they fall out. instead of letting them send great hordes of workingmen on to battlefields to shoot each other up when neither has ary personal row with the other, the kings and king lels themselves should be forced to enter a roped arena and bare-fistedly settle their own scraps? Instead of war staggering man kind with its frightful costs, this plan would make it a source of profit. Think of the gate receipts you could draw by a set-to between, say, the kaiser and the czar or between the crown prince of Servia and the chap who is slated to succeed old Franz Joseph! Met ween wars, too. think how much It would improve the health of Europe's sovereigns, now a good bit run down by too much intermar riage for, with this ring job always staring 'em in the face they'd have to keep in condition. An army is only a man multiplied directing it is always a human rni'id. A light between two men, herefore, would be quite as fair as between two thousand or two mil lion. And if you padded, the gloves, there needn't be a single widow, or phan or pension. We have purposely refrained from again calling attention to the glaring headlights on automobiles out of consideration for the sensitive feel ings of the owners, but some day we shall feel compelled to speak. noted that it was after 10 o'clock and that he must hasten to the func tion his friends chlded him for breaking up a pleasant evening. They pointed out to him In a con vincing way that he knew the names of the persons who were Riving the affair; that it would be an easy thing for him to describe the floral decora tions, the costumes of the women in a general way, and so c.l. Browne lingered, ' but with a firm determination, as he afterward ex plained to his acquaintances, of pay ing a visit to the house. There were more billiards, more liquid refresh ments, and when Browne next look ed at the clock he ws dazed to find that it was too late 'o cover the as signment. With a parting round, and undaunted, he sallied back to the office and wrote a charming account of the function. He let his imagina tion have full sway and he wrote what ought to have taken place, if it didn't. ' And unfortunately it didn't. When he awoke in his lodgings the next morning Browne eagerly sought the morning papers, a copy of each of which awaited him at the door. He looked over the opposition paper and was unable to find a line about the social event. Then he turned to the local page of his own paper and there, under a big caption, was his story. He read it over and threw lare consignments of bouquets at himself at the thought of having such a- scoop over his contempo raries. Yet. hardly satisfied, he turn ed back to one of the other papers and, on closer scrutiny, he was re warded by finding a three-line para graph' announcing that the function has leen postponed. Browne did not go back to his of fice. Instead, he departed from the city. He left no word as to where he was going and there was specula tion galore on the part of his friends, and particularly Col. J. W. Gray, his employer, as to what had become of him. A few months afterward some one from Cleveland, while in Buffalo, met him, and still later he was seen in Detroit. Six months or so passed away and finally one day Browne drifted back into Cleveland. As he was walking down Superior st. he ran face to face with Col. Gray, his old employer, and Gray began to upbraid him "Look a-here., said Gray. "for what in the name of heaven did you want to leave me in the lurch that way?" "Don't as k me, I praj you," Browne retorted. "But I Insist that I have a right to know," Gray persisted. "Don't ask me, I pray you," Browne replied, and tears welled to his eyes. "Did you ever ask me for a favor that I refused you?" asked Gray "Did I not always give you the best of treatment?" "Well, then, tell me what you wanted to leave me for in that man ner." "Well," said Browne, "if you must know, I couldn't afford to be identi fied with such an unreliable paper.' Swearing he would ne'er consent, Joe Cannon, the fickle thing, has yielded to his party's call. And, come to think of it, that is one of your uncle's easiest stunts. It must be a great comfort to Em peror Francis Joseph to feel that he is merely the humble agent of Providence in plunging Europe into a bloody war. Each of the European govern ments is justifying its war prepara tions on the ground of defense. If this claim has any merit there be no war. will Gasoline has enabled the world to make great progress in the applica tion. Steam has to hustle to meet it at the crossing, but it frequently succeeds. Jim Patten is reported to have made another killing on wheat. Wonder when we'll have to write Jim's commercial obituary! People who have surplus cash should visit Yellowstone park now. The bandits are busy relieving visit ors of their burdens. In Berlin it is said the financial world is mute with far and mis givings. Enjoying a much needed rest, as it were. With the completion of the Cape Cod canal it will bo easier for the codfish balls to get to the colonel's breakfast table. Browne had a way of feigning in nocence and injured feelings, and he was able to shed real tears when in creasing the humor of a situation that might otherwise be considered as serious. The story is told of an other time when Browne was given an assignment to report what prom ised to be the principal society event of the season. The elite of the city were to give a concert for the bene fit of charity. Browne's copy went in without being passed upon by the city editor. When the paper appeared next morning Cleveland's four hun dred were thrown into spasms. Browne had given a faithful picture of the event down to the description of the basso, a young society man. He treated this character something like this: "He has a x-olce of peculiar even ness and symmetry. Unfortunately, I cannot say much of its musical quality. It is a voice which forcibly recalls the rumbling in the stomach of an elephant." The publisher was forgiving, but It was weeks before he squared his paper for this pleasantry of Ward's. THE MELTING POT COME! TAKE POTLUCK WITH US. SIX MONTHS WITH POETS ANI PIIirOSOPIIKKS. If I lianscMl on tlie higlic-t hill. .Mother o' mine. O mother o' mine, I know v!ho loc would follow mo still. Mother ' mine, O mother o mine. If I drowned in the tlcvpot sea. Mother o' mint, O mother o' mine, I know whoe tears would come flown to mc, . Mother o mine, O mother o mine. "If I were damnevl of IkxIj- anil soul. Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine, I know vhoe prayers would make mc whole. Mother o mine, O mother o' mine." Kiplins. The unfinished fabric stands a lasting monument of the ixjwer and weakness of man of his vast de sires, JiLs sanguine hopes, and of tho unJookcd for conclu sion, where all Uiec desires and hojos and purxH are o often a r rest etl . 1a) ng f cl 1 o . TUT llOTAKIAX BAND. The earth turns on its axis every day, A habit that it has, And in this revolutionary way Days and nights encompass; The sun revolves and rotates round a ring, Aligned with other worlds. And in its outer form eliptic like a spring. Circling in their orbits many another sun Pays tribute to our own; They roll on symmetric in one con ' centric run. Each apart, yet not alone. In a mighty company they form the frame For the smallest thing of all. The puny creature, last by the gods to name. The one they're pleased as man to call. And puny man, catching the impulse of the spheres Turns to his fellow man, And thrusting from his mind all doubts and fears Joins the universal plan. Gathering strength and courage as they turn, They bravely take their stand; The lights of harmony in their path way burn. And guide the Botarian band. HAD his name been anything but Healy anything not Irish he never would have done it. Healy is a Chi cago alderman abroad at the expense of the city to learn something new about vice and other things incident to municipal government, and of course went to Paris. Caught in an open carriage on the boulevard in the midst of an anti-war demonstration, Healy arose in his full dress suit and sh.uted "A has la guerre." Immedi ately there was a deafening roar of "Vive les Americans." Which shows that Healy could be an alderman in Paris as easily as in its American imi tator. ONE of the results of the war scare in Europe is the revival of "On the brink." We don't know when we have seen it before. ONE of our dairymen contemplates equipping his stables with a machine piano because he has heard that mu sic makes cows give more milk, but somebody should tell him that he can't fool a cow with a machine piano. TKDDY'S IUVEK OF DOUBT. (Perhaps you are not familiar with Gov. Amnions' poem.) He scoffs at the college professor. Declares that his strength's on the wane; 'Denounces the grape juice of Bryan, I Insists that it's not even sane; j He dreams all his friends back in of- fice. And all of his enemies out. As he dines on a morsel of monkey, And sails up the River of Doubt. He revises the Ten Commandments. And brings them all quite up to date; Bewails the mistakes of old Moses. And sighs at poor Lincoln's slow gait: While Washington's blundering tactics Produce a most terrible pout. As he swallows a wee bit of monkey And sails up the Kiver of Doutt. In dreams he's enraptured the people. And all of creation subdued; To the furthermost side of this planet There's against him not even a feud; While the world's population will honor. And angels will bow roTind about As he dines on a diet of monkey And sails up the Kiver of Doubt. If ever the colonel awakens From delight of his beautiful dream If ever in strenuous fashion His pledges he tries to redeem, Perhaps he'll discover his error; And surely, he'll not take the gout, If he sticks to a diet of monkey And sails up the Itiver of Doubt. Ellas H. Ammons. WE had another birthday yesterday in spite of our efforts to postpone it, but as often happens the thing dread ed xvas quite agreeable when it ar rived. Ushered in with waffles and marmalade you may not like them a succession of pleasant surprises fol lowed, decorated with a vase of our favorite roses and made fragrant with i P or the rl orne or Store Have you investigated our flat rate for light ing? It enables every one to have Electric Lights at less cost than any other illuminant. You know exactly whst your lights will cost in advance regardless of the number of hours you use your lamps. No chance for error. Our special wiring offer enables you to wire your house at surprisingly low cost with one year's time to pay. Call and let our representative explain. Indiana Michigan Electric Co. 220-222 W. COLFAX AV. Bell Phone 462. Home 5462. I. 11 naimgle 1 i raes By FroIIey and SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 1914 a box of cigars whose blue rival the incense of the gods. vapors SO it is not the years we live but the handclasps and the bouquets and the welcome words and the fragrant smokes handed us as we pass along that make life worth living. EVERY time we see a piece in the papers about the new Cape Cod canal we think of codfish balls. And we hope somebody we know pretty well will read this paragraph and govern herseKf accordingly. Many mothers of errant boys Would feel the thrill of added joys. If they could know that within reach Their boys were using the bathing beach. C. N. P. "Nothing but war in the papers." complains a subscriber. And. we in- quire, where is there a better placol to have it? It is kind of the packers to say that meat prices will not be affected by war in Europe, at least for the present. It is denied that a revolution has broken out among the Russian Poles, but no one disputes that it misht. U' KINGS Jiack in lb-- HAD TO FIGHT. ftud.il aires, when it Though right between Kalamazoo and Hattl Creek it seems a long way over to Bav City. The main trouble with organized baseball i? that it has lost its humar. interest. Meantime, lost we forget, we have U cables of our own in writing of the violence of a storm that swept over the lake Browne said: "Capt. J arrived yesterday and said that his deck had been swept clear of everything by the sea. It's a mighty good thing for some people that the sea can rise up now and then for sweeping purposes. It is to be hoped that Capt. J will not neglect his decks in the future." When the captain saw the item he became wrathy and at once sought out the perpetrator. The tirst per son he encountered on entering the editorial sanctum was Browne, to whom he related his troubles. "Can vol tell me the author?" he asked, and there was blood in his eye. "Certainly," Browne replied with out hesitation, and, pointing to a young actor, who aho claimed to have een misrepresented and was in the office in a similar errand, said: "That's the man." The sailor made at once for the actor. "So you're the man who wrote this, are you?" The actor denied any knowledge of the item in question, whereupon the captain hit him on the cheek. The actor swatted the captain in return, and as they fought it out on the floor Browne counseled them to forgive and forget and told them how much better it would be to arbitrate. He told the captain that he didn't be lieve the actor meant an Injury when he wrote the squib, and so on. Browne, describing a f reight wreck, remarked that only the engineman. fireman an I conductor escaped: the list of the dead had not yet been re ceived. He failed to state that the three persons mentioned were the only ones aboard. "I remember one night I went over to hear Ward at St. James hall. Lon don." once related a former manager of Ward. "The hall was crowded, but I managed to get in, and Browne caught my eye. All at once in the middle of a sentence, he stopped ihort. He feurveyed the ceiling and side of the hall with a critical eye, and then, in a voice that suggested he was about to weep, he said: " I desire to. apologize to my audi ence, although 1 must insist that I am in no way to blame. I have re peatedly told the janitor to look out for this. The ventilation here is out rageous. If you will be patient with me a minute I w ill see if I cannot remedy it. And 1 assure you that to morrow night I will have a new janitor. "He loped off the stage and behind the wings. He .was gone about a minute and on his return said: " I guess everything w ill be all right now.' "Eater, on our v,v over to the Savage club, he explained that he did that for my benefit. He wanted to show how easy it was for a lecturer to get a drink while in the midst of his entertainment. He had gone back of the scenes, where he had a quart of brandy and soda, and drank about half of it and then gone on with his lecture. The poor fellow was at the stage of his malady that he had to have the stimulant." (Copyright, 1914, by Pred C. Kelly.) WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 17.1 TV 1 1 C ) C K S L K i I S 1 iAT I V I liVNCH IiAW. cn. Hitchcock's proposed amend ment forbidding the appointment to membership on the trade commission or the federal reserve board of any trustee or officer of a corporation which has been convicted, or even ac cused in court, of violation of the anti-trust laws of any state deserves special notice. Sen. Hitchcock is a lawyer as well as newspaper proprietor. During his professional career as a lawyer he no doubt split the ears of jury after jury with the emphatic assertion that under the wise presumption of the Jaw a man Is innocent until he is proved guilty. But now in his senatorial capacity we sea him prepared to condemn in advance, without trial, without evi dence, as unlit for a place of high responsibility every man officially con nected, with a corporation that hap pens to be under lire! Simply for the corporation to have been sued is, in Sen. Hitchcock's opin ion, a conclusive disqualification. The fact that some attorney general in some state has seen tit to charce a corporation with violation of an anti trust law should, in his opinion, de prive the president of the power of appointing one of its officials. The amendment will not be adopt ed, according to a dispatch from Washington. That should go without saying. It Is unthinkable that the senate of the United States should even by implication assent to a prin ciple subversive alike of law and jus tice. The wonder is that even Sen. Hitch cock, heated as he is with the con test with the president, feeling the necessity as ho apparently does, of appealing to the galleries, should not have recoiled from a plan that is nothing but legislative lynch law. Whether Pres. Wilson chooses his appointees from this or that corpora tion or from no corporation whatever matters little. What matters is the effort in the nation's highest legisla tive body to condemn without a trial. to assume that any rpan H guilty, be fore he has even had the vhance lo TWENTY YEARS AGO Reminders IVom the Columns of The Daily Times. A surprise party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ganser, Mishawaka, for Miss Tressie Klau of Chicago. Miss Mae Miller is home from Den ver. Mrs. Kate Iteed and Mrs. Charles Harper are spending the day in Niles. Mrs. Ed Byerley and family are at Petoskey. W. E. Geltz's family is camping at Eagle lake. Miss Gertie Cohen of Itock Island is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Liv ingston. W. D. Staples and family have re turned from Dixon, 111. Mrs. J. Ben Birdsell and daughters are at Maxenkuckee. Mrs. George H. Alward is visiting in Bloomington, 111. Priends of Mr. and Mrs. Ilyell T. Miller assembled at their home to wit ness the unfolding of a night bloom ing cereus. iw,CH,GAN' ! wrmmntttoi-. . -AOWrrtir; i I no I ANA . 1 1 : '-j. i confront his accusers and be heard for his cause. Toledo Blade. Leaving on all cars, including 1:30 P. M. For further in formation call Home Phone 6490, Bell 440. $1.55 South Bend to Michigan City and return, going iu voth shore lines to Michigan City, boat to Benton Harlxr and Southern Mi hiuan Kv. to South Bend. Boat leases Michigan City at I p. m. CHICAGO, LAKE SHORE & SOUTH BEND R. R. Sheridan Hotel, Cor. Lasalle and Michigan Sts. o THEY SEE "REGULATION" IX ITS HOME. The touring Chicago aldermen have reached Paris. They have seen many things of interest there. Among oth er things they have seen "regulated vice" in its native home. Por in Paris is where the toleration and "regula tion" policy bean for all practical purposes of illustration and example. The Herald's correspondent, Oscar E. Hewitt, told yesterday, very frank ly and exactly, what they saw. Por details the reader is referred to his dispatch. At least one of the Chicago j visitors, Alderman Willis O. Nance. ! took the trouble to see the whole of i the regulation process in all of its clinical as well as its police and ju- : dicial stages. ! Mr. Hewitt gives Alderman Nance's conclusion. It is the conclusion reached by Dr. Plexner in his recent illuminating monograph, the result of ' the special studies the Rockefeller i foundation sent this humane scientist I to make in every European country that tries to "regulate." It is the conclusion of every sincere student who approaches the subject with a mind cleared of despairing cant: If the advocates of regulation saw the results of such regulation they would oppose regulation. Alderman Nance was convinced that the Chicago policy of suppression is preferable to the Paris policy of regulation. It is, If suppression be not allowed to become oppression of the hapless women of "the under world." Sin cannot be suppressed by human law, but the commercialization of sin can be. What is needed to make sup pression successful is constructive ef fort, on a seale hitherto hardly at tempted, to give these women a new chance and a freah start in life. What Is the chance they need is told in the pitiable and terrible let ter from on; of Vthem published on this page on Julyv 2H. Turn back to it and read it. The churches have a duty here. All Christian souls, and rpeciallv pitiful. Christian women, have a duty here. 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