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THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES south be: NEWS-TIMES THE NEWS-TIMES PRINTING COMPANY. 210 West Colfax Avenue. South Bend. Indiana Dnterf d a second clai-s matter at t he Postotflce at South Bend, Indiana Daily ard Sunday year . . BY CARRIER. In advance, per Dally and Punday by tha week... 12c J5.00 Lally, single copy zc his nerve by choosing a Mcx lawyer for secretary of his treasury. Secretary RedfiHd tells us "the world is on fir." What If it is? Wo I can't 1 1 1 1 St out. Yell like sin ror tne i fire department! I Sunday, single copy... BY MAII Taily and Sunday In advance, per year . . DrJly, In advance, per yeir oC 14.00 53.00 If your name appears In th telephone directory you can telephon your want "ad" to The News-Times office and a bill will be mailed after Its Insertion. Homo phone Bell phone 2100. CONE, LORENZEN & WOODMAN Foreign Advertising Representatives. 125 Fifth Avenue, New York. Advertising Building; Chicago SOUTH BUM), INDIANA, I'l.IlIHWHY 13, 191. Pass the angel-food to Washington. Her legislature has used up a third of its session andot passed one law of general interest. Iron crops has been given Dr. Gustav Krupp on Bahlen und Halbach, hut he probably really needed an iron piop to t arry his name. Japanese soldiers fighting on Eu ropean soil, by invitation, would Siire fend the chills up the white man's "pine. hAYiM. tin: m:th pi;ni;iy roil Tin; m:;ro. Anti-capital punishment bills de feated in the Indiana legislature has iecn a bi-annual affair for a number of s s.-ions. Generally the bills have originated in th- house and died in thf senate. This j car it was the re verse, defeat in the lower house being by one vote, while victory in the sen ate wai by 10 votes. As before remarked the south end of the state did it. Peculiarly enough the most of the votes against the bill in the senate came from that section. The larger number of colored people in that section of Indiana is given as an excuse. There seems to be a sort of Mason and Dixon line across i loosierdom, just to th i north of In diana polls". At campaign or education set ms quite- necessary to lie started south of that Ma.Min and Dixon line. We. here in the north of the state, have found it possible to deal with the negro rue quite as wt do with white people, without particularly endan gerine society by doing so. Our regard lor them as human beings, to be the more humanized hy humane trtat mem, beyond question has had something to do with the more rapid ad anctmcnt of the colored race in the northern sections of the country, not only in Northern Indiana, but elsewhere. Southern Indian is blind ed to i..s own best interests in this matter. If the fear of death continues in that section of the state as the o.;ly deterrent to the crime of murder, i specially among the colored people, it is because those colored people are not being properly educated in the love of life. Instead of nursing the superstition that makes death so hide ous, by legalizing it as a punishment, the better way would be to promote the largest possible hope, with a longer lease of life as the reward for right living. The negro race is comparatively young in the scale of civilization and enlightenment. But a little over a half century ago it was a slave race. mly yesterday we celebrated the birthda of their emancipator. We ought not to expect as much of such a people as we do of a people that have dibbled in the civilization and enlightenment of all ages. The negroes have done remarkably well consider ing the chance that they have had, and we believe that despite their lim ited start, their tendencies towaid icious crime could stili be more readily checked by treating them as bei: g in need of reformation, rather thar; of punishment. If southern Indiana would abate the ucgro criminality. there are etlur ways of doing it. and of doing tt more efficiently than by the main tenance of the death penalty for mur der. e suggest those reforms that have a tendency t: prevent crime, and do prevent crime, is being preferable to the punishment of the criminal. Thoje southern Indiana statesman, and tho.-c from northern Indiana who joined them in their capital punish mer t sophistry, should, if they are so sure that the death penalty is still nect : ... r , at least take these reforms into account and remove, as far as po.-si.ie. that stain that they pre sume the diath penalty will help to i enu dy companies, stronc, husky youngsters too. They began writing business and investing all their funds not alone their reserves, but capital and sur plus in Texas securities. There v. as lots of money for investment purposes. After a year or so of looking on, some of the renegades asked to come back. They found that they world be required to pay the taxes and make the investments on back business. Then began the effort to repeal the Robertson bill. It has been going on ever since. These efforts have been repeatedly defeated. This year there's an unusually strong pressure being brought to bear, powerful Influences at work. The Gibson bill is sweeping in Its provisions. It relieves all outside In surance companies from being rs- nnired in makp. nnv invpstmpnr In ! of Texas and remits all taxes due from them. It's a deliberate and pernic ious attempt to thwart the will of a sovereign people. The present law has brought Into being more than a score of strong, healthy Texas companies and has proved itself under the severest tests. Other states ai? watching the outcome. Over 74,000 deadheads visited San Diego's exposition the first month, 106,000 people buying tickets. Statesmen Real and Near. By Fred C. Kelly ir YOU CANT BUY, MAKi:. Opponents of the ship-purchase measure have changed their tune, or, rather, added a verse to it. Uncle .S'am can't buy interned German ships without "buying a quarrel;" already, foreign ships have taken Ameri can registry, and hence there are no ships to purchase. Very good, let Uncle Fam build ships! Fact No. l. Ships are needed, and the nnrket for American products is growing by leaps and bounds. Fact No. 2. Uncle Sam has plenty of unemployed men and a ship can be built in one or two years, some kinds in less time. Fact No. 3. Six months of the for eign war has settled absolutely noth ing, save that it is to be a long v. ar and that those foreign nations, and oth-is not at war, are going to need our products more and more, month by month. Would Uncle am become a social ist, by building such ships. He already builds ships. Would Uncle Sam become a social ist, by building an American marine, war or no war? Nobody else is doing it. and yet the necessity for it is growing every minute. If we were not afraid of giving ex cuse for those senate gasbags to waste more time, we'd offer an amendment to that ship-purchase bill. It would be to increase the appropriation ten fold. There's no fool like an old fcol who finds opportunity sitting on his doorstep, early in the morning, and then gees back and crawls into bed again because he's afraid that some body w ill call him names. CAN 1 I IKY IIORN.sWOGGLK TKXAS The regular biennial attempt to re peal the Robertson insurance law of Texas 1 as -popped up again in the Gibson bill now pending in the sen ate. l.er since the big insurance com panies withdrew from Texas, seven tais ago, rather than comply with the compulsory investment feature of the Robertson bill, thev have been cndi'.ig lar-i mis of money in try s; ing to uive it repealed or amended. The Robertson law is tine of the best measures ever enacted by Texas or any e.thT state and it is generally admitted u be so. a number of other states have vised it as a model in re vising their own laws. The real fact of the matter is that the companies leading the movement to ceae operating in Texas did not, in truth, object to the investment of 7 5 per cent of the reserve on Texas business in Texas securities, that be ing the requirement under the Robert son act. Most of them had that amount already invested in Texas and admitted that they were securing un usually satisfactory returns in inter est earnings. "What they did object to was the precedent. Should other states follow Texas' example, as some have done, it would prevent the concentration of their tre mendo is reserves in New York when desired for purposes of market ma nipulation policy holders' money us-d for private mds. Therefore, they tried to bluff the state of Texas. They vdt the st.ite. Rut things didn't work out right. Texas wouldn't be iduffcd and Its people furimd thtir own insurance LKT Till; WOMKX BKAT IT! Reno "business men" want the present divorce laws, requiring 12, months' residence, amended, and the old six months' clause restored. They also advocate the passage of the pari mutuel and horse racing bill now pending in the state legislature. Women voters of the state protest vigorously against any changes in the present law and are assembling in mass meetings everywhere to initiato measures to block the proposed ac tion. It resolves itself into a question of selfish business interest as opposed to public decency; whether Nevada goes forward or backward; whether, under the cloak of "better business.'' Ne vada is to become once more the refuge of the matrimonial derelict, the report of the shyster lawyer and the mecca of the tin horn sport, or is to remain a place of abode fo- a clean and virile people. It's not our affair. It's Nevada's. Rut, as usual, the women are richt. WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. One has to take off one's hat now and then to the fellow who hatches a hunch. Take, for example, the case of John D. O'Rear of Mexico, Mo. O'Rear has for a number of years been practising law in the little town Mexico, which is situated in the congressional district represented bv Champ Clark. One day it occurred to John O'Rear that his career as a lawyer should be rounded out by a glimpse into the great world of diplomacy. Something told him that he had those innate and subtle quali fications, whatever they may oe, which go to make the diplomat. He mentioned this to one or two intimate friends, and they agreed that O'Rear was indeed precisely the type of man who would dovetail snugly into the diplomatic circle at a foreign capital. The one difficulty, his friends sug gested, lay in the fact that circum stances entirely beyond his control might prevent him from gaining the appointment needed before he could pervade the realm of diplomacy. These circumstances Included tlie geographical location of his dwelling place. The point was this: With the town of Mexico in chump Clark's dis trict, and Champ Clark and the sec retary of state bitter enemies, what chance would a man from that dis trict have to receive a diplomatic ap pointment. Right there, however, was where O'Rear's hunch entered into the situ ation. In logical syllogisms he .set forth what was in his mind. "In the first place." he explained, "owing to the feeling between Mr. Clark and Mr. Rryan no one from this district has thought it worth while to seek an appointment. If Speaker Clark himself thought he had any influence at the state department there are scores of men here In the district whom he would recommend before he would me men to whom he is under greater obligation. I would cut no figure whatsoever. My one chance lies in the fact that T have no competition. I alone In the entire district have a notion to apply to Mr. Rryan for a lucrative position. "Now. Mr. Rryan doubtless feels that it Is good politics to heal the breach between himself and the speak er of the hotise growing out of the Raltimore convention. Mr. Clark has never asked the secretary of state for an appointment. When he makes his first request for such an appointment will Mr. Rryan feel like refusing? I think not. I believe, therefore, that my appointment is almost a cinch. I shall become a diplomat." Accordingly, John O'Rear dropped into the office of the speaker of the house one fine crisp day and asked for a letter of endorsement to a diplomatic post. Champ Clark dic tated a brief, perfunctory letter, smiling grimly over the absurdity of the . .quest as he did so. and O'Rear toiinncd up to the state department. William Jennings Rryan read the letter, recalled that It was the first rtquest of the kind that had come from Champ Clark, and promptly looked about for a nice place for the applicant from Mexico, Mo. Ho ap pointed John O'Rear envoy extraor dinary and minister plenipotentiary to Rolivia. with all the dignities, rights, privileges, and prerogatives that, go with the place, including a tidy little salary of $10,000 a year. And that's what came of the happy hunch of John O'Rear. TWENTY YEARS AGO Reminders From the Columns of The Daily Times, the melting pot I COME! TAKE POTLUCK WITH US. The ni(t expensive valentine doesn't always shoot the straight est. (juite? oRon a comic win, the medal. TIIK WORLD S MKSSAGK. v'aint Valentine was a good old man. Who lived a long time ago; We'd class him now as a has-been right. Rut you'll admit he wasn't so slow. He started something, Saint Valentine did, Though he may not have known it himself ; He set a love pace for the old human race That saved him from a seat on the shelf. From his time to this the wide world has sung The praise of the old love saint. And th" arrows of Cupid go straight to the heart Guarded by fear and restraint. The message has come from the gcod old saint Down the vaulted halls of time. In simple words, and in lofty prose. And the musical measures of rhyme. It is a gentle message and ever true, It bears the old story along. It fires the soul with purposes new Ami fills the heart with song. How much of joy life might have lost, Had this message never been heard! How much of sweetness have gone to waste Rut for the loe saint's far flung w rd: AT that the valentine victim often lands in the divorce court. too WE observe by the esteemed, more or less, Tribune that "the wives and ladies of members" will be guests at the next Knife and Fork club dinner. Rut the Nog Keeps Him Warm. f.Mailey, Idaho, Times.) Mr. R. Abbott thinks there's not going to be any more winter on Fish creek, as he has traded his overcoat off for a white hog. Ever since the trade he has been chasing his hog up and down the road, for it will hot stay at home. Moral: "Retter keep your o.ereoat for a stormy day." T1IK11K is some speculation as to what Mexico needs, but to our notion it is something nobody ... Mexico seems able to give it. IT is announced by the Hicksville correspondent of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette that Frank Cough anour has coughed up the office of village assessor and will devote him self to other pursuits. If he lives up to his name he may die. Knocking the Knockers. (Zenda, Kan., Citizen.) I want this to be a warning to anyone knocking on my business and would advise coming to me when work Is un satisfactory. Tires are guaranteed, but by paying a little less you can get tires without a guarantee. WE have about decided to give up everything but our car seat during Lent. TIRE WORK is guaranteed, but you alo get this work a little cheiper without the guarantee. 'o knockers must be careful how they knock and be sure of their knock. "ARR A HAM LINCOLN," said a Michigan st. banker, "was the greatest little liberator that ever lived. He not only emancipated the Mack man, but he gave us bankers A day off." HERE is a question in relationship. A correspondent asks. "If two men marry sisters are they brothenj-in-law?" What do you think? Thinl Ration No. 2. This ration stuff has worried me More than a little, R' Gee; Most folks is glad to git plain stuff. An' don't kick much jest so there's nuff To fill their stummicks. L. R. M. is fond of steak just now, 1 hope that steak is no, from Bailey's cow. Anyway, fixed up jest like that It'3 mighty good, ye can bet yer hf.t. An' awful satisfyin. Rut if ye really have the price I'll tell ye somethin' pretty nice. It'll make ye sit right up an" look An' reach down fer ver pock et boo It's good old ham and egs. T. G. S. TO correct a popular conception of the policeman and his relative place In society a lawyer has handed us the substance of a decision by the supreme court of New York in which Judge Gaynor said: "A policeman, to speak plainly, is only a citizen dressed in blue clothes and brass buttons, with no right or power to arrest .w ithout a warrant which all his fellow citizens do not possess; and he should' be taught by those in authority over him not to forget this. The citizens have not made him their master, but only their honorable servant." STILL, w; would not discount the moral effect of the policeman's blue clothes and brass buttons on the un thinking mob. Do You Remember This? 'Twas a calm still night. When the moon's pale light Shone soft oe'r hill and vale; When friends mute with grief Stand around the deathbed Of my poor lost Lilly Dale. Chorus: Oh Lily, sweet Lily, dear Lily Now the wild rose blooms O'er hr little green grave 'Neath the trees in the flow'ry vale. Her cheeks that once glowed With the rose tint of health, Ry the hand of disease had pale; And the death damp Was on the pure white brow Of my poor lost Lily Dale. MONDAY morning the freshmen journalists at the University of Notre Dame will be the smelters of this Pot. We are going to take a long deferred vaction. GOOD night! WOULD HOLD TOURNEY AT NEWPORT Dale, turned J 'v - . . .x s fy:: -v ;-,-; :s, ;- . .s 3 v , s . . a . . r t : ' - - . '; c: ; ' S"; ' v-- " -a - v. ' - - v ,x--r ; : r -v . 11 l"m : It - .v , mV' -r- - 1 I I -J 1 '" -?.r - - ; II E .. i -'. : F - - - . --41 l .' . ' r 5. v - ;:; .. . r-i.- . - - - ? j ::V: ; . 1 T : .. : - T " v A R. NORRIS WILLIAMS. Tho. national singles tennis champion, who will be a prominent figure in the fight that is expected to ensue at the annual meeting of the Fr.it ed States Lawn Tennis association over the question of the scene of the next all-comers tennis tournament, for which New York and New port are fighting. Williams is known to be a strong advocate for the fac tion that is trying to have Newport again selected as the scene of th tournament. DECISION TO BE DELAYED Rowers Not Heady t T U When lie Will Take Tram. NEW YORK, Feb. Powers declared Friday i:i. Pat T. that he will postpone announcing his decision .-! to where he w il plau his Federal league franchise for a day r two !'n er "possibly more". Powers secured the Kansas en franchise and will transfer it to eith t Newark, N. J., or New York eity. TO SEE WELL SEE US BURKE aCQiiJVlOPTIClANS Eyes examined free; glasses fitted at moderate prices. Satisfaction guaran teed. DR. J. BURKE & CO. Optometrists and Mfg. Opticians. 230 SO. MICH. ST. Notice Wc duplicate any lense the name day, no matter who fitted them Bring the pieces. EYES EXAMINED nU Readacb Helleved without tL us ot Drufs bj Mountings ! I I- ;:l . !!'! !! r u I I I D.it.,... t I Nutit(inAp!4iru H . LE m ON TREE futh ltrnd't Ledlnx Opiometrifft m4 Manafaturiag: OpHclan. tt2Vi S. .Mb hi ran Street. Home Phone 6501. IloJl Phone 347. Banday frm t to 10:30 m. m. by AypInU mtat. We kucxs that .Senor Carranza is hanpincr on to Vera Cruz for dear life largely because that town has a prof itable ci.stom house. It's just heaven to a Mex president to have a rich cus tom house and an open way to for eign ports lying right on his doorstep, as it were. Billy Sunday told Philadelphians: "You sit around in your homes and let Philadelphia go to hell." The idea that Philadelphia had t;ot a go on it 50 pleated them that they're inviting Hillv to make them another visit. A citizen recommended the erection j of a pumping station and electric light plant ' somewhere down the river. Sixty-five couples masqueraded at .Maennerchor hall. The fair association elected I). W. Place secretary and made the follow- 1 ing appointments: I-:. A. Metzger. I general superintendent; W. o. Jack- son. chief of police; C. (3. Towle. su- ! perintendent of speed department; .. ; Shldler. superintendent sheep ami j hog department; W. I"). Roekhill. cat-I tie department; John .nioke, poultry! department; I'd Ilaln, agricultural de-; partment; J. R. Witmer, horticultural; department; J. M. himp. pates; Mrs. j John Day. old ladies' department. I-:. C. Iaidlaw. horse department; C. (I. Towle. YV. O. Jackson and A. Rindley, executive committee. R. C. Rail will return from New I York tonight. Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Milton and Mrs. i W. D. Smith entertained at tea. j The Pottawatomie club was enter- I tained by Mrs. Mary A. Sample and Miss Jones. pi Building a Credit CrCtllt Is the temporary use. of funds belonglnjr to others, and returning them promptly when due. It Is tlio part of wisdom to establish one's credit. Meeting every obligation promptly lays the founda tion. HaYimx an account with this bank helps a long way. This bank takes espfcial pleasure in aiding its clients to establish themselves upon a good credit basts. Don't wait until you want to Iwrrow. Regin to estab lish your credit now. American Trust Company 4 ON SAVINGS. HARRY L.YERRICK E?aal Horn rUIIUIdl Bell 743 Director f- --U .. :. - '-.- - -i .a.. - . - r.,,,,,. , ... fad. ia' I - ,.11 m wrwr- hi ni isfl 1 l : 7. Ambulance Carriage mi VS ft Jt 1 7 i 7 it Wa .309-311 S.MICHIGAK SX "YOUR HOME IS SO POPULAR" Yes, electric light makes a house so cheerful you know, and our friends cannot resist the attraction. Let us wire your house for electric light, those bulb of "bottled sunshine," which have popularized so many thousands of homes throughout the coun try. The cost of wiring is but a trifle, compared with the bene fits of electric light. One year in which to pay. Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. 220-222 West Colfax Ave. Bell 462 Home 5462 EE And now New York adopts a con current resolution to submit the ques tion of woman's suffrage to the vot ers of the state. Slowly but surely the star of women's privilege ascends. The Japanese are now manufactur ing clothing' out of paper and quite successfully. Kureka! Think of get ting a spring suit out of Sunday's pa per! Blushing bashfully as he declared himself predent, .Mr. Villa aiiowcd rx ti k'g- " .mi WILL DISCUSS TRACK MEET N'otre Dame and Ajrulo Teams May C'la-h in May. It is possible that arrangements fr an outdoor track meet be. ween Xotre Dame and the Michigan .Xgijies will be made at a conference between Direc tor Harper and Coach Maeklin today. If the meet is arranged, it probably will be held at lumping in May. (Satisfaction' J Guaranteed The queerest automobile racing track in the world is at Salduro, Vtah. where natural halt beds furnish the roadway. The beds are on the line of the Western Pacific railroad and are miles lung and eight mil&s Kide. B 237 E. DUBAIL AVE. HAINES CASH MARKET SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 II 1TC r TO 0 PSSP W rUDLfiy Beginning Sunday, Feb. 14th, cars out-bound on Michigan Avenue, which were formerly marked LaSalle, will be marked on the right hand side and in the front "LINCOLN WAY W". Cars out-bound for Broadway and Miami st. will be marked on the right hand side and in the front "MIAMI STREET'. C. S. 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