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TIT.SDAY. MAY II, 1 !!:.
THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES H BEND NEWS-TIMES iNEWS-TIMES PRINTING CO., PUBLISHERS. 210 west colfax av. UecoJ clan matter at the Iotofflce at South Uend. Indiana I r da J In adrance, bj rn.ill. t. $3.00 SUBSCRIPTION KATES. Daily nni Sunday for the vrek by carrier 12 rany. ulnsrle copy .... .18.104.22.168.7. .. 2e Sunaay, ingle copy So epcara in tie telephone director 7 you on trlephoce yen .V,-r. A '7.11(1 ur want Hor&a conu. Loijn.vznx & woodmn Foreign AdTerCainj Ileprtsentatlrf i. Ntw Tor Adrertliluff Dalldln. CUcac soi-Tii m:xi, ixdi ana, mav 11, 101.-. Ti(' pkssimism. ason secure sent no- r. v a v. A - .t and P'ul, why, that' The people of Amer ) tilled with gloom by 't5, who arc sowing' the iis:n with the solo ob a rich harvest in a po t they are Feared. Of ?,iboo, nothing else. ;ely no La.Ia for the j. It's true that pome harely existing while Dying unbounded pros io'irx, to the unusual fhc'le. the general con Nvhioh are of import Nit nm of the people, and for good times to jc-n, of no matter what i hii? in life are pood, ntiful. The trouble is ovlng fat enough, and iIk s arc tcared stiff at r wall. Less than four .n?y must handle ten twenty millions "of etc. iy there Is in eircula intry ..4 8 4 million dol cd with 3,4 53 million -id interest disburse 1 of this year total 1(54 which is exactly the ril last year when the earned of war. Amer jp a tremendous credit '.. Foreigners arc now iy or more of our se ley are selling. linanelers estimate trade balance of the it the end of 1915 will in one billion dollars. country report a net rnlnss In February of cent. All this would ;;erity. stimulation of ity, labor a plenty, 1 full dinner pail, Con ines, for all, under a ninistration, but with in power, it means u to the mental con ountry, the propensity ho have garnered the ri them, and hide them no happiness in tho f money. It's in the ?ur things worth while, i need is a better mar tent securities, to have on dollars turned over over, spent, for real locks, bonds, yes, for lothing. groceries, all of life and a lot of rrything that you can it and buy again. Keep viiii;! Swap them for , through the medium ir in Furcjc, think of denty at home. Think 3 id your Pilgrim fore vs the seas and plant freedom in a country 'itself So that their '. independent of all $-4,u00. which, with the school city's share deducted would leave about M 7.000 for special assessments. It is a mutter that those interested should get together and fight out in some tort of intelligent manner. It U useless to sit back and throw brick bats, and to those in particular, who would favor the movement, we would sugKcst that thev be on hand by all means; that is, unless they have a fi nancial interest to promote, in which case it is probable that very like the other fellow who would escape the tax they don't need tho suggestion. tri:i;t opknixc. a. rplcndld compliment t in South Bend wero ' meeting to result at tnight when the Wil : au.Un comes up. Here '.xpc.nditurc of approx I for an Improvement no question about its ovemcnt more or less can never be made iarne money, and it is It will be made some lis not now. There is question. Hoth sides entcd. 0 an even $10,000 is the school city. The money Is scattered by over the entire city. 525,000. or there- assessed against the ty owners and others situated, whom, it is e somewhat especially presumably according It is impossible to 1 f taxation absolutc ow near the board of to it in (he levying ' do not presume to 1 give them credit for Judgment they have, question of whether ected -want the im cnough to put up for r or not, in the ma 1 make the board of -s through their tcle- "gard the opening of e street as being nec- it may be desirable, erly portion, between fax, it is so desirable xcusable. Indeed, we authority, that 2.000 s daily through the tned into a street at which eas-; it would were almost a public e improvement, and t to b put through. this would be about Mi mi: shakixc; WITH MI'X. The Texas CeK, mammoth oil con cern of the Lone Star state, is to the front with a proposition that puts it in the Henry Ford class. Its capital ization, which has been $.0,0OU,0u0, has been increased to the tune of $7,000,000, which will be spent for develepmcnt. Of the new issue, one million will be distributed among the company's employes, at par. The stock has a ready market value ef $110 per share, woulel in fact probaMy be snap ped up at that figure, so this action is equivalent to a gift to the cmploves of $400,000. Tho motive is, of course, to identify the interests of the employes with those of the company, so that the for mer will feel a personal interest in the success of the concern, to which their own labor contributes in a greater or lesser degree. But it ac complishes a better and higher pur pose in its psychological effect on the Texas company's employes. It ele vates them from the plane of mere hlreel men, it takes them Into a great partnership, and imparts to them a desiro to emulate their partners. It tends to inspire in them a sense of responsibility and a wish to meet that responsibility properly. In short, it makes them better men, better hus bands and fathers and better citizens, as well as employes. Of course, the idea is an old one and worthy of mention only because the Texas company is rapidly becom ing a really dangerous competitor of the oil trust, by just such methods. Its policies stand out in strong relief when contrasted with those of the Standard Oil. though that the latter pays -its employes well has never been denied. The success of The Texas is due to broad gauge hu manitarian methods and to the fact that It has meddled very little if at all, in state or national politics. It is sincerely to be hoped it will continue in its wise course. thi: (skiimax pui:ss. The Xev York .taats-Zeitung is the recognizeel leader of the German American press. Herman Kidder, the editeir, commenting on the sinking of tho Lajsitanhu said: I know that British sympathiz ers In America will raise their voices in solemn protest and hor ror. ' They will have many oppor tunities during the next few months to swell the chorus. If this mocking threat represents the real attitude of German-American journalism toward the wholesale mur der of American citizens by order of the German government then we are sorry for German-American journalism. lA'KKYBODV'S AITFJl IS. Canada has issued an order pro hibiting the 'shipment of wheat. Hour and a number of other agricultural products to the United States, save when such shipments are solely for domestic consumption. Funny proposition, isn't it? Ger many about to swat us for selling munitions of war to England by de claring a boycott on American prod ucts, which she can't get anyway, and England refusing to sell us Can adian products for fear we will sell them to Germany. Poor eld Uncle Samuel gets it a going and a coming but lives through it somehow. With Justice Holmes declaredly not a candidate for the presidential nomi nation, the prospects look good for Hoot to cop the republican nomina tion. Well, Elihu has been "rooting" for it a long time and he won't tako it any harder than any other standpatter. ashinKton dispatches of May 1. pre dicted that the second German warn ing, issued that day, would cause a 'diplomatic sensation." It hardly rippled the waters, till the Lusitania had actually sunk. We had grown as blase as a third season society bud. Terre Haute's mayor has been im peached and ousted. Here in Indiana, vhen they actually get a mayor into the penitentiary, they most always don't like him. j Great Britain has a tine chance to J show what she really thinks of "scraps of paper." sometimes referred to as treaties. Japan already has 0 0,0 00 troops squatted on China. If Germany really decides to boy cott American products, we just won't s'-nd her any, that's all." And the w hde Uritish navy will hae'-: us up in it. too. "Women ill outstr:p rea in this generation!" declares a distinguished suffragist. Any c'ogironed suffragist who will try to promote such a cor.te.-t ou,nt to be locked up early. This good l.ttle oM high moral organ won't stand for it. at anv rate. Now we're told that the report about the German licet bombarding Dunkirk v.as a "misapprehension." Oh! if a fe-llow could only corner and sell the misapprehensions in this war.' the melting pot I COME! TAKE POTLUCK WITH US. Anyhow, you've got to believe that Teddy made a noble effort to reform Boss Barnes prior to that 1012 con vention. Some sinners are just too stubborn for the most expert evangelists. German airmen have tried to bomb an American ship flying tho American flag and hound for Hotterdam. First thing those airmen know, they'll hit something American. That Chinese president is another to lick him, if he doesn't knuckle who has a hot job. Japan threatens under, anil his own people threaten to revolt, if he does. Letters of the People The Nwg-T!mM opens this column t' lis readers for express! tis of their views. It accepts no rcsponslbiL ty, Ltwver. for the opinions here put forth. Oorre-sjnndents must show good faith, however, by dgn!ng thir eonimunl'Mtlons w!th their correct i:iuh. This will not be published if the ( rresp )i.den t s desires and In dbntej. but the uume Ml'.ST accom pany the communis atim or it cannot he considered. Our taught ait. Mexican (ixrienev has ti that we can afford to THAT WILLIAM ST. OPKXIXG. Editor News-Times: The William st. improvement, or job, whichever you like to call it, comes up before our city solons some lime in the forepart of this week Tuesday, or Wednesday. I think. Is it any use making another appeal to them to kill this scheme foi another term? The present administration got into power on large pretensions of econ omy, and other things. What has been their record along that particular line 2 Mostly what in cei'tain circles is called "four-Hushing." Exempt as part of a largo scheme of tearing down and rooting up the I whole town, and replanting it on j strictly geome trical lines, like trees in j a child's garden of Eden, this Wil liam st. extension has no merit. And should any such scheme ever be pro posed the mere mention of it would lo its own condemnation. Standing by itself, the proposal has no more press ing necessity than a wagon has for live wheels, or a cow for two tails. I know that a few people would be financially benefited to a large extent. But I don't think that even our pres ent administration spendthrifts have any right to make such private bene factions at the expense of the general public. If there is any loose cash lying around in the city treasury, there are many other ways in which It could be more beneficially applied. I am no "kicker" against taxation; I pay my full share of that; maybe more. But I would like to see a good deal more wisdom used by our spend ing authorities. And particularly by such a pretentious aggregation as that at present in power. X. Y. Editor News-Times. In paying respect to the memory of George E. Clarke, the Knights of Co lumbus have -done honor to their or der, and rendered a service to the community in which the best of Mr. Clarke's life was spent. It is right, good and seemly that we should hold in kindly and affection ate remembrance those of our friends and neighbors who have passed from earthly sight, our griefs are intensi fied when such passing has been ap parently premature, that is, humanly speaking. With larger vision we re-cognize that "the souls of the righte ous arc in the hands of God". But to their earthly memory it is becoming that we raise memorials ef enduring brass and marble. The writer was privileged to know Mr. Clarke intimately. And though it is several years since he died, his loss cuts as keenly as today. Mr. Clarke was a man brimful of life- of abounding energy. lie never spared himself. Maybe that was his undoing. In his professional occupa tion in the amount of political work which he undertook in his social and civic relations in his religious obliga tions at every point at which he came in contact with his feliowmen, he was always enthusiastic. He was utterly unselfish. His good nature was irresistible. If he had been spared to us longer, he could probably never have acquired greater worldly wealth; for he was a piver. rather than a get ter. But to die in the prime of life, and yet so to live in the hearts of those he left behind as to deserve such a memorial as the Knights of Colum bus have raised to the name of their comrade. Is a greater achieve ment than the possession of much fine gold! A FBI END. TO HUH. Ah! yes, my love was so blind! But the heart and the winter wind, Who can check their roarings? So scatter the cypress dark about. And let mo dream my oorrow out. She's gone, but lives in my mind. Sweet maid, I did nt see, What a mockery Death could be, 'Till thy pule face I saw. You i-miled no more, as of old. That day, the sun was as cold. As the ice-bo u'ld, wintry sea. Under the whispering willow tree, Where clouds are fleecy, fancies free, My heart lies a-sieeping. She Jives in my thoughts all the day, In slumber, my dreams are as gay, As her lauuhter used to be. F. S. F. T S. F. will have the undiluted sympathy of all M. P. fans. It is a pathetic tiling that his young life should have been shadowed at a pe riod when it most needs the sunshine of lovj! and joy. Whether "Her" was a living, breathing entity or the crea ture of a feverish imagination the tragedy was the same, at least to F. S. F. All of the tragedies of this life arc not real. Many are tempera mental. AS Chaucer remarked: "Tragedy is to say a certain storie. As old'.' bookes maken us memorie, Of him that stood in great prosperitee And is yfailen out of high degree Into misery and endeth wretchedly." A MOTORCYCLIST riding through Jefferson boulevard at a speed of 12 mib s an hour attracted a large crowd of curious spectators. The Wandering Student Mind. Years ago. when their world was young, a bunch oT students were up in the gallery of a theater at Ann Arbor. The toys were out for fun, filled to the brim with the grape juice of youth and deviltrv ginger. The show presented a second-rate ballet. Tho students paid particular attention to those "girls." At regular intervals they would rise, bow and solemnly in tone their parody, which with slight alterations is still doing press duty: Kicking! kicking! little star. Up above your head so far, How I wender if you be "venteen, or seventy. of course there is another chapter, but I'll spate gray hairs. JIOS. OF cours?, as has been remarked, it would have been absurd for nature to have provided the cow with two tails, but the season is coming when sho would be glad to have the double app-ndix. A MONUMENT to the memory of George E. Clarke is a fitting tribute to a man whose individuality left an indelible mark on this community, whose brilliant talents were given freelv to the cause of humanity, who graced and dignified the profession of law and whose highest ambition was to serve loyally and efficiently. In his passing he exemplified the love of death for a shining mark. KxccKhur! (Notre Dame Scholastic.) The barber grabbed a plate of beans, And lashed it to the mast. The villain strode upon the deck, And said the die is cast. The Captain jumped upon the rail, And did a buck and wing. The Bos'n grabbed him by the throat. And cried: "God save the King!" The First Mate took a fountain pen, And scribbled in his book, The Captain's lass rolled up her . sleeves, And kissed the Chinese cook. And when the good ship "Bunk" sank in The lashing, briny drink, I staggered to the cabin And drank a pint of ink. SOMETIME, when in the mood, we shall attempt to write an elegy en titled "When Order Was Banished From the Editorial Room." We are now engaged on the historical re search. IT is often more difficult to keep vour head than your feet. C. N. F. SIGNS OF PROSPERITY Sunday, May 0, ll13. Editor News-Times: As we observed and joined in the honor accorded mother, Sunday. May 0. I am sure mine was not the only heart that called for a little mention to be made of father. We should hold the sacred love of parents in our hearts as one; inseparable: without the father there is no honor t moth- erh 1. Without the father's help, the result of his labor as a main tenance of mother and child, there would not be the time for mother to give us her time and attention. I would like1 to see the day rever enced as Barents' day, or Mothers' and Fathers' day: if you. wish; but by all means let the two who are equal in all things concerning us be given an equal share of love, and honor. The little song of sometime ago idves us a beautiful thought; and is one all children should keep before j them. Juvt A Won! I 'or Father. Just a word for father. Dear, old, patient father: Working- with his head and hands To make our troubles few; In our love fr mother Don't forg t the other. But. svy a word for father too. Let us put our influence together for ! a Mothers' and Fathers' day. j I am .op.wr.cid that every mother j today, as she was mentioned in many ways; f. It iust a little sorrow in the MARQUETTE, April 2S. While ligures are not yet obtainable, orders received by the iron mines of the Mar quette range, indicate that they will have a season at least l')0 and per haps 150 per cent better than last year. The Oliver Mining Co., the shipping end of the United States Steel corpo ration, has received within the last few days to prepare for a total ship ment of from two to three times as much ore as was moved last year, while the Lake Superior and Ishpem ing railroad, owned by tho Cleveland Cliff's interests, has already in sight as much tonnage as was moved dur ing all of last season. The movement of ore in 1014 was ."2 per cent of thai of 191: and in that year every bit of ore had been con tracted by Jan. 1. Mines on the Mar ouette range are beginning to resume. Today the Lake Angeline property began sending ore to the docks. Tho Hartford mine of the Republic Iron and Steel Co. also begun operations. A number of independent mines have added to their employes and within from two to four weeks it is estimated all the mines will be oper ating normal forces. Herald, Grand Rapids, Mich., April 20, li'15. No one that follows the news of the day can have the slightest doubt about how the wind of prosperity is blowing. The Chicago and Northwestern railroad has just ordered $:;.ou0.000 worth of equipment. The Pennsyl vania will spend $28,000,000 this year in furtherance of its expansion policy. A dispatch from Detroit informs us that the Ford company of Canada is distributing a wage increase of $000, 000 among its employes. A largo plant at Gary, Ind., has resumed op eration after several months of idle ness. . Local conditions are similarly nour ishing. The valuation of polk county real estate, excluding Des Moines, will be raised about 2T per cent, according to the chief deputy county auditor. Local values have also increased -reatly, the city assessor asures us. Last Wednesday's weekly crop report, prepared bv the local weather ortiee, grades Iowa farm conditions as being excellent. In the face of this cheering data, pessimism is pathological and should be medically treated, like any other spring ailment. News Albia, la., April 20. B'l... With the wheels of the numerous factories humming away, some of them night and day, with tratlic mov ing at top speed through the street, railroad business heavy Ottumwa. en terprise appears to be at its height for the present season. The big stores have been enjoying a very good spring trade, the agricultural implement houses have; been setting up and de livering to their customers hundreds of cultivating machines for the high ly productive farms, the automobile dealers, like wise, have been daily add ing sales to their list, the clean-up proposition has forced all previously idle teams into service, and if there are idle, men about Ottumwa at this time undoubtedly it is his own fault. Although the spring season usually is the busiest season, this year ap pears to be an exception in respect to general business, for everybody seems to lie busier than usual. That a still busier summer than those of tho past seems assured, with tho possible erection of a new hotel building, other business blocks and probably a number of new residences. Review, Ottumwa, la., April 29, 1913. W. B. Jordan of Minneapolis, who, together with Frank C. Robertson, owns extensive land interests in tho Shields River Valley, and is also founder of the town of Wilsall, arrived Friday from California, where he has been residing during the winter. Mr. Jordan had not been at Wilsall for about a year and he marked the numerous changes that had Laken place during that time with much sat isfaction. He Is very optimistic con cerning the future of the Upper Shields river valley and Wilsall and believes this community will come into its own during the next few years. Mr. Jordan, who is a wholesale grocery jobber in Minneapolis, states that, in his opinion, the financial de pression that has generally prevailed throughout the country during the past two years, has apparently struck bottom and that from now on we can expect a gradual improvement in business conditions. He predicts that better times will result in increased immigration to the Shields river val ley, as many eastern farmers who wish to locate here have been unable to do so because of inability to dis pose of their holdings. Record, Wil sall. Mont., April 29. 1913. 1 . - 1 be very glad if others more capable than I would join me in making this Mothers' and Fathers' day; or Parents' dav; next year. BIRDIE HILL. Y. W. C. A., South Bend, Ind. TWENTY YEARS AGO Itexnlnders From the Columna of The Dally Time. the b '. inu i:k ntion absence of father, the other half: her support, and comfort, and the father of her children. This is just an open letter; I would The Music Study club held its last meeting for the st ason at the home of the instructor. Louis Elbel. F. H. Rabe sang and tho Elbcls contributed ins? rume ntal numbers. Notre Dame is preparing for its golden jubilee in June. C. Henry Eberhart of Penn town ship was killed by the accidental dis charge of his gun. The Progress club was organized at the home of Miss Catherine Esmay. The first officers were: Miss Esmay, president: Mrs. ?dary Siull Stude baker, first vice president; Mrs. Lucy Putnam Chaffee, second vice presi dent: Mrs. Mary L. Bine, third vice president; Mrs. .Mary Wiggins, corres ponding secretary: Miss Sarah Iuiise Kirby, recording secretary; Mrs. Mary LeVan. treasurer. These with Mrs. Cora Niear. Mrs. Elizabeth Kizer. Mrs. olive Tarbell Birdsell. Mrs. Carrie Johnson Bast, Miss Alberta Jones. Miss Sarah Harris. Mrs. .Vary E. Bar ritt and Mrs. Elizabeth Greene Ket tring formed the hoard f directors. Prof. Sanders' musical class gave nn entertainment at Maennerchor hall. Your A ccumulations Are they growing by frequent and regular additions, or am they shrinking thmugli ill-ad-ietl inwstinents'.' Are they earning a safe and certain rate of interest? Am they under the control of promoters, or under your own control? Deposit regularly in the Sav ings Department of this lunik, your Heeuiiiulations will Ik? safe from lo-s, always worth par and ae-erued interest, always available-, and will grow as steadily your industry will lot them. as American Trust Company ON SAVINGS r.Kocr.UY sTom:s anb mar- nosrn 1. VERY WEDNES KF'IS Merchants National Bank Fiit bank In South Bend to apply trs membership in rnnniAL rksekve r.vvk. H n 3 '?o av PH dp a rnnn ran H r 8 R Bfc a H!J illicit a tu &y v u x& iiiiqqq mr- 1 IP III Pool yiyCySSiiidy The American home wants cleanliness of the lat ter kind. Disease lurks in dust and dirt. Your true house wife dislikes dirt in the rugs, carpets, draperies and upholstering, and is not content with merely brush ing dust off the surface. To meet these demands the Electric Vacuum Cleaners are being made by the thousands, in scores of factories. For house cleaning you can rent an Electric Vacuum cleaner or vou can buv it on the easv pay ment plan, and use it every day. If vour house is not wired let us cive vou an esti mate and see how cheaply it can be done, and a year's time in which to pay without extra cost to you. mm 1 zrjj p?. 1 9 m a n d kin; 1 mim a xJ 220-222 West Colfax Ave. Bell 462. Home 5462 IESS FOR IT AT zz?- ffn DRV l ! i t lie . f y uuaranteed ! i usmess Accuracy n i The check account Is as ac curate as any human method can be made. It supplies the user with every business ad vantage safety, convenience, accuracy, system and a bet ter Etanding among business associates. The check account furnish es a simple method of record ing all receipts and expendi tures saves time, worry and prevents mistakes. Adopt the check system fer your business. We will ap preciate your account. ST. JOSEPH COUNTY SAVINGS BANK THE ST. JOSEPH LOAN & TRUST C0F.1PANY H 1 f X I I! v. E i e til TZ. VJA&mSGTOZ AYT. Tillli 1 - . -t I Successors to A. M. Jonco Tfce Furniture Store Around on M&ra Strrct. CITIZEH'S BM AND TRUST CO. Visit Our New Home Jefferson Blvd. HERMAN'S Fuccfsor to W'ilhelm'a RI-lADY-TO-WKUt rOR WOMEX Special Valuer CuiU at 115.00 to The White? IIouho of Modern Home 1 urnLshcri 4 DAY A I T j : 1 IX ( )OX. A d