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THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES
15 S l 1 I 1 ( 2 i i Fwo Youngest Members of Next Senate Elected From Two of the Smallest States ' V A v ' Vi ?; ; v '.' V ' K " A , I v. IL . . i. v - .v -K ' . ' . v .... a 'J vA m :'-. -:A v. 1 I The t.rautlful Mrs. MathlMe Gerry, who letrmir:p, to turn hr hut land from a star polo player and fx iity favorite into a -tat'sinan like his famous ancestors, aud surreeil od in doint? it. (Iiltrht. above), Po tr ;o"l-t flurry as a New port "four hundre-!" leader and as a democratic cn:nr'unpr of remarkable abil ity. (Iklo'.v), Josiah Wolcott of Delaware, tho other youni; rnator, h o with Mr. (Jerry takes hU place in the upper ho u. so next year as a result of the recent election. He owes h is scat largely to the factional quar rels of the powerful Iu I'ont family. WASHINGTON'. Dec. 9. When th newly elected United States sen ators take their seats next year the two youngest among them, and in-tb-i d in the whole upper house of ronirress, will be Josiah O. Wolcott, of I law are, born Oct. 31, 1 ST 7 and Peter (Joelet ("Jerry of Rhode Island Sept.. 1. 187D. Mr. (Jerry was turned from polo and Newport society by his wife, a famous beauty, who was ambitious for him to equal the careers of noted ancestors. lie owes his elec tion in rock-ribbed, high tariff Kh'.Je Island to his Kreat personal popularity an'! to a most skilful se cret house-to-house campaign. Mr. Wolcott, also a scion of a family famous in American history, enters the senate largely through the factional flirhts of the preat Du Pont fami'y of powder makers. rnultiniilionaire republicans, who for many yean controlled tiny Dela va re. The election of these younpr men from the two smallest states of th union, and from states traditionally I republican, are the source if the greatest gratification to democratic leaders here. "Young Peter," as Mr. (Jerry is familiarly known to Iiis friends in Rhode Island, has been in the news papers principally for his exploits hp a coaching whip, a polo player and a society man. In 1910 he married Miss Matilda T. Townsend of this city, a daugh ter of Mrs. Richard Townsend and regarded by artists as one of the most beautiful women In America. She has been painto-1 by Sirgent and Flamen? and h.'." '.T.iriio:! in- 1 sidratlon for v.:iuy i onl cter- zatlons of the American jrlr?. "-furo her marriage the Duke of Alh'i, a Spanish prande-, had Kren her r- sistent but unicc.fi,! suitor. She said openly she we'l l in-ur marry any one but an American. spe ak b -1 1 i" iti public tlian the average. Ill- :reat grandfather, pllridge And having selected Mr. fjerry as her American, she derided to make something out of him. Mr. (Jerry was a good talker, a hurl worker, a scientist and a lavvy r. who could Jerry, way elected vice president of the United States in on the ticket with Mr. Madison. Ills father was Commodore (.Jerry, a great law yer, and several other members of family had had brilliant careers. So in 13PJ Mr. (Jerry became a candidate for the house of repre sentatives from the second Rhode Island district, traditionally a re publican stronghold. The old G. (). P. leaders dismissed the chances of the joung society man from their minds a trillc scornfully and did lit tle work airainst him. Mr. CJerry worked Irird, caught the attention, at least of almost every voter and swung enough republicans into the opposing camp to win. J lis career in the house was satis factory, but not brilliant. There fore, when he became the demo cratic candidate this year in the first senatorial primaries Rhode Is land, had held, the political wiae ucrcs smiled again. Against him 7 - .rO 15 Her She Dearly Loves Jewelry Christmas BeFs will soon be chiming and once more the query of "What shall I give her?" rings through your mind. "What shall her gift be. She has everything," you say. But there is something you can give her something that she dearly loves something that every woman terms as the ideal Christmas gift. Jewelry is the answer. This is the urc for "Her" -ins. Her" likes have been anticipated. A Ivautit'ul display o jewelry that she admires is yours to choose from. "GIFTS FOR HER" C v ' tA I - -' ' Ki 1 ( i) 3 mm Wrist Watches. . . S 10 to S75 Piv(vhes S2 to S550 Diamond Rincs .S14 to S550 Hundreds of other ejfts for "HerM around the store. Lavalliers S2.50 to S300j Bar Pins S2 to Sl5oP, CLAUE JEWELRY STORE KS I Mr va.? the veteran senator, Henry" M. I-ippitt. a hU-h protection leader. The republicans thought it would 1-e i1. walk-over for their candidate. The democratic r.aUonal commit tee n'ver put the snatorship in th remotely doubtful claw. Mr. Gerry was mildly reproved by .come of his personal friends for takin? n. Irs ing ehance in a had year. Mr. (Jerry started his rampain with all the newspapers of Ithode Island hostile, to him. Mr. Oery Ions: before the canvass heaii had carefully tlured out th fliar.ecs for and against clefeit. When he deterniined to accept the nomination he had also made up his mind to lead a f;ht that would break all Ithode If land traditions. Ho would take the o.Vnivp from th start in attacking both the acts, of the republican party and his op ponent's political record. There woubl be no conservative rampakn, such as Rhode Island always has founfl to its likinfr. He soul! reacli cvitv clacs and take his cause into evcrj' horn. z Rhode Island's voting population is 6 6 and two-thirds foreign born, or the -ons of forrin 1-orn. There are colonics of I'rench. Italians, Pole, Jews and Swedes. The French have a daily newspaper. The Italians ami the Sweden have two wcoklv newspapers. Th! Germans,! who are mainly in Providence and Cranston, but scattered also in small numbers through the state, have a weekly newspaper. A Jew ish papr published in Hoston cir-, culates in all the cities of the state. The first essential thins for a successful enmpain was to reach the foreign born and foreign speak ing voters. Maps were made of all sections in which foreign colonies controlled in population. Next there! was a separation of all registered aliens, so that they might be reach ed with ease by foreign literature, and also seen by their own coun trymen. The card index used by the progressives four years ago was ob tained by a carefully planned but lucky strike, and by a clever g'stkn the names of all republican fanners came into possession of the Gerry managers. All th!s specialized political work, naturally, was not done at the reg ular campairrn headquarters. In deed, it was unknown to more than a few persons in Rhode Island. This vital side of the contest was se cretly put in charge of Gen. Henry De Witt Hamilton of New York city, long a member of Tammany hall general committee, a sachem of Tammany, Wilson presidential elector four years ago and a dele gate to the last national convention. His share in the senatorship JU'ht was to bj largely of the still hunt order. It was essential .hat neither a brass band nor string instruments .hould be ii'od. Cpii. Hamilton opened no head quarters. He invited a few friends from Boston and Xew York to take part in what lie regarded as a good sporting" pioposition. These men gradually gathered a dozen more who could be trusted implicitly. A few were stationed in Woonsockot, a few in Pawtucket and the others made Providence their central point, covering from that city all outlying points in which it was believed ef fective vork could be done. The making of leaflets in foreign languages was all done in New York city and all the envelopes addressed in Manhattan. So that no votes mipht "be lost, a specially -designed sample ballot was made up for the aliens, printed in their own language, showing them just how to vote either straight or split. How effective this method was proved itself in t.ie ninth ward cf Providence, the Italian section, where in what is called a state rep resentative district Hughes defeated Wilson l y 103 votes, and Gerry had 11G over Iippitt. Nft bum Special Message to Women n Buy Christmas In a Real Mans Store The same reasons that brin more men here than to any other store should hrin;- YOU here also to buy your men's gifts. Each ye.ir, more and more women are learning the advantages we offer in the way of larger stocks, wider varieties, better styles and liner qualities. They are learning that they can buy here with more comfort, convenience and economy because of our quicker, more intelligent, more efficient service and greater value-giving. Try Vernon's this time. Madam. You'll lind us just as interested in your gift problems as you are, and able we hope to make helpful suggestions. I ! 1 WOMEN who have gifts to buy should read on V7 p p m p rift VI mm m m m NV?j Men! who plan to give j memseivcs a present. sLa C B. Steed, Mgr, Much missionary work was aone quietly hy educated Frenchmen front Hoy-ton. who day ly day en listed iL few converted volunteers. The final result was a hitherto un heard of reduction in tho French republican vote. A selected band of Trench Canadian voters resident in llhoile Island took are f the Gerry campaign In the last three days among the French speaking. The leaders directing the men made kss noise than a wild duck alighting on the sea. Their work was done loforo anybody knew they were on the ground, and yet for three weeks they had been daily reporting to Gen. Hamilton the progress of a campaign which they fell would be surely successful un less Mr. HuRhcs swept the state by an unusual vot . Two well known Swedes from Xcv- York city visited the sinin; societies in Providence, Cranston ami Newport. They repeated these visits after the sample ballot had gone out. and found their reception warm to the point that they were sure one-half cf the Swedish vote would go to Gerry. The proper atmosphere had been created a week before the election, when, under Gen. Hamilton's direc tion, r. broadside of advertising went inti; every newspaper that would accept it. It Wiiti rujdd lire wholly new to conservative Khcde Island campaigning. Through th newspapers, all of them unfriendly to Mr. Gerry, des perate efforts were made to aert the disaster. Kditorial writers blared away at him eery day. The discovery of the foreign language leaflets and sample ballots enraged th LippiU men. Tb- blow had come too late to be successfully .ountered. From every point In the last 7- hours came to the Lippitt camp stories of s trancer working in the foreign colonies with marked cfi'e. t. Fr nehmen in Woonsocket. rctic. Central Falls and Pawtucket .vere openly taikirg Gerry. I'.y S iturday night before tlec :i. r. the mm who hud secretly con lucted the Ck rry campaign, and Ali even then were unknown to their foes, were in hopes that Mr. fci& "bp4 y . HAIL! All who wo wd ouy 1 lLh i i 5 Oc and ii) 1 0 By close figuring: and taking .advantage of the maker's sample squares of silk, we secured an extra quality and extra sizes in these ties. There are not many of a pattern, but hundreds of pat terns, and what man wants two ties alike? at Here they are several thousands of rich silk ties, in attractive and up-to-the-minute patterns and all cut noticeably WIDER and FULLER than the usual 50c and SI ties. They are the kind of scarfs a man buys for himself high-grade silks Persians, Pais ley, brocades, silk-satins, self-effects, figures, stripes. The variety is unusual. In Christmas boxes for those who wish them. At the risk of making bores of ourselves we are going to repeat that the prices on silks have advaced and that it has become very difficult to get ties of good silk and of a large size at any price below 50c. Vernon s specialization accounts for these good values 50c, $1 1 I iti i -i fl -.I niiV Wilson would carry Ithodo Island Thev wen in no doubt about Grr and they believed the 'current for. him mitht sweep in the national ticket. As it was, Huerhes had only S.000 to spare; the 7.000 majority for Gerry had swept many a voter to the straight democratic ticket GOOD BOOK WEEK INSTITUTED Throughout it all Mr. Gerry's hand w.s on the levers. He con sulted with Oen. Hamilton at least twice a day, and even move was well thnrtht out. Once a decision was reached on any point it was never reconsidered. From that time on it was a case of miliary precision in every movement. Two well known members of the New York national guard on Gen. Ham ilton's pmk':il Ftaff for the time being, helped this result, as did a former trusted lieutenant of Grover Cleveland. Lurin?T his congressional term he occupied a house in Massachusetts av.. owned by Dr. and Mrs. Morris Murray. He and his wife ppend a. part of each sprins in Washington, usually living on their yacht. Owera, always one of the show bo.it to anchor at the capital. It is believed that the senator fleet and Mr?. Gerry will pass much of the coming winter with Mrs. Townsend. Mrs. Gerry's mother. Mr?. Townsend has recently done over the interior of her home in Massachusetts av.. which makes it without exception the handsomest in Washington. Mrs. Gerry is a friend of Mrs. Nb hola.s Loncrworth. Mme. Iliano. wife of the Spar.i.-h ambas?idor; Mr. James IV. Wadsworth, jr.. and Mrs. William F. Hite, the former Mi-s Katharine Klkir.p. who had a royal .suitor in the person of the Duke of the Abruzzl. Pres't Taft whs a prueFt at her wedding, when he toasted her as "the mot beauti ful bride he had ever t-een." Mr. Wol-ott is a farmer's son who 'worked his way" during hi; last two years at the Connecticut Wes ! an university at Middletown. He is now attorney-general of Pe'.aware. a !2.000 a year post. His i b ction to tho senate came after :i ir.y members of the t i Pont f.tmily had thrown thir strength ..u.tint Sen. Henry A. Du I'or.t and -o prevented his paining another te: m. (CONTINUED FR'TM PAGH OXK. Tlirs si-xmoN.) they did between l-riday afternoon and Monday morn, in?, it was discovered that they spent the largest per centage of their time reading. A study was also made of the 'hobbies' of 923 boys and afrain it v.a found that boys spend rrore time reading than in any other recreation. "We know so well, aro reminded s-o often of the pow er and the influence of the ood book and great, and of th one book even that has so often determined lift issues in tho lives of our noble great, that e hae failed for the most part to observe the intlueice for good of the boys' recreational reading books. Personal ly, I believe such books influence him for pood or n i II as profoundly as Iiis pay activities, of which after all they are a vital part. As with his play, the lurdful thing is that there; should be understanding and direc tion of his reading interests. "Our time is rapidly learning the educational worth of the play Instirct; its value in developing children both mentally and morally. Tlay-grounds and gymnas iums are fat Incoming schools for exercising morals as well as muscles. And this is accomplished not so much by introducing novel paints or new forms of play activity, but by giving intelligent oirection to the play instinct n's it expresses itself through the games and play activities generations old. ".o it should he with the boy and his book5?. "Let his ta-ste and interest be the criterion of judg ment, then direct nn.3 puide him in the choice of looks. Find the stories in which the h-ro--? have the characteristics tho hoy so much admirr n.cn of un launchable courasre, immense resour--f .In uboliJti lidelity, consj'icuou.s KToatness. Of cnunv, br-'i.s al.v.i- growing out of such books as he i.s growing out of hi- clothcs. I!ut while th- Krov. in- j.roc ss is oin on v ; should Lc as mindful to 'ratify his ta--!e for particular books as for particular clothe hört prints, for ir htance; and, if carefully led, will ho not in time tak: as naturally to the really 't'eat literature a.: he at l i-t raurally turns to Kn--r troi :s? "Ours is the privilege of cverci-ing all our 'kill and cunning to introduce the boy to thoo p-eat bork which become life long frivnds. 1 it not probabl that the boy will be more interested in our noMot book: if we are concerned about tho Looks ho likes Lot'.' If we will meet him, work with him on his own level of reading interests. I fancy it will be rrnjrh easier to guide the boy to our own mountain f"p bvcls of litrra ture. And such fellowship, will. 1 Lriieve, dir- ios-e the fact that the best of the book-,- that tb' boy likr.s . II are also of a sort that leave t :;r.o and w ho:... somo feeling in th- mind." tb.it f-,- b;m thy ar Ju-t the Kind to provide 'Vvholoni" xerc-se for the r mo tional muscles of the spirit, op'-nir.g up tk w window to tne imnsinatior., itddinr semo Uuc tr iur.il of lif'-." The S'outli nnd pub!b- library i- riiiri- parents of the city copies -f thi.- plendid bt!e ramp hbt. Hundreds of them Lave already hern jdarc- arnoru' members of the t i v i c c'.ub. Ctiirs are on :nr. l at the library and may b- obtained at the drk. ro.or f tbe amor. He is for "hands off in Mexico. Wolcott i? a name prominent in American history. Oliver Volcott of Connecticut, v as a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His son, Qliver. was secretary of the treasury from 17 ?3 to IS 00. Roger was governor of Massachusetts, Kdward Olivw a senator from Colo rado. The new jenator is a man to keep an eye on. Mr. Wolcott is an:i-su2riist. Tin: Movn aiu: ci-titing iiiTrrnit. The moving picture department of the Woman's Home Companion says in the December issue: "There has been a distinctly new tone to the feature films produced in the last few months, a percept ible effort to make the .vtorie? more like glimpses of life as it is lived Ly :!ci:h and blood people, not by pup pets in the hands of a director who has never been a student of hu manity. The time has passed when a successful pictare can be made up of certain conventional motion pic ture ingredients hastily thrown to k'ether a Jeerit s illin, a crly haired doll heroine, a handsome lover, a strufr-rif in a locked room on the real 1 5 -year-olds. Net th? a sens.itional rescue, and a clos" j tions h .. helped ' the.e i:-V ci embrace. -creen a ctr to attract th pub. "So long as features .Vere what lio to rr-nj.y a rr.edi.-K-r" story. .nO the name ImplioJ, they hftld hopes th't i.-; the cr.lv reason sah p.-rd .. f developing tho r.ew art Into tions hao b. r, i a bettei something substantial. They v. re a j blms. step beyond the one, two. three-j "It is m,t the r. e .v r. - - r.f th j.' t reel pro-ram of medio, re stuff me- wh-ch in k.-,- a rood ht',:-v.'"The'r- chanically devcb.pfo in plot, acting i are few r.ew riots. Mvt rf the .-. -!.'- iiiv (eil xoii (oji:tlf- tims in l.n ratur.-, the drama. ar.d now the m -... u ; ut-. It is t).- v.ay the -lot ir' fr.j v.- auth' t nd director v. hich mak's it-? frr-l.' es.( iv.- human appeal, and its p.r. : ;.s thi.s new note of ;n id''r.t in the .low: r. and settings. liijt when th-v b-: cam'1 program features tl.y t ,o fre quently lose their right to re called feature?, and become 'prop-rams.' like their r r dec es-nrs. "For a time a note d dramatic star could carry a jhture to ::r..--r.ci..l success becau.-e (f the cumulative publicity hark of her. IP:t publicity cannot popularize a face that does r.ot screen will, er a stor;.- w.tli no real intent, or mechanical workman ship. Hven Li'.orlte h.Tr.ir.e.s like Mary Pickford or Ma r?u :r '.: e Clark eanne.t al'. :s carry to - a .-Idr.'de-s story. Th rabkc i.s -v-.iry o: the 'i'i-vear-obr c ;r!v-l idd heroine v. .i m uri - m th- ! i! r s lare ...: r f i ;s reel; LcsbJf--. it has a i ..d u- 1 n- tivi u. l.i.uUu J . j v '.' . 0 j u ie te.! :.::. vMch j.v4krs tl.e-m at -prc.ii:. m re r.-ar!y to the :-!' il o! !.: i-tter n 1th should be.' T". tke s'innin of the 1'th . n. t'e y rr" than 0 :Ter.'S wet ;..; .-!...:.;- with drdh in Huflar. I.