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The Sanitary Way to Bathe



ATHING under the needlelike streams of a KENNEY Four-Stream Needle Shower is the most luxurious way to take a bath. And the most sanitary. Beats a tub bath 40 ways. Makes either hot or cold water twice as refreshing.

You always bathe in fresh, clean, running water instead of still, contaminated water. And the fine needle spray streams tapping against your skin act as a sort of massage and invigorate your body.

A cold shower at any time is always a helpful stimulation for the whole system. And a warm or hot shower with plenty of good soap is the most enjoyable way to get clean. It is the quickest way to bathe. Saves you time. There is no waiting for a tub to fill.

You will never be willing to go back to an ordinary tub bath after enjoying the luxury of a daily washdown under this stimulating FOUR-STREAM NEEDLE SHOWER. Just to prove it

We Will Send You on Ten Days'
Free Trial a

Kenney 4-Stream
Needle Shower

We want you to attach the KENNEY SHOWER to your bath tub-that will take only a minute and enjoy it ten days free. You don't have to send us a single cent in advance. And you don't have to pay us a penny if you are willing to return the Shower after a trial.

And it will cost you only $6.00 if you keep it-half as much as the cheapest old-style shower you can get.

No Curtain Needed

The KENNEY SHOWER works on a brand new principle; yet a surprisingly simple one. It throws four converging needle-spray streams.

Each of these streams strike the body at an angle which makes all the water glance or "break" downward and inwardtoward the centre of the body and the centre of tub-instead of splashing off to the side.

Not a drop splashes out of the tub. Doesn't muss up either the walls or the floor. It's all in that converging angle-a patented feature. That is what keeps the water from scattering and splashing. That is what eliminates all need for a curtain or hood,

No Shock to the Head

When you stand erect in using a KENNEY

SHOWER, not a drop of water touches your head. All shoots direct against the body, from the shoulders down, Don't have to drench your hair. But if you want to douse your head, simply bend over a trifle.

Easy to Put Up

A very handsome fixture. Heavy nickel finish over brass. Easily put up. No plumber needed. Never interferes with regular use of tub.

Don't Send Any Money

Just order on your letterhead or enclose business card or reference and you'll get the shower complete and prepaid for ten days' free enjoyment.

If you want to keep it, simply send $6.00 in full payment; if not, return it.

Make the trial now. Don't put it off.
Enjoy the luxury of a daily wash-down
under this stimulating Four-Stream
Needle Shower.

W. A. Reddan Specialty Co.

25 West Broadway, New York


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The World.


April 10, 1847 + October 29, 1911.

NINETEEN hundred and thirteen brought to the United States a new President; to New York State a great disgrace, an impeached Governor; to the State grafters promises of swift retribution for the misdeeds of years; to New York City the overwhelming defeat of Tammany and the election of the whole Fusion ticket; to the people at large a parcel post and a new tariff law to reduce their financial burdens.

An unbroken thread through the warp and woof of the year's record is the work of THE WORLD: alding the right whenever help could be given; throwing the bright light of publicity on those who would work in the dark, so that all the people might read and sit in judgment in that highest courtthe Court of Public Opinion.


THE Mayoralty campaign in New York City was one of the most remarkable and certainly one of the most bitterly fought in the history of the municipality. The air was electric with personalltles, charges and counter-charges, and the fight against Tammany welded for the time as Fusionists political elements as diverse as fire and water. It promised to be a three-cornered fight with added complications, but death entered the campaign at its start, and one candidate dropped politics for


On the firing line was THE WORLD, battling for good government; and to this end was against Tammany Hall and Tammany's candidate, Edward E. McCall. It was for Fusion and John Purroy Mitchel, Democratic and Fusion candidate, who won by over 120,000 plurality. It was against Mayor Gaynor's independent nomination and candidacy, regarding him as "Murphy's Assistant Candidate," 53 all he could hope to do was cut down the Fusion majority and thus help Tammany.

John Purroy Mitchel, Collector of the Port of New York, was nominated on the Fusion ticket August 1. The Progressives and the Republican Committee gave their support to the ticket, and the Independence League named Mr. Mitchel for Mayor despite his previous refusal of their nomination. Edward E. McCall, Chairman of the Public Service Commission, was designated as the organization candidate, and Mayor Gaynor announced that he would be an independent candidate. His nomination for Mayor followed. It was a picturesque and unusual ceremony, not resembling the regulation way of deciding on a candidate for high office.

Mayor Gaynor stood on the City Hall steps and accepted the nomination "from the people" as represented by "numerous organizations formed to further his candidacy." A crowd gathered around him. Flags were flying. Everywhere were banners bearing this statement of fact:

"I have been Mayor."

These banners seemed to many, that sunny day, to be a strange, prophetic omen. They spoke only of the past. Not one bore a legend for the future, though the exercises of the day were full of promise of achievement.

The Mayor accepted the nomination by assailing Tammany and the men who had failed to renominate him as the organization candidate. It was a characteristic address. The next day he salled for Europe. One week from the day the prophetic banner was carried aloft in City Hall Park, it might have stood at his head and feet, descriptive of his last years. Once more the people saw him in City Hall. This time they filed past him silently, a throng of 100,000. The flags were at half-mast. Mayor Gaynor had died at sea. Two candidates were left, and one issue-Tammany. Charges and counter-charges of graft followed each other in swift succession. Through it all THE WORLD fought in a straight line-against Tammany and all that it stands for; and against its Mayoralty candidate, E. E. McCall.

In the beginning THE WORLD said editorially: "In designating E. E. McCall as the organization candidate for Mayor, Murphy is practically nominating himself. Mr. McCall is one of the "elder statesmen" of Tammany Hall who are the confidential advisers of the Boss. He was put on the bench by Tammany and his judicial record was the record of a Tammany Judge. He was made Chairman of the Public Service Commission by Governor Sulzer through an understanding with Murphy. It was reported then that Mr. McCall's promised reward was to be the Democratic nomination for Mayor."

And again: "The people of New York can never get rid of Murphy by electing Murphy's candidates.' Mr. McCall seriously disapproved of THE WORLD'S arguments and voiced his objections in acrimonious attacks on THE WORLD and on Mr. Ralph Pulitzer, personally.

When attacking Mr. Mitchel, his opponent, in a campaign speech, Mr. McCall likened the former to Polonius "with the Pulitzers acting for him the role of Hamlet" and complained bitterly that Mr. Mitchel "says that I am Murphy's man."

THE WORLD Iterated the charge, showing by past history that a man nominated by Tammany belongs wholly to the organization. Mr. McCall in reply described THE WORLD'S opposition to Tammany and Tammany's candidate as "the degradation of decent journalism" and promised that "If I am elected Mayor, I will use every ounce of my power, officially and personally, to drive THE WORLD and Mr. Pulitzer "out of business."

THE WORLD thus replied editorially: "Tammany bosses and Tammany office-holders have been consecrating themselves to this delectable task for the last thirty years, and we wear their hatred as a badge of journalistic honor."

"Tammany is in a rage because the issue is Tammany. This explains the bitterness of the contest, the fury of McCall and the Tammany ring that forced him into the spotlight," explained THE WORLD.

And it gave one hundred reasons why Fusion should win-a half page editorial that was a forceful, incisive resume of its anti-Tammany arguments and facts. This practically ended THE

WORLD'S valuable Mayoralty campaign of education in practical politics as demonstrated by Tammany Hall.

Election morning THE WORLD said editorially to the voters: "This is the most important election that New York has known since the days of Tweed.

"With an overwhelming majority at the polls and aggressive work by the District-Attorney, the decision can be made final. It is the highest privilege of every voter to make this a day of retribution for the shameless system that organized corruption has entrenched in Tammany Hall." And the voters read and silently replied. Their answer was John Purroy Mitchel, Mayor of the city of New York and the whole Fusion ticket. THE NEW DEMOCRACY.

"A New Democracy on Trial" was the heading of THE WORLD's editorial page on the morning of March 4. "Woodrow Wilson's Inauguration as President marks the beginning of a political epoch. The United States has entered upon a new phase of popular government," THE WORLD said that morning. "This country is passing through the first radical process of political readjustment that it has known since the civil war. Indeed, there have been only four such periods since the establishment of the Republic. One came when the Federalist principle of government was submerged by Democracy under the leadership of Jefferson. Another came when this democracy, under the leadership of Jackson, took physical possession of the machinery of government. The third came when the forces of freedom under the leadership of Lincoln destroyed the theory of secession and obliterated human slaves."

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"Upon Woodrow Wilson rests a larger measure of political responsibility than has rested upon any other President since Lincoln. If his administration falls the Democratic party will go the way of the Republican party. * It is no holiday task to which Woodrow Wilson sets his

hand. *

But of vastly greater moment than any individual in the Cabinet, or all of them combined, is the method by which the Cabinet was obviously organized. Here is the first concrete example of Mr. Wilson's attitude toward the Presidency-his first official interpretation of his office and duties. "Whether strong or weak in its various elements, this is no Cabinet of political trade and barter. It was fashioned by no political boss. It was fashioned to placate nelther sordid political Interes.s nor sordid financial interests. Every member stands on his own merits, as Woodrow Wilson sees His only concessions are concessions to locality and geography. these merits.



"A President capable of performing his task in this spirit may sometimes go astray in his judgment of man, but he has given to the country a convincing proof of his political sincerity.

"The dynamic fact of the Wilson Administration is that the American people have at the head of their Government a man who is as honest Intellectually as all Presidents have been honest morally. This man is not only honest intellectually but he has a trained mind that is accustomed to dealing with complicated questions. He knows how to think and he knows how to translate his thought Into action. Back of it all he is a Democrat-not a partisan Democrat, but a Democrat with ideas and ideals. *

His administration may fall to accomplish all that is expected of it. "But if the American people give to Mr. Wilson the support that he has earned, we do not belleve that he will fall in the greater achievements to which he is pledged."

President Wilson in his inaugural address said on March 4: "No one can mistake the purpose for which the nation now seeks to use the Democratic party. It seeks to use it to interpret a change in its own plans and point of view."


"The great Government we loved has too often been made use of for private and selfish purposes, and those who used it had forgotten the people.

"Our duty is to cleanse, to reconsider, to restore, to correct the evil without Impairing the good, to purify and humanize every process of our common life without weakening or sentimentalizing "Justice, and only justice, shall be our motto.


"Our work is a work of restoration.

"We shall restore, not destroy."

"This is not a day of triumph; it is a day of dedication.

but the forces of humanity.

Here muster not the forces of party Men's hearts wait upon us; men's lives hang in the balance; men's hopes call upon us to say what we will do. Who shall live up to the great trust? Who dares fell to try? "I summon all honest men, all patriotic, all forward-looking men to my side, God helping me, I will not fall them, if they will but counsel and sustain me." Great words, inspired by fine and noble purpose.


THE WORLD made determined effort in this year 1913 to secure wise, honest government for the great State of New York: a government for all the people, so that she might not be a shamed outcast in the sisterhood of States.

On the morning of Jan. 2 THE WORLD said editorially:

"Admirable in tone and temper and purpose are Gov. Sulzer's first speech and his first message to the Legislature. The Governor speaks the language of sincerity and service.

* * *

"After nearly thirty years of almost uninterrupted boss rule in this State It is no easy task to re-establish representative self-government. Gov. Sulzer's utterances prove that he appreciates the magnitude of his work and the responsibility that rests upon him. The great obstacles that confront him are within his own party. The grave menace to his administration is within the Democratic organization. No Governor can successfully battle single handed against a boss Intrenched as Murphy Is Intrenched, and in so far as Gov. Sulzer strives to carry out his pledges, he deserves the unqualified support of every honest citizen, whether Democrat or Republican or Progressive." Thus did THE WORLD show it was ready to support as Governor of the State of New York the William Sulzer whose message gave promise that he would do all in his power to secure good, honest State government. It stood ready to help him in all ways that were right; not because he was William Sulzer but because he seemed from his promises to be the idealist in politics-a man who stood for truth, uprightness, honor; a man striving for public good; a Democrat in the finest sense; one who would endeavor as Governor to emulate the deeds of Democracy's great statesmen of the past. The fight for a pure State Government for all the people is THE WORLD's own fight, as it was throughout the years of Joseph Pulitzer's ownership. With a Governor who would pledge himself to high ideals, and fulfil his pledges as far as was in his power much might be accomplished. THE WORLD approved William Sulzer's pledges. It was with him-if he walked in the trall he had blazed with high-sounding words.

Jan. 3 THE WORLD commented editorially: "Mr. Sulzer has been criticised for some of his organization appointments, and perhaps justly so. * * We believe, nevertheless, that Gov. Sulzer * He has shown

has begun his work in the right spirit, whatever mistakes he may have made. * a clear understanding of the problems before him and a very firm grasp of his office. Whatever errors of judgment may be charged against him, he is making it fairly plain that the Governor of New York Is William Sulzer and that the State Capital is in Albany. This in itself is an excellent beginning."

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