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VOLUME 12, NUMBER 45
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Ninety por cent of automobiles are driven
in congested city districts and their environs.
For safety then, you want a car so con
structed that when driving It, you immedi
ately have a clear view of trafflc In every
direction not only ahead and at the sides,
but also at the rear (note rear corner panels
For .comfort, you want a car of the right
proportions; a car not too long or too short;
particularly a car that is not largo and un
wieldy; a car seating all of Its passengers
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Sifch a car is tho Now Detroit Electric Clear
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It will pay you woll to got posted on this
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You will bo astohlshod to see how cleverly
every inch of spaco has been utilized In tho
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now seating arrangement of this car. All
tho seats are comfortable all facing forward.
Naturally and logically the car is driven
from ono of the front seats, and yet you will
note by tho Illustration that these seats aro
centrally located. The driver's seat is not In
an Isolated position. The privacy, sociability
and independence, characteristic of the elec
tric in general, aro oven enhanced in this
car due to its superior seating arrangement.
It is a delight to drlvo this car and seo
how quick and effortless is your "get-away"
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1913 Detroit Electrics not only retain all
of the notablo electric automobile Improve
ments brought out by us in tho past, but
also featuro many other new and exclusive
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Our new catalog is woll worth the perusal
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educational standpoint alone. In an enter
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FUNDS RAISED FOR CONDUCTlVo
Frederic J. Haskin writes in ,
Houston Post to say: The fact that
this was the first presidential cam.
paign in which the campaign nuhH
city law of 1911 figured, coujfed wllh
the further fact that the last session
of congress passed another law which
made additional provisions for pub
licity, makes the story of campaign
funds one of unusual interest at this
time. Starting the fashion of spend
ing huge sums of money in 1876 to
secure the election of their candi
dates, the political parties kept rais
ing the limit from presidential year
to presidential year until, in the cam
paign of 1896, the biggest campaign
fund ever gotten together was
secured by Mark Hanna to elect Wil
liam iwciuiiey to the presidency, in
1900 the fund for McKinley's re
election was not as large. In 1904,
according to the best evidence, both
parties were well supplied with
funds. But from that time forward
th.ere has been a growing sentiment
against "frying fat" for campaign
One of the impressions gathered by
the student of the history of cam
paign contributions is that the funds
raised by the two parties have usually
been overestimated that is, so far
as the national committees go. Oa
the other hand, there probably has
been a tendency to under-estimate
the amounts spent by the state and
county committees of the two par
ties. For instance, at a recent hear
ing in the senate committee of privi
leges and elections, former Senator
Nathan B. Scott of West Virginia, for
years one of the most prominent men
in the republican campaign organiza
tion, testified that in 1904 he had
given $30,000 to $40,000 to the cam
paign in his own state but had not
given a cent to the national commit
tee. Hundreds of other wealthy men
have pursued the same course. When
it is remembered that on the ballots
of the recent election there were
the names of hundreds of thousands
of candidates one authority says
there were 700,000 people directly
or indirectly voted for a contribu
tion of $50 in behalf of each of them
would run far into the millions.
The law which the last congress
passed is one whose aim it is to
regulate the nomination of presiden
tial and vice presidential candidates.
It provides that ,an organization or
individual attempting to secure the
nomination of any person as a candi
date for either of these positions,
shall, beginning thirty days after the
calling of the convention or the fixing
of the primary date, make a report m
an itemized statement to be filed with
the secretary of the senate, every fif
teen days, showing in detail the ex
penditures and also all contributions,
which reports shall be kept open to
pubic inspection for two years. These
reports must give the name and ad
dress of each person, firm, association
and committee contributing amounts
of $100 or more, and of those loan
ing, promising or advancing "k
amounts. The statements also must
show the aggregate amounts of all
contributions of less than $100 eacii.
There must also be itemized state
ments of expenditures filed, showing
In detail all amounts of $10 and up
ward, and in the aggregate a
amounts of less than $10.
The present law provides that
complete statements of receipts ana
disbursements shall be filed after tne
convention or primary, and "Kewiso
requires all candidates to file state
ments showing tho sums received ana
expended in their behalf and tne
promises of offices and positions maae
by each candidate. The penalty for
violating any of the terms of tno
present law Is a fine not excedinff
$5,000 or imprisonment for not more
than three years, or both.
The legislative crusade agains
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