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Whom It Holpa or Hurt*. if y Bile lirestaeot I Shirk Is Worse Than a Burglar | % » ■■■ r , Tf»# Time* Doea Not Take Hl* 1 ;•*} Money for Advertising, In This I Roopoct Being Different Than Other Detroit Papers. He it itrong of arm and full of physical courage. If he if not a shrewd thinker and a man of cool judgment, he very Quickly pays the heavy price that society exacts from those of his trade. If he would direct his energy, strength and cunning into channels that society could approve, the average burglar would be among our best citixens. The difference between a burglar and a get-rich-quick gold mining faker is the difference between the wily fox and the crawling snake. There are things to admire in the fox. but the snake we can only & loath. The Times has just heard of a boy earning sl2 a week who recently S aaw an advertisement in a Chicago newspaper which stated that a certain , gold mining corporation was prepared to offer to small investors $1 shares of stock at their par value, and absolutely promising total dividends of f SIBO upon a $lO investment. The advertisement said. “If you are going to get in on this you will \ have to do it QUICK." The word “quick" was to emphasize that one W l i * - must hustle the $lO into the mail if he wished to take advantage of this magnificent offer. The sl2 a week boy had never heard of anything so fine as this promise of 1800 per cent profit on an investment that he could make, so he wrote in QUICKLY. He didn't inclose $lO. however, but asked for further information. Ttuc to the spirit of the “ad" the prospective in vestor received a quick response. We quote from the letter the boy received: “Dear Sir: In reply to your inquiry of April 2. the reason that we are able to offer 10 shares of stock for $lO and assure you total of divi dends of SIBO is simply because this company owns outright 384 placer claims, being the choice and pick and covering almost the whole of the ■ ■ ■ Basin, which has been valued in bulletin No. —of the state de partment of (a South American republic) at over $180,000,000 in 23 carat gold dust. “The value of this report published by said government is said to be as worthy of credit and faith as anything published by the United States ; government by the authorities at Washington, D. C. “Your Ten Dollars, therefore, represents a portion of this huge pile -of gold dust contained in our property. We are the only mining company . in the world that can state how much money a share of stock will prob-1 L ably earn, and have these statements verified and backed up by the report 1 published by the Government Department and said report approved as correct by another Government Department. “We give the small investor, such as yourself, exactly the same chance . : with the big investor, getting full protection and his full share of profits.": Big sounding talk! Talk in millions! Glittering, alluring generalities i about precious gold! Talk intended for the ears of men and women who ! work honestly for their existence*and believe that most men are honest l t like themselves. “We are the only mining company in the world that can state how l much money a share of stock will PROBABLY earn." A burglar would l be too honest, would be too maniy. to write that line, with the absolute 1 promise in another paragraph of the letter that $lO will earn SIBO. Such fake gold mining concerns spend many thousands of dollars in r advertising. They flourish just so long as the victims come bearing their : burdens of hard-earned dollars. They pass out of sight and out of mem- j \ cry when they cease advertising, and the victims have only pretty stork; l certificates with which to paper the wall* of their humble homes, f The burglar who goes out with his bag of tools in the dead of night : and risks his life to win a dishonest dollar, is polite and decent compared with the scamp who sat in a fine office in broad daylight and penned that I lying letter to the boy. The Times does not carry the* advertising of these fakes. Ih ' * It is the only Detroit paper that does not lend itself to these | charlatans. The Times protects its readers against them and it costs the paper I thousands of dollars a year to do it. Our conscience will not permit us to present the alluring announce- E ments intended to draw the dollars from your pockets any more than it | would permit us to boost.the burglar through your window. You may rely on advertisements you see in The Times. A Confidential Letter Dear Madam: You have 7.000.000 sisters. tWhat we mean la sister of th'* sis terhood of the female rare—sorority—lsn’t that what they call it ?» Well. you. dear madam, have 7.000.000 slaters In the United States who are living on Incomes of less than 9500 a year. Surprising. Isn t 11? Hut true. So the census report shows And nobody qnarrels with the cold population statistics of the census ma chines. To these 7,000.000 women any Increase In the cost of living Is a serious thing. Even the small amount of 30 per cent added to the coat of a pair of cotton stockings Is a serious thing. Stockings the woman must have, and something to cover her hands—mittens or gloves. Some sort of a hat she must have, and cotton undercloth ing—or wool in winter; and a coat of some kind, ready made. And •he must have her tea or coffee, and her shoes, and her cake of soap, and the oil for her kerosene lamp. Now we suppose you know that the f’nvne tariff hill Increases tne price of all these things—"luxuries. ’ Payne calls th»m. All these things that the very poor simply have to have. And we sup pose you know that the proportion of tax Increases is much higher on the cheap cotton stocking than on the flue kid glove? Such Is the fact. It is like ihat all through the list. The Payne- Aldrich tariff bill is so drawn as to put 75 per cent of all the added * tag burden on the shoulders of the persons whose incomes are less than |SOO a year. Do you think that Is fair? I*n you think li wise legislation, or good statecraft? Couldn't you do letter yourself If you had a vote , Tell your husband about It. and your brother, nnd your son. and your father, nnd have them tell their congressmen and senators . what they think WRITE! WHITE! WRITE NOW! YOU! Very respectfully, April 12, .009. THE DETROIT TIMES ■ EVOLUTION OF THE HOME. Hr dL Admiring Caller: Your home hwt> everv modem improvement, hakn'l Bit? E Hoetees (proudly): Ye*. Indm i Why. it i* hardly aitvthiuu like a homo H«ny iroro H IT WAS TOO ANNOYING Hkfeen kIM you. Yea; I ran t enjoy mtraelf I have to revamp iny complexion even i come out of the conaervatorjr. There are some intrinsically ad" mirable qualities in the house burg lar that no one may gainsay. He sneaks, but he sneaks boldly. He violates, but at a personal risk. He makes no virtuous pretensions. He operates in the dark, when honest men sleep, and seeks no bet ter society than those of his kind. Editorial Page of The Detroit Times "What can be th' reason, there should be a rule That nothin' but th* children should be sent to school ? For the student who goe* abroad to study singing the expenses are man Ifold, says Ellen Beach Yaw In the April Delineator. Aside from board, there are lessons la singing, diction, languages, and, if studying for opera, in acting, to say nothing of an accotn panist, piano rent and so forth. A good accompanist rray be had for $l an hour. Piano ren*. is not nigh. $2.50 a month. Lessons In languages are 5o cents each. Lessons In diction usually cost Si each. and. In art.ng, from $lO a month up. The price of board ranges from S4O to S6O a month, inclusive of light and heat. There are two kinds of rooms, court rooms, those lacing on an Inside terrace or court, and .others facing on the street. No sing or ought ever to go into oi\p of the icourt rooms, unless by chance it 1 should he flooded with sun light. Generally theae court rooms are dark and damp, es pceially In winter. Accordingly the wise and cautious girl chooses a room facing south Above all. one must have good food and live a quiet, order-j lv and regular life, retiring early and getting always plenty of sleep Fur the singer "sleep is tne bent doctor In the world; it is the best medicine on earth." and without g«K>d health, which can not be had without good food, plenty of sl-ep. regular hours and an orderly life, success is almost impossible, and the money Vpent In study Ik absolutely wanted. Q.# I I 1 9 HEW BOOKS IN PUBLIC LIBRARY — > The following new book* have been received in the public library. Richard Hag well—"lreland t nder lhe Stuart* " William If. Beveridge—-’I. n employinenta problem of Industry. Daniel R. Brown "The Baby; a hook for mothers and nurses. Robert Browning— letters to \ srlous cor respondents.' Jennie Buell Woman's Work for Kami Women. ,tory of Mary A. Mayo's part in rural so<lm!' movements. Madison »aweln Poems William If. Dawson—" Evol ution of Modern Oermany. Charles Db’kens--"Short Plays from Dickens arranged by H B. * r " wr \X- t .> F'"?, - F\ans • How to t'ompose W Ithln the iVrtc Korin." Frederick T Hodgson "Easv Lessons In Practical W'ood < arv- Ing " I'haiies O Hoyt--"St udle* In the Ulsterv of Modern Education.' Khfton lolinson Songs Every One Should Know ’ Waldo Vinton Lyon— Prob lem* in Electrical Engineering" John K Mill hell- Self-help for Nervous W omen ' fhartes O. Pcker- "Short (jut* In carpentry’ Eben E Rexford "The Horn. Harden." a book on vege table and small-fruit growing David r Parlor- -"The Psychology of Sing ing " Mar\ V Terhune— The House keeper's W eek ” Jennie R White -"A Little Journsv to South Africa and I p the East (oast” S Paring-Gould— "Lives of the British Saints.' Amelia p Hart "The Hands of Compulsion . tames J Bell—" Whither Thou Uoest ” Edward ’ f*. Booth —"The Post-Olrl.” Mary Cholmondelev —"The Hand on the twitch. ’’ Jeannette Marks — Through W fish Doorways." Ruth I. Mason— •’The Trailers" Louis J. \ anc* —"The Bronte Bell ” Tbs Third Person. In the town where the Rev. Dr. Emmons was pastor lived a physician tinctured with the grossest form o? pantheism, who declared that I' ever he met Dr. Emmons he would °n Uy j floor him in argument. On*- day they met at the home of a parent. The physician asked Dr. Emmons: "How old are you, sir?" The doctor, astounded a: his rude ness, quietly replied. “Sixty-two: may I ask, sir. how long tou h-ive lived ?” "Since the creation ” was the replr of the pantheist. "Ah. 1 suppose, then, you were In the Darden of Eden, with Adam and Eve?” I "I was there, sir ’ i •Well,” said the wilv divine, "we all iknow there was a third |*< rson pre* ent ’’ Nashville Danner A si eel company iu New York state claims to ha\e brought out a man gancse rail which can he la-nt. twisted or otherwise distorted. while oold without breaking or developing t racks In the almost uninhabited Mnrman district of Russia. In the extreme north. Rlong the Norwegian frontier, there have been discovered rich tie posits of silver, copper and lead. J Mr i ■ era ■ , . , ... .. ■ ■ ..-. . - ■ j f COST OF MUSIC STUDY ABROAD The Call of the Bright Outdoors If a man owe? you money It s hard for him to talk religion to you—at least it's hard for him io make you believe it. hot of people thought St. Yves, the waiter Marathoner, was making a financial sacrifice when lie changed •apron for running trunks. Bet h< By W. G. SHEPHERD. GLOVERBVILLE. N. Y.. April 12. — Who will be protected if congress puts a higher tariff on gloves? Certainly not the consumer, for she pays more. Added tariff on gloves, in the past, has not increased the wages of the men and women who make the gloves, and there ia no certainty 'hat tariff r vision upward on this schedule, as proposed in the Payne tariff bill, wiM have any different effect. The glove schedule in the tariff bill, now pending in the senate, was de signed to add more millions to th** cos fern of the glove trust, which is til - real object of protection. Gloveraville is the seat of the glove Industry. I came here to see if tariff, which, as I say. is an added tax on the consumer, had in any way benefit ed the producer (the worker), or if there was any prospect of an added tax giving greater comfort to these people. A stranger in Gloveraville observes instantly that it is unlike other towns These people seem to be in a race. They are all pursuing gloves. Gloves are the pacemakers of the Glovers ville life marathon.'* At left picture of ex Congressman Llttauer Birds an - bees an' blossoms all stay at home an’ play. Then why should not we children, jes th' same as they?” ’MOST ANYTHING A Word From Josh Wise. ‘•lt's a good sign es a man hates a rockir. chair.** Pmm*rr f^jy lEsWA Jv|Kl ;< •; ' | nevei won any $5,000 tips at auy Par isian beaneries, though. British papers refer to Jas. J. Jef trb's as a near-actor. Bet they’d be afraid to come across on ’.iis side and gay it. Boston protests again u Salome, but if she were to name with a mess of beans on the platter instead of John the Baptist's head, the verdict might be altered. Also, Harriman says his conscience is satisfied. It's nice to have a good, general-purpose conscience without but king spells. He —How can i show mv love? She—What's the trou’uh ? he (sighing)—Words are so Inade quate. She (sighing) And kisses are un sanitary. Tough, ain't it. bear? of its size. There is no country ease here. The air seems charged with the excitement of bustling activity. Men. women and children are seen rush ing hurrying madly through the shab by streets. Horses are driven rapidly. There are no loungers around the post office or the" hotel. Nearly everyone corn *s a bundle. These people seem to be in a race. They are all pursuing gloves. Gloves are the pucemakers of 'he Glovers ville life matathon. The stranger is struck bv the num bers of women seen —young old wo men. circle-eyed women, tent girls, ad tired, seemingly hopeless and obvious ly cheated out of the life thlugs worth w hile. Gloveraville is enough to make your heart ache. God knows it needs protection. But not the sort of protection that Lucius N. Littmier, head of the glove trust, is beseeching from <otigresß. I looked down the long rows of fables in one of tile biggest factories. Crouched over the flashing machines were voting girls with fncen crazllv racing against the clock and it seemed to me that every line of their bodies was crying for protection. Hollow cheater and bent, like question marks - the question of existence -wen? spinsters who should be mothers, wives who should lie making homes, children sacrificing health and men who seemed »o lack the dignity and Joy that ordinarily comes from doing the world’s work They were more like slaves than hemps! laboring peo ple. I tohughi. And nil surely are in need of protection. Bit tatter, a former congressman, whose glove contracts with the gov EDITORIALS BY THE PEOPLE', This column Is maintained tor th« expression of opinion, tha cor recting of abuses and ths supplytr g of Information. Maks your letters short, write on one side of the paper and refrain from personal abuse. 6>l*n your full name Women Do Want to Vots, / To the Editor of Tho rimes: I In- Ho«« two name* for the suffrage ref erendum. Could secure ’he names of nine tenths or more of ail the woman iin this vicinity. 1 notic** ihut a fuv i orlte objection of the autU la that the women themselves do not want tho privilege of voting. My reply la thnt all sensible, thinking women, thoao who understand the miserable condi tions which exist today, not only In Michigan, but In our whole country, and those who are unselfish enough to think or care for any one else but their own little selves, are not only willing but anxious to vote, be cause we believed these conditions would be made better and we know for a surety they could be no worse. I thought at first I would not be drawn Into ihis controversy, but tuy heait burns within me and Just this once I feel Impelled to say a few words. With all due deference to the opinions find theories of John Temple Graves, as well as all the other anils. 1 would call their attention to the fact that woman's suffrage Is no new untried thing It is well known that several states of our own country as well as some foreign countries have tried It end all honest, unbiased, unprejudiced men who know of its workings there, freely acknowledge that it Is a ppleudid success, that the whole politi cal atmosphere Is purer and better men are placed at the head of affairs. I What more or better proof would any reasonable mind ask for Why In th* face of these undisputed facts do the r.ntts persist In trying to make people believe black Is white. I do not think women as a rule would aspire to off ice. but we do want th'* privilege of helping place men In positions of trust whom we believe are true, honorable, capable ami conscientious, if we had been given Just laws and they had been enforced, women would never have thought of asking for the right to vote, but there come times when forbearance ceases to boa virtue. .Many times women are the greatest ! sufferers from evil laws, or from the i utter disregard of fairly good law-, while at the same time she Is utterly powerless to help herself. God speed the day when women may vote. Onondagit, Mich. A. E. H. April 9 1909. Get Out Pen, Ink and Paper Editor of The Times: I wish to send «n a few words on the tariff question. REFERENDUM VOTE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY! The Times’ woman’s suffrage referendum closed Satur day The votes are now being counted and the result will he announced Tuesday. The indications are that those women favoring a vote for themselves and for all women have car ried tiie day by a handsome majority. eminent some years ago created a scandal which is not forgotten, has been lobbying in Washington recent ly to have the tariff on gloves in creased 100 per cent. Littauer and his associates have made millions fiom gloves, tint I defy anyone to visit Gloversville and And that the real producers of these gloves have gained anything more out of the in dustry than plain physical existence. I defy l.lttauer to show that his em ployee are getting much pleasure out of life and there Is no record of any promise made bv him to his employes that from an added protection ther-* will be a division of the increased profits. Most of the glovemakors are on piecework. The amount of the week's wages depends upon*individual indus try and strength. The particular part of a glove that this girl or that man handles becomes her or his life. They struggle to produce numbers of that part to their full strength and for 10 hours a day. To make n fair living requires untiling labor ami that harassing worry that on** feels when Ills effort is measured by clock ticks. To slow tip is to flatten the pay envel ope To be sick an hour Is to have 10 or 15 cents less at the end of the week. Pleiework It is that has painted hard lines on tlie* faces of th«» people of Gloversville and bent their backs and cheated them out of youth. Some of the men make as high 8S ffs month. Some of the girls make $?, a week. There is no wage sched ule. The minimum Is nill and th<» maximum Is about 112 a week for the skilled man. • A girl who has been • mployed by Monday. April 12, 1909 Thousands of people In the United States can scarcely make a living now. and If the prices are raised on clothing and food, most of us will have to dress quite shabbily, while it is bad euough now. The price of tea und such things is high enough at present. Why not cut prices down a little and give the poor man a chance? I am almost afraid the people have made a mistake in their president. My husband Is a hard working nyin. He does not drink and has no bad habits. We have only two children, and we have a hard time to make both ends meet. We cannot some times. We have a good farm, too. Tho shop men in the city are worse off than we. All they can do is to make a living. Very few can lay up any thing. I know: I've been there. Why don't they introduce a bill to raise wages? That would be the propei ,thing. What will we do if our cloth ing is so much more high. Perhaps the ixml will take pity and turn the winter Into summer. Come on, people. I am only one frail woman, but will start the ball a rolling Send In your letters to Presi dent Taft until they are heaped up around him so lie can't get out to sign the Payne-Aldrich bill. Don't wait and say, like my husband and I have been doing, “What can we do alone," but write this very minute as I am doing and letting my work wait. Our clothes and food nre more im portant than work Just now. A WOMAN SUBSCRIBER. April 9. 1909. Getting Him Straight. "Neckfies!" shouted the loudly dressed “gentleman" as he stepped Into a shop “These.” said the assistant, very litelv, * are the very newest styles, and are excellent quality at a quarter.” “A quarter!” haughtily snapped the customer —"a quarter! Do l look Use a man who would wear a quarter tie?” "Beg pardon, sir’" meekly inter posed the assistant. “The 10-cent counter Is on the other side,"Judge. Aecoiding to a noted London sur geon, who has accomplished some re trarkable cures with radium, the se cret of success lies In the discovery that a little of the strange material, spread over a wide area, Is more powerful than a solid head composed of It the giove trust for 10 years told me her fetor y. She appeared to be a good girl, prematurely old. slek two or three days a week, unlovely and hope less. Her dream of having a husband probably faded when she saw the ef fect In her face of piece work. Her hope of children died when disease entered her hotly. Now all she asks for is to be abb* to work six days a week. To her way of thinking she is own a privilege. hhe said; "All the work in the sew itu departments Is by the piece. The operator is given a part and Is paid by the dozen. After the glove Is cut it goes to the ‘Mlker,’ w’ho does the fancy stitching on the back; then to the ‘closer,’ who joins the fingers and thumbs; then it goes to operators who do the banding; then to others who close the fingers. Nearly all gloves are finished on the wrong sld<t and have to lie turned and ironed. "It used to be that a girl made a complete glove. Now each girl com putes a little section. It Is very monotonous and we do not learn the trade. "Sectional work has done much to reduce our pay. For Instance, a girl used to get 35 cents a dozen for do ing the binding on a certain style of glove. By having this work done In sections she now gets 17 cents. "Everywhere In the factories yon will see alarm clocks set up before operators. The girls buy them and strive to ko'*p »helr averages regu lar. They race against these clocks— still no one knows how much she will make at the end >f the week. She may be given a very heavy leather, hard to sew. or may be kept Idle waiting for pieces. "Some gltls do extra work at their homes at night. Is It any wonder that they soon break physically? f am fHSf losing my health Each year I earn less, because my strength Is decreasing. Bo as to loae as little time as possible many girls eat coldi lunches, and bolt them. I usualivl take only 15 minutes to eat. It Is a hard business. I don't know what you mean by tarifT but I do know that f have to pAy as much for my glove* l as any other woman. 1 buy them In slpres "