The Truth. No Matter
Whom It Helps or Hurt*
Here's Hoping We
Make Good Use of
This Column Today
The Time* Sounds a Last WoH cf
Warning to Celebrators and Sug
gests First Aid to Those Who
Fail to Heed It.
Lave each one of it* boj and girl readers and men and women readers ap
point himself and herself a committee of one to that end.
By a sane Fourth of July we do not mean one that must be utterly
devoid of fireworks or noise.
We mean a Fourth that will have in it no toy pistols, toy cannons,
blank cartridges or dynamite firecrackers.
The blank cartridge will probably do more injury in the next two
days than any other of the instruments of harm whose use has become
altogether too common in late years and whose victims fill thousands ot
The toy pistol has been given the blame for the most of the deadly
vork done by the blank cartridge, while were it not for the blank cartridge
ike pistol would appear no more dangerous these days than in the past.
There is a law against the sale of both, for one can work no destruc
tion of life, limb or eyesight without the other.
The dynamite firecracker should find its way to the hands of no
child and the wise parent anil take good care that it does not.
Why not use the harmless pieces for your celebration, such as mines.
Roman candles, flower pots, colored fires, pm wheels and set pieces.
What the eye beholds can as strongly appeal to your sense of patriot
ism and satisfy it as that which the ear may hear and hear, possibly, only
Common firecrackers, the small kind, and the common torpedoes for
children are all right and safe, for they wiH not tear the skin, wherein
the only danger lies.
Sky-rockets in proper hands are all right, too. providing they are not
Os the b*g stick variety.
The big sticks come down aflame often and hit people and also set
fire to buildings.
These are suggestions The Times offers out of its interest in its read
ers and their homes and its interest in the public in general.
Despite warnings year after year, however, there are those who are
foolish enough to let them go'unheeded.
Perhaps you do not care for the advice we give you here, and in the
event you do not. we have conferred with a number of physicians and sur
geons for your particular case.
If you purpose to shoot blank cartridges and fire off dynamite fire
crackers. you had better clip out what we are going to tell you now and
keep it in your pocket.
It is entitled, "Frist Aid to the Injured."
For lacerations—First stop bleeding by pressure of the fingers or by
tying a string above the wound. Pending the arrival of the physician, cover
the wound with a clean cloth to prevent infection.
For bums—Dissolve a tablespoonful of ordinary baking soda in a quart
of water and apply with i cloth, keeping the cloth wet constantly.
Fcr pistol shot wounds —Cover the wound w th a clean cloth. NOT any ;
old rag that happens to be handy, and let the doctor attend to the rest
When fine ehot or powder is blown into the face or hands, the particles
should be removed at once while the wounds are still open; otherwise the
scars will be permanent.
The blank cartridge contains the deadly lockjaw germ, and the fright
ful affliction is likely to develop from the slightest abrasion of tne skin, !
unless the wound ic promptly attended *o. In case of injury from the ex
plosion of a blank cartridge, no matter how sllgnt the abrasion, tne injured
psfson should go to a doctor or hospital at once for an injection of anti
toiciji and should also have the woundcauterized. If this be done, lockjaw
can be prevented in many cases.
The use o# toy cannon, made from pieces of gas pipe and old gun bar
-I*olol is as dangerous as the blank cartridge.
In addition, we will add for the benefit of any reader of The Times
who does not care to be warned, that the board of health of Detroit, at
realities the danger faced on the Fourth and has arranged to supply,
free, anti-tetanic serum to persons injured by explosives.
The sane Fourth of July is coming.
Each year's toll of death and injury is working us in that direction.
And our last word of warning for this year is sounded in the nope
of ieweat fatalities and limbs lost to accomplish a day when the signing
of the Declaration of Independance will be celebrated in a manner more
rational and more in keeping with the true spirit of patriotism.
Police Should Not
Mr. Croul Did Not Make the Rules
of Hio Department Any More
That He Did the LaWs
of the Sfate.
plinarian. have no occasion to blame the commissioner.
He is simply enforcing the rules governing the force which he four..!
In the office when he took it.
Commissioner Croul did not make those rules, but he realizes that he
was appointed to enforce them, and that, as a true officer of his city, he
appears intent to do.
From this fact the good citizenship of Detroit, those who want the
written laws obeyed because they are wntten. may take heart and hope
tor a better order of things as a result of the change in police heads.
There are laws of the state which have been ignored in this city at
Will because police commissioners of the past interpreted them as opposed
by public sentiment.
One of those laws prescribes the hours and days when saloons mey
and may not be open for business.
It matters not what public sentiment is in regard to that law it is
on the statute books, the same as the police rules were in the manual when
the new commissioner took hold.
If it is not good law and is not fitted to the majority, the commissioner
may ask those who oppose its enforcement why they do not get rid of that
law. and surely cannot be blamed by anyone if he sees fit to put the state
rules governing the saloons before his superintendent for enforcement the
aame as he did the laws governing the men of his department.
AN OLD QUESTION ANSWERED.
1 Father: Aren’t you afraid you will . ough your h«ad off?
ft Tommy: Naw; 1 need It to rough with.
Kv y >
£ PLENTY OF PANACEAS.
Sufferer: I>o you know of a remedy good for rheumatism?
V Pharmaciat; Certainly. *» »khv* no anv nt th»~ • j
Well, bey* and girls, and mother*
and lathers, this is the last word
The Times can have with you this
Aear on the question of a saue
Fourth of July.
ll the Fourth in Detroit, meaning
Monday, too. of course, is going to
be sane, that result will be attained
through individual interest and ef
fort. and The Times would like to
Under Police Commissioner Croul.
the officers at headquarters are no
longer to be permitted to go about
coatless, and smoking on the part
of the attaches of the stations will
no longer be tolerated.
The police heads and the patrol
men of the department who doubt
less are looking upon the new com
missioner as a rather 3trict disci*
Editorial Page of The Detroit Times
uack :-«on 'nit: thorough rest.in the country
THE TIMES’ MOVING PICTURES.
Here you see a cow.
Mrs. President Taf' a cow.
Does the tow give milk?
She •! - To all rh*- people of the white house.
Does she make milk out of the whit*- house lawn?
Yes mv dears, she vats the presidential crass and converts the same
Into milk twite in 24 hour-. *
Do you know her name?
She is Moolev Ooley Cow
That's her full name, president Taft named her.
Sh-* is-: < all* 1 Mnoley for short
(Jen Corbin cave h* r to Mrs. Taf*
Mrs Moo!*; Ooley i.- wearing half mourning now. It is on account of a
calf whic h met with an untimely but* her.
Do you think it would b»* nice to have a picture of Mooley Ooley put
on all the white house stationery?
Well nobody said it would.
IK It i V\.
T • 11-v William Sos
N -l ’n ill*. will p» it s .nday in
r . - •*-r n.tn • Uur*-h.
T:i• ■ «• > 11 >n« us t i•- Bib:- . <><j l <<t
tii* I-'ir.jf pr***l»y t*nan > iiinli will
t r.ll i-hiu u' ti-r m-\t Sunday,
t • • y *,..cd to n»-*t «s w.i >U.- To- r*
will <.• 1 patrlofu- «• :' i<-«* in t <•
. ; ir •i. tli. l" I*'id tbe
fnu“ 1 m*mb*-rs of *h* S 111
of tli** An -in .mi ft*vnl it -n win
.n O.ri'tian it riot,*n TANARUS) •• f.diowii a
S'liidav - t.-1»• M idy will *.<• "ii l: •• Ilf*
• f t ".r..st. t’.t iugh th* pb tin* ■» of
n\ri is i.
Ti.* T>* tn-.t As-ui iatioti of 15apt,l*t*
| IJou'C luuk lulu * Huumu vaa4l« tv ts li la utill 111.
Off for a Thorough Rest in the Country
IN THE DETROIT CHURCHES
ha* 4' chui I •s. has v .'»•»?. member*. and
made i rift *.Un of Jf*a In tut? lust nine
\. w . c. k.
Patriot. service* will be held in the
Y" in< Women's Christian Association
SjTitl.j aft rnoon it t o'clock, with
th« P. V. W. T Jayu. s. L>. L>.. as the
« 111 It< II Ml lit K«.
f'KNTKAh PKKHB YTKIt IA N Church,
r imer K.tes arid Partner--ta Fore
noon, 1" •*. T i- Koval latw.'* even
-111 v 7 1". fH"w lunlci Prospered''
V *ltor* ore ni >*t cordially Invited.
Mu u.- if -tt pastor.
These Pictures Are for The Times' Boys ami Girls; Hey! Look Out!
By IV. Holt IVhut
Though Diana was allowed ikkAs,
she was denied papers, and therefore,
though Darts hummed with the news
of Strona’n exploits, with tin* news <u
tiie cantakeruus conference it Tm
Hattie, and with the news of »h'
mo\ ■inents of the troops of Furepc.
she herself knew nothing of what was
But. indeed, for Felice she would tv»t
have known even so much as whether
Strong were alive or not.
But if news; apt rs were denied to
Diana, they could not be denied to
Felice, and Felloe, through her ste !-
rimmed glasses, carefully spelled out
the news, and In such moments of
privacy as she had with Diana she
told her of what v.ts happening.
So day by day Diana felt n -r go I
hood slipping from her. until it la-t
she found herself a woman with only
the task before her of being strong to
endure, and she set her mind to 'he
most heroic task in the world —'he
t~sk of waiting.
After several days the king came
hack from The Hague. He put the
doctors through a searching cross-ex
amination. and he plied even th“ set v*
ants of the hotel with eager questions
in his desire to discover what th*«
princess might know and of what sh*.
was In ignorance.
He was, however, shrewd enough to
see that so long as Felice remained
with Diana so long would Diana to a
certain extent lie acquainted with
what was passing
For a while, indeed, he was a
mind to rob Diana of the cons ds* ion
of Felice But, rather mor? for his
own sake than for his daughter's, m*
decided that to dismiss Felice would
he tito las' straw beneath which Ii
ana's brain must give way
Therefore he sought for means
whereby he could re's in his daughter’s
sanity and yet destroy h»*r knowledge
It was then that he decided to rent
a forlorn, forsaken, weatherbeaten
mouldy mansion at Chatou.
Diana never forgot the journey, it
was ilk*- going into the world again
»o witness tfie surprise and the anx
iety and the Interest of the crowd ir.
the vestibule of the hotel as she was
hurried through the throng to 'he mo
tor car which was to convey her to
what was practically her prison.
In the hall the king turned to her
• Felice will follow us.”
(To Be Continued )
Dual llirun Brrnurka at »Ul»r.
Why Hunt the Treasures of
There's something about piracy
I that draw# aud fascinates the mind —
j ui least the boy mind.
The skull and cross-none* 'it the
masthead, tin? cutlasses ground like
razors; the lamg Toms double shut*
ted; the merchantman laden with
treasures; the damsel -maybe-- in the
| cabin; and after the cruel tight ut.d
the victory, the roy storing in the camp
on the coral islet, the division of the
loot, and the burial of the treasure
chest in dead of nielli at the place
I where the shadow of the point of the
1 rocks struck on the stroke of mid*
! night on the tiist lull moon In what
ever month it was
Fascinating ? Why, the boy tb.d
1 doesn’t like pirate stories Is vroiig,
somehow And perhaps it is our iu
veuile liking for these stories that
! makes us so cr« dulous of talcs of the
• buried treasures of Cupt. Kidd and
j the like
Ol course, we must admit when
pie-aed that piracy was about the
'most dirty trade any man ever ei -
j gaged in; but we like to think of the
M asure chests an ', dreatu of Mndtm;
| them all the same Honest. nov,
haven t you often imagined yours»'li
i finding one? Haven t you seen the
glint of the gold and the glitter of
I the 1» wels, as the rusty hiug«s of tc.e
I chest gave way ?
I’iracy is pi t tares.pie becuus • it ;s
primitive Mere success ui rob' ci y
i doesn't attraet. The* operation of
j standing over a man with a club an 1
! making him pay a bonus to you !>••
fore you would let him put food in nis
mouth, or take a smoke utter a meal,
would seem mean and grovoli'.g at '
nauseous. Oi the plan ul sneaking
■ from one blind man after another and
J stealing the pennies from his tin cup
i that wouldn't appeal to you. nor go
-1 tug to funerals to steal the silver
handles oft the cufllns and the pen*
luies from dead men s eyes. ! Inn e
Maybe Edtor Roosevelt Might Explain What One Really Is
Ur.t of the jmik;i»* con <s the pro
nunicamento ol i-Mi or H oosevelt a* t »
the qualito utions of both the de.Mrablt
and tlie undesirable > itiz-u*.
Mr. Roosevelt has tol l us the same
thing before -often He plays a num
ber of instruim nt'. but on all ui then!
but otto tutu Whether he '-ends out
the bugle Liast of a whit. lu> ..-e ines
sage or tootles on the penny whisti*
of an absentee editor, Mr Roosevt It s
tune always has the motif of decent y
and good citlzenanip.
So In this, last utterance we are as
sured that citizens a*v not t<» be con
demited because they ar • rich, or be
cause of th* ir prominence, or be< aus •
of th* ir poverty.
The aouu citizen is u man of good
The 'ml < itizeu is a man of bad
That Is all there is to it.,
St. saith our beloved Teddy.
Biit lot’s look Into this matter of
good and bad a little—-and an old story
will open some of our »•>••«.
To the tent of a Bedouin crept a
traveler, hungry, naked, and bereft of
both camels and horses.
The Bedouin took nim in. received
from his hands a packet of gold ar.d
j. wels for safe keeping, clothed, fed
and cared for him for ma iv days, and
when a t aravan came by from w hich
th*' stranger bought carrels, horses
and weapons, the Bedouin restore*! to
his guest his treasures, went with hitn
half a day’s journey, and dismiss** 1
him earnestly and piously, calling
“A girl's lilv complexion alius wilts
in th’ hot sun."
Bistnan k n»«-«l to boast that h$ ha*!
smoked lUU.OOO cigars. Edwin Booth,
Saturday, July 3,
things may be all right rtnaucluliy. but
they are not heroic. No boy will ever
dream of success In those matters as
of the old style piracy.
Alas' That's why romance lias gone
on* of the big business of the day! It
is often merely the struggles rs ruf
fians with clubs to get at the cutflu
handles and the corpses’ pennies.
Senator Beveridge. of Indiana told
us the other day about the way the
tobacco trust lias sa| lbagged com
petition. and exploited the after din
ner smoke and chew, until it has put
faptaln Kidd out of the running to
the tune of $315,000,000 of actual gain
in capitalization in six years. All
criminal. probably. but when a
thing Is as profitable as that, what
prosecution Is to drive men out of it
half as fast as they swarm in? Not
that any have swarmed in The pros
ecutions of the government have not
even seared the fellows already In
They revel in the threats of the lawr.
We put a tax on tobacco to get
money to fUht Spain. After the war
we took It <>tT. The tobacco trust for
got to take the tax out of their prices,
and have gone on in pure absence of
mind collecting that tax und pocketing
It ever since' Fin*' business! And so
much Ilk** the blind man deal, too!
W* v* t < nice little revenue— sr.o,»
OiH» non a year out ui tobacco. But
if we handled it as It is handled in
.lap,.:, we should get six time* as
much How do they handle It? They
n,ak* it vovemm**nt monopoly. They
pay th*' growers a, government price,
make the tobacco sell it to all the
world, and make a good revenue out
Oh. vou say. that’s socialism!
Well, glippost it is it is the tohao*
eo policy ot Costa Hica, France. For*
tugah Italy. Spain. Austria. Turkey,
Hottmania and Japan Is It any mor**
monopolistic than the trust ? And
which is best, to make profits for tbs
trust or the people?
|ih>wn on his head the blessings of
,\nd having thus discharged the
duties of hospitality, the Bedouin fol
lowed his er-dwhile gu% t and robbed
him if e ver, thing he possessed!
At cording to Bedouin standards, this
Bedouin .vas a good man. His con
duct was g>x'd conduct. The tnan
was no longer his guest. He was
armed and bound to look out for him
sli B> and. serf ethics ho might tako
wlio had ill** power, from the trav
. lev supposed to Lie caring for him
All of us are full of Bedouin prin
ciple.'. and none of us more so than
Roosevelt -good man that he Is. Be
< mi-*e he is so good a man. his Bedou
in i-un i.-- sm much more Instructive. It
admonishes n. of the probability that
we are all tainted if he Is
What i.t good conduct? To advertise
j goods beyond their true merits? To
make fortunes by making employes
produce vastly more than they are
j Id in wants? To make th* people
j.'V dividends «>n watered slocks? To
trow ri< h on the unearned increment
of value in lauds” To looby through
<on urn ss schedules whit h make the
people pay more than they should for
tlu* Things they consume? To re
train rich while any suffer from un
Roosevelt, good man that he is,
would boggle at these questions.
Rig! t and w rong ideals are matters
of development. And so many of us
nre still Bedouins!
If \ u don't believe vou are, read
I the Sermon on the Mount.
iho ac tor, smoked 2." a day, while Ten
nyson had 20*' « la > pipes und smoke 1
Some people are never troubled
with brain fag There s a reason.
The man w ho knows it all is usually
easy money for a clever woman. It
doesn't take other men long to size
him up, either.
College oarsmen reported suffering
with the hc*at in the practice trips.
Why not put air cooled motors in the
In the last half century Japan has
had 27,000 earthquakes.
Grilled grasshoppe rs on butter »and
toast Is the latest Parisian uoveiiy.
.Sounds fine, but most of us will pre
fer the good old bacon an’.
Twenty million shooting stars fall
on the earth's surface daily.
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llm b( tbe tua«,
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