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Wltfl a circulation •# that la taken homo and read In family, than to have that of one with a circulation of a million that la anly looked at and thrown Into the gutter.— MAYOR QAYNOR, OF NEW YORK. YNOCHANCE FOR THESE MEASURES M. IN THIS KIND OF A LEGISLATURE ■ I ■ 11 % BP—■ aw. ■ ■■ • - itkAtr Tut mntirti in -ft prfrfil jor liiP purpose ox concraiinj; iitrii ® » Agential preference primary of immediate effect, the obstructionists in the Iffnate, led by Senator* Miller and Murtha of Detroit, and their newspaper t organs taken pains always to refer to the proposed reform as the polit* Rnial scheme of Gov. Osborn. Last night the legislature received a special message from the execu ; five office proposing: THAT THE LEGISLATURE GIVE THE PEOPLE THE RIGHT OF DE 48DIVG WHETHER THEY WISH THE INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND THAT THE LEGISLATURE EMPOWER THE PEOPLE TO VOTE ON jLA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR WOMENS SUF JERAGS * i THAT THE GENERAL PRIMARY LAW BE SO AMENDED THAT ALL g|BI£CTIVE STATE OFFICERS WILL BE CHOSEN DIRECT BY THE PEOPLE; ¥ THAT BREWERIES BE PROHIBITED FROM OWNING OR OPERAT ING SALOONS' r THAT THE MICHIGAN BONDING & SURETY CO., OF DETROIT, CREATED BY AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE, BE DISSOLVED; An amendment to the banking laws that state banks may pledge as sets as security with the government for postal savings deposits; THE ENACTMENT OF A CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT. This message is not liable to bring any results, but it will serve the purpose of showing up those misrepresentatives of the people in Lansing who have stood out against the measure which they were called to pass E£i * measure demanded by an overwhelming majority of the people of the state, and to bring them face to face with reforms so widely demanded as ho prevent the cry of politics or personal interests against the governor, ji That such issues making for representative government as the initia- j -tive, referendum and recall, woman's suffrage, anti-brewery domination and ; • corrupt practices act could ever pass our upper house in Lansing, stacked as it is against the accomplishment of such things, is unbelievable. All of the reforms mentioned are too well understood as aimed at the elimination from public service of the kind of men we have in this body, to leave any hope of “aye'* votes enough to get them by. ■nr When Michigan has the initiative, referendum and recall, the day of the political boss, his agents and his hirelings will have passed Imagine Senators Miller and Murtha voting to bring about that day. £ipg imagine Judge Connolly letting Senator Lee vote favorably upon such ;MKOpo*ition. Sr When the brewery-owned saloon has been done away with, govern ment will have been restored to the hands of the people, to be forever free Epi this contaminating influence. The third house of the legislature will no longer meet in saloon stalls or curtained back rooms. Imagine Rep. Bill Martz and Senator Murtagh voting against the Inclination of the brewery-owned saloon, or in support of any matter in the power of the brewery in politics would be threatened. Onoe woman’s suffrage wort submitted to the people of Michigan it would carry. . , Once woman's suffrage carried and MOTHERS were given the privilege of votes, the brewery-owned saloon would be taken care of outside of the legislature. The votes of women would settle the saprophyte, which means that it will be a colder day than any we have had this winter before any of the l&Bstrions st*t*«m»" we have mentioned would be found casting their votes for a referendum on votes for women. Coming to the matter of the Michigan Bonding Surety Cos., the gover aor’s message uncovers a foul-smelling mess in these words: This company is owned and controlled by certain big breweries In Michigan. It has a capital of $500,000, of which $250,200 is paid up in rcash. In lieu of other commissions.for organization, or in other words, to pay those who promoted it in the legislature, stock to the amount of fyftpnn w as issued, making a total paid capital of $285,200. It has on deposit with the state treasurer $200,000 in interest-bearing securities. Tills Interest, of course, Is controlled by the Michigan Bonding A Surety Cos. It has paid in claims since organization the small sum of $16,070. Its net earnings lines organization, April 4, 1908, amount to $196,816.82. to great has been Its influence that It has escaped with taxation on a value of only $12,820. Its total tax for 1911—city, state, county and road -"Amounted to $287.67. The law creating It was drawn In a manner to prevent and avoid Competition, and it has had exactly the result anticipated. By its mon opoly It has a peculiar and sinister hold upon the Influence over the saloonkeepers of the entire state. They must pay double the amount usually charged for other bonds; they must do the bidding of the Michi gan Bonding A Surety Cos., or obtain no bonds at all. The connection thus formed between the brewery-owned bonding company and the sa loonkeeper Is clearly apparent It makes for a complete organization that ean bo used most effectively to head off or even destroy any person or per. cans aiming toward corrective legislation. In every community It has well-paid lawyers as agents. They are expected to do, and do do, the bid ding of this bonding company. If legislation that will curb this saloon bonding trust is secured from the present legislature, it will be the good work of neither Richard Randa hangh nor Senator William A. Collins, of Bay City, whose names appear among THE LIST OF AGENTS OF THE BONDING COMPANY in the re port for 1912 to Insurance Commissioner Palmer. Vine business, eh? No, the governor’s special message will avail nothing at this time, for the reason that his message urging an immediate preference primary law Availed nothing. > We haven’t got the kind of men in the legislature we ought to have there to get these kind of measures pasted. They are measures designed for the security of the nation, the state, the home and the fireside against the leeches of government who would it down to rottenness and decay, and these are the interests who are always the most active at election time. The people are too prone to slumber when action is demanded. 14?.; The interests never sleep. We aren’t looking for immediate results from this message, terrible «y»>opener as it is for the good citizenship of Michigan. There SHOULD BE BESULTS from it next November unless the people do ft* usual thing and FORGET ALL ABOUT IT. We will have the “cusses on record.” If they or their kind get back to Lansing, there will be no one to blame but the good citizenship of Michigan which, we still contend, is a majority, though seldom a voting majority. Adolf Takes the Centrifugal Treatment to Lose Fat, But Only Loses His Temper - By Condo CHOCK ur> OT.Smt!s CeNT*UFU<2/U_ CURS ?OR \ f M|N uDftS- \ ( -HOU, 150 YOU ) f Lr O&wity. lwk o»cr*y(on »«t similarly \ x turn on dm. Jjr i l 'ill aor ojglht \ J V you** trT ’ s WWTC u NO 3>CR OfL Os OCR. ©OJ>yyl — v V VON DCR3, J // \ Editorial Page of The Detroit TtoeSr r - SAY EDITOR, i AM TiRCD of continually having X «V NRME AND PICTURE PUSuCiTT V. ... .0,, NOBODY THAIS WHAT J —- From Another Point of View OU, yes; there Is also a candidate by the name of Taft. • • • • It seems to be a wise first robin that hasn’t arrived here yet. • • • • This second message appears to be the Osborn way of saying to the brewers and their agents: “Have another.” * « • • Perhaps, they are called loan “sharks” because the fellow’ who is the victim is, also, generally trying to keep his head above water. • e • • Sir Thomas Lipton Is thinking of trying for the cup again. Trying for the cup will come to be looked upon yet os the T man’s B. • • • • No doubt the court might just as w’ell have instructed the jury to re tire with Col. Roosevelt and find out what ita verdict w’as to be. Why Success Is Good A gepat many of us make the mis take of regarding success as a purely personal matter. If we succeed we are willing to admit that success is a blessing. If we stand at one side and watch the success of other peo ple, we recognize the desirability of the triumph, and w - ish that we. too, might be correspondingly blessed, yet how many of us realize that the real value of success ie due. not so much to its effect upon the individual, but to its influence upon the community. IJncoln recognized this truth, and wrote it into the first message to congress in words that will not he forgotten for many a day. Indeed, there is sound reason to believe that future generations will honor Uncoln for his wisdom to a far greater de gree than we do today, aud one o? the pearls that will live Is the sen tence day, and one of the pearls that will live is the sentence in which he asserts the real value of material success. “That some should be rich,’* he said, “shows that others may become rich, and hence is Just encourage ment to Industry and enterprise.” This is the whole philosophy of success in a nutshell. It is what oth ers have accomplished that points a way for us to go. Most of us need a pacemaker. to ourselves, and with no triumph of experience to guide us, we should—many of us— make pretty poor progress. Fortun ately. however, we have only to keep our eyes open to find all the inspira tion of example that we can possibly need. The pages of history furnish countless cases of men who have lift ed themselves out of conditions that were far more hopeless than any which we ever have known, while, all about us, the world is filled with more Intimate examples— practical illustra tions of the fact that other men are still doing what the men of the past have done. In a word, we see that the possibility of success Is just as real today as it has been at any time in the world s history. There are people who do not hold this opinion—people whose unfortun ate experiences have tended to tinge their mental make-up with pessimism —and who see hope fading as they peer into the future. To such persons we can make but one reply: IJfe is “NOBODY**—By Meek. just what we make of It, and the force that is to enable us to shape destiny to our advantage lies in the mind. Physical strength will never succeed if it stands aloue. Men with money ready to their call have made some of the world’s most ignominious failures. Influence—pull—will not assure success. No. the only factor that we can always depend upon rests in that combination of forces that emanate from the mind. Given con fidence. courage, initiative, persist ence, integrity, and a reasonable amount of knowledge, and life need have no impassable harriers for us. I saw it on the corner In our smiling little town. I saw 4t rtrtl a cigarette and stain an awful brown. I saw- It light the cigarette and give a gentle suck, I saw the amoke blown from Its nose and marked Its placid took; Its hat sat back upon its head, its hair hung on Its brow; Its tie was red. Its collar high and white as driven snow; Its clothes were cut in recent shape. Its shoes were very tan. And as I looked and saw, I thought of the origin of man. Then 1 saw’ it In the parlor of an ele gant hotel, I overheard remarks It mads to a very gushing belle. I heard It say “I seen her’’ that evening out In town And ask her where "she’d been at” with beautiful Miss Brown. I heard It say that Hamlet “was an opera out of sight, ’* And say it had the tickets for the fol lowing Friday night; I marveled at ite grammar and Its knowledge of the stage. And then 1 thought again of a prehis toric sge. I saw It straddle on a stool at a soda fountain swell, 1 heard It call, “Gimme a dops and In vite the clerk to hell: V heard It hum a truthful tuns —mors truthful than It meant— I heard It hum “My ba-bee. 1 haven’t got a cent.” Then I thought about the weighty brains some animals possess. And how Its mother fondles It and vain ly tries to guess ’ What a wonder It will bs, when it becomes a man— And nil the world is wondering If it ever can < Become a man ) —Frank L. White. MANSFIELD, Ohio—Mrs. William MoCltntock. 21, fainted while she was washing, fell head foremost Into ths wuHhtub and was drowned. “It** . I Books and Magazine*. SeHallsla at Week. a c nunv ttitfiMß in Eimlmm ffflt* teti iDoul NocUllvtu itiST Ski'imißl* these uava. with more of leas know I- | edge of the facts—generally, in the articles that arc most w Idely read. I less Hubert Hunter, the author of Socialists at Work, knows socialism, for he has been one of the foremost in the propaganda In tlijs country and has traveled extensively as a repre- » tentative of American socialism among tho brethren lit Europe. Socialists ut Work gives a comprehensive view of whut has been dons by Socialists in Germany, France. England, Italy and other countries. It Is curious how many points In the program corre spond with the progrant put forward by our so-called progressives. It l* apparent that progresslvlsm. whatever that term means, has borrowed much from the Socialists. , Socialists at Work Is a book worth reading. It Is published by the Mac- Millan »\>. in their Standard Library varies, and Is for eale In the local book stores. The price Is i>o cents net. Wnya. William Dudley Foulke has gons into new territory for the scene o t his play, Maya, setting his action in Yuca tan in tho da>s of the pre g'olumbian clv'llzutlon. Sandoval, a young Span iard, is cast ashore on the peninsula and is received by the Jdavu tribe, which archaeologists have determined Is of Phoenician origin. Sandoval falls in love with Maya, daughter of Ahpulu. chieftain of the tribe. Cunek. lord of Peten-ltxa. fo'rms the third member of the triangle and attempts to separate the Spaniard from Maya, though, of course, he Is unsuccessful. There Is the atmosphere of old Spain, together with that of ancient Phoenicia. Maya is a lyric of consider able merit. It is written by. WilUuin Dudley l oulk f, who Is known in pub lic life as well as In literature, and is published by the t'osmopolltan Press, New York. The price Is in the local bookshops. Tbr Autobiography of a Baby. The Autobiography of a Baby is un Interesting little book because It pre sents the baby's side of Ids experi ences during the first .veers ol’ his career. This, particular baby finds con siderable to complain about and he has some mighty good suggestions on the i>e*i ways for people to take care of him. He knows exactly wliut he likes and whut, nr does not Tike, gnd xnrrr- I ally w hat h»- likes Is what Is good for him. That is one point on which ht ‘.infers from a great many grown-ups. The Autobiography of a Baby is by [Thomas L. Bradford, M. D.. and Is pub lished by David MucKay, Philadelphia. tsar of the Tlaaberlaail*. V me cf the Tlmberlands, by Harold Bindloss, has the atmosphere of the great northwest* in It. Its characters are pioneers, tlmhermen. prospectors and the other types of the frontier. It is free, open, more or less obvious and quite entertaining. Vane of the Tlmberlands by Harold Bindloss is published by the Freder ick A. Stokes Cos. and is for sale in the local bookshops. The Louely Qurrs. The Lonely Queen Is a gorgeous nar rative of the days of Queen Elizabeth with that interesting queen us the central figure In the story. It Is full of the pageantry, romance and ad venture of the latter part of the six teenth century In England, and there Is plenty of action In the thrilling events that are recorded. The Lonely Queen Is by H. C. Bailey and is published by the George H. Doran Cos,, New York. • The price is II -0 In the local bookstores. Just What He Wanted A young minister settled over a small country parish was Instructed by his parishioners to procure a piano fqr their use. He did so, telling the dealer to charge the bill for rental to the secretary of the parish. When the bill amounted to |25, the society being unable to pay it, as well as the salary of the pastor, the music dealer duniit 1 the minister for the money, telling him that he assumed the responsibility. The latter replied that he never as sumed tne responsibility of another, having all he could do to pay his own bills, whereupon the dealer threatened to sue him. A short time after our friend re ceived u letter from a New York col lection agency, to which, as well as several following, he paid no attention until the following short but definite letter came: “Dear glr—Unless you remit at once we shall publish you all over the coun try as a delinquent debtor,” > To which he replied: “Gentlemen —Ever since I entered the ministry I have been struggling for the title of D. D. Go ahead.” The Caaay Grocer. The canuy grocer sized up his cus tomer. She had ordered six strictly fresh eggs. He took down the paper bag and, going to the basket, picked them out. Twisting the top of the bag to gether. he handed it to the woman, who pstd him and went away. The canny grocer smiled. He had given the woman seven eggs when she ordered but six. He knew that when she reached home and found she had seven instead of six she would he so delighted with the supposition that she had over reached him that she would entirely dtsregurd the fact that six of the eggs were storage and one was dubious? For the grocer understood human nature. And lie was canny.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. After dividing his last dollar amon£ his 16 children. Owen Gavin, o t l)es Moines, blew off the top of his head with a shotgun. The family had betqt ordered to leave the county because they were too poor. In the Name of Justice! • Another man who has been robbed of nine mouths of freedom, was ;«• teased from a Los -Angelasi recently, on motion of a deputy dis trict attorney who hud Anally discov ered that the evidence was sufficient to authorise him to ask a jury to con vict. This man is F. Ira Bender, Indicted and arrested on the same charge us A. B. Maple—attempting to dynamite ih*. Hull or U**<-ords whose case was ulso dismissed. Bender, like Maple, a union man. has been held in jail since last May. and now goes free without having been tried because, after nine months of effort, a deputy district atLornoy has found that he cannot dig up proof of guilt. And like Maple, Bender has lost uine months out of his life; nine months he can never recover. In asking for the dismissal of the Bender case, the deputy district at torney said he had done so as soon as he was convinced that there wus not enough evidence to warrant a trial. Drawbacks 1 guess if I wux good as any kid could ever be My folks they’ll all be satisfied and stop a-pest'rlng me; If I wux ullus up on time and never late to school. And never done a single thing that busted any rule; If I should wash my neck and ears ami alius comb my head. And never want to read a book when 1 should be in bed. If I wux allio* good as pie ’twould please 'em all, but I'm A-feclln* prltty sure that Id Jest have an awful time! If 1 wux alius workln' round and brlng ln* In the wood. Or tillin' up the water pall, Jest like they say is «ood; If 1 would shovel off tha *»ow and never mind the cold, And feed the horse and water him without a-beln’ told; If I Jest never once run off to slide downhill or skate; If all my chores were done on time and I wux never late. If I wux eareftrb~not to |»hvy—wl oU them chores wux done. I guess they'd all be glad, but, gee. I'd never have no fun! If I wux like my pa he sex he used to be, you know. When he wux Just a kid like me so awful long ago! If 1 should act like my ma sex a model child should do. And stayed away from swimmln holes and give up ftshln*. too; If I should alius study hard and know rny lesson well. And be so sissy teacher she would have no tales to tell; If 1 wux all them things they want I guees I’d give 'em Joy; Oh yes. they'd like It. but Id be a ' funny kind o* boy! —Houston Chronicle. Pointed Paragraphs l'air, but false—A blond peruke. Many a tailor’s goose lays golden eggs for Its owner. It's easy to find fault when you are looking for trouble. * And too little self-confidence Is as disastrous as too much. Ilow It must Jolt the wife of a block head when she Is celebrating wood en wedding! Many a painter who claims to bo wedded to art probably wishes he had married a rich girl Instead. Some writers have a wealth of thought, and they all have a thought of wealth. And lots of people would never think of trespassing If they didn't see a no tice to tke effect that It wasn’t allowed. We are admonished that a good name is better than great riches —but most of us keep right on hustling for riches Just the same. —Chicago N’ewi. ARE YOU DISSATISFIED? OF COURSE YOU ARE. NO momma! DON'T rov KNOW I>«AP Jo, THAT ANVaoDY WITH A UPC THAT on ♦<«* fACC BOC’NO TO <S/V6 TNS |pPPC3SION OP OCD ACSC * YtX» DON'T UKC IT A B<T WNiN TMCY SAY YCX/P*OcD! Tuesday, March 12, 1912 The court, lu allowing tha motion to dismiss, said he believed the dep* my distric t attorney had acted la a [air, niulVtv wav in the r a scf uny criticism of the district attorney's office In regard to it was unmerited and unworthy of consideration. The court is entitled to his opinion in the mutter, but, if, for the saka of the argument it be granted that the court Is right In his opinion that action in thla case has been emi nently just and fair, there is aome thlng radically wrong with the sys tem that makes It possible for a uty district attorney to take nimr months to find out whether or not he has a case agaiust a man locked up in Jail. If, under the present system, it is right, "Juat and manly,” to deprive a man of his liberty for nine long, weary months, while some official “In vestigates,” the quicker that eysteirth Is changed, the sooner will the peo ple begin to believe that the laws are made and Interpreted for all the peo ple. and that the same justice will be accorded every man, whether he be union or non-union, rich or poor. It’s the shame of every city and town in the United States that the Panama canal xone, once one of the world's pest holes, is now a salen place to live in than the United States. in the zone science baa had a fret hand. Sanitation Is rigid there. In the stales city health depart ments have to tight eoutlnually to se cure even the Inadequate appropria tions that are doled ont to them. Here sanitation has hardly begun. And so the once disease-scourged canal zone shows a record like this: Last October there were*at work on the canal 37,496 colored men and 12,116 whites. Thirty three colored men died of disease and six of vio lence. Five whites died of disease and two of violence. The death rate for colored men was 12.48 per year per thousand; for whites 6.82; for both 11.3. The death rate for all the United States for 1910 was 16.1. -v Thus the zone, naturally an uc healthful place, is decidedly more healthful today than these naturally healthful states. The contrast becomes more start ling when figures relative to tha Americans of the zone are taken. These figures include women and chil dren as well as men. There were 11.839 Americans in the zone during last October. Os these two died. That’s an annual death rate of 2.03 per thousand. In 1910 the death rate for West Orange. N. J., the lowest in all this country, was 8.5. TODAY IN HISTORY March 12, 1862. Just 50 years air> tonight, Oen. “Btonewall" Jackson had his first and last council of war at Strasburg, Va. Jackson wanted to fight. He had of fered battle tbj day before, but found no take:* That night be called his officers In council !»ud they did not want to fight. Jackson was disappointed and vowed that the next time he wanted to fight he would go lu and fight without any council. Hs did, too. Many a man thinks himself smart until his smartness lands him behind the bars. Tne trptcT op towt«pvln6»* • 3 A3SOC»AT«© K/fTM A HANK Os K/Mlte kiHOKCM. ?uRT H«ft M ORE, THC QPfHIQN 13 iiAiN'Ntf GROOMS IM circles that the* SAP a MAN’3 STRENGTH. CUT THtM orri Shame!