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The Detroit times. [volume] (Detroit, Mich.) 1903-1920, June 01, 1912, AFTERNOON EDITION, Image 12

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I *»uld rathar Hava ttie good will and aid of a n#w *’
pa par with a circulation of 304)00 that Is takan homo and
road In tha family, than to hav# that of one with a circu
Nation of a million that la only looked at and thrown into
tho gutter.— MAYOß GAYNOR, OF NEW YORK.
Detroit needs the Pennsylvania railroad.
There if n’t any doubt about that.
The fact is generally understood on all sides.
Our manufacturers need the Pennsylvania.
Our merchants need the Pennsylvania. \
Every home in Detroit where coal is burned needs the Pennsylvaiiia
nilroad. »> protection egnin.t the periodical iamines such as experienced
in this necessity the past hard winter.
The peanut vender on the street corner needs the Pennsylvania, lest
some day the peanuts fail to get here.
WHY does Detroit need the Pennsylvania ?
Because the city has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 10 years.
In that time we have become THE AUTOMOBILE CENTER OF THE
We lead in the production of an article representing the yu-atev
stride taken in a quarter of a century of industrial progress.
There are more people in Detroit today by hundreds of thousands
than there were 25 years ago.
Shipments into the oity are. therefore, heavier, and shipments out of
the city are heavier—-in fact so much heavier, going and coming, that the
almost identical railroad facilities of 25 years ago are greatly OVERTAXED
in taking care of the loads.
The fact that everybody here realizes the need ol another railroad and
■that railroad, in particular, the Pennsylvania, comes pretty near meaning
that there is BUSINESS here for the Pennsylvania.
It means that there are increased EARNINGS and additional PROFITS
and greater DIVIDENDS here for the Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania railroad know* what the possibilities are in Detroit
for it.
Representatives of the Board of Commerce, members of the common
council and the mayor uent down to Pittsburg and told the road's officials
there is a lot of business here for it to handle.
The officials of the Pennsylvania told the delegation that taxes in
'.Michigan are too high.
In other words, the Pennsylvania wants a bonus, not only for itself
but for all railroads in Michigan, before the Pennsylvania will accept
'increased business, increased profits and increased dividends from us.
Tfhtoh wnn™ in the xasc. oi an individual to kicking fox
his pocketbook from a silver platter.
There has been introduced and adopted in the common counoil now.
since the return of its members who went to see the Pennsylvania, a re
port looking to a readjustment of the taxation system of the state.
This is a concession to the Pennsylvania railroad, but it will not
serve in itself as an inducement.
Readjustment of the taxation system that will relieve the railroads
the state and tack the amount of the relief on to somebody else WOULD
be an inducement, and the Pennsylvania has suggested that nothing’
less will do.
In which connection The Times would advise simply that here is a
matter to which we should proceed slowly and cautiously.
This newspaper would welcome the Pennsylvania railroad to Detroit.
No question at all but that the coming of this line would afford in
terests of Detroit in which there are millions of dollars of capital of good
and deserving citizens, much needed relief, and no question -sout these
interests being entitled to relief.
No question at all about a great deal of Detroit’s future depending
upon this additional railroad. #
But there are two more facts in connection with which there is no
If this Detroit delegation had gone to Pittsburg to inform a barber
that there wap a splendid opening here for a branch oi his shop, that
people were running around in two-foot beards because ot a lack of
barbers; it is a safe wager that the barber would be on the ground by
• this time and wouldn't have stood out for a transfer of a part of the tax
upon barber shop outfits to the heads of people owning safety razors.
And, again, this rate of taxation to which the Pennsylvania objects is
the same that has been met by the railroads that have been hete iijht
along, and none of them has taken up its tracks and walked.
Let us submit that this system of taxation may be looked into for
t adjustment, if found upon honest and fair analysis by representatives of
j all the parties concerned to be unfair, only upon the basis of the railroads
To adjust this system with the view of offering any inducement to the
Pennsylvania to come here would be dangerous, and it would also be un
fair in case the Pennsylvania's interest is individual, as to which, in these
merger and joint ownership times, there is always room for doubt.
Let us submit the present system of taxation in Michigan represen's
ieveral hard years of strife in Michigan, and was brought about only
through the untiring efforts of the progressive Pingree and his lieutenants.
Let us not seek to undo in a day or by snap judgment that which
was done only after yeais of litigation and tremendous expense to the
people who only now have begun to realize on this investment.
We should make all fair inducements possible to the Pennsylvania,
locally, as an individual road.
So far as going beyond that point is concerned, and opening up the
great question of the taxation system of the state, and exposing that
which has been accomplished to undoing, we believe there is danger in it
outweighing in the long run, the possibilities of benefit, and repeat that
here is a matter in which we should go slowly—very slowly.
Osgar und Adolf are Butterflies of Fashion--But TJhere are Other Butterflies By Condo
. I ■ ' 1 « —^
Editorial Page of The Detroit Times
t •rliMiM and \ rr»r b> J. » aMgbell Cory
" Naughty little skill ywag! \V h y brl ng lo I ve rs tot he alt ar,
‘3 1 31 V * Who J think such things of you’ ‘....ling life « dlvlneat tune—
•f ’ I** So pink and sweet and chubby. Thirty day* of dark conniving
With nos,- so cute and snobby. Nuptial bargains \ l * * lf r ,!. _
T olive made of me a Hubby » un and fees and o “trivia*
And the preacher holped you to. Juai because tne mu nth la
1 rom Another Point of View
And then, along comes the supreme court.
e • • •
Simply to veuture that the Titanic gets to the bottom of it before
England does.
Hamilton’s magaziue having failed, the Juue number Is not out.
However, Champ Clark, heavy stockholder, is.
e e e •
•« remarked De Palma as his racer
broke down while leading for the $40,000 prize.
Some of the Cndillaqua rhymes suggest that It wouldn’t be a bad
idea if it were left to the police to issue, also, poetic license.
• • * *
They sometimes succeed in getting John D. Rockefeller on the wit
ness stand, but immediately deponent further sayeth not.
• * • and
And the chances are that the Colonel had forgotten all about “Dear
Maria” or he would never have tossed his hat into the rrng.
• • •
Fire swept the business section of Blackburg, South Carolina, says a
uews Item, and there are those who contended It never would be.
« * • »
Furthermore, if Cadillac is going to land at the foot of Thlrd-st., we
suggest he be met out In the river and warned against taking one of those
“Depot” street cars.
The duty of opposing so genial and
popular a figure as the Hon. Beau
champ Clark in his desire to be presi
dent is an ungrateful one. It U>, how
ever. one which, desiring both parties
to put their most suitable candidate
forward, we cannot escape. Clarks
• break ’ about reciprocity was not at.
accident. It was characteristic As
tar back as 81*3 he said; ‘There are
two pieces of ground on the North
American continent that 1 wain to
see annexed to the United States. One
is Cuba and the other is every foot of
British North American possesions,
no matter how far north they ex
tend” One of his pet ideas is show n
in the following quotation: “Abolish
the diplomatic corps. It never was
useful and sometimes it has noi be* n
even ornamental.” We have governr
times pointed out that Mr. ( lark n.»s
never shown as much interest in any
important bill as he nas in getting
offices for his supporters, pensions Tor
voters, and government appropria
tions for his neighborhood. This stale
. of mind is accompanied by an intense
I hostility to any reduction in the .spoils
system. Here is an expression; The
1 ci\il service system is the greatest
and most monumental fraud ever ad
opted or proposed In a civilized coun
try.” do great is his belief in the
power of local interest that he .said:
; “Give us as much coddling for three
' years us Indiana and Ohio, to say
, nothing of New York, have receiver,
annually for a quarter of a century,
and the youngest child now slumber
ing on his mother’s breast though he
should double discount the remark
able age of Methuselah, wouldn’t live
long enough to see another Retubll
!can presidential elector west of the
Wabash river.” What he deßlred was
frankly stated thus; “We want 'rue
| civil service accomplished by placing
only Democrats on guard from
I Martha’s Vineyard to the Aleutian
I Islands, and from the laike of the
Woods to the Dry Tortugas.” One of
I the reasons for his violence toward
Qro\er Cleveland was Cleveland’s
failure to use all of bin appoinifion-H
to strengthen his own party. "On
March tl. 18»3, in his first official act,
he startled ali the Democrats in the
land and a great many Repub leans
by appointing to the highest office
within his gtft a sorehead Republican.
According to his inugwumpish notions
he could not find within the confines
of the republic a Democrat fit 'o be
secretary of state.” Clark's famous
Statement about Cleveland and a cer
tain character in the Bible gains add
ed interest from the present close al
liance between Clark and Hoarsl,
Hearst huving been busy lately liken
ing Woodrow Wilson to this same
Judas. Clark said: "There are but
two men in all the hoary registers
oi time that Cleveland s name ougt t
to be associated with —Judas Iscunot
and Benedict Arnold. Shades of
Arnold, forgive the profanation. • * *
l ought to beg pardon of Judas Is
cariot because after his treason he did
have the grace to go out an hang
himself. It is sickening to think of
Cleveland." The alliance be ween
Clark and Hearst is also amusing in
view of the mean and unconscientious
distortion that Hearst Is accomplish
ing with Woodrow' WHson’s convic
tions about immigration. C’ark’s
views on immigration are as follows:
I believe that the wise position to
take with reference to the njatter is
to adopt an educational test tha» will
largely eliminate the races from the
Mediterranean Europe and will not
Interfere to any material extent with
the races of northern Europe coming
In nere —races of whom w’e can make
good citizens.
There are things to say about Mr.
Clark of greater importance. These,
however, illustrate our conviction that
the speaker, however amiable, how
ever good a mixer, and however sat
isfactory to politicians, to big busi
ness. and Randolph Hearst,
Is scarcely T a man to lead a success
ful revolt against a party which can
be overcome only by the capture of
several of the largest northern states
that usually go Republican In presi
dential years—a party which Includes
in its ranks a large majority of the
ablest progressives now prominent n.
the public eye.—Collier s.
j LONDON —More than five . and om
• hnlf million word* In full ru*e nu-gsagH*
■ pnn«**<l over the Tran*-Atlantic cable*
| In the last three month*, according to
the postmuster-genera!’* report.
Jht A\ A N in the*”
Wells Hastings
van Author of ceTO
The Professors Mystery
(opynghtlSllbyßtbbrflernli (*
The picture flushed grimly before
me now, us I sat gazing ut my gio-ed
hands, standing on the Instant clear
and distinct before my mental vision,
as such pictures will. It had hap
pened at school, when I was a stc.
ond-former and 14 years old, 1 think.
I wus anew comer, and, as 1 have
said, not popular. One of the sixth
formers, a great meddlesome fallow
and the tefror of the smaller boys,
had stolen into my room at night, to
drag me out tb the hazing that most
new boys, and all unpopular ot.eb. re
ceived. 1 was asleep, and he hid
pinioned me so close and so sudden
ly, that l awoke with a start, and ;et
was unabie to strike; but in the c.aik
ness and lu the confusion my fingers
met his throat and only tlghttned
there. It seemed to me, for a moment.
Vet he hud fallen across me In the
dark, with twitching body and breath
that came so rasplngly that, a» I grew
wider awake, it tilled me with con
cern. and l struggled from beneath
him and made a light. His eye* were
half opeu. half shut, and ills face
stiange and blotchy. I remember mat
I tailed the master of our floor, tt.ut
here was a scurrying of feet anu a
general lighting of lights, and a silly
The doctor had come and spoken of
‘crushed bones in the throat ri e
was around again in a week or so;
but onfv the fact that It had hap
pened in my own room saved me lrom
expulsiou. I could get no one iO be
lieve that I had but gripped Uiin for
,i moment, when 1 was stupid with
sleep. But it was the last physical
trouble I had in school, and I had
never used my strength to the utmost
since that time, it had grown, 1 knew,
but I never thought much about it; my
hands had made me shy, apd though
I had hoped in vain for friends, at
least *1 had never had au enem.., never
had au enemy until now; but hate had
come into my life almost hand iu
hand with love.
I looked up to find Mrs. Lathrop
staring at me across the tabic She
colored, but kept her eyes bravely
upon mine.
"If l was you, Mr. Ellsworth." she
said. "I shouid go a little eas>. That
doctor deserves a good beatiug right
now, but it won’t help either you or
anybody else to kill him."
"Kill him?" I questioned.
"Yes,” she said; "isn’t that what
you were thinking about? You nave
i.een sitting there for the last five
minutes looking like battle, murder
and sudden death."
"I don’t wonder the doctor tuought
you observant, Mrs. Lathrop," 1 bald.
"It’s all right, though. I’ll remember
not to kill him, although it will be
pretty hard, once I get my hanus on
‘ Well, I hope you do give him a
good scare."
"You have asked me why I did not
take my gloves off. Mrs. Lathrop. 1
keep them on because people find my
hands unpleasant"
Mrs. Lathrop smiled incredulously.
“Do Just as yon like," she said, "but
I shouldn’t be afraid I should think
any such thing. If 1 were you.”
i stripped one glove away, because
I had had enough of the subject. To
my surprise her face showed no
flicker of astonishment.
"Well, take off the other," she sa'.d:
"they dou’t trouble me any. What a
queer young man you are! Do you
expect a woman of my age to faint
because your hands are a little mark
ed? Some foiks have stlck-out eats,
but they don’t go around In ear ‘abs.’’
I took off my other glove.
"When did Mr*. Kllsworth give you
the note?" I asked, after another lit
tle pause.
"This morning, Just before the doc
tor came back for them. The nurse
was looking at her watch and getting
a little uneasy, I think; for every
now and then she got up and went
over to the window to look up the
road. It was on one of these window
trips she made, and while she had
her back turned, that the young lady
slid the note into my hands. I was
going through the room, when sire
stopped me with her finger on her lips.
1 smiled and kept quiet, because, as
I say. whether she was right in her
mind or not. I liked her. And when
I stopiied she put one hand up to her
hair and drew out that note, which
was all rolled up like a pencil. 'lf
Saturday, June 1,
■ * J i
Br a
a gentleman called Mason Ellsworth
comes/ she said, ’will you please give
him this? 1 And to please her 1 took It
and smljed again. She would have told
me more, I think; but just then that
woman turned from the window and.
saw us together. In about five min
utes the doctor came, and though shs
fled hard she didn’t get another
chance to speak to me, and, for that
matter, *lt vvusn’t barely five minutes
before the two of them started with
her to the station, which is where
you’d better be starting now, Mr.
Ellsworth, to be sure and catch your
train There is one in 20 minutes (or
Philadelphia, and unless they started
early just to fool tne, It was a train
for Philadelphia they 1 took them
"You’ve been very good to me, Mrs.
Lathrop," 1 said, "and I do not'snow
what I can ever do to repay yoor
kindness both to me and to my wife."
"I do," said Mrs. Lathrop. "You
can write to me when you ba>ve found
The Collar and Tls.
For a happy man green Helds and
country lanes, pastoral sights and the
murmurous harmonies of nafcure lend
themselves as a fitting and tender
glory to his happiness. Serenities echo
hack serenities,' and the great and
happy heart of nature beats In bliss
ful accord with his own. But for a
man whose happiness has been dis
hy care or sorrow, these accorded
sights and sounds of the country ate
oppressive madness, and the very
greatness of their eternal quality
plagues and vexes him the more. For
tile country is never out of tune with
itself; its music is one vast elemental
chord and has been the same for ail
time. So the man out of time with
himself and with the world finds the
clanging discords of the many-noted
city a shock of vigorous relief. Here
is not oue great melody, but rather the
vigorous uproar of a thousand tunes;
where the sane country would have
driven him mad, the mad city shouts
him back to sanity.
My little cross-roads local drew Into
Philadelphia like a farmer coming to
the fair. And as l stepped into the
busy turmoil of the station and shoul
dered my way through the hurryirg
Impersonal crowds, every moral fiber
in me took tonic and vigor from the
hurly-burly about. A wise man has
called man’s relations with his fellow -
beings "antagonistic co-operation,”
and the phrase is a miracle of Inspir
ation. for we shrink from the touch or
too-intimate glance of those about us
In instinctive resentment, and yet no
healthy person wishes himself very
distant from this human intimacy.
Each one of us fells that lie seeks
Ins lonely goal alone, yet faels that
he has lost his way, unless he moves
with the crowd down the same great
road. And even rt> communicate with
those about us the simplest thought
is only half told In many wordfc. Wi en
all Is said and done, love is the only
language that ever makes one oeiug
comprehensible to another. With
I bad been happy for the first
time in my life; with Nancy gone,
this jostle of humanity awoke in me
a militant confidence and a potent be
lief that I should find mine own.
It was. therefore, with almost a
feeling of elation .that I set about my
task, and. as is usual with confidence,
my first move was the right one.
“I wonder If you remember," I
asked the Pullman agent, "a tnau In
a brown derby hat who came to you
this morning, and probably wanted a
private compartment to New York; a
tall man with sloping shoultßis, a
large nose and eyes set too near to
gether. He was dressed In a browrt
suit with a narrow strip, and may or
may not have had two ladles with
"Sure," said the agent; "what aoout
"I want to make sure of him," I
said. 4 Where did he £o— to New
"That’s where he engaged his state
room to," said the agent. "You mean
the man with the insane young Uly
and the trained nurse."
"Oh, he told you about that, did
RnilßMi-llkr Printing, No fu»* and
no feather*. The plain, neat kind that
Tooka right. Times Pristine C«„ 15
John R -*t. Ph. M'lln 1498 or City 3386

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