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"Thu tnm Moral lmpuhw in no ? orc# ua J #,i 11
oao bo translated Into action. It la Immoral to propose ror tbo
United States something that Is not ot benefit for tße
whole United States It is Immoral to promote legislation
for your business unless it Is also for tie interest of the
rest of the oountry. Our government is not s paternal
In favor of the retention of wales c. martindale as
Tlupekintendent of public schools?
This is information that the school inspector should £ lve Prosecuting
Attorney Shepherd at the eailiest possible moment.
It is for Prosecuting Attorney Shepherd to find this out as soon as he
learns the name of the would-be briber.
And it is for the prosecutor to learn how many OTHER inspectors and
WHAT other inspectors have been approached.
The Times would say here that it does not believe Supt. Martindale
would countenance an act of the nature made public by Inspector Condon.
The Times believes Mr. Martindale would be quick to expose and de
nounce any such act in his behalf.
It is due Mr. Martindale as much as it is due the public that the
prosecutor be given all the information Inspector Condon may give him.
that this fellow who looks so lightly upon the important office of superin
tendent of schools and upon the responsibility of a school inspector in that
connection, may be dealt with as the case deserves.
In absolving Mr. Martindale as an individual, however, we are not
absolving Martindaleism nor overlooking the desperate plight of those de
pendent upon Martindaleism for their public jobs as they see the once
powerful political machine about to be disconnected from the motive power.
What fearful henchman of Martindaleism offered Inspector Condon a
paltry SSO that he might remain secure in the possession of his own plum,
though the future of Detroit in its dependence upon coming citizens in
school today be at stake?
Let us know.
Let everybody know.
And let this product of school board politics of the past hear from the
law as a warning for the future.
The matter of whether Superintendent Martindale is to be deposed or
continued in his office will be settled tonight, unless a deadlock should
develop in the vote of the inspectors.
The Times has declared for a number of years that the best inteiests
of the Detroit schools demand the retirement of Martindale.
Not that it is lacking in executive ability, but because the schools
have not been given the full benefit of the ability he possesses: also be
cause there are better equipped EDUCATORS than he for the scholastic
rqnirements of such an extensive public school system as Detroit possesses.
His administration has been unsatisfactory because the necessity for
looking after the parts and keeping in repair a political machine has re
quired time and attention that should have been given the schools.
The existence of this machine has resulted in a lack of efficiency in the
achools; the putting of school children in charge of instructors who are in
competent except when it comes to hustling for the right kind of votes on
election days.
The political machine known as Martindaleism has not only proved a
detriment to the schools, but has reached over and become an influence in
city politics outside of the schools, and in country, state and even national
Against its existence the people have declared in certain terms.
In the last school election they won a victory that meant the end of
Martindaleism if the men elected at that time remain true to their pledges.
If these men remain steadfast and unswerved, Supt. Martindale will
be dismissed tonight, and Martindaleism will be at an end. to the glory of
the schools and the city.
If they forget, and disappoint those who put their faith in them and
elected them, it will be to the shame and disgrace of their citizenship, and
through them to the shame and disgrace of Detroit.
The vote will be watched with interest, intensified by Inspector Con
don’s story of attempted bribery.
When Hight Found Helper
F. 8. Hight, the manager of the Wil
lard hotel In Washington, had a plum
ber at his house for several days
plumbing around.
Hight noticed that the plumber had
no helper with him. He talked to the
plumber about this lapse, and called
the attention of his own family to a
situation that he had never observed
before —a plumber plumbing without
It helper. Also he syoke about it to
tarious persons round the hotel.
Presently the bill came in. In it
were charged, with great and
particularity, a large amount of ma
terials, and then occurred this line:
"For plumber and helper. $96.”
Hight sent the bill back and sug
gested that as there had been no
helper with this expensive plumber,
It was his opinion that the bill was
subject to revision in that item.
He received this reply: "Dear Sir:
ft is quite true the plumber's helper
Was not at your house, but he helped
round the shop getting the tools ready
And so forth.”—Saturday Evening
S««l>fM-lllir PrlnUne. Tin fu« and
no feathers The plain, neat kind »h*t
looks right Time* Pristine Co_ 1|
John Jt-st Ph Main 14h* nr r o~ ins.*
The Pole Vault at the Olympiad burnishes a Thriller Not on the Program By Condo
veu., r may nod se * grcat 11 ec | ~ - v ~ a - ’( - u
*OWBT COT-UP l <Wo BE Be/r. , •» -I
Eliminating Bryan
Tired and worn out after the ex
hausting work of being voted 46 times
as a unit by Charles F. Murphy. Gov.
Dix announces that "Bryan should be
eliminated from the party.” That is
exactly what Mr. Ryan, Mr. Belmont.
Mr. Murphy and various other preda
tory patriots undertook to do when
the Baltimore convention was or
ganized, and as a result of their peer
less leadership. Mr. Bryan became the
dominating power in the convention.
Eliminating Mr. Bryan from the
party is a formidable task, and per
haps his excellency had better not un
dertake it at this time. Besides, the
Hon. John A. Dix is going to have his
hands full for a few montns to keep
himself from being eliminated from
the governorship of New York. —New
York World.
Some ol vuur hurts you have cured.
And the sharp* st you still have sur
vived .
But what '.rrnents of grief you en
Ftum evils that never arrived!
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Editorial Page of The Detroit Times
tmmmrnm, ■
\ * OUEL '
From Another Point of View
And yet this hot weather is exactly what was to he expected.
* • • •
However, we don’t look for this third party to be exactly a crowd.
Has the congressional boom of Arch Standpatter Guy Miller been
Now the Turkish towel hat for women. By whatever name the male
end of the house gets hung up for It. as it were.
• * * •
We might say to the voters of the Seventh district that the name of
John J. Bell, candidate for congress, rings true with progress.
• • • •
Owing to the shifting around at headquarters the police reporters,
occupy a room with the truant officer. The city editor wants us to state
that so far as Heine is concerned it would cousider it a favor If he he kept
Dr. Gladden and Tainted Money
The Foreign Mission Board of the
Congregational church hail accepted
SluO.oOo from Mr. Rockefeller. Dr.
Gladden was lying in Ohio and had
been living there for more than 20
years at that time. Ohio is the home
of Standard OH. Dr. Gladden thought
he knew how that money had been
made. He did not think it had been ,
made in a Christian way. He did not 1
think a Christian missionary society
could accept money from such a
source, unprotestingly or otherwise. ;
without sponsoring the methods by
which it had been acquired; that U
was only a step from defending the
use of Mr. Rockefeller’s money to de
fending Mr. Rockefeller, and from de-;
fending Mr. Rockefeller to defending
his monopoly and perhaps creating a
sympathetic relationship between the
church and that form of big business
which was also bad business Es
pecially did he think that, now when
the whole ethics of corporation con-,
duct were under scrutiny and when It
was essential that the voice of the
preacher, of righteousness should ring
high and true, it was a fatal weaknens
lor the church to compromise herself,
in any way upon the issue
Dr. Gladden said these things In his
b«srt He wrote them In a letter to
• The Congregationalist;” he put them
In a paper at and came to Boston and
rtad them before a committee of men
who had decided to protest and de
mand that the money be returned.
This demand brought out the fact that
the money had already been used, the
impression standing that the money
had been tendered by Mr. Rockefeller
without solicitation. Mr. Rockefeller,
as can be guessed, was not enjoying
the scorning of his gift any too much,,
and it was adding insult to Injury to
give the Impression that he volunteer
ed It. He stirred things up with a
sharp stick, and the missionary secre
taries admitted with confusion that
they had been angling for the gift for i
nearly two years
At this the eagle eye of Washington
Gladden gleamed. Again he whetted
his pet. Here was a real live snake |
He would scotch it. The I riennlal
Convention of Congregationalism was
soon to be held in Seattle. Dr. Glad
den appeared on the scene, the right
side of h'.s loose-hanging frock coat
bulging with a huge roll of well-chosen
remarks which he .intended to make
upon the subject of tainted money. He
was the moderator of the convention;
“NOBODY”—By Meek.
he wag the recognized dean of the
Congregational ministry and the au
thoritative voice of the newer ethical
consciousness In America; yet rumors
reached him that no place would be
found on the program for him to speak
upon his chosen theme.
’ They had better heur me.” remark
ed the old man, grimly, with tempered
patience in his tones, "because if they
don’t I’ll sal it louder somewhere
And the managers evidently felt
this way abobt It. They made a wry
face but took their medicine. Dr.
Gladden begun his address by Intro
ducing a resolution to the effect that;
"The officers of this board do neither
invite nor solicit donations to Its
funds from persons whose gains had
been made by methods morally repre
hensible or socially Injurious.” Dr. 1
Gladden followed this with a great
speech which was received by the
audience with every demonstration
of approval, yet the only fate his reso
lution attained was to be laid on the
Moreover, his phrase ‘ tainted mon
ey.” which he had first used a decade
before In the title of a magazine re
view of one Os Walter Besant’s books,
had swept over the country. It was
pronounced on every lip, heard In
every pulpit, employed in every ed
itorial sanctum. It is doubtful If any
single utterance ever turned so marly
glaring searchlights at once upon
questionable business methods Un
doubtedly many a man who took satis
faction In the great wealth he had at
tained. stung to fresh thinking by the
accurate winging of those words, fin
geerd his gold with less satisfaction,
and found the purpose to expiate Its
ill getting by its better going framing
in his heart.
Shortly after Dr. Gladden’s return
to Columbus he was officially Inform
ed that It had been decided by the
American board to solicit no more
money from such sources. Again the
old fighter had won his battle.
Over the bitter theological contro
versies of his early life we p«bs light
ly. Dr. Gladden, It need hardly Irtf
said, was a theological Insurgent. He
protested with all his boiil against
some of the horrors of the old-time
creeds. To his name the stigma of
heresy promptly attached. He was a
marked and lonely man. Just to be
In his company was to throw the taint
of suspicion upon a minister’s stand
tng. In those days, when Gladden s
heart was sad and all but bitter, out |
of his louellnesa he wrote the hymn, i
"Oh Master. Let Me Walk With Thee, ,
which is today sung through all Chria
teudom. —From Collier’s

♦ •
Deceived By His Style
<> ♦
When Charles A. Cotterlll was mak
iug an automobile tour in northeast
ern Ohio not long ago with a member
of congress, the machine got stuck in
the mud. and the parry Invaded a
fanner’s house with a request for
"I don’t know you," said the con
gressman to the farmer, "and you
don’t know me, but you elected me to
congress, and now l want you to give '
us a dinner."
The tariuer und his wife furnished [
an elaborate meal, and It was when
the repast was half over that the
countryman, with a worried look, ex
manned to his wife:
"Mommle, you didn’t give Mr. Col
terlll a napkin "
"Oh, yes,” said Cotterlll qulckl>.
"h-re It is.” and he took it out of his
lap and held it up for all to see.
"Oh!” apologized the farmer, *1
thought you didn’t have one because
you didn't have it on.” —Popular Mag
Stop a moment and give thought to
the evil effect* of giving up to tem
Something goes wrong; you can't
have what you want, or do Just as you
would like. Your brothers and sisters
are not always careful of your feel
ings; you don’t want to leave your
book to do an errand for your motner.
You think it Is Robert or Jennie's
turn; and you get "mad" and say
mean, hateful things to your mother.
You don't feel at all comfortable, and
you make everybody else uncomfor
table; and the worst of it is that next
time it will be easier to lose control
of your temper: every time you get
angry you increase a bad, a very bad
The wise man In our blble says:
"He that hath no rule over Ills spirit
is like a city that is broken down and
I without wails."
1 Remember that there Is danger in
giving wav to anger. Probably few
of the crimes that land men behind
. prison bars have been thought out
[ and planned beforehand. An unrea
soning flash of temper has prompted
many, and brotighr upon the sinning
one, not only the punishment of the
law. but a lifetime remorse.
I knew the mother of eight chil
dren. who. when a child old enough
'to reason showed signs of temper,
j used to tell the culprit to fill his or
her mouth with water aud hold it
while counting ten. The plan worked
well In that family In teaching the
habit of self-control.
The Tale of A Rill.
By Jingo! Put I'm feeling blue,
Poi I've not had a single sou
Since 1 escorted Holly Bright
t’nto tin show the other night.
1 cannot help but get a chill
Whene'er 1 think upon that bill
N'..w here it is in black and white
Somt thing tierce? You have It right'
Taxi fare and tip to driver
Got away with one whole. .$5.00
Tickets, second row iqulte nifty >,
Also opera glass 3 50
flat check, tips to sundry gents
Cost the whole of .50
And then a fe« and at Rector's. Shucks’
I wish I'd kept those 7.00
When we came out 1 did contrive
To slip the doorman 75
And then a small bouquet I bought
For that I only coughed 25
At last for starting home 'twas
We took the subway train 10
! Then, heavens' I was In a pickle!
I had to ask her for J 5
To get back home. That night I
I'd he a "live one" nevermore
Hereafter for no girl alive
Will I spend. . . .* sl6 V 5
—Horner Croy In Judge
Father:—Why is the roof of the
mouth called the palate?
Sonny—Because that's where the
tongue sleeps at night, 1 guess.
Jfc«/ V \AN in ih-
Wells Hastings
%jcm) Author of CX2TO
The Professors Myste»7
Cofynghtl9liby Bobbsflernll (%
•1 might have been there yet. for
ull l know. If It hadn't been for that
raaeall> son of his I’nder one of
Ephraim's threata 1 signed u paper
which l have since thought was my
will, and. for u time. I lived in mor
tal terror lest ray brother should
make away with me altogether. >”**“•
by great good fortune, he was culled
uway for a day or so. and his son.
who was always hard up. »uine In to
see me. .
"Ersklne needed a good deal or ,
money, and he needed It right away:
so that 1 was able to make terms
with him. He had rorae prepared.!
with a fountain-pen and a check
book, but this was my opportunity,
and for once I stood fast, deaf to
any threat that he might make. 1 |
agreed to let him have twice the,
amount lie wanted on one condition,
and one condition only. Mv condi
tion. naturally, was ray freedom.
H e was afraid to do it at tlrst. sorely
as he needed the money, hut despera
tion and his natural criminal bent
finally suggested a way that was sat
isfactory and fairly safe for both
of us.
"He had at one time half com
pleted a course In some medical col
lege and still retained one or two
friends among the more unscrupulous’
members of his class. Ihrough one
of them he obtained a body, and with
it a certificate that I had died of an
infectious disease; so that 1 was out
of the house, and my funeral over. (
before his father's return. It was a
beautiful plan; for it left me free to
go where l liked as long as I kept
the secret of my identity, and I think
that until my brother went to the
bank the other day with his papers
as executor, and found that 1. in the
flesh, had withdrawn ull my funds,
he never suspected anything. 1
hadn't been dead much more than a
week when I met you in that case,
Mason, and took you up to my rooms,
! where you gave me news of Nancy.
| You almost killed me with It, but
1 1 think 1 managed to hide It. As It
jail turned out. my dear." he said to
Nancy. "1 could not be better pleased,
but I shall never get over being
‘ashamed of myself. 1 ought of
course to have got you tight away
from my brother, but l could think
of no harm that could come to you,
and I put it ofT a little. It was a
dreadful and cowardly thing to do.
"I don't know whether you can
understand It. child, but 1 hope you
can. It is many years since 1 have
been a matt of action, and 1 um
afraid my moral courage suffered
sadly. Long years of absolute con
finement made me timid as well as
weak. I was free, free at last in
the great, wide world, and I dared
not face Ephraim.' I planned in a
little while to take legal steps, which
should secure freedom for us both,
but at the ve r y first I didn’t dare.
1 had told I was Insane for so
i long, that 1 had come, myself, to
mistrust my mental balance. What,
I thought. If It were really true, and
J they were able to lock me up again?
, It takes some little time for a man
to get back his courage. I spent
my first week of freedom buying
everything I saw in the shops. It
was childish of me, but 1 had so
often thought of doing it. Every
thing you saw in that room, Muson,
was brand new. I had a revel of
He gave Nancy a great hug and
"But the beautiful part of It was
the suggestion of the vvnole affair.
Ersklne had seen how easy it was to
shut someone up and say that he
was Insane. I cm sorry it suggested
his way of kidnaping you, daugh
ter dear; but have found a greater
love and happiness through it and
It has nil come out all right. You
and Mason will be the closer for it
all your Uvea. But the Joke of it
all, the beautiful joke of It all, is
that he tried it successfully on hi*
own father; that he gave him a taste
of what I suffered so many years. I
could almost forgive him his other
misdeeds for that.”
"But where are they now, father
and son?” I asked.
"Well,” said Jared Bond. "I had
proof of their rascality, evicfence
enough to send them both to Jail,
some of which you gave me. Mason,
so that, as soon as I got back to
New Y’ork, I put detectives on them.
In spite of their quarrel their mu-
Thursday, July 11,
I 1 Ht*ilSt JllpjflL ill AI 1
tual apprehension drew them to
gether. My brother Ephraim, al
though he waited for my death for
the bulk of my money, has. neverthe
less, in the last five years amassed
juite a tidy fortune; and three days
Ago he and his precious son set sail
for parts unknown where. 1 think,
they will huve the sense to remaiu.”
"I wonder if they took the boat with
Doctor Mayliew,” I said
”1 hope so.” said Nancy's father;
’mv brother would be so pleased to
make the unprofessional acquaintance
of his Jailer ”
”1 think." said the doctor, appearing
In the doorway, "that Mr. Ellsworth
has talked quite enough, and that you
und 1. Mr. Bond, had better be on our
way back to the city; particularly as
Mrs. Ellsworth has some news for her
husband, which 1 think It only fair
she should have the pleasure of tell
ing him In private.”
And It's really so?” said Mr. Bond
getting to his feet.
•‘Yes." said the doctor. "I think we
may safely say it is so.”
Mr. Bond turned at the doorway.
"I'm selling the old house," he said,
• and getting another much more
cheerful, and with a pipe organ in it
and the best private aviary in Ameri
ca Nobody’s asked me for my bless
ing yet. but you have it, my children.
lain coming back again tomorrov n
the next day. When .Mason is streug
(enough I want to have a business talk
with him. Good-by. Nancy, my dear.
You have the best thing in the world,
love and a good husband."
As her father talked, Nancy had sat
as I have seen children sit at a festi
val. supremely happy, but half dared
by the very complexness and multi
plicity of their happiness; for this
father of hers, now alive and well,
even vivaciously humorous, had been
for years only a memory to her, a
memory and sorrowing anxiety. To
■ have him so suddenly restored, to
have the remembered dear one given
back, not as she had been taught to
; think of him. but as she recollected
him and had last seen him, seemed a
miracle scarcely credible From time
to time her fingers would touch him
softly with a little familiar caressing
gesture I had come already to recog
nize. a gesture full of tenderness, as
If she reached out to assure herself of,
the tangible reality of the loved one.
1 HeM close to his breast she studied
with enraptured eyes the kind, old
I face so long held reminiscently dear,
turning them only at last that they
might seek out mine, and share with
!me this new found, half-incredible,
'overwhelming Joy. Strangely enough
she let him go almost in silence, as
If bv old custom there was no need
of spoken words between them.
.When he had gone #he sjood look
ing down at me. and together we
listened until the drone the auto
mobile died away in the distance:
then, quite simply, Nancy turned, and
i coming over to the bed. knelt on the
floor beside me.
”1 think,” she said, "no one has
ever beer, as happy as I am. It was
happiness enough to have you. Mason,
but now 1 am so glad for you; for 1
know how foolishly It has troubled
you. You know, dear heart, that
! w hen he shot you. your hands were
frightfully scalded. When the surgeon
came he said that’ there would have
I to be an operation, that, if you were
j to get well, little bits of healthy skin
must be planted on the burned sur
face. Mrs. Ix>throp and I both offered
jours, and I thought It would be so
sweet to be able to help you a little
I that way. But the doctor would have
none of It. He said that, as you had
ja fever, the grafting would be a very
'difficult process, and that the only
sure way of success was to take little
pieces from various parts of your own
body. And he did It, Mason, oh, the
thlnneat pieces In the world; so that
It did not seem to me as If It could
possibly do any good. But It did.
Mason; your hands are half well al
ready. and a miracle has happened.
The doctor wants to write a paper
about It. They may. perhaps, be a
i little scarred, but your hands, dear
love, are going to be as you would
want them, as white as other men's."
A little sturdy breeze was rustling
the branches outside the window It
| rattled at the shutters and then glee
fully tore one of them open, letting
.Into the room a flood of the late May
morning sunshine, that shone In glory
on Nancy’s bent head. lighting »ter
tear-bright eyes like summer heavens.
In suite of her half-fearful protest I
raised my bandaged hands and drew
her close, until her lips touched mine.
The End.

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