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fan b» Craa slated Into action. It la Unmoral to propose for tbs vnittJ StaiM somethin* that i» not of bsneflt for tha vliols 1 altei State* It la immoral to promote legislation ‘ln' your business lalcss It la also for the Interest of tha 1 part of tbs country. Our gorsrumsnt la not a paternal in •Mtudun.'—WOODROW WILSON. THE DETECTIVE , YOU WILL NOTE , jf • IMPERSONATED A RAILROAD y Eight Detroit aldermen and the secretary of common council coni are under arrest on charges of bribery in connection \Mth the rnnoil's action closing Seventh-st. for the Wabash railroad, which desired j site for a freight house. }* The aldermen and the sums they received are as follows, according to the Burns detective who worked up the case: Glinnan, $1,000; Deimel. $100: Brozo. $100; Ostrowski. $1C0; M-son. $800; Tossy, $200: Theisen, SSOO. The amount set opposite the name of X. B. Schreiter, Jr., secretary of common council committees, is 5500. In thip exposure and the arrests, a job of housecleaning has been Gone npon which the decent and honest citizenship ol Detroit ma> .ell congratulate itself. THE LAW SHOULD NOW TAKE ITS COURSE. SPARING NONE OF ] THE GUILTY, THAT ALL OF ITS DETERRENT EFFECT MAY CON-; FRONT COMMON COUNCILS OF THIS CITY IN THE FUTURE. Furthermore a lesson has been supplied the voters of Detroit which Should result in more caretul scrutiny in the future of the men who ask for local public office Orer and above all. however, we are given a most convincing demon stration cf how the private public service coiporation does its work, and of the probability always of corruption and the contamination of public officers, even after this exposure, so long as the public utilities are left in private hands for exploitation of the people; for the overriding of the, rights of the people and for confiscating, where they please, the public property. The Detroit officials were trapped by a Burns detective "ho imper tonated a representative of the Wabash railroad. _ To impersonate, he had to do EXACTLY AS A REAL REPRESENTA TIVE OF THE ROAD WOULD DO if setting out to buy a common council.. He found the haunts of the aldermen. He got acquainted with them. t He mixed with them. % He took them for automobile rides. * He bought them dinners, drinks and cigars. He hobnobbed in the office of Secretary Schreiter. He met the official “fixer." He got the official “fixer” down to his office and learned where the members of the committee stood on the street closing matter. He learned where individual members of the committee stood. He was told which ones he ought to see and warned against those whom he should keep away from. ; Os those he learned he should see. he succeeded in getting some to hit office. Others he had to meet in their stores or saloons. • HE IMPERSONATED PERFECTLY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE Ileal representative of a private public service corpor ation WOULD HAVE PROCEEDED. He fished with the right kind of bait. Good fishermen prefer bait that has been tried and proven. No better evidence that he played the role PERFECTLY is needed, than that he was never suspected : no better evidence that these aldermen had been there before with a public service corporation. No more convincing evidence could be desired to prove that the public gervice corporations are a corrupting influence, and AN ACCEPTED COR* BUPTING INFLUENCE, than the matter-of-lact way in which these alder men entered into this deal I Condemnation of the public service corporation sufficient to cause the people to rise up in their might, and. upon the first occasion presented, demand the PUBLIC ownership of PUBLIC utilities, is contained in the detailed story of the detective who landed this bunch of crooks. In the arrest of the boodlers we have only made a start in cleaning up in the city hall. We have met the effect but there is more work to be done, and that Work it the digging out of the root of corruption of public officers. Mayor Thompson and Citizen Andrew H. Green. Jr., working together, have given ns a fine start toward a better and safer order of things in the tommon council chamber. Will they go further now, for us. and direct their efforts toward the influences that have corrupted this body and have put over on the decent gnd honest citizenship legislation that has amounted to laughing m the face of decent and honest citizenship? They have exposed a street closing in opposition to the overwhelming ientiment of merchants and citizens in the ward affected against the street closing. Will Mayor Thompson expose for us now the inaction of the common Council in its failure to have enforced the conditions of franchises enjoyed by the Detroit United railway, providing for efficient service? Will Mayor Thompson expose for us now. before the Bums detectives get away, the reason for recent action in the council, permitting a saloon in a manufacturing district in spite of the pioteits of manufacturers and a half dozen civic organizations and a majority report of the committee tgainst it? | | Further investigation by the mayor and Mr. Green will prove, to their Satisfaction, we are most sure, fir«t, that we have a brewery and saloon ; Geminated common council, and that in brewery and saloon domination Res the curse that has been the entering wedge to faithless service and boodle. f 0 Aldermen chosen through the support of brewers and by the votes of Adolf is a Very Aggravating Customer at Osgar’s Little Store Condo AH, A CUSTOMER COMCS. '«* NO A) | i 1 [ _ f J>CRC ISS JUST \ Sho, JX>N’l>^V Coot von, too, id *ss adocf. )i j , v jl4 Pounds, shall t J ' wrap id. \ uses BLCNTY Or y , ( YeSS,S\R-\ /VCLL JUST \ / WIT \ V WRAP »© U*P* / I ONLY VANTCD TO \ % I l Ytss. ( B(.€rtSURC, ) v See NOWSIC |4 POUNDS J ~ <C 1 ' l ' ■' ' ' V it^*'^^ es*is**ps' Editorial Page of The Detroit Times saloons are not the kind of aildermen from which the people may expect honest dealing or best results. IT IS THIS CLASS THE PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION MAY COUNT UPON. FOR THE PEOPLE COME IN LAST FOR CONSIDERATION BY SUCH ALWAYS They hold their seats as the avowed enemies of decent government and quite naturally they vote on the side of the enemies of decent government. Mayor Thompson has been an honest pubiio official, though a most mistaken public official in some of the things he has stood for His pro-franchise tendencies are far from consistent with a purpose to renovate the city hall. Asa candidate he declared for the only course that would insure hon esty in public office and as mayor he abandoned that course in violation of his campaign declaration. Public ownership of public utilities would be “dangerous," we are told by many, because it would lead to corruption of government. We invite such critics to the activity of the patrol wagons, in Detroit the past few hours, for a lesson in the private ownership of utilities, to which, alone, at this instant, is chargeable the disgrace of eight city offi cials and the shame of their families. To set a trap for these officials, they had to set it on the side of a public service corporation in PRIVATE HANDS. THE DETECTIVE KNEW BETTER THAN TO IMPERSONATE A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SEVENTH WARD. • t ~ Mayor Thompson wound up secret conferences w’ith the Detroit United railway, by recommending to the city a blanket franchise for the company for a period of 12 years more. By recommending 12 years more of lobbying in the common council chamber by the private corporation operating this public utility. Twelve years more of mixing with aldermen by representatives of the private corporation operating this public utility. Twelve years more of auto rides, dinners, drinks and cigars. Twelve years tnore of this kind of influence, the same as the detective used; 12 years more of temptation, exposing mothers, wives, sisters and daughters to shame and tears. This is what the mayor recommended. Notwithstanding, we commend him now for hit activities in smoking cut the boodlers and emptying the council chamber seats for occupancy by HONEST representatives of the people and the sentiment of the people. Given cc-operation in the common council such as the present scandal should insure, a mayor WHOM THE PEOPLE MAY COUNT UPON AS A SINCERE AND HONEST ADVOCATE OF MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP should have no trouble in bringing about that reform, and, through it, the most honest, most clean, and most responsive administration in the politi cal history of the city. ••REVENGE!”—-Frank D. Hovey. • • # • Some class to Cadillaqua, after all. • • • • When thieves are put out, honest people get a square shakes • • • • Official proceedings of the common council will be found on another page. • • • • Very foolish, indeed, we would say of the alderman who banks on the Wabash. • • • • At Just about that particular time, we imagine, a junket would have come in handy. « * • • Furthermore, without Al. Deimel it would have been a case of Hamlet with Hamlet left out. • • • • And these aldermen voted the way the News and Journal and Free Press told them to vote. « • • • And upon this occasion, also, the aldermen couldn’t get along without taking Eddie Schrieter with them. • • • • If that is the way Andrew Green is going to Impersonate Cadillac, ne anticipa»e a common council resolution that next year he remain in Lachlne. • • • • Leave it to the local Tammany, please, Judge Connolly’s mayor puts them in and Judge Connolly lets them out. * * • • We ure now ready for an explanation from that aldermuu who gave himself up to the police only to learn he wasn't wanted. • # • * The interesting part of the story of the exposure hasn't been told yet. Wait until we get the Atlantic City end of It from Mayor Thompson. * * * • Why didn’t someone among the accused aldermen at police head quarters] move they adjourn? The motion isn't debatable and there was a quorum present. • • • • Get the total number of alderman. Subtract the number pinched from the number not pinched and a lot of things that have happened in the council chamber will be a bit more clear to you. WOODROW WILSON'S BEST JOKE. Here is Woodrow Wilson’s beet Joke. He uses It in speeches to Illus trate running from fright: ‘ A southern Negro dashed madly into his master’s house one evening ¥nd said a man had chased him with a knife and had then shot at him. “Did he hit you,” asked the master. ‘ Mighty near It, sab." replied the Negro. “He Just missed me an inch. “Did you hear the bullet?’’ -Yes. sir, I heard it twice, onct when it passed me and onct when I passed it.” From Another Point of View A wireless-lettergram service has been established on a line of steam ers running between # Portugal and Brazil, airgrama received on ships be ing mailed on arriving in port or by the first passing vessels. A life preserver for aviators Invent ed by a Californian consists of a suit of heavy clothing to which are attach ed wings that extend from the head to the hands, from the hands to the feet and from one leg to the other. Job Prletle* Doa* Rlfkt. Tlaiaa Print las Cos.. 15 Joba R.-a*. Too Much of It If we are going to restore sell gov ern mem to the people. ' we must restore the business of politics to the people. But too much politics is very tad for at least two important reasons. It Interferes seriously with, the dally diversions of the people and It con fuses the people. Take for Instance the state of Ohio, her people have been through the two hot presidential primaries and been distracted by two national conventions that vitally con cerned her. Yet.' she has Just had to nomiuute state officers, next slit will have to vote on her constitutional amendments lu September and then engage In the presidential campaign and election. Other stales are id somewhat similar fix. Politics, poli tics all the spring, all the summer and most all the fall. How can the average voter pos sibly earn his living and at the same time do his political duty intelligent ly anil patriotically with all this poli ties piied upon him? Self-government is a tremendous matter, but it should be made a sim ple matter, when we consider that It should be a matter for careful study and deliberate action. The vi tally Important Issues are really not so very numerous. Why not settle them at once? Why not make it our special business to settle them? Look at the ridiculous way In whim we do one thing, for Instance. This year we elect a president whom v.o expect to stand for certain things, execute certain laws. Later on we elect a congress that may stand for entirely different things and ena* t laws that our president 1 ' may con sistently refuse to execute. Verily our self-government Is apt to be spread so thin over many matters that the masses cannot successfully make politics their business as they should. And so the bosses grow strong up on the confusion and weakness of our political system. This is to say nothing of the cost, which finally falls upon the masses. At the pri maries not over 35 per cent of the voters turn out anywhere. At the election as high as 90 per cent vote. The people are sick of the ever lasting round of campaigns. Vet, we cannot have successful self govern ment unless the people make politics a particular business If we tire or confuse the people the bosses will surely profit by the business of poli tics. Dream Stuff “We are such stuff as dreams aro made of.” All of us. at some time, have our day dreams. When we are young, life glitters before us like an endless pageant of beauty, created and gilded by our chlld-inind dreams and aspiration* To most of us the years bring disil lusion. Our castles in the air fade on approach like a mirage in the desert, leaving life a waste of barren and sterile sands. It is our own fault that our early dreams are permitted to perish; and our own undoing. They are divinely impia.itea as the seeds of indiyiduai ity. They are heavenly stars set as guides to our destiny. Dreams are ideals; and the soul without ideals withers and dies. The secret of youth and enthusiasm In the grown man lies in his loyalty to his dreams. When the dreams are end ed the virile life is done. This is the difference between ♦he sreat and the little souls cf earth— the little soul, disappointed, ceases to dream. The great soul dreams on and goes cut to realize the dream The castle In the air Is the homo of the soul. Failure lets It fade for want of a foundation; highest and truest success builds a secure foun dation under it. Every great soul of man has seen a vision and pondered It until the uas sion to make the* dream come true has dominated the life. RIC.MC** OF .% \ If'KRL. A rlckel then was bigger than a mil lion dollar* now. A nickel then would buy a world of happiness. somehow; A nickel then was all a lad could sometimes hope to get. And. ah. hov.- wide with human Joy his little eyes were set! A nickel back In those old times was bigger than a mint: A nickel then was like a dream of rich es, w'lth Its‘glint : A nickel then was all a child expected at the best. And ah. how glad It made his heart beat In his little breast’ A nlckeV then was bigger than a for tune seems these days; A nickel then could All the mind with fancy’s glided maze; A nickel then could buy the earth, in childhood’s dream at least. Anh. oh. that we could taste again that sense of childhood feast' —Baltimore Sun Jr*Bp7 * Ch-APTER VII. The Tragedy in the Cabin. (Continued!. "My name is Steele. Philip Steele, of the Koval Mounted. Down In Chi cago I’ve got a father, Philip Egbert Steeie, a banker, who’rf worth half a dozen millions or so. You're going down to him as fast as dog sledge and train cun carry you. and you'll give him this note, it says that your name ia Johnson, and that for my sake he's going to put you on your feet, so that it is going to I>e pretty blamed com- 1 sortable for yourself—and the noblest! little woman I've ever met. Do you understand, Thorpe?” He looked up. Thorpe's wife had gone to her husband. She stood now. l.air in his arms, and looking ut him: as they were, they reminded him of a couple who had played the finale in a drama which he had seeu a year be fore. "There is one favor which you must do me, TTfdrpe," lie went on. "At home 1 urn rich. Up here I’m only Phil Steele, of the Koval mounted. I'm tell lrg \ou so that you won t think that I'm stripping myself when I make you take this. It's a little ready cash, and a check for a thousand dollars. Some day. if you want to. you can puy it back. Now hustle up and get on your clothes. I Imagine that your friends are somewhere near—with the sledge that brought me up from l.#e Pas. To morrow. of course, l shall he com pelhut to take up the pursuit. But if you yurry 1 don't believe that I shall catch you.” He rose and put on his hat. leaving the money and the chock on the table. The woman staggered toward him, the 1 man following in a dazed, stunned sort of way. He saw the woman's arms reaching out to him again, a look in her beautiful face that he would never forget. in another moment he had opened the door and was gone. CHAPTER VIII. Another Letter For Philip. From beside his prisoner in the deep gloom Philip saw Thorpe and ills wife come out of the cabin a min ute later and hurry away through the night. Then he dragged the guard into the prison, relocked the door, left the key In the lock, and relumed to Hodges' office to replace the oil clothes for his uniform. Not until he stood looking down upon the dead body again did the enormity of his own offense begin to crowd upon him. But he was not frightened nor did he regret what he had done. He turned out the light, sat down, coolly filled his pipe, and begun turning the affair over, detail by detail, in his mind. He ha-J. at least, followed Inspector Mac- Gregor’s injunction —he hail follow'd his conscience. Hodges had got what he deserved, and he had saved a man and a woman. But in spite of his first argument, he knew that MacGregor had not foreseen a tragedy of this sort, and that, in the eyes of the law. he was guilty of actively assisting in U o flight of two people who could n» t possibly escape the penalty of Jus tice —if caught. But they would be caught. He assured himself or that, smiling grimly in the darkless. No one at Wekusko comd explain what had happened. He was positive that the guard had not recognized him, and that he would think one of Thorpe's friends had effected the rescue. And MacGregor Philip chuckled as he thought of the condemning evidence in his pos session. the strange orders whicn would mean dismissal for the inapee tor. and perhaps a greater punish ment, if he divulged them. He would be »afe hi telling MacGregor some thing of what had occurred in the little cabin. And then, as he sat in this grim atmosphere of death, a thought came to him of M'sieur Jan ette’s skull, of Bucky Nome, and of the beautiful young wife at Lac Bain. If Mrs. Becker could know of this, too —if Bucky Nome, buried some where deep in the northern wil ler ness. could only see Hodges as he lay there, dead on the cabin floor! To the one it w-ould be a still greater punishment, to the other a warning And yet, even as he thought of the colonel’s wife and of her flirtation with Nome, a vision of her laic came to him again, filled with tl.c marvelous sweetness, the purity, and the love which had enthralled him beside the camp-fire. In these mo ments It was almost impossible for him to convince himself that she had forgotten her dignity as a wife even for an hour. Gould he have been nns tc.ken? Had he looked at her with eyes heated by his own love, fired by Saturday, July 27, 1912 PHILIPSTEELE RoyalNoaitmsi Mounted Police) . ir James Oliver Curwood Author of The ftwiffr Twit. TWionor of Snmnjfti C*»yrigh», 1911, TW BobW Merrill C jealousy? If she had smiled upon him lustead of upon Bucky Nome, it her cheeks had flushed at Ills words, would he have thought that she hud done wrong? As if in answer to his own question?, he saw again the white, tense face of the colonel, her husband, and he laughed harshly. For several hours Philip remained in the shelter of Hodges’ office. With early dawn ho stole out into the for est, and a little later made his ap pearance in camp, saying that he had spent the t\ight at l.e Pas. Not until, an hour later was it discovered that Hodges had been killed, the guard made a prisoner, and tlia. Thorpe and his wife wire gone. Philip at once took charge of and pu» a strain on his professional knowledge by declaring that Thorpe had undoubtedly fled into the north. Ki.rlv in the afternoon he started in pursuit. A dozen miles north of the r kusko camp he swung at right angles to the west, traveled 15 miles, then cut a straight course south. It wbj three days later before he showed up at Le Pas. and learned that no one had seen or heard of Thorpe and hit* wife. Two days later he walked into MacGregor's office. The inspector fairly leaped from his chair to greet aim. "YOU got them. Steele!” he ciied. "lou got them after the mur —the killing of Hodges?” Philip handed him a crumpled ui*. of paper. “Those were your latest instruc tions. sir,” lie replied quietly. "1 fol lowed them to the letter.” MacGregor read and his face turned as white as the paper lie held. "Good God!" lie gasped. He reeled rather than walked hack to ills desk, dropped into a chair and buried his face in his aims, his shoul ders shaking like those of a sobbing boy. It was a long time before he looked up, and during these mlnuin Philip, with his head bowed low ♦ t the other, told him of uli that lad Happened in the little room at We kusko. But he did not say that i* was he who had surprised the guard and released Thorpe and his wife At last MacGregor raised his head. "Philip,” he said, taking the young man’s hand in both his own, "since she was a little girl and Ia big, trap ping playmate of 19, I have loved her. She is the only girl—the only wom an —I have ever loved. You under stand? I am almost old enough to be her father. She was never in tended for me. But things like thin happen—sometimes, and when she came to plead with me the other day I almost yielded. That is why I chose you, warned you—” He stopped, and a sob rose in nia breast. "And at last you did yield,” sail Philip. The inspector gazed at him for a moment in silence. Then he said: "It was 10 years ago, on her sev» n teentli birthday, * that I made her a present of a little silver-bound auto graph book, and on the first page of that book I wrote the words whic.i saved her husband —and her. Do you understand now, Philip? It was her last card, and she played it well." He smiled faintly, and then said, as if to no one but himself, "God bless her!” He looked down on the big. tawny head that was bowed again upon the desk, and placed his hands on the other’s shoulders. "God bless her!" echoed Philip. “You are not alone in your sor rows, Felix MacGregor." he said soft ly. "You asked me if I was beauty proof. Yes, I am. And It is because of something like this, because of a face trad a soul that have filled n.y heart, because of a woman that is not mine, and never can be mine, be cause of a love which ever burns, and must never be known —it is because of this that I am beauty-proof. Go i bless this little woman, MacGregor— and you—and I—will never ask where she has gone.” MacGregor's hand reached out and gripped his own in silence. In that handclasp there was sealed a nuct between them, and Philip returned to hts barracks room to \Trite a letter, in care of his father, to the man and woman whom he had helped to es cape Into the south. He spent thu greater part of that day writing. It was late In the afternoon that Moody came in with the mail. (Continued) Job Printing none Right, Time* Printing: Cos., 15 John R.-«t.