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i Tb« great volet of Ameiloa doee not com* from tut
ftm ol learning. It oodm la a murmur from tbe bill*
oo<3 woods a&d Urn farms sad factorlss sad the mills,
polling on and gala lug volums until it comas to us from
if.a homas of common mao.— Woodrow Wilson.
The Times has been asked by a correspondent for information as to
where the candidates for nomination for governor stand.
This newspaper has not felt compelled to take up this subject, despite
a contest on the Republican side, for the reason that Woodbridge N. Ferris
is sure of nomination by the Democrats through absence of opposition.
The Times cannot tell the inquirer much about either Frederick Mar
tindale or Amos Musselman. for the reason that neither of these candidates
lias seen fit to tell anybody where he stands on genuinely progressive issues.
We KNOW where Prof. Ferris stands and believe him to be the best
fitted man in Michigan to step into the governorship at this particular
What we mean is that we know him to be qualified by way of prin
ciples and splendidly capacitated in the possession of the required amount
bf backbone and courage to take up the work for Progress where Gov.
Osborn will leave off.
He is the only candidate for the governorship among the three who has
the political daring to declare openly against the brewery and brewery
owned saloon element as a vicious influence in government.
This crowd is just as busy at the present time as in former campaings.
It will have its legislative slate as in former campaigns.
It will again have its candidates for every other office connected
either with the making and unmaking of laws or the enforcement of
existing laws.
It will have its representatives in the next legislature—it always
manages to sneak in representation somewhere.
The hope of the people must be placed in a man for governor enough
in sympathy with the purposes of the people by the people, and
BIG ENOUGH and COURAGEOUS ENOUGH to guard their interests
against this serpent which thrives only upon corruption.
m 1 ■
As between the candidacies of Mart indale and Musselman. The Times
Jvould recbmmend the latter to the Republican voters of Michigan, not for
* any unmistakable position taken by Musselman on what this newspaper
considers Michigan’s biggest issue, but for what it DOES KNOW about
the Martindale candidacy.
We don’t like the crowd that is back of Martindale.
The Martindale candidacy is a reach for anew grip by the old school (
board ring in Detroit, and a dying attempt to preserve the machine that
fell to pieces with the recent dismissal of the candidate’s brother from the
head of the Detroit schools.
Martindale is the candidate of the Republican representation in the I
Vote-Swappers' league, whose operations have been directed against good
government always and which has been conducted solely for the spoils of
political swaps, the people and the honest voters of both the Republican
or Democratic parties be cussed. jr
The same political leaders behind the Martindale candidacy opposed
“The Old Oaken Bucket”
Hot fan from Boston le located the
well whlcn Vaaplred the familiar lines
of Samuel Woodworth to the "Old
Oaken Bucket.” Every time the place
la visited many new traditions are
told concerning the famous old buck
et, about which people have been sing
ing these many years Having drunk
deep of the sparkling waters, between
whistled snatches of the familiar re
train, how disconcerting it was to
have the charm broken by learning
that the original “Old Oaken Bucket"
stolen shortly after his well-known
poem became famous.
* The youngest daughter of Samuel
Woodworth, the author, died recently
in Berkeley, Cal., and she often used
to tell about the real old oaken bucket
and of the sadness which came over
the household on the day it was stol
en. There is no other water bucket
In the world so enshrined In homely '
genuine romance as this one. Even
the golden goblets of royalty and the
treasured chalioea of the t Crusaders
have never awakened the universal
and popular interest attained by the
“Old oaken bucket that hung in the
well” until it was stolen and carried
away in the zenith of its tame. 7a.
Clonal Magazine.
These Girls of Ours
“They say his wife rule* him with
ft rod of Iron.'*
“Oh, that’s au exaggeration. she
merely uses her hatpin.*'—Chicago
. Record-Herald.
‘The silk stockings ought to bring
out a big vote thl# year,” says the
Philadelphia Inquirer. Certain to do
It if it rains on election day.—Colum
bus, Qa., Enquirer-Sun.
Hallroom—l’ll be here as long as
my cash lasts.
j Miss Cutting— Sorry we can’t get
better acquainted.—New York World.
“I didn't see her shedding any tears
tt her husband's funeral.’’
' “That shows how much she really
loved him; dampness always aggra
vated his rheumatism.”—Houston
Wigg—Don't you think Miss Yellow
leaf is rather slow?
I Wagg—She must be. It has taken
her about forty years to reach the
£ge of twenty-live.—Philadelphia Rec
“Charlie Spooner called on me last
Evening and actually asked me if I
would give him a kiss. 1 refused.”
“Waa he angry?”
* "Very. He said he wished he had
called to see you instead.”—Philadel
phia Record.
A girl knows enough to let any man
do most of the talking, except her
lather.—New York Press.
Arthur—Ah! Madeline, how do I
know you love me truly?”
- Madeline—“ Arthur, nothing but
IpT# could make a girl ride behind her
lance on a motorcycle.”—Philadel
phia Bulletin
“Wait a minute! You took my king
with your queen!
“WoU, that's all right. This la leap
* Ha—Mies Goldilocks! Clara, will
yon be mine?
* Bba—Mr. Oueh. no modern wojnan
Bill aver consent to belong to any
man. Bat I will marry you, Percy.—
Philadelphia Bulletin.
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Editorial Page of The Detroit Times
a pi evidential prefeience primary bill in the special session called by Gov.
Osborn, and through representatives either owned body and soul by them
or openly m sympathy with them. KILLED the measure, in defiance of the
overwhelming sentiment in the state.
Their way thus cleared, they proceeded next to override the senti
ment of the rank and file m their own party and steal the delegation to
! the Chicago convention.
They stuffed the Wayne county caucuses for Taft
They ran the steam roller ever Roosevelt delegates in the Wayne
’ county convention and later locked the doors against them m Bay City.
The nomination of Martindale will mean that Michigan Republicans
approve of government by throttled expression and thuggery.
The nomination of Musselman would be a fitting rebuke to these
| politicians.
The Democratic party in Michigan presents in Woodbridge N. Ferris
a candidacy that is most consistent with action taken by the national
i party in Baltimore.
He is the personification of all the fine and strong principles for repre
sentative government which triumphed there.
And here let The Times say, incidentally, that the party has acted
i with great wisdom and fine discretion in the matter of the other state
: candidacies. .
Alfred Lucking, for United States senator; Edward FTensdorf. fer
! congressman-at-large, and James Helme for lieutenant-governor, were all
! pioneer supporters of Woodrow Wilson.
W T ith these men representing the purged Democracy in Michigan, the
progressive voter is supplied an opportunity to vote his convictions no,
matter what the outcome of the Republican primaries.
From Another Point of View
Just to give thr lauudrymen a line.
•■* • •
Nine to six, Detroit. It sure does recall old times.
Thus Senator Penrose becomes the baby member of the Ananias club.
9 • • •
And Detective Brennon would* appear to be “the guy** who put the
boo in boodle.
• • • •
Anyhow, Vice-President Sherman's speech of acceptance was no
respe< tor of cracked lips
• • • m
Mayor Thompson contemplates more arrests
(To foreman: Keep standing until after the primaries.)
• m • m
Presumably a majority of our aldermen know exactly now just how
l>sdly we need anew municipal court building.
• • • •
Oh, Alderman Brora,
Why did you *do so?
(•Pronounced dough.)
• • • •
In little stomachs now a pain
The paregoric near;
The melonehollc days have come,
The saddest of the year.
Editoriuls By the People
The Spirit of 1912.
To thr Editor us Thr 7'uwt*#:
The average bualuess man and com
paratively Miiall manufacturer*, ask
no special privilege that would tie
inimical to the interests of the peo
ple. A fair deal and equal opportuni
ties is demanded by legitimate pro
ducer! of wealth, and those engaged
In essentia! exchanges of products/\
Stolen wealth must eventually be
restored to its rightful owners. Ab
solete laws that work mischief to in
dividuals oi communities must be
The peopit as never before, in lat
ter days, since the civil war. are
thoroughly aroused, and canuot long
ier he deceived by the steam roller
|garg of exploiters.
The oppression endured by the
' farcers and toilers is akin to that of
the French people just before the
groat bloody revolution.
Our nation has grown top heavy.
Our law-makers have, in the last
analysis, become prostitutes. We,
the people, are going to clean out the
; stables that are wreaking with filth.
Our statesmen, with few excep
tions., have degenerated into Shy
lock*, who are ready for any dirty
Usork that will advance their material
| interests, irrespective of the malign
;effect upon the uatlou or individuals.
Politician* listen! Do you rei%l
the handwriting ou the wall? We,
the people, are going to throttle you.
You are us useful as a skunk in a
hen yard
Wo shall employ no violent
methods; simply cast an intelligent
vote for men, true and tried, that
will rust you down and out.
The people need no candidates for
office, or officers who should be in
prison if they got their just deserts.
Mark you well we shall not be de
ceived by ingenious, cunningly haten
ed sophistry.
We shall sift the truth from error,
we shall not allow beer or whisky to
befuddle our brain. Seeking the light
we shall not allow old inherent pre
judices to influence* us in casting a
Our nation is in jeopardy. Our
homes and lives are in danger. Let
us r u’*e the power from those who
esi*»»-m wealth higher than life. We
must do it: the necessity 1* great
an-* imperative.
Aug. 23. 1912.
Where Do the Candidate* Stand?
To thr Editor of Thr Timrs:
I have your paper, and on the whole
like It verv much. I like its stand
against liquor and fraudulent adver
tising. 1 wish some paper would give
us light on the position of candidates
for the legislature, congress and state
office* on temperance legislation. Vot
er* ure entitled know. 1 under
stand that Musselman favors county
option. The position or other candi
dates for governor does uot seem to
be clear. Wilson is in favor of local
temperance legislation, but Marshall
slurs prohibition and seem to be a
"stand-pat” old line Democrat. It
ought to be possible to vote for either
of these men without voting for the
Can't you begin an agitation
foV an amendment that will give vot
ers a chance to vote for president
and vice-president separately? And
while we are about it, why not vote
directly for the candidates and abol
ish the cumbersome electoral machin
ery? GEO ti. HOPKINS.
Temperance. Mich., Aug. 21, 1912.
The Killing of the Calves.
To the Editor of Thr Times:
I want to take exception to the
criticism that was directed by the
convention of master butchers re
cently held in Detroit, against farm
er* who kill their young calves. The
butchers held that the killing of the
calve* had a great deal to do with
the short supply of cattle and the
consequent high price* of ment.
Thr reason why furmer*f kill their
calves, is simply because there is no
money to be made 4j raising
This spring I raised two veal calves
to five week* old for five dollars
apiece. Now. would one of your butch
ers be willing to do that?
There is no encouragement what- j
ever for wrmers to raise Jive stock
at the price* that we can get for it. !
All we can gel i* s2.'» to SSO per head
for two-year-old steers. if we ask
so much per i>ound for our beef, the !
butcher will say that If he ha* to buy
it by the pound, he will buy it out of
the car.
"Now if the government or the
butcher* would guarantee a fair price
to us for beef, 1 am satisfied there
would be enough to meet the de
mand*. I for one would have 25 two
year-old steer* every year, and Michi
gan i* full of huclj farmer*.”
Spruce, Mich., Aug. 21. 1912.
Let’s Be Fair. Fellow Citizens.
To thr Editor of Thr Times:
I saw In a Detroit paper a day or
so aao. a farmer’s reason for voting
for Taft for president.
U was because farmers get such
good price* under his administration.
He compared the price* of farm
produce with those under Cleveland.
Why did he go back »o far? Two
yenre ago. under the Farmers' Friend,
farmers dreAv out thousands of
Friday, August 23,
1912 .
bu*hel» of for manure. ThaT
' could not veil them and w * did t®*
{tame thlug under Roosevelt. »
year* ugo. Why not hold them 10
blame a* well as Cleveland!
Again under Taft, twQ yearn ago,
we got from 26 to 33 cents per pound
tor wool. |.ant year under the saniev
•Taft we got from 14 to 22 cents,
I uo change in the tariff, and an actual
increase in price for manufactured
wool* 118
Why can\ u man make a fair corn*
pa rlaon ?
Pontiac, Mich. %
Aug. 23. lIM2.
A Socialist to a Socialist.
To the Editor of The Times:
Kindly allow me a little apace to
explain to Mr. Padfleld, who seems to
have taken offense at what I said, a- 1 *
published In your Issue of Aug. 1&-
The terms "common jxople” und *‘lna
telllgent people’ are. to ine, one aud
the same thing, only differently ex*
pressed. Intelligence Is a common
virtue. So alao are truth, honesty,
sincerity and integrity commou vir
tues; so common, indeed, that we fre
quently brush them aside and indulge
In their opposites, always to our sor
row. Virtuous, deeds, numerous as,
the leaves of autumn are as common
as bread and butter and the fact that
they are commou does uot detract
from their value. People who are
possessed of these every day virtues
are strong, aud steady, fearless. In
telligent and infinitely rich, while
those who lack them are uncommon
and abnormal, tio It is to our -‘dt
\antage to belong to the commou
people, a distinction of which 1 am
proud. I have tl\,e honor of being a
workman, not in a counting room fig
uring profits, but at the bench. Move
over. I am a Socialist, for the reason
that its principles and doctrines up
peal to me as being very good. I am
a taxpayer In the city and in a letter
tV> The Times I tried to express my\
disgust at the present situation in
the city hail as mildly us 1 could, and
yet 1 succeeded in giving offense 1®
a direction I least thought of. It is
for you and 1, Mr. Padfiebl. to stretch
out. and take hold of the common
things of life that lie all around ua
and work them into a noble,
out character. Then we will flud no
time for pettv strife.
Detroit. Aug. 21.
A. O. H. Elects Detroiter.
IRONWOOD. Mich., Aug. 23 —The
Ancient Order of Hibernians in ses
sion here yesterday, elected Patrick
J. Murphy, of Detroit, president of fbe*
state body.
Job Prlatlif Dow ftigkt. Time*
PrtfatlßK Cos.. IS .loha R. S'.

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