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The Detroit times. [volume] (Detroit, Mich.) 1903-1920, December 10, 1912, NIGHT EDITION, Image 12

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’■ 9 \ #ry trua progressive of whatever type mu»t few lead
Hpi toll fore* to too fulfillment of the people • hope, the
PStohllehmeat of the people's right, that JueUce aud
FKqgi t*t BO hood to head. —WOODROW WILSON.
0g T Hiram Johnton, of California, is roasted by the eastern press,
potably the hightoaed literary organs of Massachusetts, because, to his
r thanksgiving proclamation, he merely specified the date and made no men
tion of the owing to God for His blessings.
Johnson is denounced as being irreligious and sour, since he didn’t
follow the custom of officially urging the people to be thankful.
But it is likely that he was just sensible instead. \
Johnson may have thought that thanks which have to be forced out
by a chief executive don’t reach very far.
It will take somebody stronger than a Boston editor to demonstrate
that is not a sensible view.
But why should governors proclaim Thanksgiving day at all? It is
really a national occasion, an ocoasion on which the nation should return
as a nation.
to individuals, every day should be thanksgiving day.
i c As to states, there are often days outside November when states are
Justified in giving special thanks to God. as states.
If Thanksgiving day means anything of importance at all, it means,
tire repeat, an oocasion when the nation shows its gratitude, and the
Button*] head, who fixes the date, is the person to present the other par
Maybe Gov. Johnson, since he had to say something, was irreligious
ia that he did not specify that the thanks were to be offered to God, beside
ipeeifytog the date.
He might have shown some religious sentiment by advising Cali*
foraians not to spend ten minutes thanking God and ten hours stuffing
turkeys and themselves, or by suggesting that football, baseball, bridge
whist and prize-fights are not the most regular and pious forms of thanks
He might have been downright religious by announcing to those good
folk who had decided to gorge the poor on Thanksgiving day that they
ware to have the poor with them at least 364 other days in the year.
Tea, to a whole lot of words, Hiram might have made publio display
of the religion that’s in him, if any.
He, perhaps, flgnred it out that thanks which do not spring spon
taneously from the heart are not worth while to either God or man and
mere hypocritical official gush is not worth while to the governor of
Hiram is religious, if his thank* to God are sincere, no more, no less.
It is so with all of us.
Mo one gains much by advertising his or her religion on a particular
date exclusively.
A strange but important question arises to connection with the re
ported discovery of a cure for consumption by a Berlin scientist.
War, pestilence and famine make the question of taking care of the
people very simple.
The *]*«* Plague to England centuries ago made population so scarce
that wages rose so that laws were passed by the landed gentry and nobility
establishing a MAXIMUM wage, instead of a MINIMUM
The best times to China are found to those provinces where pestilence
or or flood have reduoed the numbers of the people.
Is it not oertain that as we refrain from war and kill off pestilence,
we mutt be careful or famine will oome on to do the work of both ?
With a population as sparse as ours this problem seems afar off.
But with natural opportunities for self-employment monopolised, it
may mot be so remote after all.
Monopoly brings poverty on long before the oountry is fully peopled
It does this by charging high tolls for the use of the earth, in city,
oountry, forest and mining region.
The cure of one disease after another and the increase to population
should td™nni«h us that the time is coming when the only title to the
possession of any sort of land shall be the use of it, and when nobody shall
be allowed to exercise the power of taking from the stream of produced
wealth exoept by helping to its production.
|| (CNttom twm fmm* «»•>
bidding her good morning:, “Theriw
Jittls girl That’* 27 * years for mo. '
And bn smiled at her ns he said It.
Then to the astounded detectives:
i*Thia girt U all right. What’s wrong
about her, 1 am responsible for. She
thought too much of me. I think a
heap of her. You won’t need to hold
her for a witness m any white slave
case against me now. You won't need
her as a witness against me In that
automobile deal. I guess my going
back east for 27 fears in the pen will
satisfy the demands of Justice.’'
Then his smile, which had given
Wray to a look ol mental agony as his
sweetheart went through a mild form
Adolf Snatches at Hindu Philosophy Like a Thirsty Man at a Straw
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of the “third degree," came back and
stayed with him.
If from this you would gain the im
pression that Doolsy Is a “sentimental
crook.” like the hero of the popular
song and play, "Jimmie Valentine,”
you are gaining a vary wrong Impras
Me has an Ineffaceable smile like
the one that made a certain brand of
breakfast food famous, and he Is as
pleasant and Interesting a talker as
one would meet In a day's journey,
but he Is a “gun”—a crook —first, last
and mil the time, and without any di
minution of the candle-power in his
smile, he told Chief of Detectives
Palmer, In a chatty sort of way, that
he has always carried a revolver and
a black-jack and never used either,
but that If he ever caught In a
house, he wouldn’t hesitate a minute
Editorial Page of The Detroit Times
„ You CAN'T EAT Pte- , "7\
0 «a= 3*6 a
A .4BW KtolFM. NAS r-
Ov/r OP THE COFFEE /I / Pvrs DE.M »
' .AT*.« t
im mbca. Finger bovJL, Work*
News dispatches tsil us of Milton K. Pack, a Chicago man. who seeks patents on novel inventions to
enforce table oUquette. Among them are these: A spoon that will uot stay in a cup; a napkin that e*nn
be tucked between collar and Adam’s apple; a Anger bowl no ous can drink from; a knife you cant put in
your mouth, and a chair no diner can twine his legs around.
to use either or both, in assuring his
Capt. Palmer and his sleuths held
a little soiree with Dooley. That little
business of tire gir* and the voluntary
retirement for 27 years rather touched
everybody connected with the police
beat. And It Is safe to say that Doo
ley, jall-olrd. experienced a mfld at
tack of palpitation of the heart when
the chlet of detectives handed him a
cigar with a red and gold band while
they chatted In Capt. Palmer's office.
Praises Local Police.
The opinions that Dooley expressed
about the local police department —
prior to his being the recipient of the
cigar—formed a eulogy that any po
lice department could be proud to
have engrossed and hung on the wall
It happened when Capt. palmer. In
the line of duty, qulxsed Dooley about
what he had been doing during bis
eight months’ stay here, and whothet
he had any other ’’guns” In his “mob.”
To which Dooley replied that every
good “gun” In the country gave De
troit the go-by, sa a town where th*re
was no chance.
“Your people here don't know wuat
good protection they are getting,” said
this young-old crook. "Those flying
squadrons of yours are peddled all
over crookdom. Your minute-men are
another danger to the ‘gun.’ And your
police are up on their toes, and the
crooks know it first The people may
have a hazy idea that they are gdF
ting pretty good protection, but the
crooks know they are getting it The
big ones don’t even oome here.’’
Dooley, a typical easterner has the
New York Idea that the Alleghenies
are the western boundary of all caste.
The same Idea prevails in sport, and
In far too many other things to men
tion. Dooley admits that we have a
few cheap crooks who ere natives
here, but he Insists that we ought to
be grateful that the eastern brand of
expert crook Is “scared” of Detroit
and its police department.
Personally, Dooley said, he might
hade done a few little things in De
troit that he wouldn’t want to discuss,
but hs hadn’t done any more than to
Just “get by ” which Is underworld
parlance for board, lodging and In
cidentals, such ss the natty bins Nor
folk suit that msde Dooley took not
at all Uke a three-time convict
Shot st, Quito Burglary.
He says that he quit burglary when
a householder In Riverside Drive, N.
Y., shot at a shadow on his porch, nlnt
yo&fi ago and put a bullet through
Dooley’s hat Then he took up pick
ing pockets, and served a term In Bing
Bing, the “first tsrm” prison, another
In Auburn, the “second term” prison,
and was on his way to Dannemora,
the third and last resort when he
broke Jail. That was for stealing
9890 from his aunt His aunt is blind.
Which again does away with the
“sentimental crook” proposition as re
ferring to Dooley. anj w ' makes his
breakdown in tne local detective
bureau all the mor« remarkable.
Aloyelus Schulte, 10 years old, of
No. 266 Brush-L, member of a respit
ed Detroit family, and Oeorge Bailey,
alias Patterson to whom Dooley re
fers as a would-be crook without abil
ity, figured In the odd case that
brought about Dooley's downfall. They
were secondary, however. Primarily,
Olive Atkins, of No. 19 BproteL, was
arrested as a street walker, Sunday
Ah got arrested ysstlddy, Mlstah Scahborough.’*
“Got arrested yestlddy, Mlstah Poindextah? Why Ah thought It wuz
the day befoh yestlddy yo’ got arrested.”
“So did Ah think so, but Ah found mah watch had stopped. Well,
sah, Ah woke up dis mawnln in a cell wlf a sick headache and—”
“Pawdon my Intrudin’ wlf an interruption, sah, but what kind of a
cell could wake up wlf a sick headachsT Byah-eyah-eyah.”
“Why, a brain cell. As Ah wus goto’ to remark when de progress ob
my garruloslty wuz Impeded by your unpardonable obtruseuesa, dsy took
me Into court and a police Judge he fined me |10.”
“Dat wus a stiff fine.”
“Dat’s what Ah thought, but It wus limber enough foh him to double
it when Ah talked back. So Ah demanded a change ob venom.”
“Did you get your change of veuueT”
“No. All dey did wus to take me to anodder Jedga He asked ms
what Ah meant by gettln’ full as a goat. Ah told him Ah wus full of
animal spirits, but didn’t know Ah wus goto’ to be a goat until dey
accused me ob It. ’Why, you were caught In a yard eating clothes off the
line,’ hs says. Den Ah says: ’Ef Ah did dat, Jsdgs, Ah wus In mah
wrong mind.’ ”
“Well, what did the Jsdge say?”
“He says. ‘No—you were to the wrong yard.' ”
“The lights will now be turned low, but everybody will pleaso remain
seated while Mr. Olbson plays dat sentimental success on the B-flat cornet:
'Those Happy Days Down by the Vine Embowered Jail.' ”
night Olive was the sweetheart
whose anguish caused Dooley to
“cave,” later.
She was released on an order ob
tained by Dooley and Patterson, to
appear In court later. The two men
obtained sls from the landlady of the
Sproat-st. house on pretense that it
was necessary to get Olive out Then
teh landlady learned of the deception,
and “tipped off“ the fact that both
young men and Olive had figured In
the theft of an auto, owned by Arthur
C. MoGraw, of No. 1769 Jefferson-ave.,
July 81. The machine had been sold
In Erie, Pa., in August and the thieves
had never been traced.
Confesses When QlrPa Questioned.
So “Mr. Irwin” alias Dooley, Patter
son. and Bchults, the other Joy rider
named, were given the "third degree ”
The girl, Olive, was present. Patter
son and Schnlte confessed. Irwin,
sllas Dooley, smilingly refused to
make any admissions. Then thay
started on the girl. She tried to pro
teot Dooley. Her relations with
Dooley were revealed, she wa threat
ened with imprisonment as a whits
slave witness, and was on tha serfs
of hysterics when Dooley spoke the
piece that will send him up tor 97 1-1
years. >
The girl will be released. Sohulte
and Patterson will he proseouted tor
the theft of the oar, and Doolgy will
go baok to New York state as a Jail
If they want to change the charge
against him, there, to one that ha Is
a oonflrmed criminal, ha could reoelve
a Ufa sentence.
He says In that ease ha would etrvy
tha Becker gun-men, whom he knows
He says he would rather go to the
chair than face a life term.
Symbolic dance# arc tha fed
On meny hundred stages;
Wa saa tha dancers, thinly clad.
All eorts and klnda and ages
With filmy draperies that ollng
And weird, unoanny motions.
Thay symbolise suoh things as spring
And passions end amotions.
They danoe e poem writ by Poo
With groat pootlo frenzy. •
Their leok of garments goes to ehow
They soorn tha tnfluensy;
They'll dance a tragedy clear through
with motions most symbolic.
Although they may appear to you
As suffering from eollo.
In dances thsyMl portray tho past,
Ths future end the present.
And they'll present, with detail vast
The poet and the peasant;
They'll danoe a painting or a play.
A novel, grim or merry.
And In symbollo wise, some day.
They'll danoe tha dictionary!
Lindbergh Resolution
For Publicity, Grand Idea
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—A shock
ing proposal has been made by Rep.
gu.»o> (iAKU\KU printed In tbe
Congressional directory at the head ot
the biography of each of these gentle* j
men. It is a grand Idea. It would be |
very illuminating in considering tlie i
fall tat: of the Pujo Money Trust corn*;
miitee make any real progress.
• • •
Coal lands sold by the government
to private corporations during th*
part five years have averaged $lB an
; acre. An examination of the sales of
coal lands made by private individuals
covering a similar period shows the
average price for such sales to be SIBO
an acre. The government’s price was
one-tet ili of the private price. This
is after eliminating from consideration
in the private deals all sales of more
than JOOoO acres, and also ellmina’/hg
the higher priced sales in the center
of tho rich mining districts; in other
words, the estimate is made most con
servatively. •
Secretary of the Interior Fisher pre
sents these facts to Rep. Mondell, cf
Wyoming, in an interesting corns
spondence which has been going on
between them. Mq,nd|A, as is well
know n, is opposed to government own
ership and control of its coal lands
and favors the old time system by
which valuable public properties in
coal, water-power, etc., were sold at
a nominal sum to biff corporations to
be held lqr speculative uurposes.
• • 0
Ideas differ as to how Lincoln
ought to be memorialised. A commis
sion has Just decided that $2,000,000
ought to be spent in erecting a stone
mausoleum in Potomac park. Prompt
opposition to this plan has developed
by some people who think a road to
Qettysberg would be more befitting
and useful as a memorial. Now comes
Raymond Rlordan, with a plan for a
National Lincoln Memorial school.
Ittordan is an enthusiast on the sub-
( observed small edition of earth - <
Tuesday, December 10 ♦
\ 1912
C. A. Lindbergh, of
Minnesota. He Is
the author of a
resolution • which
would require mem
bers of the money
trust committee to
Qle with the clerk
of the house a
statement of their
banking -connec
tions. If they are
owners of stock in
banks or if their
families have any
such stock or if
they are attorneys
for any trust com
panies or banklug
institutions, Lind
bergh would have
them set forth
these facts and
have the facts
Ject of teaching chi id ran the crafts,
and he sums up his suggestion as fol
‘To gjcspltulste—a tract of land
near Washing |n —say 180 acres, *
boy from each stale in the union, a
young man from each state In the
union; 15 teachers, largely men and
women capable ot doing with their
hands, but necessarily none the lest
skilled with their heads; free scoess
to the government building; assurance
of co-operation from government em
ployees; tools for building and for
farming; teuts for temporary shelter,
and these borrowed from the %r#y;
an allowance of 560.000 for salaries,
maintenance of 100 persons, necessary
buildings to start; SIO,OOO for field and
extension work; an understanding
that the school Is not an orphanags
or a governmental Industrial homo,
but a vast national attempt to recuif
erate our lost manhood, our passing
lesourcea, our waning integrity—and
the results will abundantly repay the
outlay. Lincoln will be honored.”
• • »
Using the wireless to cut off three
month's salary is the sad tale of Presi
dent Taft's Interference In the case
of Postmaster Sloan Simpson, of Dal
las, Texas. During the late political
doings, Simpson Bull Moosed. The
administration was preparing the axe
for his head when he took time by
the forelock and arranged for hlmaelf
a three-month’s leave of absence, and
sailed on the Adriatic.
“Too late,” muttered Taft But hli
stenographer replied: “In this day o i
wireless it la never too late.”
Then the message accepting Simp
son’s resignation alxxled aboard the
A physical valuation of the rmih
roads would be authorized if the sen
ate would just pass the bill recently
passed by the houee of representa
tives. Os course the house passed
the bill in the serene confidence that
the senate would bury it in committee.
There is only a short time between
now and March 4, and unleae the peo
ple should happen to rise up and put
political gunpowder under the seats
of some senators, there Is no particu
lar prospect that this bill will become
law. A ph ft leal valuation of the rail
roads Is the one thing most necessary
in estimating proper freight and paa
senger rates.
• • •
Lynn Haines has published anew
book giving tbe story of the 1911-11
session of the Sixty-second Congress.
It is entitled “Law MgklPS in Ameri
ca.” Anybody who wishes to secure
the record of any member of the house
or senate can find it In this little book
whlfeh Is sold by the author from hie
home In Bethesda, Maryland.
New York consumes the milk of
over 1,000,000 cows.
By Condo

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