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RfAQE OF W®m* gftfnrfl mm* o*oSf evening <xo<pt Sunday by The Detroit Time* Cos , 13*16 Jobn H Hf . JAMBB SCHBRMEKHOKN. I'reeldent. EDWARD FRENSDORF. Vice-President Wmsr CHARLES T. SCHBRMERHORN. Treasurer. ( RICHARD W. READING. Secretary. -TTie~N. M Sheffield Special Agency, New York and Chicago. -i BK NEW YORK OFFlCE—Tribune Building S3tn CHICAGO OFFlCE—Hayworth Building. WAUUNOTON OFFICE — 704 Metropolitan Bank Building Rates*—By carrier, 26 cents a month; 13.00 u year. By mail. MElir year, payable in advance _ i&fiSrnlonhoD* —Main 14»S. connecting all department* Give Times’ l; Wmm department or pareon wanted. Subscription ordei* oi complaint MWtktMr delivery will be received by phone up to *> 30 p. nt. & jc at the Poetofflce at Detroit as eecond-claaa mall matter. PAPER is content to be a cheerful and independent chronicler 6JT Sf the passing day. • • • Within limited compass it trill interpret |ttg" targest facte of the day's history and offer an opinion or two. Mm* mot an organ or a propagandist, it will have a strong and genuine WSitaration for the average man, who ie too often the forgotten man in our pHEsintf industrial arrangements. • • • ale the paper ie the product of |||Emo*J new .l pop er workers, its sympathy with the bread-winning masses jj/HEphirai and inevitable. Its highest aspiration ie to deserve and secure Bl distinction of being the people's paper—From Vol 1, A’o. 1, Oct. I, 1900. WEE CROWDS THAT GO TO SEE THIS WWOMAN ARE THE SADDEST PART OF IT t*L i Evelyn Heabit Thaw it in town and the is playing to packed hou»es «4Haii| ’em away at every performance. 'ss flkadet of Booth, Barrett, Irving. Terry and “Happy Cal.” Wagner, tftteg your pardon. H i-*i io auieh that this woman ii in town; it ii the fact of these ■pgl Lie*** that brings all the regret. r H fhM we have to say here won't make any difference in the tise of E£ aenda, for those who like that hind of a show will go anyway and prfly, indeed, this is the kind of a show that the great majority seems to ; F OlWnfim Evelyn Sestet Thaw wouldn't be on the stage at all, and ElSttrwisa the lfiH thri at which she appears wouldn't let her in for j|gt They say Evelyn ean dance real well. I * Bit ean she dance well enough to oanse the people who are looking at ij» Is forget for an instant that the dance is taking place almost upon a pfitat aan's grave? fc ■ (ten she danoe well enough to oanse anybody to forget that revolting MMy of vice and the telling of which begins and ends with the flash If* pistol in the hand of a degenerate, and with the death of another EjitfMßtef I We haven't seen Evelyn Hestet Thaw danoe. |l&v We are BQI for Way Sown East, The Passing of the Third* Floor §PI or Bed O'Brien. § (hat Wat country-simple, dean-minded Hi Holler with his “Pickin’* pgin hek* a great and refreshing character in Way Down East, jnst Hp* near with good, dean hnghsf) | | Wat having seen this woman danoe, and not oaring to see her, danoe ■jH.pt danoe, we do not know if aho danoes well, but we will venture that S|*|aet not and, farther, that she osold not danoe welL rs« (teald one well in the thorny path whioh brings up at the big Ellas if Wo asyhim for the criminal insane? pliPWhat of ma4>, what kind of time does Evelyn Nesbit Thaw dance' m wfhile they are d»*ggiag an exaggerated ego and a diseased brain back fm the madhouse to spend the rest of his miserable days? RL-, Tea, Worn crowds that are packing the theater at every performance, MU tS SM Evelyn Beatet Thaw danoe, bat to SEE Evelyn Hesbit Thaw, are part of it—this oapitalixing of tragedy. Hi.H| fast that the woman is on the stage at all carries a sad aadj vAasfal soggestion of what her manager thinku about the American public. Kplsi and verify the manager's estimate of our taste here, which is Kgs the mddest part of it all comes in. | And then, hew about the young woman who has taken her place at Mjlpwillw, «t a counter in the shop or at a bench in the factory to gain by WOEK. ll* WfcsUctod of public appreciation do we bestow upon her kind? gj: fftet encouragement do we give her and how much easier do we make |Ep Ist by ytaeing easy gold in the already bejeweltd hand “unsoiled” by |Pi ti mot mo ok the ambition of oar young women who place their Hjljjflf ami their aonla above prioe, *«d who are willing to sacrihce their n&fa, their strength, and at ia often the case, their very lives to keep ip**™ l names untarnished and unstained? gffi h is all wrong. PS. We have the thing just reversed, for these public TRIBUTES ought to |KrfW the ether woman. Svalym He* bit Thaw has been foolish in the course she has adopted. Me bravely stood ,up before the world and shouldered her share of the JftjjfcQaribil&j ior a very dark page in the history of this country’s idle STT Shore was a great deal of sympathy for her. too, well bestowed. Wf ■ She oould have rendered the public and herself a great service by re- MBg to seclusion at the end of her story and remaining there, upborne filtfcet message of compassion to the woman of Samaria ati the well, rim mo more.” c. Me has now cheated herself of the protection that might have been i|iri , e im the tendency of a fast moving world to forget, more quickly and rSjgt willingly when given half a chance. Such a Rare Kidder as Osgar Is! Such a Cut-Up! ji ) v—D C ) 1711 BEEN v -—' "TH? (BE VERVj ( TEE- \ - ~ '“T* - ' 1 -* ~ THE DETROIT TIMES OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE This Italian feud with sawedoff shotgun* and its several killings is not one of the things that East Side pedestralns are thankful for. • • • Cook charges Peary swapped the South pole to Scott with the under standing that Peary would be rec-< ognized by England as the North pole discoverer. Probably a better bargain could have been driven with Cook. We feel stire be would have been willing to allow Scott two South poles. • • • It’s a question whether the most blood was spilled yesterday In the Mexican war, in the Italian feud on the east side, or in that Central high class meet. see The wedding being over, Mr. Presi dent, there ere eeveral gentlemen of more or leee prominence in their dja* tricts, who hsvo been sitting out on the beck porch waiting to eoe you. • • • As near as we can gather from the accounts, the last round in that bout between amateurs in the Central high gym was something like this; Cohen led with an Indian club for * telling blow on Walters’ dome. Wal ters retaliated with a dumb bell In •ach hand and they clinched. Walter* seemed to have the advantage, as Cohen came up with the Indian club, when the referee or aomeone came down on Waiters' head wit% the buck of a chair When nine had been count ed Walters also received a kick In th» stomach and Cohen was declared tn. winner. . • • • By the way, whatever became of Nick Longworth ? e e e The word “obey" wasn’t used In the Wilson ceremony. Perhaps no time should be lost in complimenting Mr. Sayre for hie spunk. e e • It Is reported that there Is $12,792.* Hot plates and other such devices for keeping hubby s dinner warm wnen he comes nome iate irom work were unknown in early times, hut those old Homan* insisted that their food should be warm, and not warm ed-over either. Mark Anthony, when he and Cleopatra were having such a merry time, around B. C. 36 or 40, were continually entertaining friends at dinner and among them they form ed a sort of company called the "In imitable Livers." The members enter tained one another daily, in turn with an extravagance nlmost l>evond belief. Going down to the kitchen one day to watch the preparations for one of the banquets. I was admiring the great variety of things cooking, particularly eight wild hoars roasting whole. "Surely." I •said, "you have a great number of quests The cook laugh ed at my simplicity and said there /siMPeRINC. SUDE.S THAT MAN«\ /( AROUND TM6 THB4T6R. LOBBieS J / 7 /l and ce£ft. 4T Twe wonsn, so / fj I j CR * CK A mead Sj/ From Another Point of View Diary of Father Time 000,000 in the world. are still from Missouri. Hess Haskins ] “Lem Lowney was rsadln’ In th’ pa per down t’ th’ store last night about a foliar out In Mlnnyeota who has re tired after workin' on a railroad 46 years. Bill Stubly said if it took th’ fsller that long it must be he wasn't a conductor." [ would not be more than 12 guests, but ! that every dish must be served hot and Just done to a turn and If any thing wa 8 one minute ill-timed it was spoiled. “Mark Anthony may sup right row.” the cook told me, "or ma'be not at this hour. Maybe he will call for wine or begin to talk and put it off for some time. So It is not one, but many suppers that must be in readiness, as It is Impossible to guess at his hour." Confessed. And what did you do when he kissed vou? Did you hand him his hat? ; Er—.Vo, mama. I hid it. —Puck. A teacher, in giving examples, /f the use of the hyphen, quoted the word "hird-cage," and then asked one of the scholars: "Now’, then, tell me why we put 11 hyphen in ‘bird-cage?* ’’ | “For the bird to sit on," was the un- ; expected reply. . Editorials by the People Communications must bear name and address of writer, must not contain personal abuse and must not be over *OO words In length. The Facte from Mr. Barqfoft. To the Kiiitur nf The Ttm*s: 1 notice Mr. Warren'* comment in Saturday'* paper concernlnK the depot, tile lack of a <k*pot esplanade to the new Michigan Central depot, and hasten to inform you of the facte concerning the subject Over a year and a half ago the matter was taken up by the Improve ment association* in Oetroit, who worked jealously and untiringly in it* advancement. Numerous council com mittee* investigated the proposition and over a year ago asked me to prepare plans for the same. The sub ject was gone into exhaustively by Geo. L>. Mason, one of Detroit's well- k r .own architects, G. A. Mueller, de signer of the waterworks gate, and myself. Some 15 plans were made. a:,d Anally simmered down to four. The improvement associations, some 11 in number, five council com mittees and the common council as a whole, unanimously approved my plan, known as No. 4. It was then referred to the proper committees to carry out, and they reported back, wrtth the result that it has been in court for the last six months and the property will be acquired under the condemnation powers which the city posse sdks. There has been so many property holders involved in the matter that it has been difficult to get complete service on them, but it is going aloug in an orderly way, and best of all is following a defined plan so that the result will be positive. Too great praise cannot be given the Michigan-ave. improvement asso ciation, the Greater Kant Detroit as sociation, Northwestern, and these other associations whlcn have so un tiringly devoted their energies to carry out a needed improvement in Detroit; yes. rather an absolute essen tial In the way of traffic ways and automobile places of safety and other features so much demanded by this modem depot; the first real depot by the way that Detroit ever had. When plan No. 4 is a reality De troit will indeed have reason to he proud, but the city has not in this i case been Blow or backward in either recognizing the need for this esplan ade nor in seeing that it was carried out in a proper, orderly and legal way. Kansas City, a town less than half the size of l>etroit, has a depot of equal size and value, and they intend doing twice as much as what Detroit has attempted even In this case. You have no idea how hard it was for these committees to obtain fore handed and disinterested attention to the matter so that there might lie no delay either in this or in the street railway transportation. At the public meetings held before the council committee* and the com mon council, at which at different times there were 25 to 400 people present, it w*as publicly stated that the Board of Commerce was opposed to having this esplanade or traffic ways. Whether this was the speaker authorized to board. I do not know, but fortunate ly it did not delay this much-neede<R improvement. One but needs to go and see this depot and its location now to realize how barely sufficient Us the present movement of the city in making proper surroundings for the depot. And that savs nothing about the office building which is the largest office building in the city of Detroit, larger than the whole down-town offl<*e dis trict of Detroit 20 years ago. This in itself demands recognition that some thing may be done to keep these peo ple in the west side of the city, in stead of congesting transportation by carrying them elsewhere. FREDERICK T. BARCROFT. Detroit, Nov. 25. 1913. Called HdVne. A noted clergyman was spending a few days at the summer home of one of his congregation. While Beated on the piazza with h.s hostess, her little boy and girl came running toward them; the formei with a rat, held at arm's-length by the tail . ... •‘Don’t be afraid, mother,’ he called “It Is quite dead* We beat him and beat him!” each declaration being 11 lustrated by an imaginary blow on the ra» Then, feeling a deference might be due the clergyman, he said, in measured, solemn tones and with up lifted eves. “Yes. we beat him and heat him until—Ood —called —him — 'home.”— Harper’s Magazine. Excused. “Your cat made an awful noise in the back garden last nirht, and —’’ "I’m awfully sorry. Mr. Houston, but since he ate the canary he thinks he enn sing!" Conservation Congress Held Many Reactionaries BY OILBOS OAHDNER WASHINGTON. Nov. 2«.—lt is not necessary to know more about the re actionary charact er of the preaent so-called Conserva tion Congress which met in Washington last week, thau the fact that the report on water power—the moat lmpor tant subject before the c o n gr e* a —was signed by. and in large measure was the work of Edwin S. Webster, of Bos ton. Edwin 8. Web ster is a member of the corporation of Stone & Web ster, which, next to the General Electric company, is the largest own-®*t*aow uarii.xkh er of water ’ power site**, developed and undeveloped, in the I'ulted State's. Before the opening of the Mississippi River Power Cos. plant this fail, the Stone # Webster corporation had a total of 278.000 htv»cpower already developed and owned und held unde veloped 372.000 horsepower additional. The corporation is connected with the General Electric through interlock ing directorates. Charles S. Mellen. former president of the New Haven, in his statement issued about two weeks ago. stated that the Stone & Webster corporation were going heav ily Into transportation interests, in addition to the development of elec tricity for power and lighting pur poses. Gifford Pinchot. supported by for mer Secretary of War Henry L. Stiui son and Jos. N. Teal, of Oregon, were forced to bring in a minority report to combat the realionarv water-power policy proi>osed by the mujority—the Webster group. This report quoted figures compiled by the United State* bureau of cor porations. and brought up to date by the National Conservation association, to show that the central fact In the waterpower situation is concentration of control in private hands. "Ten groin's of power Interest*,” said the Pinchot report, “control 65 percent of all the developed * water power tr the United States. Some of these groups are still further related through Interlocking directors between the groups themselves. But the rapid growth of concentration and control is even more striking than the amount of It. Two years ago the fen greatest group* of waterpower inter ests controlled In round numbers 3,- 270.000 horsepower developed and un developed. Today the ten greatest groups control 6.270.000 horsepower. Thus the amount of contentration has nearly doubled in two years. The waterpowers which are held undevel oped by the ten greatest groups are so* rcot s yn WEDNESDAY N OV. 26, 1913 ;vUbbH| IF. If you can laugh when others weep. If you can work while others sleep, If you can lose and never kick, But start again and gamely stick; if you care face defeat and gr^n. Nor grumble if you never win; If you can see things go to pot And never get your collar hot. But take it all with perfect grit And scorn to curse a single bit; If you can bear a heap of pain And scarcely murmur or complain ts treachery and lies and such Can never phase you very much And all through life you don't descend To knife a foe or knock a friend; If yod can keep your life thus high, Believe mp. you will be SOME guy. And I’ll admit quite frank and ,free, You’ll have an awful bulge on me! —BERTON BRALET. WORDS BY SCHAEFFER MUSIC BY MACDONALD larger by about one-third than tfen de veloped waterpowers controlled by them. But still more striking la the In crease in the last two yeara of con trolled powers held undeveloped com pared with developed waterpowers. The figures show that In the last two years the great power lntereata have Increased their control of power held undeveloped more than twice aa fast as they increased their control of developed power. “The record of the j>ower situation makes It very clear that the fight tor the conservation of the public water powers is first of all a fight agaimtt monopoly. But the second prime necessity in the public interest is to forbid and prevent the speculative holdings of powers unused, and to force the prompt and full develop ment of the vast aggregate of power resources now held idle and unpro ductive under concentrated private control. If we take the valuation of |45 per horsepower, the waterpowers now hold undeveloped in the control of the ten great groups of Interests represent’ a total annual loss to this country of one hundred and Blxty mil lion dollars' worth of power. It is perfectly clear that no right to uso a public waterpower should over be granted unless the guarantee can snow cither that he or it controls no waterpower not developed or not In actual process of development, or that there are reasons, sound from the point of view of the public, for leaving such controlled power undeveloped and asking for a further grant.” • • « That no interstate railroad shall In future be permitted to issue stocks or bonds—increase its capitalization— without first obtaining permission from the Interstate Commerce Com mission, the purpose of a bill now being drawn by Representative Thetus W. 81ms, of Tennessee, mem ber of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House. "If congress has the right to regu luto railroad rates.” said Mr. Sim*, referring to his bill. "It has the right to regulate ever thing on which rates are based, including the issues of stock and bonds.” Mr. Sims stated it as hi* opinion that the Democratic Baltimore platform called on the party to regulate securities Issued by Inter state carriers, and his bill aims at this result. The Sims bill would require that the commission vhould issue its authority to a railroad, after due examination of the facts, before stocks and bonds could be issued, and that any such stocks and bonds so issued should be sold at public auction or in such other manner as the commission should designate, and that the proceeds from the sale of *pch securities, after pro viding for the expense* of the sale It self, should be paid into the treasury of the roads. Not only that, but the commission would be empowered to see to It that funds so raised are de voted to the specific purposes for which the Issue was made.