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KL I VMi.d S( H KHMKKIIoHN, President
■I . LGWAKD 1-KK.NSIX )R1 . Vice-President
>. UIAKLKH T. SU'HKRMI IUI* »HN, Tie-isurer
. KICHAHD W UK A Ul,Nit. Secretary.
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I'cruiti PAPER IS content to bt a cheerful and independent chronic*
fetA of the passing dag. * * • Wt//u*» liuiUtd conpui * f ‘ * * \
the largest *acts u/ dog's history an i -u ’ de opinion <>r too.
'While not an organ or a pr upagwi list, it • < haw t •itmin awl qenmne
consideration for the average man oho too often the forgotten man in ou
tonal and industrial arrangements. ’ * TLr'the pnper ,* the product » r
practical newspaper workers, its s./mpathy with the bread u inning mass* *
U natural and inevitable Its highest aspiration \s to deserve and
the distinction of being the peopU * paper From YoL- l. .So. 1. Oct. 1. U'- -
The Timed is in receipt of a letter from an up-state resident who de
aounocs the fake advertising campaign by which many Michigan farmers
were lured to Canada, losing their farms here and, in many instances, the
money they sold them for, in the land that was represented to them as
bong all milk and honey.
Hus reader calls attention to the fact that nowhere is there offered
hotter land or a better opportunity for the farmer than right here in Michi
; f— , and he rather takes The Times to task for failure, as he charges, to
; have noticed the fact or emphasised the fact during the 10 years the cam
foifn of luring Michigan away was on.
We submit for the benefit of the up-state man. whom we suspect of
hnving read some newspaper other than The Times and of not having been
A lender of The Times those 10 years, that we are chargeable in no degree
. for the fact that any Michigander lost his farm and home here in answer
, inf the call of western Canada
In the first place, the kind of advertising employed to entice the un
fUj —(reading matter paid for at space rates) —is not procurable in this
’ Aowipnper.
There isn’t money enough in Canada to buy a line of that kind of
Advertising in The Times.
In the second place, this newspaper not so very long ago was the
of getting into every leading paper of the state an editorial on the
tab}* 6 * °f remaining in Michigan, by offering and paring caah prizes for
the editonals setting forth most strongly the reasons why the man in
tjßohigan should think twice before deciding to pull up stakes and seek
another section.
Then we published a ‘ Remain in Michigan ’ edition of The Times i
*hich didn't get more than a half-hearted indorsement of the development
Wnv»aiu and other interests who are appalled, now. along with the up-state
man. at the disclosures that have just been made in Washington.
The “Remain in Michigan” edition of The Times was conceived by this
pswtpaper to halt the procession of farmers and workingmen who at that
tine were moving out of the state, leaving their farms unproductive in the
of speculating agents.
i In other words, Mr. Up r State Man, we told them so.
ft Canada was busier and more interested in luring the unsuspecting
Worn their farms and homes than Michigan was in keeping these oitizen*
Wad in protecting their farms and homes.
A little- support for ex-Gov. Osborn's plan to make newspaper pub-
Hshers responsible for lying advertisements and for disguising lying ad
imlisi m r ntn by printing them as pure reading matter, would have.helped,
If Friend Aesop, in his fables, rather anticipated the situation that has
%wn revealed in Washington in the expose of the fraud worked upon the j
lanocent enticed across the border.
Mover, carrying a choice chunk of meat in his chops, saw his shadow
In the water.
His shadow he took for another dog with a bigger chunk of meat, and
Ifcfi jumped into the water with the result that he came up with no chunk
•f meat at all.
I ‘j The difference is that Rover's foolishness was the outcome of his own
ingestion, while the foolishness of those who permitted themselves to be
Hand from Michigan was due to the suggestion of dishonest newspapers.
I Which puts the blame for the loss of every farm and every last dollar
Hkaon the public, for the public, as we have suggested time and again, is
sponsible for dishonest newspapers.
|y When the public hRS given dishonest newspapers to understand that,
Hphonest newspapers are not wanted, which the public can do by with- i
■towing it» support, there will be fewer newspapers of the kind.
I;, When the public has demonstrated by support of honest newspapers
■FLY that it wants ONLY honest newspapers, there will be MOKE news-
Lpen of THAT kind.
■ And farms and homes and the STATE will be safer.
The Sorrows of Mr. Skygack Do Not Sadden Adolf
1 . , ■ -T [ i V, UL GO rio A-DOLP OMD TELL I DOHTSEE WHY YOU ACT 50 ] ( ~ ) / t A**C*ZY To 1
/ \ ( THPt?i KJr>«n / HIM HOK) 6«®lY FEEL WKAUSt S DISTAKmto SKYGACK.YOo I '-j ->AV HE *tPUCD 1
i; V _y r,A.rr ~ tell you >/ot he says, he woult actually he haw bee*crvwq f been» ck y/ )
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inf we <vi it ums on imonday pe.cAuss A
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horn Another Point of View
Astor aeeiry; th© on&stsp. one feHs that that old melodrama villain who
used to «rowl, “One step and you die " was roally a likeable sort of fellow,
after all ♦ ‘ '
There probably will never b« a cold
snap aiiaiii like the one that winter
when it was $7 a ton.
• • •
(Auto Show Special).
“The Man Who DrWea Hl* Auto,
ia the One We Have the Show
• * •
New Orleans Is atartin* a fl*bt for
' cheaper telephone tolls. Her©'* hop
ing New Orleans doesn’t make th®
mistake now of talking too much.
A St. l»uis policeman haa complet
ed 40 years on the force. Th© super
Intend on t probably ha* to show him.
• • •
Gen. Sherman —“War ia not far
removed from the opinion not a few
have of married life.”
• • •
The goodie** lemon la now to bo at
tempted. Tho promoter c*n com© out
of this with nothing wore© than a
• • •
The dome of tho enpltol In Wash
ington has recently boon renovated —
• • 0
Kaiser Wilhelm engage* dally In
cawing wood, but not in saving noth
© • •
Krause A Zimmerman are bill post
Mrs. Willis (at th© lAdios’ Aid So
ctety)—Now, what can we do for th©
poor boys at the front? Mr*. Glllls—
I was rending today where the sol
filers are always making sorties. Now.
why can't we get the recipe for those
thing? and make them ourselves and
send them to the boys?—Puck.
Circumstances Changed
| A w\er —“You have an excellent
case. i»lr.” Client—“But a friend of
mine said he had an exactly similar
case and you were the lawyer on the
other side and you boat htinUw
y^r—“Yea, I remember that; but 1
will see that no such game Is played
this time.”—Puck.
era In liryan, Ohio. Ua Germans stick
• • •
A Boston woman offer? to sell her
husband for SI.OOO. Got him •«> high,
too, w© presumo, he cant bid him
self In
Hess Haskins
“Bill Philllpps’ chimney burned out
last night. Heck Hislop taw it first,
but Tom Culver had th’ honor of ring
in’ th’ engine house bell. Volunteer
Fire company No. 1 responded t’ th'
alarm minus th’ services of Chief Bill
Stubly, who hain’t recovered yet from
his fall from th’ water wagon.”
And He Did.
The young bride on a steamer was
very much concerned about her hus
band, who wi»* troubled with dyspep
“My huslmnd is snbject to seasick
ness. captain.” she remarked. “Could
on tell m© what to do In case of an
attack ?”
ihe captain replied: ’’That won't
be necessary, madam, ho’U do If—
New York World.
Easy and Sure.
Joe —What Is the easiest wgy to
drl\e a nail without smashing my fin
Josephine—Hold the hammer lc
both hands.—Ohio Sun Dial.
Editorials by the People
lK , , ~f—
Communication* must t>**,*r nam«
si,C addresx >t writer, must not
.-ontaln parson.>l stiuso snd must
ot be over Sro words In Ivngfb
Many In the Conspiracy.
To the Editor of The. 'limes:
On the from page c»t your Jan 17
It'iue is a startling news item, bead
• •<1 JOO.IHHI Farmers M'ltKl* to Can
ada by Fake Advertising Methods.’’ i
Paient motliciue* and whiskey ad*
were bad onoimb. but* after being
.‘lung, people could drop them, but
lor a contemptible,'-mean. Jo*, mis
leading. suull© urund ot lake adver
tising the ’ Western Canada ’ cam
paUp has been the most heartless
and wicked In Mb!.gun alone mere
were thousand-.- of tu. mers w ith a nice
start in life who were carried away
by these fairy tales Many of them
sold out at any old price and gave
their little savings over t<> the rail
roads who have been the principal*
•n many ca-en in fleecing ho man.
out of their last dollar.
Another tvgr« ttable feature of this
glgantk fraud has been the ease with
ahtch good re&peotanle, influential
people have lent their vervices to
’hi? evil. Publishers of daily and
weekly papers, bankers, school teach
ers. postmasters, railroad agents, etc.,
have had this stuff banded to them
-o pass along to some poor unsirspect
.ng follow who thoug.it he coual bet
»-r his position, only to lose all ue
Two years ago the English govern
ment warned their people to stay at
home anti the wonder is that for ten
years this fraud has been so »uc
■ osfully put over on the American
people and not a word of warning
given in their behalf by our daily
presu or government.
The United States government has
started an Investigation. After Th •
[ Tunes gets Its “phone proposition” In
hand, cannot the editor dig into this
swindle and show It up. and start the
bail rolling to reclaim Michigan, help
our people to know that the sun
shine's on and the rains water the
finest and most productive aoll in the
One-tenth of the advertising given
■the West in the last fifteen years,
will make .Michigan the richest and
best state In the union Maj we look
to The Times for a 'Moses?’’
Sincerely your*.
Onaway, Mich., Jan. 18. lb 14.
Another View of the New Tariff.
To the Editor of The Times ;
In answer to Mr. Hoy's tariff
article from Yale, dated January 9
I always favored a high tariff until
1 made a thorough study of the piob
j lem and Occam, convinced that a
high tariff :s no b» ne..t to the Ain- ri
can larmer. If your factory at Yule,
Mr. Hoy, is paying but flat for
beets, you had belter move over to
St. Louis where they pay ss.th) on
flat conrracis. which is higher than
they paid here under a high turiff.
If the tariff is a good thing for the
! American beet raiser, why wm the
: duty tukeu off the Canadian beets,
allowing them to come in here free?
| If the co<u of sugar is not reduced
[ to the consumer and the factories get
i the same Tor their product, why do
' the factories put up such a howl over
| the Wilson tnr.ff, aid why do they
want the farmer to raise bents any
cheaper? I cannot see where the
foreigner is benefited by free sugar,
as the price of sugar is higher In
Germany than In this country, and
they pay more for beets there than
they do here.
St. Ijouis. Mich., Jan. 18. 1314.
Man and His Service*.
To the Editor of The t imes:
No man with a grain of common
sens© would expect every employer
to emulate Henry Ford, as In many
cases It would be impossible, but we
ail know that there are many who
could do much better than they do 11
they so and» sired. So far as the un
rest and dissatisfaction of other em
ployees are concern* and no sensible
man will lay himself liable to Unje
what he already ha*, yet he feel* that
his earning power juMities hi* de
!man<l for an amount in keeping with
j his service. Wages of the ordin iry
i laborer are not high enough In these
days for a man to live as a man. and
keep a family. Notwithstanding the
obje< tlons of many others who love
to see the poor keep poor, there Is a
book that describes that class, called
the New Testament. If they would
read the first half of the fifth Chap
ter of St. Jam* s, I think possibly they
might hesitate In condemning one
who is benefiting a small part of
humanity even if he Is “ruled by his
heart more than his head.” The
world can stand a few more such men.
137 Rich-st., Jan. 20. 1914.
Practical Advice.
“Every man ought to save up anouch
to buy himself a good big farm, ’ said
the thrifty citizen.
“Yes,’’ replied Fertner Commuter. ’
“and then do something else with the
money! ’ i
President’s Anti- Trust
Plan Satisfies Them All
Uy a l LUOS’ UAH us Lit.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.—President
Wilton li ih accomplished the trnpos
sible. He bus de
viled u trust pro
gram which coni
mauds the up:>rov
al of Oscar Undo#
wood. Theodo r (
Koosevt*lt an u
James H. Main.
For good measure
wo might adj the
New York World,
William Kundoiph
Hcarat. Uh a tn p
Clark. la>uia llr in
dels and the stock
What U the an
The program la
federal tha t
meets the pre*
scrl p t 1 o n h in
Roosevelt's mes
sage* from 1901 to
The program seeks to restore and
regulate competition that meets the
suggestions Os Louis Braudel?.
The program seeks to unscramble
the Interlocking directorates- that
meets th« deslrta of It p. Stanley and
the IM.jo money trust investigator*.
Tha program looks to a board for
adjusting well-intentioned lug busi
ness to the requirements of the law
—that is what Is desired by Mr. Gary
of the Steel Trust, and George W.
Perkin*, of a certain group of the
Progressive party.
And finally, the program looks to a
general supervision of railway secur
ity issues—which is what Investors in
such securities desire In order to give
market laiue to such property.
If there ts to be any opposition to,
or disapproval of the president s pro
gram, it will come from three other
quarters: tli the state* rights Demo
crats; (?) the loiFollette Republicans
who fear the “legalisation" of the wa
tered capital In railroad properties
(3) the advanced wing of the Pro
gressive party who say that all these
•rust. remedies are futile and that the
only way to brt .k a trout Is to take
from it the special privilege on which
it rests its patents Its monopoly of
mineral lands, it* private cur system,
Its pipe lines, It* land monopoly, etc ,
as the case may be. This group l Is
’■-‘presented hy rnen like Louis Po*t,
Gifford Plnchot. Vktor Murdock.
George L. Record an 1 Francis Heney.
In all the interview.- printed on the
day following the delivery of the mes
sage that o* Ren. J mes Ft Mann. Re
pub’lean minority leader, is most
significant. He s. !J: "It is the
strongest n itionnlist'.c massage ever
«ent to congress it will he a bitter
pill to our states rights friends."
Mann I? correct. The mensatte fol
lows Roosevelt’s 'Ne w Nation ill m"
In plan and spceiffccttlons. "The na
tion.” said Roosevelt, in bin 1901 me*-
<age to congr »»-■«, "should assume pow.
er of supervision an 1 regulation over
all corporation* doing au Interstate
bu»ln* ss." In his 190? message, be
sai l he object of the bureau of
ooroc rat ions 1- to see unplish the
purposes of its creation by co-opera
tion ant no’ by antngon'sm." In his
1 massage he recotv .mended "Rile
quate supervision ani regulation.” In
How It Goes
I go to the bank and I draw a check
And think I have moony to last awhile.
But my hopes all crash in a total wrec k
Ap money melts in the swiftest style.
For somebody borrows a yen or two
And somebody comes with a Inst year’s hill.
Or my clothe* wear out or the rent comes due
And 'eaves me nary a single mill.
When somebody pays for the work I’ve done
I grin and chuckle with soul care-free,
"Well, now I'll certainly have some fun— ’*
But somebody comes with a C. O. P.;
Or If a saving account 1 crave
And plan on watching the roll grow fat,
The whole amount that I meant to save
Must pay insurance—-or things like that’
They're always waiting to grab my roll;
I never manage to get ahead;
I’m either paying for this year’s coal
Or last year's horse —which is cold and dead;
Coin never lasts as I thought It would.
It always goes at the least excuse;
It never does me a bit of good;
l try to save It—but what's the use!
—Barton Braley.
JAN. 23,19 1 4
.>4 W
I place of "sweeping prohibition of re-
I atralats on competition." Finally In
! 1912 in hi* speech at Columbus. 0.,
1 Feb. 21. "Roosevelt said: "Business
must be done in large units. • • •
We must introduce au effective meth
od of regulating big corporations *o
as to help legitimate business as an
incident to thoroughly and corhpletc
ily safeguarding the interests of the
1 people us a whole.”
Which shows that the Roosevelt
program and the Wilson program a*
to trust* have never been very far
apart. There Ik a much more funda
mental difference between Wilson and
ithe southern Democrats, of whom Un
derwood Is leader. Will Underwood
again "take program." That Is the
Interesting query which the present
situation brings to the front Prob
ably he will. He look program on the
tariff and currency. He has a vary
delicate situation on his hands tn
Alabama, owing to ills tight with
Hobson for the senatorial seat. He
cannot afford to array the national
administration against him. Prolytbly
i that accounts for Underwood's pre*-
• out Indorsement of the federal na
jtiomU'suc program outlined by l»resl
(lent Will on. Underwood has a strong
[following among the reactionary
southern Democrats of the house and
1 Lhti enute. His complaisance ac-
I eountlMn large measure for the una
nimity >ith which the message ot
Wilson is received.
Another factor making for this ap
proval is the form In which the mes
sage has been phrased. Wilson has a
tactful way of suggesting that the
medicine he Is about to deliver i*
what the patient has been craving
and even New York financiers seem
to have been hypnotised by the sug
gestive language that big business has
come to the point where it Is really
demanding legislation of this char
acter id that congress and the pres
ld< nt are merely functioning to a pub
lic sentiment already fully formed.
I'iartf of Father Ti-nc
It has of f en surprised me that the
tint- her of animals man has succeeded
in bringing into subjection is so mail
Having re-ard to the immense n uni bet
o. species from which he may select.
All told, they do pot exceed UR, In
cluding the elephant, camel, reindeer,
lama, and yak.
1 remember, some years ago, an at
i tnpt w vs made to test the possibtl
by of breeding *hat magnificent ante
'ope the eland, tn captivity so as to
•n ’re■ the food supply. It was hoped
bat if would afford h welcome change
from beef and mutton. But nothing
.me of the effort; while all attempts
| rvt taming the zebra a* an additional
j I east of burden nave proved unavail
The camel has been domesticated
'or fhouHanns of years, yet there are
no distinct breeds of these an mala
comparable to the various breeds of
sheep and cattle.
The latest experiment of breeding
' for commercial pur; ose* are of a very
I different kind. Encouraged by the
j*■ cce** of the ostrich farmers, en
deavors are now being made to breed
orre of the more valuable fur-bearing
animals, In captivity

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