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The Detroit times. [volume] (Detroit, Mich.) 1903-1920, November 18, 1914, AFTERNOON EDITION, Image 16

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OentvUned in a Times advertisement.
I A Lenawee county business man write* to The Time* as follows:
K W# are wondering If organizations In Mlohignn whose sup
posed purpose is to protset ths intsrssta of ths people ars to re
main mute and permit thousands of our citizens and millions of
dollars deposited In our state banka to bo jeopardized by tho ap
pointment of some member of the Democratic machine gang to tho
position of state banking commissioner? Among ths active oandl
dates for ths “Job” are to be found man whose sols claim for recog
nition is having delivered votes at caucuses or conventions In ac
•) oord with deals with ths bosses.
I Ws would think boards of commerce, boards of trade and all
tho banking associations in tho state would stir at once, before It la
*| too lata, to make an off active protest agalnet prostituting a most
sacred trust to ths demand for spoils from unscrupulous polltU
4 elans.
| This Lenawee county business man is quite properly oonccrned over
the appointment of state banking commissioner, for there is no office in
the state of more importance to all of the people—particularly to bank
The appointment should by no means be traded for votes delivered, or
lor the strengthening of any party machine.
The concern of this Lenawee county business man over the appoint*
(heat of the state banking commissioner has been expressed by others to
{The Times, and we have to tell him as we have told others, that it is a
little late in the day for filing protests with any hope that they will be
nuare protests expired.
Gov. Ferris has declared that men will be chosen for the important
jftaoes without regard to party, and that the aim of his administration
fearing his second term will he for efficiency.
This ought to satisfy the people of Michigan, and particularly the
jfeoople of Lenawee county who rolled np n nice big majority for the gov
It doesn’t satisfy The Times, because we do not believe that the work*
MB who helped the Democratic gang are going to be punished for their ac-
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We do not believe the gang would stand for it, because the gang isn’t
prilt that way and cannot build up the machine that way.
K Just possibly some of the trusting business men of Lenawee county
mo forgot about election day being a pretty good time to give this mat
ter of their banking commissioner careful consideration, do not exactly
Hka the looks of what has happened to Secretary Drake, of the industrial
jjpoeftdent hoard.
Drake is a Republican and has been decapitated for pernicious politi
cal activity against Gov. Ferris.
His plaoe has been given to a Democrat whose pernicious politioal
festivity was directed against Gov. Ferris’ opponent
Drake investigated state conditions and helped to prepare the em-
Jloyer’s liability and workmen's compensation not which created the ao
jjiitat hoard, and was placed in the secretaryship because he knows oon
liitisns and the law from a to s.
B The governor seems to have concluded, however, that the ends of
Sffktaaoy will be best served on the board by an IHEXFERIEHCED DEM-
VvUis ,
Wa appreciate the fears of the Lenawee county business man.
Undoubtedly as he contemplates the possibilities of a mistake being
Bade in this appointment, his thoughts go back to Warnerism and the
fewndal of those days for whioh incompetence in the hanking commisaion
srakip was responsible.
I Bit aa we have said, it is too late now.
It is too Into for boards of oommeroe, boards of trade or associations
|f hankers to remedy matters.
The milk has been spilt.
L Asa matter of fact, it is a little hit presumptive, if not altogether
fepwper, for them to butt in.
The power to appoint a banking commissioner has been voted to
: fftf. Ferris by the people of the state of Michigan, and by the boards
Os commerce, boards of trade and associations of bankers,
When |he new commissioner is appointed, if he proves to be not
aD that he should be or utterly unfit, the fact will remain that he is the
jf fled the Democratic bosses into power.
Osgar and Adolf—At Their Merry Pranks
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From Another
Point ot View
' England has increased the tax on
beer, which is another blow for the
• • •
Doesn't it seem too bad that the %2r
600,000,000 England will spend on war
cannot be diverted to the Belgian re
lief fund?
• • •
Official advices from London stats
tbst the government has agreed to
send to the front 1,000,000 mors men
and 90,000 cigarettes.
• • •
We presume as soon ass man In
Mexico is mentioned fur president, ue
consults the geography to pick out his
future country.
e a s r-rz,
la ears eff rer*
la Ikwitrtesl lave . . .
The kna weal* kt “Sark” et a al*M|
Bat aaw at days.
la tkt aart* ahaw phwnme.
Wkaa aatktae la Sminm It’s “ll*St."
a a a
The kid with his stocking ready is
thinking right now that Christmas
will never come, while for ths fond
papa, who is behind in the rent, whose
coal bill isn't paid and who owes ths
grocer, it is approaching by leaps and
a a a
My little girlie Is six years old. witfc
eyes of velvet brown.
And she thinks her daddy a won
drous roan—a king without re-
But knows well his countless
■cars, and the alns hie thought*
Oh, ahe makes a nervous man o me
when her brown eyes seek mine.
This sweetheart fair, with sunny hair,
dreams day-dreams full of Joy;
Qod grant that she may never be a
mere man’s golden toy!
For toys will break. and baby hearts
are found In women line;
Let no rude band e’er tear that heart
which sends such Joy through
> __ mine.
In after years when she hss grown to
glorious womanhood.
And learned the many, many things
that every woman should.
My baby fair with silken hair, will
learn her daddy tine
Was but a man —How nervous I.
when her soft eyes seek mine.
Methiuks It Is a plan divine to send
such patterns rare; .
gweet children with their hearts of
gold to occupy our care.
No man full, blown from natures Held
could spur us on to shine
Like on* pure look from little eyes
that beam on yours and mine.
Let her llnd out, as soon she must, her
daddy-king Is clay—
Her little leesons must be leamea.
they hurt but for a day—
With all my elns and all my scar* I
drink to 'Baby Mine.
For I’m e purer man. you see. when
h.r brown
John Kartwrtght, aged &7. Missouri
resident, has never used tobacco, but
we will bet be has tackled dried corn
e e •
Maybe it is because of the frequen
cy with which a man In an aisle seat
has to get up that they are called the
Commandments of the Road
The National Council of Industrial
Safety has presented these rules for
auiomobillsts. They should be re
spected by everyone wuo unves an
automobile and everyone who be
strides a motorcycle.
First —Be considerate.
Second —Go slow; first, passing
children: second, passing vehicles;
third, approaching crossings; fourth,
turning corners.
Third —Stop first at railroad cross
ings; second, behind standing street
Fourth —Use chain on slippery
Fisth —When in doubt go slow or
And the council further requests all
automobilists to obey to the letter
these nine comamndments of the
Don't run fast into or across main
Don’t take blind curves too sass.
Don’t run on tbs wrong side of the
Don't pass street cars when pas
sengers are boarding or leaving.
Don’t fall to sound your horn be
fore passing other vehicles.
Don't forget that a car or a per
son may be Just around the turn
Don't forget that the other fellow
may be dull, reckless or drunk.
Don't fall to look out for pedes
Don't forget that children dask in
the way unexpectedly.
Don’t take chances. That’s the
simple embracing rule.
A woman seldom makes s fool of
s man. She mereW nnlnta the way
and he does the rest himself.
. Hess Haskins
“Elm Corneraltes will sleep late
tomorrow morning as ths annual
Thanksgiving social Is tonight, and
laat year It didn’t Ist out until after
9 o’clock.”
“Tho Curly-Hal rod Hen."
At slaat wo have a real story for
real children and it is a little too bad
that no on# in this country could
manage it, but that it must come all
the way from Prance. It is translat
ed. but retains its French flavor by
certain repetitions. exclamations,
etc., which are all very attractive.
We can think of nothing cosier or
more satisfying to the ordinary
grown-up than to get in a big arm
chair before a fire, have a baby on
each knee, two more nwee bit bigger
on the chair arma and two “quite
big” leaning over one’s shdulders
looking at the pictures and breath
ing hard with interest, while we
read aloud about Mother Etienne and
her farm. There la the big horse with
a star on his forehead and a pink
mark between his eyes, the three
swiss cows “La Blonde.” ”Blauchette”
and “Nera,” each one with a bronse
bell of a different not* the batnr'
ducks so carefully cared for by Moth
er Etienne, the drive to market every
week to sell the garden stuff, and at
laat the Cochin China's grand achieve
ment In hatching out the ducks eggs
and her “rascally babies” msd rush
for the water. This was the beginning
of the tragedy and the story —Yolande
the hen, tried to save her babies and
was drowned herself. She was fished
out of the pond and waa ordered bur
led by Mme. Etienne. The thrifty
soul of the litUe French maid bated
to lose such good material and deter
mined to eat her up. She plucked all
th’e feathers but a ruff around her
neck, wrapped Yolande in a sack and
left her on the shelf. Can you think
what happened? It is Just too exeti
lng! Hurry up and tell us. Yolande
came to and hopped down, feather
less. and shivering greatly. The little
maid thought she was a ghost as
she came upon her in the twilight-
After this adventures Just tumble
over each other, but you’ll Just have
to read It—it is too good to miss.
“The Curly-Haired Hen.” by A. Vlm
far, Desmond Fitxgerald, publisher,
New York.
Carnegie Psacs Endowment.
There Is no doubt the first publi
cation of the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace report would
seem of more vital worth to us had
It come out before the 28th of last
July; however, this report is of ob
servations made in China and Japan
in 1912 by Charles W. Eliot, in a
trip made for this especial purpose
and “in pursuance of a definite plan
adopted by the trustees of .that en
dowment.” The plan would seem to
be a good one and if China and Japan
keep out of the present war, it may
have had some direct influence, but
one cannot but be skeptical under
present conditions. Asa book of real
information concerning these two
countries (Information not generally
published), the volume is most val
uable. such subjects as “Industrial
Changes” “Business Morality.” “Med
ical 9cience,” “Art in Japan ” “The
Desires and Ambitions of the Japan
ese,’’ etc., are of enough Interest to
us without any ulterior motive. Pub
lished by the Endowment, Washing
ton, D. C.
“The Three Sister*”
The deadliness of the life endured
by the female portion of the vicar’s
fftmlly In an English village has been
the theme of many writers from
Fannie Burnet down, but never has It
been told more graphically and with
clearer psychological insight than in
“The Three Sisters.’’ by May Sinclair.
The little round of calls and tea and
prayers—prayers, calls and more tea
with its consequent result upon red
blooded youth with all its emotions
and feelings throttled by a decorous
code of behavior, particularly throt
tling in England: added to this par
ticularly unpleasant and hypocritical
father, and the various paths into
which th«e young women drift seem
to be the only paths possible for their
various temperaments. It is a sad,
disheartening story which Is saying
that it la of literary merit and not to
be overlooked. Macmillan Cos., New
York, $1.36.
“Two Old Cronlss.”
Ward Macauley has given us a droll
little story of a village and two
friends whose matrimonial adventures
are the pivot upon which everything
rests. Their love makings fluctuate
from one woman to another with the
almighty dollar always in view. There
is some quiet humor to the book that
will Induce forgetfulness of the cat
aclysm over across. “Two Old Cro
nies.*’ Ward Macauley. Duffleld A
Cos., publishers, New York. 50 cent*
“Wow, Wow, Wow.”
A little boy sent into the world
without his smile being pinned on by
the fairies who were having * ball
that night and were too busy to think
about little mortals. *ls the story of
“Wow, Wow. Wow.” The first is a
book of “Little Stories for Little Peo
ple” and quite the best. T>*e author
Is not mentioned snd no doubt these
simple little stories are collected from
different sources. W. A. Wilde k
Cos., publishers. Boston and Chicago.
What the Authors Are Doing
“Th# House of Toys.**
Henry Russell Miller seems to bo
one of the few American novelist*
who Is showing us the higher ami
better side of Hie without In any way
sacrificing truth. Toe conflicts which
arise between his characters are due
to the different spintual evolution
ary stages (If one may so express It)
to which they have attained, in “The
Ambitions of Mark Truitt," the hero
was able to rise within his own life
time to great heights, hut In "The
House of Toys" the tragedy is In the
every day common two
people, one selfish and the
other aspiring to ideals and spiritual,
trying to live tOK*rfner as husband
and wife. live together and
the author te*Ts that It is a con
quest over selfishness that the hero
wiUe It so. One cannot be sure. Ac
cording to present-day social arrange
jfients, perhaps. The character of the
book which brings out all the love
and affection of our hearts Is Jo
nathan Radbourne, an ugly little man
physically, but with a pure white,
flaming soul. If the light which for
ever bums before Catholic altars
symbolises any such purity and con
stancy, we can have no quarrel with
it. As for the wife and her "House
of Toys," with which she seeks to
while away her life, one sees her
too often to find her a rare type. Bhe
Is simply asleep to the beauty and
meaning of everything of value and
seeks to escape from her own empti
ness by seizing upon what diversions
offer. The husband Is sacrificed, even
though the author holds him trium
phant. Mr. Miller will no doubt pre
sent us with new books from time
to time and may some day write the
great American novel for which every
one is waiting.
"The House of Toys" by Henry
Russell Miller; Bobbs-Merrill Cos., pub
lishers. Indianapolis; $1.26.
"Beth's Wonder Winter."
Nowhere is one more Impressed by
the difference in suggestive training
imposed upon girls and boys than in
the books which are written for them.
If you shut each sort up In an iron
safe of its own. they could not be
more distinctly separate. Boys, pre
sumably monopolize the outdoors, ad
ventures and pretty much everything
worth having, while girls are fed on
a sort of pap made of sugary sweet
dutifulness, fidelity and a most in
natural and precocious charity to
ward some other little girl. If girls
are to grow up Into the self-reliant,
capable womanhood which Is demand
ed of them, and not the soft, cling
ing type (which Is also demanded of
them) it is time this sort of thing
changed. Our little boys and girls
are Just simple noisy little human be
ings, and should enjoy anything and
everything which Is natural, healthy
and good. Why not cease this uncon
scious work of segregating and em
phasising sex so early in life.
"Beth’s Wonder Winter," by Mar
vin Ames Taggart, is about every
thing a little girl is bupposed to like.
W. A. Wilde Cos.. Chicago; $1.25.
A eerie* of books for boys is be
ing written by Hugh C. Weir, in which
he propose* to not only tell an in
teresting story, but interest boys in
some of the great enterprises of the
day. By taking * boy as his hero
and making him a real worker in
these enterprise*. Mr. Weir accom
plishes what he starts out for. “Cin
ders’* is the third in the series and
takes sot its subject the steel mills
of Pennsylrania. The young hero.
Eric, is an apprentice, and goes
through the various phases of the
life of the mills. One chapter gives
the early life of Andrew Carnegie
written in a way to fascinate youth
end make It see a great future ahead.
There is no doubt but on the whole
these books are of educational valu*
•‘Cinders.” by Hugh C. Weir. W. A.
Wilde Company, publishers, Boston
and Chicago; sl.
"Amazing Grace."
"Amazing Grace” mi*ht suggest a
clerical tract and make many perfect
ly good but unclerical people a little
shy. If they overcome their shyness
sufficiently to dip into it they will find
a young woman of the modern type,
afraid of nothing, who has been christ
ened by the worst possible name by
which she could be described. She
is a little too self-assured to be at
tractive, but w« feel a real sympathy
and love for her when she throw*
over her young man —walking stick,
gardenia and all, and marries the rich
young lord with socialistic tendencies.
This Improbable tale Is by Kate
Trumble Sharber. Bobbs-Merrill,
publishers, Indianapolis, SI.OO.
• \
"Honay Bwe«t.”
“Honey Sweet,” by Edna H. L. Tur
pin. Just another story for very
little girl*. "Honey Sweet” is a doll,
very real to her small mother who
passes her over to a little sick girl
with pangs of heartache no little girl
should be expected to endure. Why
such tragedies among babies? Mac-
Millan Cos., publishers. New York, 60
NOV. 18. 1914^
"Human Harmonies and the Art of
Making Them."
"Human Harmonies and tha Art of
Making Them," is as an attractive a
title for a book as can wall be con
ceived and makes anyone who cares
for books at all impatient to open
tha covers and find out what it is all
about The table of contents is very
comprehensive and you may glance It
over without going any farther if you
wish, but you will want to find out
"Why we do wrong;" "The thing oven
looked by wthnators;" "We are un
aware of our \oHMibilltles," etc. la
fact you will wknt to read the en
tire book before ypu put tt down. >
According to the''sutUior, 8. F.
Shorey, all our crimes, unhappiness
and troubles generally ares the pro
duct of ignorance. "Charity la made
necessary by Injustice and Injustice
is the product of ignorance." "The
greater part of bad and stubborn tem
pers, dishonesty, fear, laslness, pov
erty, sickness and crime would dis
appear from among us. if in soma
way the grade .of human intelligence
could be raised 20 per cent." On
these premises) it is easy to see that
what Mr. Shopey deems the most im
portant thing in the world, is an "edu
cational awakening," and that every
man may /ecome a teacher rather
than a reformer, reforms being "large
ly a failure, for the reason that it is
attempted with punishment and char
ity ;Vboth of which-are degrading, in
stead df, reformer." We cannot help
feeling that Mr. Shorey has something
to tell ua and that wa would do well
to listen. We are foundering in a
sea of restless doubts and about all
we manage Is to throw out a precari
ous life buoy now and then, in the
shape of a philanthropy, that a few
half drowned creatures may cling to
It until exhausted. We have not found
the cause of the deplorable state of
society and until we do what aval!
our puny efforts toward betterment.
Desmond Fitzgerald, publisher. New
York; 60 cents.
"In Camp at Fort Brady."
Boys will have all their woodsy,
camping, outdoor Instincts set going
by the very practical story, "In Camp
at Fort Brady," which tells in simple
practical language how to go about
the whole camping expedition when
you have little money and less experi
ence. These boyß overcame the ob
stacles and had good times and ad
ventures enough (real adventures, uot
wild Indians) to make the "movies"
seem stupid unrealities; besides which
they breathed real air with oxygen
in it instead of its substitute which
is found in those palaces of amuse
ment Lewis E. Theiss, author. _W.
A. Wilde Cos., publishers, Chicago.
“The River."
Another book of the west Is devoted
to building a railroad this time, in
stead of the usual mining proposi
tion. There are the same orude west
ern women and the usual college-bred
eastern man. It Is not a pleasant
story, but it redeems itself in Ihe
end. "The River." by Eduah Aiken.
Bobbs-Merrill Cos., publishers; Indian
apolis, $1.36.
In one of the rural school districts
of a prosperous state a meeting of
citizens was recently called to con
sider raising the teacher’s pay.
Teacher had been getting the muni
ficent salary of $45 a month for a
seven-months’ term. Some of the
folks thought that It was worth more
than this to have the 32 children of
the neighborhood carefully and sym
pathetically trained. The school di
rectors agreed to obey the will of 'Jie
When the meeting came to order It
soon appeared that the opposition to
better paid teaching came from two
well-to-do farmers, who argued that
taxes were already high enough.
Ordinarily such a plea would have
gained a good deal of support among
citizens hard pressed by the struggle
to live. v
This time it was met by a quick
witted chap who figured to a decimal
how much the proposed increase
would raise the two wealthy fanners'
tax bills—a matter of a very sow
"If these gentlemen are the only
ones who feel that $35 a month is all
they can afford to pay for a compe
tent teacher, I will gladly be one of
25 persons.” he said, "to pay a penny
extra and thus lift the awful burden
from their embarrassed shoulders."
A smile encircled the meeting; the
two remonstrants looked foolish, the
proposal of an increase was put to a
vote —and carried unanimously.
You can win a good cause before
almost any honest jury If you take
brains and pains to prepare your
Many a man lq under the impres
sion that he is wiae merely because
he has no children to aak him ques
tions. —Atlanta Journal.
music by Macdonald
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