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RAGE OF I s&n ®fye gklrioil ®inues TAP eh j FvMiafetd tviry «v«olB| «sc«pt t»unda> oy Th« Detroit Times Cos, 1* Join RL : ' ■ . JAMES BCHIKMFRHORN, President. ' \\ EDWARD FRENSDORF. Vice President. CHARLES T. BCHKIUIERHORN. Treasurer. RICHARD W HEADING, Becretary. Subscription Rates— Py carrier, 26 cents a month; $2 00 a year- 03,111 UN per year, payable In advents. Telephone—Main 4620. connecting all departments. Give Times’ ■Mime of department or person wanted. Subscription orders or complaints Irregular delivery will be received by phone up to 6.50 p. m. Entered at the Postofflce at Detroit as second-class mall matter. rUS TIMFB doe* not accept liquor and cigarette advertising or false or fraudulent advertising or other advertising of an objectionable mlfu Every advertisement 4» if* columns i* printed toifh full confidence tn tnc character and reliability of the advertise, and the truth of the represents made. Readers of The Times idll confer a favor if they tcilJ promptly repot any failure on the part of an advertiser to make good any representation contained in a Times advertisement. LErS NOT KICK A MAN WHEN HIS OFFENSE IS THE DOING OF HIS DUTY Y<m*re an awful crab/ 1 Hint ii what a passenger said to the conductor on a Woodward-ave. street oar because the conductor told him he couldn t carry a lighted cigar into the oar with him. Before a oar filled with passengers the conductor was obliged to stand far a whole lot of abuse. The street car company a short time ago established a rule, out of deference to passengers who had complained, that lighted cigars, cigarettes and pipes would not be permitted inside of the oars. It la a good rule. There are many men and women to whom the smell of tobacco smoke la offeniiva aa a general proposition, to say nothing about being compelled to lit by and endure the fumes of a dying cigarette or cigar. The man who attempts to go into a crowd and subject it to that worst of odors that comes from a cigarette or cigar that is drawing ita last breath if inconsiderate and unreasonable, and the man who protests when his attention is called to his lack of judgment and good manners, is atm more inconsiderate and unreasonable. The rule invoked by the company was invoked to please many who Wore passengers on the car entered by the man who was abusive to the conductor, but it seemed a majority of them enjoyed the discomfiture of the oompany’s hired man, approving with thoughtless titter as his tor* mentor heaped on his insulting remarks. The manner in which the oonduotor acquitted himself under the cir cumstances commanded our admiration and we felt the crowd should have been with him. The D. U. R. has conductors who seem to labor under the impression fliyf a part of their responsibility is to personally represent the com pany*s independence and thriftinets, but these conductors are in the great minority. The majority of them are civil, courteous and remarkably patient. ATT, of them are under orders. ATT, of them are under orders that MUST be obeyed. And all that the fresh man asked of this conductor was that he dis regard break a company order and lose his job. It’s just a little bit cowardly to take it out on the street car con ductor when he is merely doing his duty. fi/vTnn things the conductor wanted to say to this man he had to leave unsaid. Perhaps he had to leave undone what he would liked to have DONE to the man, because of mindfulness that it is winter and that others than hiwualf had to be taken into consideration. When you feel like flaring up at the conductor, when you are prob ably the one at fault and when he is simply doing what he has to do to keep his job, bear in mind that he has to live, that he may have a wife aad children to look out for, to feed and clothe, and that he has coal MU to meet and rent to pay the same as the rest of us. If you have a grievance it is likely that it is against the company and not against the conductor, and the brave thing to do is to spare the aondnotor your temper and take your protest down to No. 12 Woodward pa, where it belongs. The man you And doing his duty deserves a pat on the baok and aught not to have to stand for a kick for it. The Laziest, All Right ▲ farmer had SO employes on his ham * n<t as none o t them was as an* Oftetio as the farmer thought he gfaeald be, he hit upon a plan which ho believed would eure them of their lasy habits. Tien." bs said one morning. "1 have a aloe, easy Job for the lazier* man on the farm. Will the laziest man step forward?** lastantly 19 of the men stepped "Why don’t you step to the front Wtth the rest?” inquired the fanner of the remaining one. "Too much trouble,” earns the re phT—Philadelphia Record. Oscar and Adolph—At Their Gay Pranks H<TERF3TI»a 4LSO. VB shoolt TA*e XISS \ \ c mow TCoe IT leT^-N. wwwwbm- J \V J Vbewbe oorsßs t>o lT 3 7v«k* we put it cff J JEt ■ANCEt / WpV 1— Wip-!—!r 3T w YESTERDAY* I\ o THE DETROIT TIMES Free Attractions. "Dad," said the fanner boy, “I’m hungry for amusement 1 m going to the village tonight and stay up to see the sights by gas light.” "You’re going to bed light now," roared dad. "and If you really need some amusement, you can get up at 2 o'clock In the morning and look at the comet” —New York Mail. Malaria causes more sickness and death than any other single disease In India. During 1912 the linseed oil crop of the world amounted to 3.250,000 tons. The crop for the present year Is esti mated at 2,700,000 tons. OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE y. . V *7 in T»e'oi>fC6 building , f <3H, vs ’ll xnd iNJUReti nr eve ) L i ( IMP* I4J-X. <NO BRtfK* NV , Ail \\p<=fwe»; Jf • gl^tses: “Know Water You Drink Is Pure ” Best Guard Against Typhoid In Big Cities Water Usually Above Suspicion— If In Doubt, Boil What You Drink In a big city the water supply Is generally above suspicion because the task of supplying such a city with Mater is such an normous one that (■ rffiTTwAm uaturally the wa- H fd liter secured la 1/ The danger In a large city is from milk brought In from the country, from unclean dairies and from flies In warm weather. This was found to be the case in the Investigations that Dr. Alice Ham llton made In the ghetto district of Chicago some 10 or 12 years ago, In which she showed that the water sup ply was beyond suspicion and that the milk supply was practically safe, but that the chief means of transmission was flies. The individual may reduce his chances of catching typhoid by get lng In the habit of avoiding the places and conditions where and under which It may be caught. While in the larger cities of the United States, city wa T imely Contrast Between Europe and America Two things stand out unique and unforgettable la the contribution that 1914 has made to the history of the world. One la America's greatest achievement; the other is Europe’s colossal failure. Civilization stands Aghast at the col lapse of European Ideals. All the highest achievements of the nations, all the thinga that make for progress and freedom and Justice, the work of a thousand years and the hopes of a thousand more —all have been crowd ed back Into tbe melting-pot of brutal war. At Its best war Is barbarism. Brute-force belongs to the brute stages of humRD development. Tbe wholesale carnage of these weeks In Belgium and France and Austria and on the borders of Germany and Russia Is a triumph of the savage Instincts In humanity. No master who la respon sible for It, the lining up for mutual slaughter of millions upon millions of men from the foremost nations of Europe, for the alleged purpose of set tling some International dispute, la a blank denial of civilization, a crime against humanity, an apostasy from Christ, Over against that ghastly failure of Europe la presented in America Just now the celebration of a full oentury of unbroken peace between the greatest empire the world ever saw and the world’s greatest re public. Thl* Is Indeed the won der of the world; more than 400,000,- ter is supposed to be pure, the pre caution of boiling the water In the household Is a wise one. Especially Is this advisable wo ® n drinking water Is drawn from wells or doubtful rivers. If reservoirs are located in the vicinity of cesspools or If there is any possibility of the water being contaminated by human sewage, typhoid will sooner or later break out among those who secure their supply from such source. Drinking water, polluted with sew age. Is the chief cause of this terrible disease. This is especially the case when traveling. In smaller commun ities and in towns the water supply is usually of doubtful purity because drawn from a polluted source. Many coolers of railway trains are filled at small Junctions with drinking water of the most doubtful character. '•Vacation typhoid** Is so-called be cause one gets It on the summer va cation. It Is reused by the Impure water often found at summer resorts. To avoid typhoid, know the water you drink Is pure—know Its source. Ts you are In the least doubt, boll the water before using It. 000 people of all race* and colors and languages, covering over one-quarter of the land area of the globe, live at peace under one flag; under another flag live nearly 100,000,000 of as pro gressive poopl© as the world knows; Hnd these two flags for a hundred years, fold In fold, entwine in a com mon ideal, for a common purpose, to promote the freedom and progress and peace of all humanity. In these days, these days of staggering and bitter news. when the war-cloud of Europe loom* blackest, when Its thunders speak of death and its lightnings flash to hell, I turn again to America, and, at the close of this unparalleled cen tury of Anglo-American civilization, I thank God and take courage for all the world. —From “America's Achieve ment —Europe’s Failure," by Dr. James A. Macdonald, In the American Review of Reviews for January. x- Distorted Vegetarianism. "So long as you And the cost of liv ing high." said the friendly adviser, "why don’t you and your husband be come vegetarians ?** ‘‘What do you mean?" asked the worried looking woman. "Why. eat only vegetable products." “Couldn't think of It What 1 m try In' to do now Is to persuade John to take to beefsteak and quit tryln' to live on liquor and tobacco.” From Another Point ot View John * D. Rockefeller has 70 tele phones on his Tarry town estate. Just a sample, we presume, of the troubles that come with riches. • • • St. I'uul has found that it can culti vate tobacco probably. This seems to make it incumbent upon Minneapolis to develop soil that will yield Turkish cigarettes. • • • The lighthouse ray Across the^ay, Saves the ships at sea from the rocks at night, But with the play It's ’tother way, And it hits the rocks when the house is light. • • • A Philadelphia doctor says many cases of dual personality actually ex ist. Wouldn’t a fellow be lucky to have a case of It that would permit him to borrow money from his other self? • • • Down in Virginia they have sentenc ed Bernle Smith to prUou for life for stealing $1 40. We have to congratu late Bernle that he didn't get $1.60. • • • “Cleveland has passed a sjieclal li cense to protect citizens against dogs that bite," says a uews item. Every wise cltlxen ought to get one. • • • A minister In Alton, 111.. Is an ex pert boxer. Versatile, so to speak, when it comes to putting them to I sleep. . I • • • Slam's rice crop will be up to the average, which is mentioned for your eulighteument and not with any Idea of making your mouth w ater. • • • Mrs. Betsy Storey, of Carml. 111-, bj now in her one hundred and third year, unless this Is another one. • • • Incandescent lamps placed near their nests will increase the laying proclivities of hens. It Is said ,Dont get greedy now. and go to experiuient -1 lng with arc lights. • • • Bill Donovan says he Intends to rule the New York American team with a smile. Unless somebody should re mlud BUI that It isn’t nice to be amus ed by one’s own Jokes. Laughs A Reconnaissance. Little Bessie —Mamma, how’ll I know when I’m naughty? Mother —Your conscience will tell you, dear. Little Bessie—l don’t care about what It tells me. Will It tell you? Time for It. • I’d like to rent your hall, please. "What for?" “Well, you see. we're organizing a fraternal society called the Sons of Moving Picture Veterans of ti.e Mexi can War.’’ Flank Threatened. This afternoon I lunched In a ge muthlle German restaurant that sea tures In the basement. And there I saw a sign that rpad: Nix on the War-talk’ The Alleys Are Downstairs’ _ —New York Tribune. Sarcasm. •’John.’’ said a father to his son one day, when he cauaht him shaving down off his upper Up. "don’t throw your shaving water out where there are any bare-footed boys about, or they might get their feet pricked!’’ Swat Him. Os many pestilential types This planet I would rid. But first. T think. I’d the gink Who calls his wife "the kid.’’ Peoria Journal Festal Day. "This dav Is the anniversary of the one on which the girl I was madly in love with refused to marry me ’’ "Is that why you remember It with regret ?” "No; that. Is why I am giving thanks." —Baltimore American. Hess Haskins jjVT p^sjT r | , etncowHtus •jU JjjrJJP oe j%Vt rUr "What's become of th' old-fashioned custom of Goln’ f prayer Meetln’?" The Cumulative Wisdom of Proverbs Rockefeller In Colorado Is Subject of Probe By GILtiOS GABOS Bit. WASHINGTON, Jan 2.—To what extent John D. Rockefeller is person- 1 ally responsible for feudalizing the coal mining tudustry in Colorado Is a question to be busily Investigated by the United States commission on in- ] dustrial relations at its hearings in New York. The congressional committee which investigated strike conditions In Col orado was informed under oath that Rockefeller, Jr., knew the Colorado sit uation only from the general stand point of dividends and broad policy; that all matters of detail were left to Welborn, the president of the com pany and the local manager. Some testimony already brought out by the Industrial relations commission has in part contradicted this statement, and the commission is anxious for the full truth. That John D. Rockefeller. Jr., has given most painstaking attention to some details of the Colorado problem Is Indicated by correspondence brought to light in Denver, as for ex ample, the letters relating to the pay ment of S2OO to Elbert Hubbard, of Eaat Aurora, for 1.000 copies of his magazine, the Philistine, containing an article favorable to the operators’ side of the strike controversy. This small payment of S2OO was the sub Ject of personal correspondence be tween John D., Jr., and Hubbard be fore the matter was referred with 1 Rockefeller’s authorization to Wel born. Another case of purchased publicity which Interests the commission is that which pertains to the preparation of the pamphlet called “Facts In Col orado’s struggle for industrial free dom.” which was widely circulated by the Rockefeller Interests. This pamph let wsb prepared by Ivy I,ee. of Phil adelphia. executive assistant to the president of the Pennsylvania rail road. with the understanding that his connection with Its preparation should be kept secret. Lee was personally employed by John D. Rockefeller. Jr. He is a member of the American Eco nomic association, and a Fellow of the Royal Economic society, which In dicates how cheap and easily purchas ed are a certain variety of learning and brains. Asa reward for his mis representation of the Colorado situa tion. In this pamphlet. I.ee has been made one of the three personal ad visers to John I). Rockefeller In the work of the Rockefeller foundation and other philanthropic work. Africa Would Have Conquered H hole World If She Had Aeroplane Or Wireless 2121 Years Ago By HERBERT QUICK. Only one country lu Africa la now really independent the mountuln kingdom of Abyssinia, which guards the fountains of the Nile. Africa Is a slave continent. But If there had been a single aeroplane or wireless telegraph In the posses sion of the richest and most Inventive , people in existence 2,121 years ago, the world would have been conquered by Africa. Carthage was the name of a city In Africa, but It meant an empire. But, aside from the shores controll ed by the Greeks and Romans, the Mediterranean was a Carthaginian lake, and their ships sailed the Atlan tic ocean as boldly as did those of Spain when Columbus came to : America. Carthage had her teeth set In the 'throat of Romo. Her great general. -Hannibal, had been in Italy with an army for eleven years, and the ! Romans could not drive him out. Think of the condition of France, let 'us say, If a German army had been ravaging her cities and fields for 11 years. And think of the despair should it be learned that another great army had come In from Ger many. under another great general Such was the situation In Horae that yenr. Hannibal and Hasdrubal | were sons of a great Carthaginian general. Hamllcar the Thunderbolt. These sons of the Thunderbolt were greater than their sire. Hannibal’s array, wasted by eleven years of war. was still too much for the Roman i legions, but he could not. unaided, i bring Rome to earth. He was In [the very south of Italy when Has drub&l crossed the Alps with another mighty army. All was over with Rome if these two hosts could once unite. But they had no airship, no wire less. and Hannibal did not know where Hasdrubal was nor when he reached the valley of the Po. Has drubal sent messengers to carry the news and give advices as to a point of Junction A con.-ul named Nero was watching Hannibal’s army In command of the Roman forces, and took prisoner the messenger of Has rubal. He learned the plans of Has drubai, but Hannibal did not. Then Nero did a wonderful thing. When we read the name Nero, we In variably think of the emperor of that M O N D AY J AN. 4, 1915 i Telegrams between Welborn and Rockefeller show close connection be jtweeu the Rockefeller foundation and the poisoning of publicity. Again Il lustrating John D., Jr.’s, attention to detail, one telegram was read which showed Rockefeller to be much ooa icerned about the "Socialistic leanings" of a certain clergyman in a Wyoming coal camp, lu unoiher he feared lest | the Republican congressional candl ! dates in tbe recent election should be defeated. The commission wants to find out further whether Mr. Rockefeller Is personally responsible for the fact that during the lust 23 years no dam age suit for injuries to a Rockefeller ! employe In southern Colorado has ever beeu decided against the coal company. That such a situation indi cates corruption and political control of courts Is obvious. Who Is respon slbte? Is the question Interesting the commission, and the New York hear | lngs may go Into this phase of the matter. Can John D., Jr., te&ch a Sunday school and establish an alibi by resldlug In New York? Commenting on wliat has already been unearthed by the commission’s Inquiry lu Colorado. Frank P. Walsh. ,chairman of the commission, says: I "The milling Industry in Colorado has been anarchy. There is no govern ment there. Never have I seen such an intense sense of tujustlce as pre vails among the miners in Colorado. Never have I known so many lrrltab ing facts to cause the sense of Injus tice. When John R. of the International board of mine workers of the world, tells the commission that the laws and the Justice of Colorado are controlled by seven directors of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Cos. sitting at 26 Broadway and never having seen the mines or the mine workers, the statement Is interesting. When the statement is proved, as It was proved by overwhelming testimony, hardly contradicted, then the statement be comes startling and disturbing. If our commission on Industrial relations can clear the way by even Indicating what the way is and can secure this nation from a w rong start to the solu tion. leaving the work all to be done over again, we will have accomplished far the biggest part of what we hope to accomplish." That government ownership and a leasing system should be substituted for unregulated private exploitation is believed to be the solution In the minds of a majority of the commis sion. name and his monstrous career, but the Consul Nero saved Europe from becoming African. He is the really great Nero. He left men enough be fore Hannibal’s camp tQ keep up a show of an army, and marched north to Join the other Roman army against Hasdrubal. He defeated and destroy ed Hasdrubal* army in the battle of the Metaurus river—another battle on which tbe world turned as on a pivot. As Hannibal lay encamped a few weeks thereafter, messengers came to him with a ghastly object which had been thrown over the walls of his camp. It was a human head. He looked at the swollen lips, the glazed eyes and through all the disguise of putrefaction he recognized that other son of Thunderbolt, his brother Has drubal. He raised bis head, and, looklug long at nothing as a man In a trance, he sighed. "Home," said he, ‘ will uow be mistress of the world.” He knew that Hasdrubal’a death meant the defeat If his army, the defeat eventually of Hannibal’s army and the final defeat of Carthage. This removed the last of Rome’s rivals— and the lapse of centuries was re quired before the German tribes of tbe north could do to Rome w’hat Carthage could not do. One airship, one wireless installa tion. would have advised Hannibal of Hasdrubal's approach and given the world to the Semites of northern Africa. Located. An Englishman, who was spending his summer holidays in America, hap pening to take up a book on geography “for the use of schools," saw r the fol lowing question and answer: "Where is Ixradon?” "It Is the chief town of a small Isl and off the coast of France.” Well Known Me sure*. Peck of trouble. Keg o’ nails. Bushels of fun. Pork barrel. Cup of sorrow. The big dipper. Flowing bowl. —Grand Rapids Press. As far as known at present, ths giraffe is the only animal which Is entirely dumb.