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PAGE OF I ss„ Site ielrml Himes jsr fubllabcd every evening except Sunday t>y The Detroit I lm«» Cos.. IJ-lfc Jeh» R JAMEH BTHKRMERHORN, President. EDWAHD FRKNSDOItF, Vlc*-Prc«ldm CHARLES T. BCHKRMKRHOKN. Treasurer. HICHAHD W. HEADING. r»earift*rjr Subscription Rate*—By carrier, 2» cent* a month; $» 00 a year. By mall. **.ou par year, payable In advance. .. Telephone —Main 46*0, connecting ail department*. GWe _7 1 ™ 4 !?ulaVnte*of Rrae of department or peraon wanted- But>»' rip lion order* or t l egular delivery *«ll be received by phone up to t» 30 p in- Entered at the Poetofflce at Detroit as eecond-claaa mall mutter.^ - THE TIMES does not accept liquor and cigarette advertising or fraudulent advertising or other adverttstng of an objectionable n Every advertisement in its columns ts printed with full confluence tn Character and reliability of the advertiser ami the truth of tne represen a ion made. Readers of T}c Times will confer a favor if th>v u'tll promptly report any failure on the part of an advertiser to make good any reptesen u ion contained in a Times advertisement. JUST THE SAME, POOR BOYS W ITH SLINGSHOTS BETTER BE CAREFUL £ y. In the refrigerator, in the palatial residence of a rich man, a distiller, , * In Detroit, there lay 29 partridge*. There is a Michigan law against any person having partridges in his 1 1 possession at this time of the year. f The penalty is a heavy fine for every bird found in one’s possession, ' or jail in case it is a poor man, unable to pay the fine. Poor men will seldom be found with partridges in their possession in 1 the illegal season, however, because the meat is a great delicacy and the birds cost something like $2 apiece. The law is aimed at those who are rich enough to pay the price, and gioh enough to have the means of refrigerating the toothsome bipeds. The object of the law is, of course, to prevent wholesale slaughter by those who shoot and kill not for the sport but for the money they receive from the sale of the game, out of season, when it commands top prices. Game Warden Charles F. Daniels heard about the rich distiller having th* irds in his possession. TTglring not at anything like consideration of the man’s gTeat wealth, the game warden procured a search warrant, proceeded upon the rich man’s home; thence upon the refrigerator in the rich man’s home; thence upon the illegal birds in the refrigerator of the rich man s home and SEIZED them. “Good! Good for Daniels!” we said when we heard about it. “Here,” said we, “do we find the law invoked against the rich man as well as against the poor man; against the rich distiller as well as against the distiller’s impoverished consumer.” We were glad to note that our game laws do not differentiate, when it comes to those who violate them, between big game and little game. “Good! Good for Daniels!” we said. • The poor boy, on a stroll through the country fields or woods, who, with his sling shot or air rifle, has destroyed a song bird, has been made to suffer for it, and, of course, suffer he should. Game Warden Daniels is to be commended foj relentless vigil over the sweet-throated friends of mankind, whose songs cheering our lives repre sent only a small part of the good they do. It is hard for a workingman who has managed to get a day off for a fishing trip, to throw away the only fish he catches because it is under sized, but the law says he must throw it away and Game Warden Daniels lim made it his business to see that fishermen observe this law. The poor man isn’t immune from the law because HE IS POOR. The rich man ought not to be immune from the law because he is rich. How would it sound if one of our judges were to mount the bench in ft court of law, and addressing the prisoner at the bar, announce: “I have carefully examined the latest reports issued by Dun and ftradstreet, and find from your rating you axe not guilty ?” * Well, at we have remarked, when we heard that Game Warden Dan iels pounced down upon the ice box of a rich distiller and seized the par tridfe, jnst as if the rich distiller had been a boy with a slingshot, or a workingman returning from a day on the water with an undersized fish, We said: “Good! Good for Daniels!" On the day that was set for the appearance in police court of the rich distiller, The Times sent a reporter over to the municipal building. The rich distiller was not sn the scene and had not been on the scene. The fame warden had been on the scene but had departed—to his home, somebody said. , The prosecutor’s office was not represented. It appears that the rich distiller had SENT WORD that he was ignor ant of the law, and if it WAS against the law for him to have 29 partridges tut of season, he had them because some relatives are sick. Os course, the relatives are not to b'trae because they happened to fell sick in the illegal season for partridge. And that is what became of the dead-open-and-shut case Game War den Daniels had on J. Harrington Walker, rich distiller, and that is the last we will hear of it. > t Sometimes it seems a great blessing that the goddess of justice is Mad. Whoever it was that conceived the blindfold has spared her a lot of ( lean. The game laws don’t always shoot to kill. Or maybe this is the closed season for enforcing them. Oscar and Adolph—At Their Gay Pranks thins! -= I /. T . 1 I I i f A OMENTLEMAW VANTS \ Cf / HE VANTS s ~ ,T / HIM HAT A UTTLE. ( DtffS AUrtT Do MUSTARD ISS GOK4&- r A „ SOME MUSTARD / /TO KNOW EF HP A NICKlfc / HFS A ÜBC CAL CUSTOMER V- WT. X>is« l« j Y\ ''' —' * * . ... .■' —' .. THE DETROIT TIMES OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE I MS UP \ ( IN THAT FHRT Of* TNC \ • / COUNTRY, NOBODY J V RAISED ANYTHING / School Teachers Should Warn Parents Os Optical Detects, After Simple Test! Upon the public school teacher rest* much of the burden of improving the condition of juve nile eyesight and of reducing the frightful and con stantly swelling statistics of those who walk "eter nally in darkness. ’’ The school teacher has control over the child when he ts more ex posed to conditions which cause eye trouble and which lead to failing sight! .The light in which the child studies —his contact with children who have communicable eye disorders —tlx* every-day test of his visual powera in the daily blackboard lesson. Impress school teachers with the vital importance of warning the par ents. especially those parents who are apt to overlook warnings until too late! Upon the school teacher depends much, and in some cities school boards have taken up this educational work, with a determination to get re Bulta. But many other cities neglect it. No teacher should complain of this work, for she is the one who is the most benefited by it. One child who, through some uncorrected eye, ear. nose or throat defect, continually lags behind his class and becomes Idle, mischievous and disturbing will cause the teacher more trouble In the course of a year than would the making of these tests. They are really labor and nerve-sav ing devices, and the teachers ought to recognize this fact and encourage If Roumania Enters the War By the smashing of the Turkish army in the Caucasus, one reason which has kept Roumania out of the war loses its force. The meeting of the Bulgarian and Roumanian kings may remove another, if it means that the two nations are to agree upon a boundary Their Influence might be potent in reorganizing the Balkan league upon u larger scale than in 1912. Roumania is the leading Balkan na tion. Her commerce exceeds Greece. Servla and Bulgaria combined. Her petroleum products are important war material. Her finance is sound. Her excellent army numbers with lift* reserves nearly 600,00 U men. of whom the usual percentage could be mobil ized for attack. With 1,000,000 Roumanians over the Russian line and 3,000,000 over the Hungarian line in Transylvania and them. This has been the case where the tests have been systematically carried out. Every child found defective should be handed a "Card of warning” to be given to the parents, notifying the parent that ao defect has been found and urging that the child be taken to a doctor of the parent s choosing, either at his office or free dispensary. If no attention Is paid to these cards, the matter should he persistent ly and tactfully followed up. either by the teacher or the school nurse, or by both. In this way many dull and back ward children will become bright and pliable scholars, their health will he improved, the community will he ben iflted, both socially, morally and financially, and. lastly, the teacher’s work will be Immeasurably easier and pleasanter. The annual, systematic, preliminary examination of school children's eye*- ears, noses and throats by school teachers 1® an agency of enormous and Incalculable benefit' to the children, to the parents, to the teachers and to the community at large. _ . Then why not universally benefit b> It. especially as the most is tnsignin cant* The only expenses are the test ing charts. "Warning cards” and the simple record blanks which cost al most nothing . . . . If medical Inspectors had to he hired to do this work, the lack of funds mleht prove an embarrassment. But medical inspectors are not as the teachers can do it perfects well, and by answering the nine slnv pie questions at least 95 per cent of serious eye. ear. nose and throat dis eases will he detected. Bukowina, Roumania has three rea sons for siding with the allies for one reason which should Incline her to ward Germany. Whatever pretext may he given for hostilities, her sole purpose would be to extend her bound aries. Except for some Saxon colonies and a group of Magyars occupying a con siderable section in the bend of the boundary, the Roumanians in Hungary are compactly placed to the eastward of a line connecting Temesvar with Msrau.aros rfziget. Pushing the bound ary out to that line would add to Rou mania an area larger than West Vir ginia and make her a nation of 10,- 000.000 souls. There are many “ifa ” Hungary would not let her Roumanians go ex cept in the last extremity. Other Bal kan nations would not look calmly on such aggrandizement of Roumania un less they also stood to gain something in the melee. And naturally Roumania. if resolved upon fighting, would prefer to delay as long as possible without endangering her purposes.—New York World. From Another Point of View A New Yorker has been fined $.0,- 000. Xew York seems to have a Judge who agrees that a tool and his money should be soon parted. • • • Sausage makers in Hoboken have struck. Vnd the Industry. we presume, has Just reversed itself and is going to the dogs. • • • Spokesman—M r. Hrraldrnf, «r nlah to ibauk you for tbla inter* let*. U uuilrun—l *er> heartily Indorse the in mi yuu recommend, gentlemen, and I recognlrc lu jour petition the »olce of— >e»l room—\\ nwu! 1 u*h! Wawaw! Woo.l r„i« —\ a I MM an jinn, gentle men, nr mual Im- e»rr mindful of the threat voice of—- Vest room—W ini! Vuah! W anaw ! 4 unh ! W uuilrun Mr. Tumulty. Mill J»tt please go net II and carry li nubile. Im busy. • • • In Philadelphia a woman boasts a pet dog that recites. Starting, too, we presume, with a bow. Wow ! • • • Those in Washington who are close to the White House report they can hear a baby. • • • AT THE AUTO SHOW. The Bigges—Have you seeu\.the llolmesea? The Knoxea Ves; Mrs. Holmes is over there by the Packards, and there stands Mr. Holmes looking at a Ford. • • • An automobile show is another one of those affairs it is cheaper to get into than it is to get out of. • • • The scientist who claims to have discovered that butter can be made directly from grass has really discov ered, we suspect, what souio butter makers have been making it of. • • • After Which Mr. Loren Pierson Will Sing "Over the Garden Wall.” Tambo—Miatab lutoluculnb. sit out ■ peucll mu’ » piece of pupab, ■n* w rite din dot* it. Interlocutor—All right; pro ceed, Tambo. Tnniho— lloucn done own sebeu pullets. I*ut tint down. Interlocutor —1 got It. lambo. lanilm—One m««nln' lloues vvoko up an* counted deni pullets mu* dar was one none. Hut down dar was one *one. _ . Interlocutor—l got It. Hambo. Tan bo— ' ah, ysh, yah'. t onfes slon certainly am good fo* de »«“•- Hoars hnt> all along done been accusin’ me dat Ab got It- Interlocutor Tamil*. 1 w *"| you to understand that 1 would not stoop to steal anybody’s pul- Taoi !*<*- 100 don't ball t’ atoop to steal a pullet. Interlocutor— If I want a pullet 1 go buy It. Tambo— Hones done wishes, A a presume, dat you had been satis fied t’ go buy his’n. Interlocutor —I want you to un derstand. Tambo, that I am able to pay for any pullet I eat. Tambo— Dat’s none of mnh bust neasi pay Hones: It was hla pul let. Interlocutor —l>o you moaa «• aay am a thleff t Tambo—Mo. Indeed y. Wfcut A* mean t* Insinuate, Mlstab Inta locutah. Is dat you am a epicure. Interlocutor —Hones, If you sus pect I stole your pullet why don’t you accuse me to my face. Instead of going behind my backs Rones—Why didn’t you all come to mab front door Instead of goln’ to behind mak boosef De reason Ah didn't accuse yau am because Ah am natu’lly shy. Tambo—Mist ah Intoloeutah. do you want to know bow shy Bones am f interlocutor Mn > be you can enlighten us. Tamoo. Tambo—Hoses am shy one pul let. • s s Sign on Broadway reads: "The Lit tle Corset Shop.” We presume there are shops in town where ladies of numerous Inches can get bigger ones. • s a Ha grabbed the shovel In bis bands. And to the walk In front hr went: Hla hand at times held so his hip. Proved he was not on pleasure bent. Hess Haskins JgryJS;J,i jj pllflli I “They had Bill Stubly put down t’ take th’ part of th’ drunken Husband In a Home Talent Play they are glt tin’ up, but Mrs. Bill objected. She aald Bill would Be wantin’ t* rehearse too much.” She—l think 1 shall continue my walk alone. He— Oh, but I hope you don’t con sider me a bore. ghe—>*o, hardly that. Percy—a gim let. To Make the Place Pay, Use Economy President Can Do Little Jo Help Jobless Men By OILtSOS QA.RUSEK. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.— That nothing can be done by the president or congress to relieve the uuemph>\ uient situation is the claim of the former's triends. It is ulso the deter mination as announced by the pte*i dent. The executive authority is to be used In enlarging to some extent Hie functions of the employment bureau which Is operated under the auspices of T. V. l'owderly in the dc part meat of labor. Orders have been Issued that tin- postal facilities shall be used freely as avenuew of intelli gence in bringing the Mnanless job and the jobless man together. Provid ing Jobs is another matter, and this is legurded as too big a problem for congress and the president. • • • A momentary lapse in the "team work” so applauded by President Wil son in his Indianapolis speech is seen in a letter dated April 21, 1911. dtessed by Postmaster A. S. Burleson to the chairman of the committee on postofflees of the senate in reply to the committee’s request for comment on a bill introduced by Senator Moses E. Clapp to have the poatofllceg used as a federal employment exchange, which work ha-s just been actually un dertaken by executive order. In bis letter Mr. Burleson says that there is no need for such use of the postoflice as there is no exaggerated unemploy ment, and in the second place that the unemployed can get work t>> pav ing u moderate fee ro private a-;enci« s and that the entrance of the govern ment into this business would be un fair to the private agencies An interesting contribution to the discussion of unemployment is a let ter addressed to the mayor of New York and circulated widely by Amos Pinchot, in which he condemns the appointment of Judge Gary, of the steel trust, ay head of the unemplov ment con ralttee in New York, and of George W. Perkins .is head of the mayor’s committee on fix-d supply. Speaking of Mr. Perkins, Mr Pin chot says: "Mr. Perkins lias Issued a number of helpful circulars in which he advises that thus*- who cannot af ford to eat meat should eat fish. It is said to be almost as nourishing And if the exchequer does not extend to the seafood point the people should ear the palatable but Inexpensive lentil. To the unemployed who are without even the means to buy lentils, there is, at all events, offered the com Undercurrents of the War NO. 1 Foolish English C laims and the Marvelous French ;L ‘ BY HUMBERT QUICK. Americans, if their views on world matters are to be sane in this time of wars, must remember that the things put before them in print, even wjien as fair in toue as possible, must in evitably be colored. And when for eign sources are blast'd, the result »h'*ds darkness rather than light. Mj. H. O. Wells, for Instance, when he writes for Americans, does not tell the truth. He tells things which a Britisu writer would like to have ac cepted aa truth by Americans. He becomes an intellectual pickpocket, fumbling for our views on the war. Here is what he says in a recent magazine article: “The kaiser now keeps out of the limelight for fear of aerial bombs; the crown prince, having confused his strategy and stolen snuff-boxes has passed into a mysterious obscurity." Does Mr. Wells' King George get into the limelight? Does he take any precautions against aerial bombs? The kaiser would be a fool not to avoid be mbs If possible And the suggestion that he is a coward, or that the crown prince Is a thief or In obscurity la an astounding one, coming from a man of Wells’ standing. Cowardice and theft are no more in the blood of Ger many than in that of Britnln. “The once invincible massed infan try,” Mr. Wells continues, “has fallen in swathes at Liege and Mons and a score of fights; It has choked Belgian rivers until the waters have found new cotrses; Its prestige has melted to nothing before the -steady fire of Eng lish 'mercenaries’ in open order; in Flanders It has fled before .Hindu bayonets and screamed at the sight of brown faces; the German cavalry has been ridden through by British, one to three; the old soldierliness of the Gorman, booted and spurred has de parted out of the world.” Germany la carrying on two great wars. Never in such history as I re member to have read haw any nation done things so herculean. Never un der Artninlus or Prince Eugene or Blucher have Germans shbwn greater courage, or endurance, or contempt of death than since Aug. 1, 1914. Why should a British welter, known to all the world as one formerly devoted to troth and able to reason broadly and see clearly, write about such stufT as this? If Oermany falls, It will be be TUESDAY j A N. 1 9. I Os 5 fort of reading the pamphlet, ’How to use left overs,' circulated by the food supply committee, In which the prep aration of lamb, Turkish style; curry of it uttou. creamed chicken and peas, beei loaf, bouillon salad, fricandelles and other warmed-over dishes la ex plained in u clear and convincing man ner.” Speaking of the appointment of Judge GhJ-y to head the unemployment con mitteX Mr. Pinchot is pei Imp- i/it irrelevant to point-out that tht/attiiude of the administra tion toward unemployment haa been charaVferized by a spirit which seems litt I**| short of frivolous. In the first plact\ It putv ut the head of the com mittee to deal with unemployment a gentleman who has spent a large part of his time and undeniable talent In exploiting labor and crushing the or ganization of labor. This In Itself has struck a distinctly' sardonic note. And at the sume time the adminis tration pnts in charge of the commit tee to deal with the cost of living an other gentleman whose career in keep Ine up the price of the necessaries of existence lias been conspicuous. There is a certain danger that the average citizen will interpret these selections as having been mail© on the theory upon which Gentral Diaz chose dis tinguished bandits to lead the police force of Mexico City." , • • • To indulge in the suggestive an«l th* indecent has been of late years a waning custom even, among gather ing- where only men are present. In Washington this in reflected In the rule always announced at the opening of gridiron dinners that the ladies are pi* Hitnied always to be present. It aas therefore w ith distinct diaap l roval that the press gallery heard the speech of Stanley Bowdlt. of Ohio, during the debate ou woman suffrage made fn the presence of gullerles fill ed with women, many of them among the most distinguished in America. The speech was Habelalsan. How much so may be Judged from the fact that it had to be thoroughly expurgat. t-d lu tore it appeared in the Congres sional Record It is pleasant to re member, in view of the applause and laughter which many members of the hous< accorded the Bowdle effort, that there was a man so decent and moral ly courageous as Hobson showed him self to be, »o administer the much-de ceived rebuke. When Thackeray creat ed the character of Col. Newcomb, ho did a great service for mankind in set ting up the antithesis to the Bowdles among the male sex. cause of her failure to do the Impos sible. Moreover, such utterance* are un just to the French. The British are wonderful fighters, always have been, always will be; but they have played av« ry small part in the war on land. They have played a small part simply l ees use, of all that marvelous battle line, they have made up only leas than one-twentieth. The French have done the work, and there Is no reason to believe that they would not have turned back the Ger mans at the Marne If there had not been a British soldier In the field. And the French have done it silently, mod estly, supremely. They have not moaned nor threatened, nor bragged, nor blustered. They have fought on, cooly, sanely, intrepidly, effectively. They have not called on God to get down In the gutter and join In this barroom flght of the nations; but, tak ing things are they came, they have faced death and mutilation in every form—and they have called no names. Os France it may be truly said: “In the fell clutch of circumstance, she has not winced nor cried aloud, under the bludgeonings of chance her head Is bloody but unbowed.” If Napoleon Bonaparte can see, and cin feel the old thrill, h* must be proud of his French. Never when he led them to victory on victory did they do such marvels as they are doing now. And yet, when one read* Wells and his fellow-fishers for American public opinion, one might be led to think that the British were alone on the continent. I do not blame them for this fishing any more than I blame the Germans for try ing to build up a public opinion In this country against the selling of arms to the allies, but I think such writers should flab with better bait. Ihe teacher had been giving her ■ on* s some lesson* in table man ners, 'if you want to leave the table, she said, “before the other* do. you should always say 'Excuse me.’” The next day wishing to see how well they remembered her in structions, she asked: ‘"Fred, when should you My 'Ex cuse me’ at the table?" • - “When we have company," waa the earnest reply.—Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph.