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DETROIT TIMES nhilMMl mry tmlnc except ffunday by the jf.7 _ Time* Cit.. 71-76-7* Begiay-ava. T'RMaVtMiM Kate# —By carrier, JS cent* a MpflMfc; 91 * year. By tuail. fa per year, payable 'J»a4»aac*. ’‘■p****”'* l ""' " Telephone—Main 4120. connecting all depart- Dive Time*' operator name of department •r peraoe wanted. Hubeoriptlon order* or com* Mgjjtta of Irregwtar delivery may b« received by pR|« Up to 1:1(1 P m. Entered at the Poet office at Detroit a* eecond .•feae mall matter. The uee of the ram** of thl* corporation and 4(1 offlc*-re In ary outside project I* upauthor* |g«d. Alt accredit**! h*.*»ln«*»s r« presenter,v «■» parry and ahould h«* required to *h<>w creden tlala etaned by Uicherd W. Heeding. buaine** «*— TUESDAY. OTTOUKr 19 HIV Dayton Is Happy Under Commission Government Hie city of Dayton 0., is run by a **dty manager,” who is responsible only to the Dayton commission of six. which It directly responsible, in turn, to the : people of that city. The commission is hpiMnposed of business men, known to the fsthtens, easy of access, who have no <jfiftVors to grant nor political promises to tffriHlll There is no political machine in because there is no one for the fjttachine to work. sh. she dty manager, H. M. Waite, re- i ClFfiH a salary of $12,500 a year, and in [ls MMHith* has decreased the city’s debt "$71,045 and increased its assets $407,324 kmd WITHOUT INCREASING ITS TAX- IjMCION. He has also doubled the public pjniee without increasing its budget jfiym Is food for thought in tax-ridden SS-t j p ihi flood did for Dayton what it did brought to the eyes of the fepph s dear view of a comfortably fixed llUj administration, fattening off the p|popls's money and doing little but hold ■Nm an office chair a few short hours a Nobody had any special qualifica- Ehk in any particular line, and would Egfo been employed only as an appren by any business firm. The flood dis- Enbed the inertia of the city hall and jSao disclosed the fact that there was no there who could cope with conditions. K political ring had not calculated K|g floods, and was thrown out of by this disaster. In the crisis the E||||g9 ywan had to come to the relief sufferers, and he did it so thor jnMy that tha people had no desire to plow him to fall back into the obscurity private life again. They demanded to why aU this ability might not be itorned to account in the city govern • So Dayton sent a committee through land to study municipal government, Imd, in a few months, had decided to jfeflopt a charter which entrusted the to a commission of six, nbttad at large, and “an experienced, ■Mined and capable person with peculiar fitness and ability to handle the affairs [ff the dty,” this person to be chosen by committee of five citizens, also elected large. Party politics was eliminated, names of parties appearing on the ballot A recall election was provided Apr, upon a petition of 25 per cent of the Migietered voters. The commissioners %ive a half day a week to the task of that the manager is administer ing affairs satisfactorily, f And so the people of Dayton feel that Ifhty are getting the worth of their riMmny and everyone but the politicians ||b satisfied with this comparatively new Hpparture in American municipal gov lanment As, through the recall, the pnnopla are still the holders of power, mmt can be no truth in the waMing cry niff ••undemocratic" which the ward ■pier raises. The city Ls a business in pjfetatkm. and managed as such, and we ■9l a shrewd suspicion that if Dayton Sped wanted a bridge this summer, it UfOOld have had one. with a straightfor ptrd, business-like efficiency which ftßlttkl have met with the taxpayer’s ap p Paß Out the Hyphen! E*W* beli.vr with the President, in the illntfcy Os the great body of naturalized HHbmm of foreign birth, but it is none We Um true that many of them have ■ppftad widely from that loyalty in the jHttarldi. ■■bh each a thing as loyalty of . ifejMMtPV loyalty of word. Amor ich demands of her citizens, not either, but both. She must and will have allegiance that is whole-hearted and unwavering, or none at all. The course of the President and ! his counselors has been a rocky *>ne in attempting to preserve an attitude ot real neutrality in this war. It has t>een made more so by those citizens \vh<\ while affirming all loyalty to this coun try by wor 1, have not been loyal at heart nor in deed, at the hour when it was so sorely needed. The slogan should be '* America for Americans!” meaning by that, not alone the descendants f the Mayflower few, hut the people of all countries and all climes who se« k refuge here with the whole-hearted purpose of making Amer ica their country, and last, the stars and stripes their onh flag. N\e have enough of left-handed loyalty. Work Intensely S'* H ADDINGTON SRUCE. A’: ,v ” if The Kiddle of Personality," ’Ts chology and Parenthood," etc. ;* t.H not the length ai time a man works. It !« the jr.tenMtjr Mth which he works that ts the measure of his accomplishment. T ;« is a point too often overlooked even by meu the most earnest-minded and the roost am bitious to make a success of their lives. They work many hours a day. often they work long after the warnings of fatigue have become insistent Vet. to thetr surprise and disappointment, many of them are obliged to confess that they have not really accomplished as much as others whose working day has been shorter Frequently, of course, a difference In natural ability accounts for this result. But more fre quently it occurs in oaaes where there ls little or no difference in natural ability. Indeed. It often happens that the man who works long but accomplishes little Is consider ably above the average so far as natural abil ity is concerned. His defect ls that he has never learned how to work. He has not been trained, and he has failed to train himself, to concentrate his ener gies on the particular task In hand He puts in time, but he does not put in thought to anything like the extent he can and should do Often, while working, he allows his thoughts to wander to other subjects than the work that should for the time be his sole concern He ts deficient in the control of voluntary attention Even men of genius cannot afford to be defi cient in this Important respect. Ability to work intensely is, in fact, part of the secret of genius. We find this strikingly exemplified in the case of Charles Darwin of evolution renown Darwin, in his own belief, was not a man of notable ability. He ha-« stated his opinion of ins natural powers in language that is us com < monly candid i Moreover, throughout the years of his working life he was in poor physical health. He was in I such poor health that a biographer has declared 1 that sos more than forty years Darwin dth not ! know one day of the health of the ordinary man. He could work only three or four hours a ! day. and even this short period was broken by frequent intervals for rent Nevertheless, thanks to the way he trained himself to work intensely when he did work, Darwin was able to put to his credit a record of achievement winning him a place with New ton. KelTin, and other of the world s greatest scientific lights. When he worked he closed his mind to every thing but* the special problem he wag endeavor ing to solve He did not keep an eye on the clock. He did not allow his thoughts to wan ier, either to ideas of amusement and enter tainment or to subjects of serious significance but not connected with the problem immedi ately before him. To everything except that problem he was mentally blind and deaf. Let any man work in the same way no mat ter what his calling, and no matter how limited ne regards his opportunities or his natural ability, he is certain to find the road to success unexpectedly made smooth. THRIFT BY TAXATION. Among the strange sights evoked by war not the least memorable was a deputation of Brit ish bankers and noblemen—representing a rather opulent and consequential section of British opinion—that recently waited on the government and begged It to Increase tAXos, in virtually all drectiona, with a rigorous hand. A prime motive is to enforce thrift. It is urged that tax*« be laid on imports expressly to compel a reduction in their consumption, that the rate cf the income tax be rai-ed to induce retrenchment in individual expenditure, and that the pre-ent comparatively low e*. iempHon be lowered so that workingmen, with earning increased by the war wag***, will have to put by at least enough to pay their income tax This Is a symptom of the rrumblln,* of a free social state under the pressure of war W:*h the daily war expense still mounting, with orders showered on the United S’at < - for ■hells by th* million, which cost all thr way from |l9 to SI,OOO apiece, ability to with-mnd a three-year war become* *o a large rleirr*-* a question of thrift—of off«etting enormous losses by economy In every dir*-*’ion. The drain is so trem**ndou~ tt »’ what finally wins may be not the “la.«t hundred million pounds" of last year's oratory but the |».«t. shilling. Expediency of the German blockade is now questioned because, by largely cutting off foreign gttods, It compels the fatherland to rigid economy. It would be wiser. British critics of the blockade now say, to encourage Germany to spend as much money abroad as possible, even for war munitions. Eronomy being so important, men should not be asked to consume less, advocates of n«-w tnxet urge, in effect; they should b** compelled to economize by taxation that has individual retrenchment for one of its purpose* Th*- hoy ►eminent should direct everything, control everything The individual become* r * rely a number.—Saturday Evening Post Smyrna can lav claim to a loftier lineage than perhaps any other city on the earth. It is her proud boast tha' from the earliest dawn of hp ! *ory down ot the present bombardment her eon tli'Utt) of name and fame la unbroken. |t t« I In this spirit that she claims Homer for a MM ! /.en. Much of the ivory from which piano keys, bil Hard nails, knife handles and combs are made ls collected in Siberia from fossil remains of the giant mammoth, the great grandmother of the elephant. Many of these »uaks are a quarter of a million years old, having been preserved in frozen soil or ancient lea. DETROIT TIMES Our Boyhood Ambitions. I ».su * cOwVis* VswO W 4 ri I A k *O4. u(«IS AT SKI fix . J ' ta c c a *•* * s*«> * h( (4 is I\JC« Vfc 1 V '9 TfcA l> C* <rO.M* / | / y/Y/ x v „t** wT (*A*ae«'»*' v' ysO \ |\ l\ /y ; r /fll 1 1 V X ! —■ —-J V j % <Ac* i'TUeg*. * \ \v MV N»4TM **1 — I SOMeTX4.no* / \\ \ 1 j tev 1 __ Lr — VAI4AVCNA \ Tst r*Fuwty,BuT i*.FvaiT)\ Apoo / y* /l/\ [osMW.il* y MAPTWg I|A4T Pit Os Jl J / / VqV / : A Hssu«cx 7 ( 'TUat*! ]VviTAl4HTTM’’wsi. ~>~l ~ \\ / V. _ j I>PO>, ,* ’j. 'I j S/ / j f *iuser -re) fS V - i\) \\ /Xmjiifrjj -mm sss?-’ ymMritl K wmwrr / i \ H AC'S? l son v I s h \ \ wamtepTo BE a Chalk. v I < f \\ V \tALKERL AmV ASTDM»SH~Tke I U \ \ 0 FOLk-5 IM TMe HOME ~TDwm \\ N\ V \\ w na/iTH Ki 6 S PEEP AmPP6x7EriTV J Y Id J /< /(\ (OygHH |4U, *>> M T Wrtstef ) HA / Waterloo Monument Fate Like That ot King George HI. The Lion monument of Waterloo, a bronze image ca»t from French ! cannon and surmounting an artlft cial hill, has been removed by the Germans, according to report, and cast Into the melting pot that the copper and tin. especially the cop per. contained in it may be used in making ammunition This will remind many Americans that a s’atu* 1 was once converted into bullets by Americans. The statue was that of George 111. It was of lead gilded to represent gold, and stood in the green called Bowl ing Green, in New York city, at the lower tip of Manhattan island It ! was an equestrian statue. It had teen set up and unveiled with con siderable ceremony Aug 21, 1770. In the diary of John Adams for Aug. 20. 1774, may be read what fol lows: “Between the fort ton tne Battery) i and the city Is a beautiful ellipse of land, railed In with solid iron, in the center of which is a statue of his ! majesty on horseback, very large, of solid lead, gilded with gold, stand ing on a pedestal of marble, very | high.” Washington, with the Contlnen’al army, was at New York when the Decleration of Independent* wa.** promulgated. It was read by an aide to Washington to the troops drawn up around City Hall sq. At the con clusion of the reading it has been said that someone stared the cry. “On to Bowling Green”’ or "Pull down the kings statue!" nr some such cry. A large number of people who had been attracted to the rere ■ monies in the City Hal!-sq started j down Broadway toward the site of the statue. There is a story that the crowd was led hv Capt. Isaac Pears and a band of men on horse back. The crowd grew in size as it surged down the street and, ar riving at Bowling Green, the iron fence surrounding the s*a s ue was , broken down, rope* pq* around king and the horse, and the monu ment pulled down This happened l-.’e In the af’emoor. of July 9. 177*. T s e prostrate sta’oe was mutilat ed by men with ares and sledges. The Idea of ror,verting the lead i horse and rider n f o bullets, sadly needed by the troops of the col* onies, was taken up and B**nson J. !.o«sing in "The Field Book of th# ini'*r , 'iin Revolution." writes that that par* of the statue which had r,o» Veen hacked away was taken to : Litchfield, Conn, where a psr»y of patriotic cßirens under the leader • hip of th® family of Gov. Wolcott. The Keep Well Column WISDOM TEETH. Wisdom te*-th are becoming a) mo*r as 'arc*- as “hens teeth.” Modern folks tha* 47 per cent of adults over V-> years of age lack from one to all four of the third molars. The lower racea have depended uj on a vegetarian diet while the white race has meat which requires little mastication and prepared or refined foods which require none, for the natural foods cast the lead Into bullets and the e were wrapped in th* h* ad f st .»u paper cylinders con'a nir.g powder In I»ssing's book may b* read this concerning the fate of the s’atue |of George 111 that «to and it Bowlin* Green: 'Lead then being scarce and dear the statu*- wa.s broke:, .-.to pieces and the metal transpored to fleld—a place of safet> Th* 1 iadie* of this village converted the lead into rartr.d**** for the army, of which the following is an account: Mrs. Marvin, artridve9.o."B; Ku*b Marvin, cartridge!, 11.39.'; I aura Wolcott, cart rid ge**, 8.37 a. Mary Ann Wolcott, car.r.dge.s, 10.79". Frederick Wolcott, cartrilges. !•"*,; Mrs Beach, cartridges, 1.802; made by sundry persons, cartr dges, 2.1 gave IJtchfL'id military alarm, cart ridges. 50; let regiment of Col. Wig glesworth have 30'); cartridges, 42.- 088." In "Men on Horseback." a paper on the equestrian statuary of Wash ing’on, read before the Columbia Historical society in 190! by the late S H .Kauffmann. may be found many facts of interest con ernine equ«**’rian statues, and the follow ing is Lakej from that paper; "Tl* 1 Cj»t statue of this order (equestrian) put up and now exist ing wlhin the limits of the United Stares—though not the first erected or this continent was unveiled and ■till rtands in Washington. But the one yet existing which antedate* this one was set up in a neighboring county and in honor of a European monarch who did ahsoluely nothing to deserve such great distinction. I* ls an effigy, almost colossal in size, representing Charles IV of Spain, standing in the City of Mexico. Th!* group was modeled hy a citizen of that city (though born in Spain>. Don Manuel Tolsa by name, and was ras» in bronze in a single piece hy another resident Mexican. Don Salvador de )a Vega. The date of its inauguration was Dec p, 1803. when, after many vicissitudes of fortune, which well nigh resulted In its complete destruction, it was un reiled w'fh great ceremony “Yet even that early example had s predecessor of Its class on this side of the Atlantic, although the pioneer group no longer exists. This, the first European statue ever ■•et up within the territory now includ ed In the United States, or, Indee-i, anywhere on the we«**>rn h«-rni« phere. was one of George 111 of Eng land, which formerly stood in the reservation called Bowling Green. The jaw of the white man i* be coming less efficient because he Is using it le*a and le-s And mollycoddling the teeth is like mollycoddling the throat or chest—lt weakens rather than savex Often parents try to prevent chil dren front using »heir “grinders for biting or era king hard things But if they were allot* « and to i«e th< ir teeth In this w*y »ii'|e f , r . f»'r*th are strong and hr*,*i • ,i wo ,,|,| tend to keep them so. Whooping cough is generally t:,y en through direct contact with th* sick, rarely through exposure to the sick room or to persons or tloth Ing used by the sick Hy Webster. ' near what was then known as Fort <7* ore*. at the foot of Broadway. In thf city of New York. There It was dedi»at' and with suitable ceremony on i the _ ,st da> of August, 1770 —that dare having been chosen. It was stated, because it was the birthday v Stjr‘l father, ftadirtck. Frti:ce of Wales. " \ chronicler of the times give* a rather quaint account of the Inaugu ral proceedings attending the unveil it g of this statue, in the following words: ’On this occasion the mem her* of his majesty's council, the city corporation, the corporation ot the chamber of commerce, the cor ! poration of the Matine society and most of the gentlemen of the city i and army waited on his honor. Lieut -Gov. rolden. in the fort, at his request; where his majesty's and other loyal healths were drunk un der discharge of 32 pieces of cannon, from the battery, accompanied by a band of music.’ ” Mr Kauffmann reviewed the story of the pulling down of the statue by the populace and found that "In the hook of general orders issued by the commander-in-chief, one under the date of July 10, 177*>, appears, in which the following diplomatically worded approhatory censure was promulgated It reads: " ‘Though the general doubts not the persons who pulled down and mutilated in Broadway the statue of King George, last night, acted In the public cau-ce, yet It has so much the appearance of riot and want of or der in the army that he disapproves of the manner, and directs that in future these things shall be avoided by the army and left to be executed hy the proper authorities.’ *’ —Wash- ington Star. ' Passing of the Hammock 1 Those who sells goods for open air sports are not only always at the mercy of the weather, they have to be constantly upon their toes watch ing charges In public taste, and the coming of new articles upon the ►'■ene lest they be found asleep at the switch, and with their lamps not burning, and without the new tilings for which there Is sudden demand, and overloaded with old tilings for which the demand is fast dying away. Dealer* in hammo» k< suddenly discovered this season that there was a great slump in their rales. Os course the first thought was to charge it to the cold, wet reason, but a little investigation shewed that the trouble went deep er than that, and It soon developed that the falling off In sales was In all likelihood a permanent one, and not Jus* a passing trouble. Appar ently the ”mo\ lee,’* especially the I open air sky domes, are responsible I for much of It. Then automobile riding of nights has done its share, and the use of porch swings com pleted the storv Hammocks never were comfortable affairs, despite all the poetry written about them, while porch swings are as sociable as hammocks and much mors comfort able —New York Press. | Qualified f’aller (waiting for hostess) Did your mother get into the Daughter* of lh» yet? Family Terror—Nos atacklv; but pi says If they was any of her folks In the country then, they fit! —Judge TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 19 15 A Poem a Day THK i:itl. Kl\u. Who rldvs »o late thr**unh ths tnld nlslit blast? ’T<s n father spurs on with bis child fullX«»t Ms gathers the boy well Into hi* arm, He elMMpa him close and he keeps him warm. "My son, why thus to my arm dost cling ?" •'Father, dost thou not a»e tha elfin king" The elttu-king with his crown and train"' "My eon. tie a etreak of the misty rain!” "Come hither, thou darling, come go with me! Fine gamee I know that I’ll play with thee; Flowers many and bright do ray kingdoms hold. My mother has many a rohe of gold.” •'O father, dear father, and dost thou not hear What the elfin king whispers so low in mine ear” "Calm, culm thee, ray hoy, It Is only the hreese. As It rustles the withered leaves un der the trees. ' "Wilt thou go. bonny hoy. wilt thou go with me? My daughters shall wait on thee datntlty, My daughters around thee In dance shall sweep. And rock thee and kies thee and sing thee to sleep.” “O father, dear father, and dost thou not mark The e’f-klng* daughters move by In the dark?" ”1 see It. ray child, hut It Is not they. Tls the old wjlluw nodding Its head so gray. “I love thee! thy beauty It charms me so And I'll tak* thee by force. If thou wilt not go!” "O father, dear father, he's grasp ing me. My heart Is as cold aa cold can he'” The father rides swiftly,— with ter ror he gasps.- The sohtdng » hlld in his arms he clasps. He reaches the castle with spurring and dread; i But alack' In his arms the child lay dead! —Goethe. Pointed Paragraphs Mon generally seek sympathy when they ask advice Any first-class Jeweler can supply stepping stone* to ma’rlmony. In scaling h precipice a man is up against a different kind of a bluff The odor of a well-cooked dinner Is the incense of real domestic hap : l ines*. Meat. soul*, like mean picture* , Are cften found io fim looking frames A man should no' be Judged hy an occasional exertion, but by hie every-day acts. l*iile.‘* a man has an exception ally good memory he should not set > himself up as a liar. A boy tb'nkf when he reaches the I age of 21 he'll haw* his own way i but he usually gets married. | The man who boast* of being able : to spell tvery word correctly may not bo touch good at anything else The reason the'unexpected hap pens so often is because one ran never tell what a woman or a jury is going to do The Blunder at the Dardanelles Kxcept for some colossal blunder ing the very great wiluc of the boh power of the Kn'ente Allies would possibly by now bo concretely Illus trated by th» fall >f Constantinople At the beginning of the operations against the Dardanelles the allied i Hritlsh and Krcnch fleets bon bard led th«* old for** at th* 1 entrance. ! reduced them without difficulty, and then sent ashore small landing par j ties of bine Jackets and marine* | who met wi*h liftl ■ tppositinn and blew up what remained of the big guns mounted in the forts. Having accomplished their work the landing parties safely reemharked and re turned to the shlpa with only in significant losses. Then followed about two month' of practically futile long range bom xirdment of th* more modern forts located higher up th° channel, while an expeditionary force of about 100.000 troops was being collected, organized, and transported to the scene. Pelnr thus forewarned, the Turks guided by Herman*, utilized to good purpose the two months that were allowed them by the ln*ct|v!*y o f their enemies. A large army wss mobilized on the Onlllnnli peninsu la; strong entrenchments and for mldshle obstacles were constructed at all Important places. Including the benches suitable for landing, where barbed wire entanglements were even placed under w-str-r. am munition was Imported from Her many; German mechanics wee#. * r . cured to come to f’opstnnfinonle and manufacture ammunition: large suh marines of great radius were shipped In sections from Germany to Pols, where they were assembled and launched; some Germnn suh marines were sent hr way of the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Gibraltar, etc., etc. When the great expeditionary force of 100.000 men. which should hare accompanied the fleet In the beginning. Anally arrived, |f wa warmly received At the very land ing places where, two month- be fore. the small forces from the bat tleships landed almost wlthou» oppo ■ itlnn. It cost the taidy expedition arv force in killed and wounded he. tween IS.fffln and M.OOO men to gain a mere foothold on the beaches Since then every mile of advance ha* cost thousands of casualties.— The World's Work for October Moat birds eat more than twice their cwn weight every day. The Eugenic Human Stock Registry BY DR FRANK CRANE (Copyright, 1916, by Frank Crane) It is the proposition of the Race Bet terment Association to establish a regis tery for human beings, analogous to the existing registeries for blooded cattle, thoroughbred horses, and fine dogs. It is aimed to have a select list of eugenically inspected and certified men and women. A board of five well known men have been named to organize the registery. They are Hr. (’. B. 1 daven port, of the eugenics record office at < old Spring Harbor, L. I.; Prof. Irving fisher, of Vale: Prof. David Starr Jordan, of I,eland Stanford university; Luther Bur bank, the plant wizard, and Hr. J. H. Kel logg, the leading American exponent of biological living. The argument is that, ns the estab lishment of registries for horses, cows, sheep, and the like has resulted in pro ducing breeds far superior to those of n generation ago, so a reliable and official record of superior men anti women ought to result in far finer products in time. These scientists seem to think there is no reason why we should not have a strain of human stock consisting of \ e nuses and Apollos, il we can breed the trotting horse down from three to two minutes, if we can get Percherons like unto young mastodons, if we can develop marvelous setter and pointer dogs, and if we can reach the perfection in cows il lustrated by the celebrated Findeme Ho ligan Fayne. This is a deliberate attempt to create anew aristocracy, or rather to establish aristocracy upon a basis of scientific fact. The world has always believed in aris tocracy, in spite of its invariable fail ures. The first families among old world nobility soon peter out. They are unscientific. They exist in a world where tradition, sentiment and su|>erstition lake the place of fact. Why not have a real, genuine, depend able lot of “first families,” whose claims shall rest upon provable truth and not upon buncombe? So say the race-betterment folks. All ap*-Meant* for registration will be exam ine 1 an<i th u’r qualifications determined by aboard of experts. This board will record individuals with reference to their physical fitness and ♦heir hereditary traits, entering in the Hook-* such as measure up, whose qualifi atii ns conform to the requirements of established standards. The association will also collect data, she ex |* rt study of which may result in a better knowledge of the influence of en vironment upon the life quality, and also the effects of heredity in transmitted elements of strength and weakness. Instead < f an aristocracy of health and efficiency, huilt up by organization and forethought, we are actually < nlarging, by our maudlin and undirected sympa thies, the number of lunatics, idiots, paupers and criminals. “Those unfit persons” writes Hr. Kel logg in a recent article, “already have reached the proportion* of a vast multi tude. oPO.OdO lunatics, 80.000 criminals, 100 000 paupers, 1)0,000 idiots, 10,000 epileptics, and we are supporting these defectives in idleness like real aristocrats at an expense of $100,000,000 a yar, and this mighty host of mental and moral cripples is increasingly due to unre stricted marriage and other degenerative influences that work at a much more rapid rate than the sounder part of the population, so that they are bound in time to constitute the majority unless some cheek is put upon the 'increase. Kvcry one of these lunatics possesses the right to vote even in states where wom en arc not given the right of franchise.’* From Another Point of View ■ Appraiser Barcroft says the I). r, ft. has been caught padding. Which prob ably accounts for its false figures. m * m A f ross of the l#egion of Liars, or somethin?, to the fellow who is try in? to scare Kngland with his story of a tun nel secretly built by Germany under the channel. ♦ • • There’s one consolation to be found in the closing of the Panama canal. We still have that ?ood old Cape Horn to go around. • • • An awful warning as to the danger of overwork is indicated in a Washington dispatch announcing that a suffrage speaker has broken her jaw and born compelled to abandon her tour. • • • There doesn’t seem to be any danger the British army running short on l>eef with the war department long on bulls. * * ♦ Odd Name Contest. (Hot stuff snared from Polk’s Detroit directory.) Pepper. O. I#., No. 215 Ferry-ave. east. Mustard, G. A., Russell foundry. Firestone. Joseph, No. 120 Gera Id-a ve. Ginger, Joseph. No. 328 Tillman-ave. Curry, Albert, No. 209 Blaine-ave. Sun, A. J.. No. 208 Fifth-ave. Heater, Arthur, No. 1105 McKinley ave. Warmbier, Adolph, No. 287 Thir tieth-st F. W. F.