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■ TIMES arjse&jx: u ” wyrtw, M mbu • It nr mr, payable WMIHItfK Alt *MWt. • hama A# MPSrtBIM | i PiSr k* «c«Hr«4 br At Detroit A* eewond tfcM corporation and projtct li unaetlior lnnoo ripr»HnutivM TM to Mu« rrtden* V. Heading. bu*in*»* RCH IV 1»1« Ei About One Man’s bone; Enough Like It aid Make the State Dry roit business man who gave $lO Roman’s Christian Temperance (Ward the campaign to make a dry state, received a threat ter from a brewer. ■ewer wrote the business man t supported the dry movement, ery would no longer buy from i business man tremble, shiver tees and turn pale? write the brewer and tell him ree sorry and that he felt com- Egplled to five a LITTLE something, and But it would not happen again. jy&fthe brewery uses a lot of the goods ■it beetoew man deals in. g|p£ie,is what the trade knows as a good &I|fHfciSbusiness is worth having; worth gEjfttlttg as a matter of fact, and by all wEm**' worth keeping, glltf if the brewer expected the bud pi man to bow and scrape and promise BjpSi. : awod, he made a beautiful mistake. Wh*— man sat down and wrote Kkr, too. ,- |||Kfitoat to the brewer. pHSlfeit Woman’s Christian Temperance his check for another he wrote the brewer, telling the Km* what he had done. S|lt«te-wide.prohibition will win, easily, MPfblfn if there are enough of this ■W| ei business men. to take backbone like his m nuke Michigan dry. HPfp real question is whether there is njamigh of it hi the state. prthe brewers and the distillers are go to wage a campaign of intimidation. The brewer's letter to the business Ppiaii proves that. YOUR COURAGE? It Drill be put to the test. Bpr , Let us tell you what a saloonkeeper liii Detroit told a crowd of his customers other day. a&r Someone entered his saloon and asked [' for the proprietor. $/■ The barkeep told this someone that K,fie. would find the proprietor a door or f |wa away, getting an ice cream soda. ■L : When the proprietor came back, the SigTOwd at the bar in the saloon laughed tv JA him. and told him it looked as if he fejlYere getting himself in readiness for Ljftate-wide prohibition. P M Ut me tell you something/’ said the BSJpppiietor. "If Michigan goes dry this Iphlh It won’t be the ice-cream soda drink- that will vote it dry. I’ll bet if 1 fJniSW light now how you men intend to fflfW, I would find myself talking to a : Jkry majority.” tf'T The aalocmkeeper who has intelligence I&IHMi who has his eyes open realizes that .nftii days of his business are numbered. E rt» brewer knows it, too. w%. And they know that the man who has M Jkhe saloon's number is the man who has hurt awakened to the curse of spend- I fog both his time and his money in the K That it why the brewer is desperate fejjMTwtty he is bending out threatening R ;>i The brewer's desperation ought to (><• Mjbouffc to keep your backbone on the job. gnltyou are tpr a dry Michigan, you are Ol tbe bandDrakon. F+ Keep your seat. ftw Pv The law upon that theatrical manager ■HWftruck a Chorus girl, by all r eam*. flpl til taught that one thing society jKmpeet for old age. Baron De Patterson, Very Much a Real Man, Does His Sex a Valuable Service And now. a case in New York of hus band beating. Not the first case, by any means. l>c cause the divorce records arc full of its kind, but a case that commands atten tion because of the prominence of the parties. The husband is none other than An drew Vincent He Patterson, on whom, only recently. King Carlos of Portugal bestowed the title of baron, for his serv | ices in reorganizing Portugal’s finances. l»e Patterson appeared in a New York i court this week as the complaining wit ness against his wife, who was Beatrice Anita Baldwin, daughter, she contends, of the iate “Lucky" Baldwin. The baron claimed to a magistrate that j several times she has called on him at ]lhe club where he lives, and, failing to get him to condescend to a reconcilia tion. has assaulted him. while other club i members looked on. Sentence was suspended on the woman when she promised to cease her attacks. For very long we have had in society, to loathe and despise, the wife beater. Jthe brutal husband, generally drink ' crazed, answering with a blow his wife’s interest in him and their home. Just how shall we receive the husbani beater? It is no light matter. It is very easy to conceive of hurts suf fered by De Patterson that were not in flicted by the woman's hand. It is very easy to conceive that his days were very wretched while the woman was in her tantrum, and that he was made to suffer no end of embarrassment for the spectacle the wife made of her self before his friends. It is very easy to conceive that he suf fered, too. because he is quite a man. Let’s pass the subject, then, with the simple observation that the baron has done much to raise the standard of his sex from the depths to which the wife beater has lowered it. Adding, merely, that a woman who would put a man in the defenseless posi tion the baron was compelled to suffer, ought to be ashamed of herself. Mother’s Birthday. la a rural school a few days ago the teacher —a young man just out of normal school —naked his pupils, one by one. to tell what each believed to be the greatest day in the year. •The answers were piped up promptly. "Wash ington’s birthday." “Christmas" The Fourth.” “Thanksgiving.” and so on. •‘But I’m afraid you're all wrong.’’ said the youthful instructor. “THE GREATEST OF ALL DAYS IN THE YEAR IS MOTHER S BIRTH DAY." We’re sorry we haven’t a chance here to tell Just how much we think of that young man. Suffice It. such teachers are the crying need, not of our rural schools but of our high brow city Institutions of learning. • For if those youngsters learn no more than what Mother really means they will not have trudged miles to the little frame schoolhouse for nought. We fear we are all pupils, more or less, when it comes to learning our duly and obligations to Mother. Whether we’re separated from Her by land or sea we can always feel Her influence and we can always find that tie of lovp that links us ever to Her blessed soul. Wouldn't it be a better world if we all tried !to make Mother’s Birthday the greatest of all days’ Let's try it: From Another Point of View By C. T. S. _J The livery horse strikes us as a firm believer in advertising, the way it keeps its name before the public. * * * United States troops pursuing Villa must keep out of Mexican cities, and pass around them, by order of Carranza. We have a slight hunch that al»out the hard est thing to interest Villa in just now would be a back-to-the-land movement. • * * The roan who's for “preparedne**,” And day by day doth cry for 1», Docs not convince u* quite, the whi.e. That he's prepared to dip for it. r 9 t A Detroit tinner has filed a petition in bankruptcy. The wav to success for the tinner is, indeed, over slippery roofs. * • • « * * That reward of 40,000 pesos for Villa’s head will give you the l>est kind of an idea of the worth of a peso. ♦ * • Hridge ? Yes! ' When? Giles* ! Belle Ihb Onp Mil. S» iia? No? Can’t * * * Villa is said to have seized a race in Juarez on which to make his flight. His capture ought to lie easy. ■• * o The report of the dry committee from Idaho, signed by our old friend Tom. reads as follows: “It is so dry out here that a gras*hop]icr has to spit on his hands four times to riimo a three-inch blade of grass.’* DETROIT TIMES The Crusty Old Cynic Has a Dream. MEAR " / wns TWO j ( SO Po / OF XAmdai ) \— —J agfhts in a tavi / —r V r — y ) (TC\ at •* o’clock, in -me J - \ ( KjOj **—■ — »morhiho \ i cE-o ¥ 4 4 C" )f vou TALIC THAT VsMV ABOUT ) \ D»D WHI FoCR >Yo* Tfe *TW*hk OF Tt* 7CU C friemds vvhat asctst you Miscwter too /mauocus gossips \Z - ( l Do ? VVMAT PLEASURE DO TOO GET \ S(AV ABOUT MF / A >. X 1 OUT OF *NiFiw<r C. " J Or\ iTVELC.I -I-6R- ) | SOME FRlfMip, glad i foundS Q. y our. H* RfAfTTR WA'> A FohmvPW/M i wamt i tmcuoht a wonam | wi ~ n< ENVIRONMENT’S POWER. •Y M. AOOINOTON MUCK. Author of The Riddle of Personality/ ‘PaycAolog) and Parenthood,” etc. Again and again letters come to me testifying t\ the prevalence of popular tellef in the dread and un escapable potency of a bad heredity. This belief, it cannot be too often or too strongly insisted, rests on a misunderstanding of heredity's wot kings. Many people fear they will be come insane because they bad an insane grandfather. Others fear they are doomed to die of con sumption because edusumption Is in the family. Others, again, are tormented by the bogey of inherited criminality. If they have a “dTfflcult” child they recall that some ancestor was a criminal, and forthwith they tremble for their child’s future. The fact is thst one doe* not in hertt in*anity, consumption, or crim inality as one inherits blacl: hair or blue eye*. What may be iunented is a cer tain tendency to become insane, to acquire consumption, or to develop criminality, tinder favorable condi tions of the <*nvironment. Always it is the enviroum-nt that counts for most in these matter* Let this be never forgotten. The practical consequence Is that, by careful adjustment of the en vironment to avoid unfavorable con ditions. it is possible to escape ’ih‘* dead hand of s had heredity. ’’ The essentional thing for those whom heredity threatens is not to bemoan tbeir fate. hut. to learn the conditions under which they should live as an offset to inherited ten dencies. Expert medical and expert psy chological ad'ice should be sought by all whose family history is taint ed with insanity, inebriety, crim inality, consumption, or other "In heritable” disease Thus people can learn the spe cial habits of life they should de velop. and the special environmen tal condit on* which will help them to develop these habits, as a guar antee against future trouble. Hav ing learned this, let them l»egin a’ once to turn the knowledge to prac tical account. Os course, the earlier In life the environment is properly adjusted to meet the special needs of an heredi tarily weak nature, itae stronger the j guarantee of health will be Pneumonia 1* a germ disease an I in usually brought on by the lodg ment of the mem branous pneumon ia Retina In the tissue of the throat or ’ung*. If a perron la well .ind strong there germ* *r« not likely to hurt htni eerioußly. A slight eold may he the only result. Hut If he |s rin down, dissipated or it he in nny has a weak constltnfion. hi* rh«n<*-» of developing the diaes«o ar« wr> strong Much ran he done rr gnarrt agrinsl pneumoniM if one will avoid nnnasonnhle exposure and *' ;h«- ►au»e timr practice the rule* rt per ,onal hygiene rr right living Winking too bird or eg* •* *|ve ex The Keep Well Column HEALIH RULES. And accordingly it is particularly iheumbent on parents to ask expert advice In the upbringing of children w-ho may be menaced by some In herited weakness. Through the experts the parents can learn what to do and- —equally important what to avoid doing. They can make, as they should make, the raising of their children an exact science. As it is. too many children gTOw to manhood and womanhood In a Weeks Not Calculated To Rejuvenate the G. O. P. ny gilson Gardner. WASHINGTON. Mi.nh 18—That John Wingate Week* would drive awav all Progressive vote* and b« out cf the question a* a rompromlae candidate for the Republican Pro gressive presidential nomination ih the ia*t word of the progre ssire Coi.w it tee which ha* been looking over proposed compromise candi date* Weeks’ record, dug from the official roll-rail* and printed debate*, show that he i* a Tory without * glimmer of enlightenment Th«- rec ord show* for lus'ance tha*— M»- voted against the Molliver Hep bum railroad rate regulation lcgtsla tlon. He voted against popular election of I'nited State* senators. Me voted at every opportunity to sustain the Cannon regime and the Cannon n le* in the house of repre sentatives Me voteu again*! submitting the income tax amendment to the con stitution. Me voted against the resolution submitting woman suffrage to the states. Me voted throughout the Payne* Aldrleh tariff session In favor of the objectionable feature* of that bill, and afterward opposed a series of tariff measures intended to mod ify some of its excesses. Me voted against removing the countervailing duties on petroleum; that I*. he was one of the small minority of rongrea* who voted with the Standard Oil Interest* on this question. err|*e with extreme exposure Is a common factor in preparing the way for pneumonia. Overeating, particularly If there 1* an excess of meat in th*» diet. Is an other thing which often injure* the body and lowers Its vital resistance to disease Right living mean* avoiding these excesses, people who live much in 'he open air, who never close the window* of their sleeping rooms In winter, and who bathe daily almost never n*ver catch colds and If they do It Is not apt to develop Into pneumonia. Ts yon fe*d krntirhy ind b!ue tike n long c*slk. It will do y* u eoe*d l•• >* i- m Wc.dy # rid mind A successful fool d«*~sn't realise that he Is one, —By Webster. ‘I KNOW THAT'S Not TRUE AMP 5o DO VOtl ? '* home environment not to protect them from heredity** rav ages, but to make them exception ally liable to these. Still, even If parental mistakes have been made, those whom hered Ity menace* may escape in adult life by preventive action of their own. If. then, you, my reader, have reason to fear the effect* of hered Ity in your own case, do not let that give rine to paralyzing panic. Face the situation calmly. Keet Id mind the saving power of en vironment, the kind of life habits, and consult someone able to teaeb you the kind of environment, the kind of bablt§ that you most need He voted szainst the bill providing a system of government railroad* in Alaska. He toted against statehood for Arizona and New Mexico. Hr voted agains the creation of the federal trade commission. lie was recorded as "not voting" on t lie service pension bill. He was recorded as "not voting" on the general pension appropriation bill of 1913. carrying .4164.000.u00 for the year's pension roll. He voted against the famous sen ate resolution. which carried almost unanimously, declaring that the pres ident Justified in using armed force* if necessary lo protect Amer- Pan interest* in Mexico. He \nt«srl against authorizing tlie department of agriculture lo .study and report upon method > for pro moting cooperation amonb tanners and to iroprovy rural credit He permitted himself 10 be record ed an "not voting" on the congres sional "mileage graft." Te ha* on almost nil occasions voted against "labor legislation." He failed to vote at all on the resolution to iirpeach Federal .fudge Archibald. He wa* recorded as "not voting” on the famous amendment to ihe river and harbor act of 1914, which smashed in the ends of the river and harbor pork barroi. • Asa mrml»er of the house, hi* vot ing record shows that he was always « firm supporter of the Cannon regime. Precisely why Mr. We*»ks should be a (.andldatae is ore of the rays t« rle* of politics yet to be solved. He has not had a long service tn erpgress. Outing his service he has done nothing, made no record, to di rect attention to himself as an Ini portant or commanding figure In public life. Hut for the fact that he ha* had hit name printed frequently as one of the aspirants for the notn (nation, he would he one of the un kn**wn senators. J Pointed Paragraphs l There is nobody so easy for u woman to fool as herself. A man's credit Is shore par when he wants to borrow trouble. Trading compliments Is s good deal (ike swapping green good*. There Is nothing quite so monot onous as the smile that won't tom* off After a woman has f*een married about go long there Is nothing less Interesting to her than being kissed by her htisbnnd. SATURDAY. MARCH 18, 1818 A Poem a Day THK DAY OK Tilll MHH. The brightest day that * ever Uuwn*ri In Michigan, mi Michigan. In drawing near, tin hastening on In Michigan, my Michigan That day alii '*e November seven; The shout of triumph swells to hea ven; The (taming sword of victory’* given To Michigan, my Michigan. Now see the sable sons of night In Michigan, my Michigan. ‘-lave wav before the hunts of light In Michigan, my Michigan, the rosy dawn smiles In the sky; Thi king of day will soon .ride high; The • suse of truth can never die In Michigan, my Michigan. Oh. men. enslaved to alcohol In Michigan, my Michigan; The right must stand, the wrong must fall In Michigan, my Michigan. The »rrpt-ni now is overcome! t«o free yourselves from demon rum! Help total prohibition come To Michigan, my Michigan. Oh. brothers, it wilt not be lung In Michigan, my Michigan. Till all the nation sings the song With Michigan, my Michigan. America, land of the free! The day of triumph now ws see. The “age of gold" will come to thee And Michigan, my Michigan. —M Ilf red B Pallia. Let the People Rule—and Write Where le Our Patriotism? To the fc'dlfor of The Timet: The fact that the national flag I* not regularly flown over the school* of the city, I* a matter of general knowledge and comment. The silly scheme to unload the janitor's duty on one of the chi) dreu In each school by making him “cuiftodian of the flag ‘ baa not tm proved the condition The t’entral high l* oue of the worst offender* in this neglect. It* flag being imprisoned In the garret for week* at a time. The Central is remarkable also for the fact that it* front is the darkest spot on Cass-ave. Although occupied nearly every evening, sometimes with large and import ant gathering*, the only light which reaches its front Is from the laVP* at street crossings and neighboring residence*, most of this being ab sorbed by the large lawn and dark color o.* the building. The newspapers tell ua that In the eastern state* an electric “Old Glory” is being displayed upon fac tories and public bnildinga. Will you suggest to the school board that the bare space on front of the tower of the Central high Is an Ideal place for such an Illumina tion? Its presence there would partially condone the sins of omission by the board towards the flag, and would be a public convenience by lighting up the irnpo* ng front and grounds. Owing to the broad street and open space* the light of the flag could be seen for a long distance, and It would also be a constant re minder to the lads and lassie* who daily gather within the edifice, that their opportunity for development I* due to the American system and possible only through the power conceived, cultivated and concen trated beneath that flag. May I add that the placing of such an emblem would be in timely harmony with the wave of psycho logic popular patriotic progressive ness that Is sweeping the country and unifying our people for peace fill preparedness against possible profanation by pugnacious foreign foes THOB. J. CROWE. No. 026 Cass-ave.. March'lT. 1016. New Job For “Hammer.” To the E'Utur of The Timm : / It seems that so many In Detroit hang to threadbare traditions and wallop the D. U. R simply to keep popular with the jingoes. Isn’t It time to cm loose from this rot and hammer along a line that will help all the people. We have a corpora tion in our midst striving to en hance its dividends by extracting the cream from the profits of everv business and Individual lit our city. Our new proposed metered tele phone rates are simply genteel rob bery; 7o per cent of our people are satisfied that we have better street car service today than we would have If taken over by the city, and too per cent are perfectly satisfied with the seven-for rate of fare; while not a person In Detroit is satisfied with either the present service or the proposed rates of our telephone company. Why not get to gether on something of vast Import to all and take steps to condemn the property and revoke the fran chise of the Michigan State Tele phone Cos., in Detroit, and put In a system run for the people, by the people, and then drive out every corporation that refuses to deal fairly with the general pnbllc. W. W. HOUGHTON, No. 627 Loralne-ave., March 16 1016. 0 Caring for tho Harvest To the FAitor of The Timet: The best thing for the people of America to do. 1* to fakfl good care of their harvest. The people are sowing corruption, therefore that is what they will reap. We plant sa loons In our land, and the product is defective children. Why then should our government take It upon Itself to destroy Its own harvest? JAB. BEL!* HR. Coleman. Mich., March 16. 1016. •'Well, little girl.” said the gro cer. "whet *-an 1 do for you’ Re quick, for I’m awfully busy.” "Mamma sen* me for s pound of butter.” replied the "mall shopper, “but If you are so busy I guess hall a pound will do.** The Truth In Advertising. •V DR. FRANK CRANK (Copyright, ms. by Frank Craa«> Listen, young man! The cleverest man in the world i» the man that tells the truth, und tells it all the time, not occasionally. Sometime* you can profit by a lie, but it is like dodging bullets; you never know when you are going to get hurt. Lying is a game. Sometimes it is a very exciting game. But it is essen tially gambling. And gambling, any sort of gambling, is not business. The fundamental laws of business are just as accurate and as well established as the principles of geometry. It is hard to see this, for our visual range is limited. Most of us can see the crooked dollar coming today, but not the ten straight dollars it is gonig to lose us tomorrow . Real business success is cumulative. It grows like a snowball. And the one thing that makes it keep us growing, even while we sleep, is our persistent truthfulness and dejtendableness. If you put aii advertisement in the !>aper announcing goods worth $0 for sale at $2. and if the jteople come and buy, and find out the stutT is not worth 10 cents, you may make a one-day’s gain, but you have alienated a lot of indignant customers and have started to saw away the posts that sustain your reputation. If you have a store rented for a wreck only and propose to conduct a sacrifice sale of goods that will make everybody disgusted who buys them, then perhaps you may lie with a high hand and a stretched-out art&» But if you art?'in the town .to stay, and want regular, returning, increasing, satisfied, friendly customers, it will pay you to stick to the old-fashioned truth. Exaggeration is lying. It does not take long for the people in the commu nity to get the habit of discounting 25 per cent of all you say. If you continually overstate and vocif erate, you must keep on getting louder, until you soon become incoherent. But if you habitually state only what is soberly, honestly true, by and by everything you say will be away above par. A man’s repute for truthfulness is as much a part of his capital as are his store and stock; so much so that he can raise money on it. As civilization progresses business be comes more and more an affair of credit, of trust. The very foundation of big business is trustworthiness. Therefore, if you are ever going to get beyond the peanut-stand and push-cart stage? of mer chandise you must establish a basis of dependableness. There is not one thing in this world, young man, that can l»e of as much value to you as building up a reputation such that men will say, “your word is as good as your bond.” It is well to be clever and keen and Johnny-on-the-spot, it is well to look out for numl>er one and to know a good bar gain. but best of all is to have the world say of you: “Whatever that man says can absolute ly be relied u|x>n.” POTATOES IN CORFU. Tin* French soldier* now occupying the Greek island of Corfu ore perhaps no* aware ihat Mi* potatoes which are furnlxhed them h( every meal are of French origin. This precious tul»-r was unknown at Cotfu until after the occupation by French troops of the “Heven Isles” In 1807 after the peace of Tilsit. “The French general, Don zelot,” says La* Crl «le Carls. “< omniundlmc me army of occupation had milch difficulty in fe«-d- Ing his troops. He wrote to France and in 1610 a frigate came from Toulon loaded with pota toes. A liberal quantity of these wn* planted In the Island by the soldier* of the garrison. The general offered samples of his drat harvest to the Inhabitants. They were unanimous In declaring that these unknown tubers had a dls ageeahte taste and that It. was Impossible to eat them. Four years later, when our troops evac uated Corfu, the same native* bought the gar dens and potato fields that had been cultivated by the soldiers. The native* had changed their minds.” NOT PAR APART. Hoc ret ary Josephus Daniels was discussing a courteous retort ' “One may be excused.” ssld he, “for feeling a little joy when the- man who goes out of hie way to make a rude remark simply to show his wit receives a rebuke that Is as courteous as It Is effective. “A learned scientist was attending a dinner, and as cigars were being indulged In. one of the guests began to deride philosophy.. He went on rudely to express the opinion that philosopher was but another way of spelling fool. “ *What Is your opinion, professor?* he aeked, smilingly. ‘ls there much distance between them?* The professor surveyed his boorish vis a vis keenly for a moment, then with a polite bow, re spond'Ml; “ Hometime* only the width of a table.'**— Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph. BITS OF INFORMATION. (’bins'* shipping meat to Philippines English women are buying skunk and eat fora imported from the United Htstes. Population of iHe city of Panama Increased by 4.000 during the I**l vesr Total now 66.000 North Itnkqta besides Its had Irnid* and Its tremendous at ret rhea of absolutely worth t**g aecnerr. |* chief p/tdiuer In this country of spring wheat, flat a|ld barley.