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URStGitf Lodge Honors Memory ol PILJ, „,,. ——mbM ; '- wU5y, .^W. v C t -. y# sf-jl. SSn jflj*wfJfiTAftYiur .-/Br^alm’ntw/^iHWP'i' ?■ g" ss%7 -Htt7 ?■ rv» !* *’ v'^ |oi( .yftfhM jf^|j|^»^jm^^m^Kj|BßSsr.• <■■ ’ 1 * "-• '• ”]^" > -' ..-<, jfc-.BMBBHBBBBHBiSr 1^^1 J?'; y>6 „ jSHRmIT^’/V'*’ I ceremony a let honoring the Alger was on inlng. In Palos marly the Alger bouse In which 10 unveiling of 'tSstcnbw ersonal friends the following sedlate family: a Frederick M. Henry D. Shel- Mlss Annette ■frlfl! AND GERMANY, A VIEW, by Dr. J. H. Lab •n analysis of Germany’* In th* war sans aentl «r humanity. '• *’ L*bberton, of Holland. forward with an earnest for Germany. His book Is entirely upon philosophic With the emotional and *Me largely eliminated. He to . divorce bia mind and »»i aee bis proposition, not dear light or day alone, hut ooncentrated Intense ray of TwwCTMiilftl aeience. He tell* us that ** e * CPHB of we to "think moraHy” for Is the race slower to to revise than in its pro phllo* pphy” We must give to Mr LAbberton for a sin to be Just, and to the CRhrt Publishing Cos. foT WMm*** 0,11 Bwth * ■ ,, p* r,or c,afri TfnipT*" l * as it Is giving us. that it Is Impossible for a " mk psopis uks the Germans to .Stiff®fir*o tear” as the reports of their - ■' Mwaitti of Belgium would testify. Labberton sot himself to work fooaetlgate and test his judg ** underlying Idea of tbe that politics and BpiS-havs nothing to do with each And that International law national in that it is morality of states." and 7°* wm Jet" a Co-opor ■„ A .., ;; *CTK*dward sertlea lots at mm she subdivision price*, on A WfMptly* »*a» *'**r monthly ■haHT w* ollmlnste the mid ., ■ whs Ipaaes almost SO per .. Heft, We ran proruro you ■Jr MBf paet of the city. For ..lMlb-W* *an furnish you with ftm, subdivision lots for ■ BMW* good ward section The tablet, which ia placed in the wall above the fireplace in the main hall, where Gen. Alger was wont to sit, was designed by Vernon C. Wood, of this city, and executed by the Wood-Deiroft Manufacturing Cos. ft bears the following inscription: “Russell Alexander Alger, soldier, ritiaen. statesman and Master Ma son. bora Wo. 27, 1836; died 24, ld©7; captain Second Michigan cavalry. U. 8. volunteers, 1861; col onel Fifth Michigan cavalry. U. S. volunteers, 1863; brevet major-gen eral, U. 8. volunteers, 1866; gov ernor of the state of Michigan. 1885- 87; secretary of war. 1897-99; Unit ed States senator from Michigan. 1902-7; built this bouse in 1884 and lived in It until his death." In the exercises which formally dedicated the memorial tablet the Rev. James M. Barkley delivered the BOOK REVIEWS Is rather ethical than legal. Accord ing to this, our laws are not based upon any human idea of goodness and justice. The author Is con vinced that Germany was legally within her rights to do whst she did in Belgium, and that England could have held the war in check by doing nothing, which was the stand she should have taken. Though carefully reasoned to log leal conclusion*, one would have to clear one's mind of everything and start In anew to be absolutely fair in bis Judgment. "Belgium and Germany, a Dutch View.” Open Court Publishing Cos., Chicago; sl. » e • s BERMANV MISJUDGED, by Roland Huglns, a plea for American aym* pathy for Germany. That "America, sober, would not make war, but America drunk with anti-German prejudice might take the plunge" is the contention of Ro land Huglns. of Cornell university. Here we have an Appeal to inter-, national good will in the interests of a lasting peace, and Mr. Hucins saya, frankly, that his sympathy with Germany rests upon rational rather than emotional grounds. H* see# the wretched effect of war upon the non-combatant who surround himself with all the virtues and sees only baseness in the enemy He begs ns to remember that Or many is not a "force, a power, an historical tendency or a beast.’' bui only n number of people like any other collection of men. women and children. He claims that kre have taken too simple and naive a vies of European politics in condemning Germany, and that "Americans are not accustomed to penetrate the sbaass of cabinets sad intrigues of dtpkfaals.” On page 26. the wnofc German standpoint as given by ibameeives, la stated, and Mr. ling foe believes, and la !n thorough eyni pitty with n. igJjfo so, «*t • honk to be coast*- invocation; Frederick C~ ix'ggett, vorshtpful mrster of Palestine lodge, welcomed the guests; Robert Y. Ogg told the story of the memo rial tablet; Homer Warren paid tribute to Gen. Alger as a citizen and friend; Maj. Gilbert R. Osmun who was Gen. Alger’s private secre tary during his term of office a governor of the state, sketched Gen Algec'* military career, and Edwin Dwnby spoke on Gen. Alger as a statesman. Miss Lillian Anderson unveiled the tablet, which was draped with the Stars and Stripes, as those present stood and sang ••America." Appropriate songs were inter spersed with the speeches. The memorial tablet committee of the lodge included Robert Y. Ogg. M H. Bishop and A. R Cunningham cred lightly. There is a forceful plea for America to keep her head and not capitulate to the pame mad f.eea by embracing the European Idea of ‘‘redeeming a nation by kill ing its citizens.” Open Court Publishing Cos, Chi cago; 91- • • • AS FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST, by Daniel Bldwell, travel with the real stmoephere of the out of the way placet. There are books of travel and still more books of travel, but most of them we pas* over with complete lndlTerence knowing that no pen can conjure for nn the feel of the salt air, the radiance of the tropic skies, the ghostly mists of low ly ing land*, in ntN*r words the "at mosphere.” that much-abused word, which means th-’ life of tbe senses as well as of the spirit But hers is a book of travel* which gets to us In its human "feel." We seem to see and touch and -mell the scenes with the author We go to the spot where th«- Arvan race first saw the light of day and the old story ——— .. DETROIT TIMES of Adam and Eve does not look »> mythical as It once did. We skirt the Malay coast and creep up along the China seas and the yellow man Is no longer a creature “outside" buts human being like ourselves ir. most of his work and aspiration* And this is due to the fact that the author, Daniel Bidwell. Is able to put us en rapport with our sur roundings. He is able to sepa: ate the wheat from the chaff ami give us the things which we would want to see if we took such a voy age The beaten path of tourist? is forsaken and the quiet. lonely places are hunted out. Starting from New York, we go through sh« Sues canal to Ceylon, “the paradis* of the world." Rangoon, Stngapor* Manila. Japan. Honolulu and back to San Francisco. The author is now a war corres pondent having been in prison iu France for venturing too near th* lines: he was a member of th Ford peace expedition and content plates returning in the near futur* to the southern war fields. “As Far aa the Kaat la from th* WVst,” by Daniel Bidwell, Hartford Conn. • • • GOLDEN LADS, by Arthur Gleason, tales of atrocities practiced by the Germane in Belgium. "Belgium." says Roosevelt, ’is th* fcattle ground of the struggle in on country' between the forces of good and evil. In the ranks of evil arc ranged all the pacifist >entiniental lets; the cowards who possess tlo gin of clothing their cowardice ir. soothing and attractive words." This In the preface of “Golden Lads.” a tribute to the young sol diers of France by Arthur Gleason Mr. Gleason war a member of th* Hector Munro Ambulance corps, un der the command of the son of the prime minister of Belgium. In thi?- eapaoity he says he was able io "see" the atrocities of which he writes and which are Incorporated in the Bryce report If this book is true, then the horrors which we have tried to think were the exaggera tions of fevered imaginations gre what they were at first reported to be. and the German army in Bel gium. at least, war a great blood thirsty, devouring monger. Tha* the land was devastated and the cities burned, there can be no doubt, but the crime* against hu manity we have been loth to be lieve. The Century Cos., New York; 11.30. • • • BY MOTOR TO THE FIRING LINE, by Walter Hale, who ad mita he failed aa a war corres pondent, but who plainly makes good as an author and artist. That the preface of Walter Hale’s book. “By Motor to the Firing Line" tells us that as a war corre?poo f»Wi»e ■■ ■**■■■■■ £joj||!|!jgj An Anniversary On the fifth day of April this year, the seventh Receivership of the Pere Marquette Railroad and its predecessors, was four years old. Despite the earnest efforts of the Court, the Receivers, the owner a of the Road and the officers and employees, it has not been possible to get the road out of bankruptcy. The task is a tremendous one, and while progress has been made and is being made, success is not yet assured. Sixteen million dollars of new money must be raised. Investors whose money has gone into the property have evinced s willingness to make sacrifices. But this vart amount of new money and these voluntary sacrifices are not of themselves enough. There must be a reasonable prospect of keeping out of bankruptcy after getting out. There is little use of making the effort to reorganize the Railroed if it is going beck into a Receivership again in the course of a year or so. And this is where the question of rates comes in. It ts safe to say that if a reasonable increase m passenger fares could have been granted at the last session of the legislature a reorganization coaid have been brought about J before this time. Why? Not because of the in creased revenue so much, although that would have helped, but because it would have been an indication that Michigan was adopting a naw policy—-one less repressive, less restrictive, than th* old. It would have been an encouragement » the man who most go down into his pocket for his part of die abttaan millions. For why should i man invert good money in rail road securities under conditions exiting te kfichigan today? He can secure a greater and safer return m almost everything else. Asa matter of fact he is not mvesring in Mich igan railroads today. Last year In the whole state of Michigan, but twenty-one and one half miles of new main track were built. Avery null development lepreeenr ing a very small investment in a groat and growing mam. The chief hope for s reorganization of the Pm Marquette rests on s change in public sentiment other ways, if not yet through legislation. The PeopieOf MiCll igan are beginning to realize that the rtste needs roe Pere Marquette; that when the State refuses to let the Road earn enough to pay Its way, it refuse* the people the right to the service they need in tnjar every day life; that bankruptcy and service fuuy satisfactory, cannot go together; and that the state cannot force the Road continuously and permanent ly to operate its passenger trains at a loea and expect to get as good service as though running at a fair profit. There is hope in this awakening public sentiment as the fore runner of anew policy on the part of Michigan —even a paxnNi policy, and the Road must be so conducted as to merit it. The State and the Railroad mu*t work together foe the common good. “Co-operation’ * is the keynote of the future. Railroed Receiverships so lonp the rule in Michigan will then be a thing of the past and we w ill all wonder how Michigan tolerated even for a moment the existence of such a shortsighted policy as that of the present time. Talk No. 4 !< dent he was an unqualified failure, is in ilself refreshing. We want to reHd more. Failures are always interesting. Mr. Hale, who la an old and In timate friend of France, as an artist of distinction, was commissioned by the Century magazine to go to the front last summer and make a rec ord of the devastation of historic monuments, cathedral* and churches in the war zone. Mr. Hale and his ompanions. Owen Johnson and Arnold Bennett, were given unusual opportunity by the French war of oe They were In Rhetuis during *h** helling of the town and also w*nod the trenches at Blagny where the French and German lines sere only 20 yards apart. The book llustrated with 40 prints and ichmgs and he was the first Amer an illustrator to go through the • irle front of the western area. \> a motorist he has driven all over .cstern Europe and eastern Amer • a and has written many books n thia mode of traveling and what tie ha* seen The Century Cos., New York: $1.50. • • • CHILDREN OF HOPE, by Arthur Whitman, the story of a lovable old man and three beautiful daughters with Italy for a setting. When you are a kindly, lovable ;.ar. with three beautiful daughters, nd when you fall heir to money nough to go to Europe and ‘'do'* .ily you are apt to have some ln • r« s'ing adventures of divers kinds retail you. There are always pos •■ibilltles of plots and intrigues in uriou* corners or back streets (but h* .-*> are remote and belonged to •'< good old days). There I*. how ler the fine stage setting of Italy -a background, where almost any one may happen, and the three tithtrrs who prove a tremendous margnet Like the moths around I;* flame, which has stood us in _ood stead so long, admirers, suit r-* lover* arrive and become part .) f*he s’ory. which finally lands u> <sh and dry again In Zanesville Oh io. The characters are fairly ell drawn, the best being Aurelius Goodchild. father. "Children of Hope," by Arthur Whitman. The Century Cos. New York: sl. • • • THE LORO OF MISRULE, a vol ume of poetry, mostly martial, by England’s foremost poet. The new- spirit toward war is •ung in the poem “Forward.” In Al fred Noyes volume of poetry called The I-ord of Misrule." The ter -ible slaughter has left Its foot prints in these verses, and there are few in the whole book which do not show some signs of the conflict in the author s heart. Some there are with the pride and glory of the old time warrior In “A Salute from the FUet," but for beauty of feel- lug and expression, for depth of emotion and the pain of life, “Old Letter*" and "Beyond Death" can wring the heart and nqueexe it dry of tear*. Frederick Bioke», New York; *l6O. ELIZABETH S. HITCHCOCK. . Bets Wine In Mt. Clemen* MONROE. Mich., April 28 Judge Janies Tucker, Mt. Clemens, who presided at the hearing of the con tested mayoralty rase, Charles Hoyt, petitioner, and Mayor Eugen* Bets, Friday morning decided to count all three disputed ballots so. Bets, giving him a majority of two oter Hoyt instead of one, as the re turns of the boards showed. Phone Cos. Gives Mortgage. MARSHALL, Mian , April 28. The Citisens Telephone Cos. yester day filed a mortgage for >33.600 in favor of the Grand Rapids Citisens Telephone Cos. It 1* given for one year and will bear 6 per cent inters itea * r \ BE/ ■Sk Your Money Refunded If You Can Buy Cheaper for Cash 1 — Honesty in the copy. 2 Good company for the ad. 3 Public confidence in the medium. Three essential * of a business-bringing advertisement , accord ing to Boston f s greatest merchant, Mr. Edward A. Filene. THE DETROIT TIMES Insists upon advertisers supplying the first essential. The other two it supplies itself. RESULT—Greater relative producing, power than any other Detroit medium. . , j,. . t . v- vfc u,v Jki' v. * eat. The entire local exchange will be rebuilt and manv extensions made according to Superintendent Stacey, who aaya about $26,000 will be expended here this summer. Farmers for Propar*dnesa. MARSHALL Mich.. April 28. The Cereaco Farmers* club yester da> miopted resolutions specifying that the defense of our country Is MONDAY, MAY Ist Marks thr oprnlna **f the new spring Term. Day and Evening Seaalon*. I npiect-dented demand for D. B. IT. jfieduatc*. Your opportunity if you nter now Individual instruction -large staff of capanl«> and expari* •need tea-hera—excellent equipment and the hioadest and moat com* orehenslve curriculum will product, the smite hl|tli-;irade reaulta for you is have bean produced for over 4 7.«00 former etudenta Call or uhona ■oi particulars and Bulletin. RatakltehH IMM V at-** West Ora ad River Ava. Mala IMS ————— A — A I Consider This Watch the Biggest Bargain in Detroit —and so will you the minute you see it! Genuine 17-Jewel Elgin—Adjusted to Four Positions ANY man can be proud to carry one of these ele gant Watches—without question, one of the most dependable timepieces I have ever handled. Just think of it—simply pay 50c and wear one of these home! *2l sfc Balance $1 Weekly FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1916. Itigheai <liily or eUixensnip, whlV® cannot be delegated. Therefore. th*» club place* Itself on record aa favor ing universal compulsory military service. A large attendance Is expected at the annual Louisiana convention of the Traveler*' Protective associa tion. which is to begin a two-day aession today at Monroe. “■vary successfvl man Intend* to rnakt bin advertleementa honeet: bat he does not slwsya carry oat hie In tantlon. Certain conventional state* manta abont value* have gotten In, and tfceaa vitiate the drawing power of advertising M per cent. Merchants bra learning this, and advertising Is constantly becoming wiser In tbls re. gard "Then the drawing power of ad vertising la affected by the character of til* other advertising In the same paper. If an ad. no matter how truth, ful. Is seen alongside of a let of min ing-stock ads, or gamblers' ads. It Is discredited by Ita company. This la an unconscious process In the read er's mind; but It Is a very real pro °*"And finally, the drawing power of an ad depends very greatly upon the general confidence which the public has In the paper. So more vicious circle can be created by a merchant, than the one h# creates when he for gets thIer— EDWARD A. TII.ENE. Leading Boston Merchant and Direct, or of the National Chamber of Com maroe.