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I ceremony a
let honoring the
Alger was on
inlng. In Palos
marly the Alger
bouse In which
10 unveiling of
a Frederick M.
Henry D. Shel-
■frlfl! AND GERMANY, A
VIEW, by Dr. J. H. Lab
•n analysis of Germany’*
In th* war sans aentl
'• *’ 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
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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
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
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
• • •
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
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
• • •
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
The Century Cos., New York;
• • •
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
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
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
• • •
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
"Children of Hope," by Arthur
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
Frederick Bioke», New York;
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
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made according to Superintendent
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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
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club place* Itself on record aa favor
ing universal compulsory military
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
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and tfceaa vitiate the drawing power
of advertising M per cent. Merchants
bra learning this, and advertising Is
constantly becoming wiser In tbls re.
"Then the drawing power of ad
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of til* other advertising In the same
paper. If an ad. no matter how truth,
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or of the National Chamber of Com
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