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HgfltOlT TIMES WMH mmw wwlay UMOt Sunday by the MrjpMTwill CoT7»-n*77 Nbr iTi TTItT- T carrlar. U oante a 9%mr. By Mil. 9> »«r year, payable BKa^UhßßfM—Mala 4111, connecting K depart vara Time*' operator name of c r >artment msSTwmmm. vutoi • gubecrlptloo order, or com as UrtjyUar delivery may be received by NOB* )*oetoAce at £>etrott aa eecond- MBji KjjEr'Sk* aaa of tfee name of this corporation and la any outalde project la uneulbor- All accredited rrprveentatlvee iJHUhr MM aha uld be required to enow rreden d%t»ad by Richard W. Heading. bualoaaa f THURSDAY. JUKE It. 1914. : Another Wife Killed By h Whisky, in the Name of the People of Michigan. Cy * ■ . £3 Wb had another killing in Detroit Hwafldfty night. II William Sampeer. No. 197 Casper-ave., Wm the man who did the killing, lb Hit wife was the victim. \ A neighbor, a woman friend of Mrs. iJhanpeer, saw the crime committed. | Looking out of her window, she saw fampeer attack his wife. &£ Gripping in his right hand his pocket fcaifa, he forced the helpless woman pfaiast the fence and held her there. Mrs. Sampeer struggled in vain to free L With the knife Sampeer began hacking «t her throat. He cut her again and again—cut an ' agiy gash every time he stabbed at the Wnan’s throat, and drew the knife along through the neck. Before anyone could interfere, the mnan had dropped to the ground and lag there, bleeding to death. Sampeer, still grasping the bloody im jdtmfint of death, hacked then at his •am throat, endeavoring to kill himself. | Attempting to flee, he sank to his Miifla on the spot where the police found they sent him to a hospital. : He may not recover. The tragedy had long been expected by the neighbors. Mrs. Sampeer’s life was miserable. Her husband abused her shamefully. $ The neighbors had known him to drive JkKJblto the street, scantily clad, in the Asad of winter. Upon these occasions, Sampeer was DRUNK. r Upon all occasions when he abused the i poor woman who had the misfortune to become his wife, Sampeer was DRUNK. When he drew his pocket knife and *■ thihtd his wife in the throat until she fail bleeding to death, he was DRUNK. Just another wife killed by WHISKY, the •tuff the state licenses the sale of, nd the stuff saloonkeepers sell for PROFIT. ■■■ * This was a licensed murder. Murder licensed by the people of jthe gnat state of Michigan, ft The people of Michigan permit the manufacture, the sale and the drinking ! Os Intoxicating liquors in consideration —flf a certain sum paid the state. The people of Michigan permit the manufacture, sale and drinking of intox icating liquors for a BRIBE. Tha people of the state of Michigan, m May 1, the regular time of the year for the payment of the bribe, contracted With the saloonkeeper who sold Sampeer Whisky, for the murder of Mrs. Sam pter. The people did their part when they laid to the saloonkeeper: TOR A CERTAIN SUM IN HAND •PAID. WE HEREBY GRANT YOU , THE RIGHT TO SELL WILLIAM tAMPEER WHISKY. THAT HE MAY DRINK WHISKY UNTIL REASON TAKES ITS FLIGHT, AND UNTIL » ffffc BEAST ANT) SAVAGE IN HIM tRNALL RISE UP AND COMMAND TO HACK WITH A KNIFE AT .IDS WIFE’S THROAT UNTIL SHE IS * tiffin 99 And to this the people of the state of Michigan attach the words: OURJHAND AND SEAL.” ~ Kv* Tha masting of the justice and the HHMaI stems to have been most harmoni f/km &fffow>Tar, one account of it says SffA|Ml|baP-Asok a chance on the box of We Have a Picture of Abraham Lincoln in Front of This Picture One has to wonder whether we have a right to credit Abraham Lincoln with actions and thoughts which would prob ably never have been his, in order to in cite the youth of this city to enlist in the army and fan the war spirit, already too tinder like, into flame. We also wonder what the revered pres ident would think about the “likeness" of himself, painted by a lightning artist in lurid colors, on the plate glass window of a Grand River avenue store. It looks as if three balls should have formed a halo over it* head and a miscel laneous assortment of junk should have reposed beneath. Is not this sort of thing a little prema ture, and would Abraham Lincoln have approved of our present action? It was with the greatest reluctance that he consented to the civil war. when this country was threatened with dis memberment and so great a moral issue as human slavery was at stake. Would he, then, sanction a war with a half starved, rebellion ridden country, weakened by four years of fighting? Would he not, rather, manage to pro tect the border, let the American capital ists in Mexico take their own medicine, and refuse to sacrifice innumerable American lives and add to the misery of an already misery-laden people? Would he have considered it good pol icy to send an army in pursuit of one bandit and. when the bandit could not be produced, refuse to withdraw his troops at the demand of the people of that coun try? We are in need of his cool head and magnanimous heart these days, and we believe that his common sense would suggest, with dry good humor, that his “portrait” be removed forthwith from the aforesaid window. Recognition Is Paid Decent Newspapers By Wm. H. Ingersoll • The Detroit Time* is proud to be in cluded among the newspapers selected for the careful placing of the William H. Ingersoll advertising, reported to the meeting of the Associated Advertising Clubs of America, in Philadelphia. The following is clipped from a report of the meeting: The work of the "truth movement" w«* the subject of the address of Merle E Stdener, of In dianapolis. chairman of the National Vig-lance Committee, which wt* <rraniz-d for the elimina tion of fraudulent advertising matter. This In teresting and very effective campaign wii de acribed ah follow*: “Confidence In advertising la quoted above par “If it were possible for the truth movement to cloae Its book* and submit a report In figure* to thl* convention. It would show a net gain for the yeai that would be startling “Every class of hw*in»»* ha* shared In th* dividends and the general business world ha* benefited definitely be. ause <-f the enlarged dis tribution of confidence “At the headquarter* office of the Associated Advertising Ciuh* in Indianapolis a high-pressure sales manager has been on the Job. developing every possible avenue for creating maximum pub lic confidence In advertising This man is M J Kenner, secretary of the National Vigilance com mittee He was employed last Nugust to give hi* entire time and energy to this w> rk “Individual national advertisers have contribut ed materially to th- movement during the last ye«r by asserting their right to have the tr ad vertising associate only with good company. A number of th»*e concerns have been Insisting that the mediums separate the good and the had ad vertising realizing that wh-n the medium create* a red light district' and rlgld’r comp*:* the ques tionable advertisement to remain In the segre. gated space it wti; result In the disappearance of that type of advertising For. paradoxical «, |. may seem there w< u'd be no had advertising If there were no good advertising The had must associate with the good In order to have (ny standing with the public “It remained for Robert H Inr»r*o|J A Brother to take the most advanced step of the v *«r When this company bojght space for it* latest n*we" paper campaign. William H Inz.rir ;; directed the advertising departm-nt to dis-rlm. nate | r (•7?, r of artu * *> cl *‘« n rar*rs The Nations Mgilance committee Ml ca'led upo n the selection of the publications tv a t conld «., a |,f r under the Ingersoll standard*, and as a result thl W *K?, h ,V nd ,t- v whr '" '•">'»* appealed to the public through t:,o** medium* which have th w. w lth their readers—th- rar-’« ~ hl r^r n ' rr th *} T ***:^ U m„* a* w*" as their n*ws rolumns From Another Point ot View By C. T. S. As we understand the situation, the members of our state militia are in a heroic mood, but their stomachs are not ♦ • • There approaches a man aged and gray, bending over a cane. As he comes nearer we note that he wears a badge. We can now read the badge. He is a member of the Grand Amy of the Republic. He has called to tell us that he was with Sherman on the march to the sea. He says he recalls distinctly that on that memorable hike, three times a day they did not have peach shortcake and ice cream. • • • There'* still a chance Some day you'll see That wheexe that* due From P. J. C. ass Wouldn’t it be a pretty note if, after the state soldiers are on their way to the border, it should be discovered they had failed to pack the finger bowls. * * * Our old friend Doc. well-known and popular chiropodist, says he has had to conclude finally that there is a saloon in Vtrdun. DETROIT TIMES Our Boyhood Ambitions. ] Cdf«>»pr* A v\\ y IfarW/ TWmp »ffTr«cvr \\\ ✓ S 7^^. „ _lsraspsry\\ V&X Ji§ * -.C V w - ' COURTMfy «Vl€V COOPER- VVAHTCDTO CATCh John p, Rocke FEuew. amp »m "tic. 5W »MM IMG- Amp AdARE TVI6M take HIM in PART MFRSH4P \A/»'TH THCAd BEFORE H€ GAVE THEM BACK their- Clothes " va»4-*t W 4» >OogJ T 4 l'v/ (CepvT* i*t». bv H. T WrtsrtJ b* Lloyd George as the Handy Man of Britain If it were done when ‘tls done, th-n 't were well It were done quickly—Macbeth. Llojrd-George is an admirable statestuan —an active, progressive, frank. full blooded. horae sensed man His words ring true His acts are decisive, and invariably they “bring home the bacon." I'n like the bulk of English politicians, he is able enough to make up hlx own mind and courageous enough to make his moves without continu ally angling for votes. He Is exact ly the opposite of the canting, mud dling. "pinhead - * sort of high offi cial which has cost the British cause so much suffering and loss in men. treasure and prestige. Though the mighty little Welsh man Is still the most hated and be loved man In Britain, he is as much the handy man of the coalition gov BE WORTH WHILE. ■Y H. ADDINGTON BRUCI Author of '“Thw RI44U of Personality“ Psychology and Parenthood.** etc. One of the chief ends of man la to work, and to work at something which In some way render* real ser vice to other men Thia 1* altruism every one of us ought to take to heart. W> ought to feel that, unless 111 or decrepit from age. to be a volun tary Idler Is a disgraceful thing. We ought to have the amblUnn to make ourselves worth while by working, and working hard, at some useful occupation. Yet many of us are quite content to Idle- —are quite content to lead an existence which, when candidly analysed, must he stigmatised as worthies*. The other evening I noticed in a newspaper the announcement of a marriage B-rammrn*. The pet*l** concerned were evidently of some social prominence, for the engage ment was featured on the front page, and considerable family his tory was given. Os the prospective bridegroom it was said he was the son of Mr. and Mrs So-and-So, w*e the grandson of Gen. Blank, and van connected with the family of Thi« and-That. It was added that, he had been graduated from a well known east ern college and w*« a member of several expensive and "exclusive" clubs, all of which were duly named But not one word did the an nouncement say about his being en gaged In work of any kind Work and this young man were seemingly atrsngers to one another Ido not envy him. I do not envy any man whose only claim on the attention of others is that he comes of a distinguished family and can boast club membership. ■Of course there Is nothing wrong In belonging to a good club, or to as many clubs as one ran afford. Borne of the most useful men of my acquaintance belong to a number of clnhs. Eut the point Is that they do some thing In addition to belonging to clubs. Their connection with clubs Is a mere Incident In their lives The great thin* Is that they have a service-rendering occupation. And any Ban who haa swrh aa ocupatton. no matter what l» ts. t* infinitely more worth while than ernment as he was of the Liberal ministry. When anything nas gone intolerably wrong during the laM 10 years Mr IJoyd George has be*-n sent for to put It in order, and his odd job.-' have ranged from mend ing a great railway strike and *ef. tllng a miners* strike to organizing the finances of the war and saving thousands of British soldiers bv filling the shortcomings and rectify lng *he blunders of the war office in the matter of shells, machine guns and artillery "When In trouble, send for I.loyd George. - " the minis ter of "Wh*t needs most attending to," Is a standing rule of the gov ernment. There was a hig attendance in the house of commons when Premfer Asquith, fresh from his tour of in speefion of Ireland, was vainly ex- the man who does nothing except sign club check* and get his name In the society columns of his local newspaper*. This latter type of man. when all 1* said and done, ready belongs to the street-loafer class He may have a college training, but like the street loafer he is a cumberer of the earth, a useleas parasite. Every man who works Is superior to any man who. from his own choice, passe* hi* time In Idleness Just remember this the next time you are tempted to envy the fellow who "does not have to work ” Also remember, please, that vol untary Idling carries with It some pretty heavy penalties, whether the Idler he rich or poor. Your Idler la seldom happy, and almost aa seldom healthy. He knows what "nerves” are to an ex tent undreamed by most of his hustling, achieving, useful fellow be ings "Work.’' said Madame Schwet. chine, "la really the thin* that fatigue* us the least ” And It 1s the thing that makes us ready worth while. The Keep Well Column STREET ACCIDENTS In this day of automobiles If Is cu rlous how little attention Is paid by health work era to to -itfl tlstlcs recently prepared by the pn lice department, the total number of street accidents In one year In New York city waa 22* 40. which resulted In deaths Os the person* killed. RIO wer» men and 149 women, or about three and a half times as many men as women Os these. 10* were children under six years of age. and 111 were between the ages of six and 1* In the nonfat*! accident* the pro —By Webster. to uiifold some wondrous I plan for the regeneration of that un I happy island In the peers’ i;»llery : »*'rf I.ord Wimborne ilrish lord lieutenant at the t!m*' of tne Sinn Fein outbreak •. still in a state of suspended animation; l>ord Mae rv>nnHl. wnnder.ng whether Mr A«- qir’h wo ild succeed where he and Mr Wyndham had fatl-d. and I.ord Brv< e ex < hjef sncx-Lary. lo whom the Sinn F«iner* are indebted for the repeal of the arms act Fvrn Mr Rirrell. the late Irish *ecretary. i crept in quietly to learn how hi* chief had solved in nine dava the problem that had so completely has fled him for a< many years A vio lent Irish debate on the old heroic scale was expected with certainty Poor thincs' In half an hour It was all England's ar»ful dodg er and master evader of a premier had no panacea of his own to pre scribe—he «imply announced tha* Mr. Lloyd-fJeorge had been deputed by the cabinet to confer with the various Irish leaden. Mis selection of the very efficient minister of munitions wa« generally approved, for anyone who knows how to handle high explosives with out causing premature explosion or who can use a high temperature In dealing wi»h refractory ores as the said minister of munitions assured ly does, is flt for the office of high harmonious blark-mlth of Ireland Only those who were so sanguine as to expect prompt and wondrous action from the premier's own hand were disappointed. As an Irish member expressed it: “This has been the F>ickens of a day We began with 'Great Egpec 'ations' and ended with our 'Mutual Friend.”*—M Colegny, in the Cln natl Enquirer. His Dav Off. The Rev Sibley wan absent from hi* pulpit la«t week. Our (rental pastor, the Rev. F I* Sibley, presented re scribe with a fln* rut nf m mkrjionrr Monday of th'* weep Thank*, draron.—Rre. ton tWIs i Banner. "My frarhrr says It I* our con science rha* »r|!* UN when we do wrong.*' said little Dorothy. "Weil, i don't rarr.'* rejoined her • mall brother, "Just *o It don't, go and blab what we do to mother.” portion of men and women wa§ aim liar to that Just noted, and there were 2.301 children under *l* year* and 5.085 between the age* of six and 15 year>. The rau*e* were a* follow*: Pa* *enger automobile*, 4.855, electric afreet car*, 3.025; fall* due to cause* other than accident* caused l»y vehicle*, .i.00f,; home drawn ve hicle*, true k* or wagon*. 2.441, and collision* of all kind*. 2.428 The other cause* of accident* were com paratlvely. small. While the old popular Idea wa* that racing ambulante* or Are en gme* cfiu« 1 mom street accldenta. a month > careful tabulation showed that therr was only one ambulance ao.rldent to every 5.042 run*, and on* Are engine accident tn every 4,4*1 run*. The Daily Reminder TODAY’S AMXIVBRSARIK* 17*4 First negro church In \m**r- Ira dedicated In Philadelphia I*l* I'ope Plus VII leaned his fen ioui edict egalnet all Utbtu so* cm ties. ISIS —Tenelon Iron bridge, believed to be the first of Its kind Tn the fnlt* ed Sfitee patented by Augustus ("an* field of Pl*t In Meld N. J. I*4, r A fire In the city if 0»'» bee, the eecind within a month destroyed 1.3*5 houses ttta—Zachary Taylor was commis sioned a major general of the United states army. Us!—Henry Clay, famous i-tatea men. died in Warhtngton. D C\ Horn In .ianover county, Va . April 13. 177’. l*t>7 -Gen W T Sherman author ised Governor ("raw ford of Kansas to • all out e volunteer battalion to pro tect the frontier from Indians 1*73 —Foreign ministers were if • eived In audience for the first time by Ihe Kmperlor of Chins at Tekln I**o—Annexation of Tahiti to France I*ll A great Inland lake suddenly *id mysteriously appeared in the lower part of the Colorado desert I*<>4 "nan ' Emmett, famous mins trel and author of “Dixie." died at Mount Vernon. Ohio. Born there. Oct :* im. nit 1 CAR AGO TODAY IT THE WAR. Austro-German armies captured Tomasiow In Southern Poland Merlin reported five French attacks near Verdun wete repu teed German troops reached Kamionkiv. twenty-five miles northeast of Um be rg Gei mans fiercely assailed Russian army in Its new position along the Mug River TODAY’S RIRTHDAi I. Prince Hanilo. heir apparent to the throne of Montenegro, born at t'et tinje. 4 .'> vests ago today Gen Gforj* W Goethals. chief en gineer in the building of the Panama • 'anal and flist civil governor of the Panama t'anal Zone, horn tn Brook lyn. 5* years ago today William E Borah. United States r< nator from Idaho, born at Fairfield I > ears ag<> toit) George \V Stevens president of the • 'hesapeake and Ohio Railway born at Plica. 0.. tJS years ago today James H Mays, representative in Pi Ogress of the Second Utah district horn in East Tennessee. 41 years ago today. Rt Rev. John B Morris. Catholic bishop of Little Rock, horn st H»n nersonv Ilia, Tenn . 50 year* ago to day t»r George F. Hale, director of the Mount Wilson observatory at Pasa dma. horn in Chicago. 4* years ago today. I*r William J Mayo, one of the head* of the famous surgical clinic a’ Rochester. Minn born at Le Sueur Minn 7.5 years ago today E J Watson, commissioner of agri culture of South Carolina, horn In Edgefield county. S. C. 47 years ago today Wilbert Robinson, manager of ih* Brooklyn National league haaehall team, horn at Hudson. Mass 33 years ugo todav Robert H Veach. left fielder of the Detroit American league baseball team b rn at St «'harlea. K y., 38 vears r.gu today | A Poem a Day I.ATR My father brought somebody up. To show u* all asleep. They . sine *• softly «t# the watrs As you could creep They whispered In the doorway there And looked at us a while, T had my eye* shut up. hut I Could feel him smile. I shut my eye# up close, and lay As still as I could keep. Because I knew he wanted us To..Ue asleep —Josephine Preston Peabody. Pointed Paragraphs Never fool with a fool; ha may fool you. A short answer frequently help-* to start something. On his banding knees a man may And baggy trousers. Love makes a fool of many a man who was considered wise One way for a lawyer to rlae at the bar Is to stand on a chair. Some girls never find they have hearts till after they are loat. A nan may know what he ought to do, yet be unable to And any one who win do it. An office holder should save some money -but not enough to start an Investigation When it comes u> saving pennies a woman will save a dollar before a man baa saved 10 centa. A gosling never attempts to teach a goose, yet there are children who imagine they are wiser than Ibeir parents. To Analyze Bite*. Dr. Alvin W. Struse. of Phlladel phla, ha* sailed for the orient to "make a general survey and study of tropical disease* and of snake bite* and poison* In India.” for the Rockefeller Institute of New York. Hl* associate In the work will be Dr Victor C. Helser. of the Philip pine general hospital. His experl ence cover* 25 year* tn hot climates. He wa* on* of the founder* of th* Philippine general hospital. His Itinerary call* for sojourn* In the Hawaiian Islands. India, the FIJI I*l and*, the federal states, Australia and the Island of Ceylon, the trip to take not less than two years. The Old Gardener Say* That It Is a wise plan to use a sharp knife rather than scissor* when cutting flowers for house decoration because the scissor* hare a tendency to aqueese the stem* so that they will take up less water than they *hould And It is best to make a slanting cut with the knife. Os course there 1* no reason why scissor* should not be uaed in removing the flow ers from the plant* ts the stem* *re afterwards cut again with a knife, and so msny pretty gar den scissors have been designed for milady that It seem* a pity ne» to nee them THURSDAY* JUNE 29* 1916 Lfoyalty To the Public. •V OR. PRANK CRANE (Copyright. I#lß, by Frark Crane) Loyal to the public. At the present stage of evolution it would seem to he about a hundred years or so yet before any considerable num ber of consciences progress to the point where this phrase means anything. The moral sense logins with the indi vidual and advances toward the group. Most of us understand minor loyalties. It has some force, and wo catch the idea, when one talks of being loyal to a wife, to a friend, to a family, to an employer, to the Free Masons, to the church, to one’s native state, and to the father land. All these things are concrete. We can grasp them. They are tangible ikons. Poetry is made about them, and songs are sung. But just being loyal to “the people” is at present pretty much of a joke. To most of us the people do not exist. It is a phrase. Our class exists, our na tion, perhaps the white race. But there are no insides to the word humanity. It is a colored shell. And yet the redemption of our com mon life waits precisely upon this. We are never going to get rid of the indecen cies of politics, the graft and corruption of civic life, until the “public” means something solid and real enough to be a lodestone to conscience. There are too many men in public career who would scorn to betray a friend or swindle a neighbor or do any thing to offend the old soldiers or the hyphenated Americans, and who regard a robbery of the people at large as a commendable evidence of shrewdness. The pork-barrel congressman who gets a bill through to put up a $50,000 post office building in his home town where $5,000 would be too much, is given a banquet when he gets home. He ought to be sent to jail. He has not cheated any one man; but he has cheated us all. he has cheated the United States. His conscience gives a very feeble tug to the alderman who votes for a public utility franchise that outrages nobody but everybody. He wouldn’t rob a bank nor bum a hay-rick, but he smilingly robs the vague and nebulous public. Democracy is rather a severe strain on human nature. It is quite sure to break down in so fax as conscience is not democratized. Loyalty to the public ought to he as vigorous and recognized as loyalty to the crown. But it isn’t. The trouble with the doctrine of Jesus, the reason why most people regard His teachings as impossibly ideal, is that His conscience was developed in advance of His time, and of our time, for that mat ter. With Him humanity was the thing. More than any other being on earth he had the human nerve. He was the incarnation of Kant’s categorical impera tive. Nothing hut a sense of “loyalty to the public” can make a statesman out of a politician, can make a Christian out of a churchman, can make a human being out of a patriot, can make a great news paper out of party or personl organ, can make a gentleman out of a financier, can make a man out of a bounder. Soem day we will realize that ‘The People” is God’s other name. Our Neglected Boy Crop. Somebody swiped Johnny's mitt today. Mayba Ma said she didn't have any money for another. So Johnny lay for Dad at the comer where th* car stopa and demanded a sum sufficient to meet hi* sad necessity. Maybe Dad was feeling pretty tired of a good many things, but chiefly of the high cost of everything, and so he replied accordingly. Then Johnny teased And w*s scolded. Or worse And he will not csre whsf he does tomorrow, If he can't have another catrher's mitt. Poor Johnny* He belong* to the country'* neglected boy crop. And yet few persons look upon him as neg. lected. His parent* are thrifty, temperate, con scientious They see thst the boy ha* plenty of food, baths snd clothe*. They see that Johnny ha* pretty nearly every thing he want* EXCEPT AMUSEMENT. They leave Johnny to find that for himself. But when he doe* find It, they call It mis chief Now If Johnny were a waif, somebody W’oultj take great pains to see that he had his two week* In the country, and that he was especially provided with work and play enough to keep hint out of mischief. Bat Johnny’s parent* are Industrious —and Jus! a little too busy to censor Johnny's entertain ment. They are also provident—snd Just « trifle too much interested In saving for the fu lure to give the right kind of attention to tht present That Is why the boys In some of the mosl respectable families turn out badly. Everybodj is too busy to look after them. Money I* to< preclou* to Rpend on them. And the chances are that a few Quarter* In reared over and over In hate. hall*, mitts ant mask* would pay far greater dividends H Johnny's charscter than many dollar* saved so Johnny's bank account or college course. NOT CtJSTOMARY. He —Would your father and mother efrjaet | they knew I had kilted you? p She—They never havw —Life.