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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1817.
PICTURES ATTACK ON NEW YORK Buildings Make Fine Targets, Declares Dramatist GERMANS COULD EASILY HIT THEM Granville Barker Is Confident of Ally Victory "I would hate to If* In New York If the Gorman* shelled the c'ty." Ml<! Granville Barker, English dram ttlst and sponsor ot tho Little The ater movement. who was tn Detroit Monday evening." Those skyscrap ers would tnnko pretty good targets. Th© Ocnnnna ran shoot 12 miles and they are first class marksmen " "The farther I go from the At lan tic seaboard, the l« ti Interest I find In the war. people out hero dc not seem to realise what Is taking place at all New York Is all alive to the situation. "How do I think It is coming out? Why, there Is only one wav that It (an corne out. The G« rmans must be taught that they cannot settle anythlrg bv force of arms Then military power must be broken. "Personally 1 Ilk* the *outh Ger mans v**r\ much. They nrr fine peo pie. anil I do not believe that they wished to go to war, but the Prus sian* are at other class As for Ger many being afraid of France that Is nonsense, but the French are afraid of Gem any "France, of coup***, was obliged to illy hers *lf w ith Russia for protec tion. Had It not been for Belgium. England would never hate gon« into the war. "The new government In Englxnd is not »ei> different ftom the old IJoyd-George has more personal magnet!<t* and und*rstands the peo pie be"e.* than Asquith. Ills tern pertinent la n<*t as Judicial. He takes passion and Instinct Into ac count. Asquith can only see Jut Uce. Hews cornpb tely non plusred a ben. af’er promising to settle a •trike with a coir id-tely unpteju dlced arh.traMon. he was told by the Strikers that that ©ns not what thev wanted They minted the thing* that they stood for right or wrong AU tiiis la beyond the understanding cf Mr. Asquith Lloyd-George knows all this «n1 acta accordingly. The old government had b* ~om* so In Wived, like au old business, that It was better to make a clean sw**ep •nd begin all over. “The English people have Seen sdrntrir g the Germans too much for the last 20 vears They hive sent delegation* of tien over to study their methods; thev have made a big fu*s over them and talked Gei man this and German that until the Oetnnoi have really ternmo icsuf ferably cc»nc*-|r> and. J.loyd George built up fils pension aud Inmrunc© systems » n the German. "There is no doubt that they are • remarkable penile hut they do not stand f>*r toe thir g.t the Anglo-M*xon •lands for Th**y are not Heine cratlc Howrv«.r. 1 am Inclined to Iblnk that 'he ivemrcratlc party wfll make great strides loth In Oerinany and Russia after ihls war They have already gained ground In Hur •la " Mr. Barker has been In Fnglifnd •nd Fn*n< e curing it ost of the war lie cam© to America in Iyeccmber. He came to Detroit to lecture. PROF. WHITE OF HARVARD DEAD CAMBRIDGE. Mass. Feb. 13 Charles J White, professor emeri tus of mathematics at Harvard uni verslty, and author of several books on astronomy, was found dead In his chair In his room Monday. He bad been ill for several days with ths fTlppe . Prof. White was 78 years old and Joined the Harvard faculty In 1870. remaining In active service until 1894. He was registrar of the in •tltutlon from 1876 to 18K8 ilefore coming to Harvard he t»ught for nine years In the United States naval academy, which was then lo< atrd at New port, It. I. NEW' YORK -letters arrldng from England bear a little red rnd white stick* r reailinr "iv>n’t Forget that the arrival of ibis letter Is to the British navy Join the Navy League'" » “1' mi Kb Poit am C»rr«l <'oin|>«ny, IUUI* <T«---k M. Mgin Oludlu Poatum r»r»»l Cos., Ltd., Win«ltor, Q|it*rl* Sophie Lyons Hears Noted Prison Warden Tell of Criminals and Chats With Him of Her Cell Days Sophia I jons Burke, onca a fe male Raffles, known from New York to Paris, cam© Into her own as a worker for the reform of criminal*. Monday night, when Thomas Mott Orbome, former warden of Sing Sing prison, fhrsook the society of lawyers and learned Judges. Sopule's old enemies, to talk with her. They < hatted _>f mutual acquaintances In fclng Sm3 and compared notes on the newest way* of dealing with criminals. With his hair closecropped in ionvict style, the famous penologist told Mrs. Burke that he hail Just "been doing his jit ” He had spent more than a week In a cell In the Portsmouth navy prison, he said, to tee bow the offenders there were punished. With her husband Mr* Burke went to the Hoard of Commerce, where Mr. Osborne addressed the alumni an I rtudents of the Detroit College of 1 oiw on the "Prison prob Irm" Word reachtd the ex warden that she had asked permission to -tl in tho gallery. Ho excused himself City News in Brief w. |*. umh, ti»«silT« »*mUr? •! Ibv Detroit I llltiM*' IraKUr. will »p*-ak on "The Kulins Powers In Detroit" Wetfsssday noon. In the Burroughs AddlfiU Muchms c<im ptny's t> mnssiuin. ala nteetlng if t-mptoyrs Je.li* Slfrr.l J. Werpl > will alve aw • •ISreae SatarSer alafcf. H o'clock. In the F>>M Motor plant, before the Teachers' club. II.• subject will be "How Our lawi are Interpreted.” Tke Rkhlsas Rsllrwil i«d* »•» Kehrwarr Is new In Hrrnlatlnn. The guide contains time tnblea cor rected up to the first of the month and It also contains Its usual monthly protest against eaatarn standard time Anew arfaaieat Inr the pwrekane nf rn aaioniobile (ram Ike standpoint of economy la the price of shoes. Kven now enterprising salesmen ara figuring out how much ahoa leather la worn oft bv each step one takes, and the price per mile at HO per pair of shoes. •■Yea. Johnny/* said a aietker tn her reaai sen na a Mirhlgaa ear. “we have enough coal for tomorrow and then If they wont sell us any we’ll Just taka your little ttag-n and walk along tha car tracks and steal It won't we*”' Johnny thought It would be great fun. I nrawer Pel Ire t wawaslantaaer Jaba (.1 llesple. declaring hr la thrw with holding public office, has Joined a bonding and real estate firm with offices in the Dime Hank building < *ne of the other partners is Julius Krlmmtl a member of the city aldermantc lame duck society. J T rank Haaty. farmer gavrraaae af ladlana and Pmktblllnai candidate for prer drnt at the leaf election, dellvared the chlrf address at the dinner even Monday night tn Grand Rlver-ave Methodist chureh I y men of the congregation. About 1.000 attended ’•'he Jarkena I naiaty Aatenaahlle elab, which the I • trail Automo bile cluo assisted ir organising has opened ita oftlces In the Mote) Otsego and la r. edy to receive . visitors t« T Painter Is the secre tary In charge. The aew straw hats, wreathed la roars, wblrb are a racing Ihr win dows these days, look a little pre mature to the average shopp-r Os course It'a possible they are In tended for those fortunate tndlvld. uals who ran run away to I'etm Hearh or Hants Barbara for "the remainder of the sea eon." Sr*, nrpba O. I‘lthla. bead af the Itameatlc Arleace tfepartaes) af Thotrss Normal Training School, has returned from Albion, where she addressed the students of Al bion college, members of in# •• o men'a clut*. and the women >.f the college faculty on "Home Kcon oimca From a Vocational Stand point." “Mamma." said a petwleat child am a W andward-ave. car Taesdey. “If rou don't quit scolding me you'll urn out my ear batteries, Why don't you take the electric light company’s advice and economise 7" "She must he from Boston,” re marked a man passenger as he sur veyed the 7-year-old who spake thus to her parent. James (I. leaf, awe af the leading d-ntl*ta af Philadelphia and Intwn all ovrt the country as an inventor of dental Instruments, died sud denly It Philadelphia recently from the effect f of geeollne fumes from his automobile. Word was received here t y hia c «ue«n. Horace 11. !*ane, consulting engineer, whose offices are It the Him. Bank building Farmer Jwdge Joseph W. Ilsssvas. hn*.ng retarnrd from a trip ta Floriifa an.l Tuba, has announced that he will not be a candidate f< r circuit Judge Ills friends placed him In nomination, he said think ing four extra places would he created for the Wayne Judiciary bv the legislature. Inasmuch as this has not been done. Judge Don ovan declares hs will not make the run. ' “If an*»se thinks that there ts any pleasure In traveling this kind es weather, let him try It. that's all.*' said the grouch who had Just re turned from the east ae\en houra late on one nf tha crack trains. That be rereived on* dollar rebate on his ticket did not smooth his ruffled f clings. lie had to spend mora than that for a cer*-al break faat and soms more for the porter wlii brought H tc. him. YYlltlam K. Wefeger. preside at af the Permit \■ rnn shile rlwb. tele graphed President Wilson that ths members of ths club sre at the disposal of the government In the event of war to be used In what ever way eppei.ra must available. President Wilson has wired bis thanks. decl*<tng that he greatly appreciated tl»v fa’tiotlc offer. Daa Y eaT.lle. aw assistant la the af ter af the sraaeeatlag atlnrwer. was the sneaker at the Monday luncheon of the U. A I. club. In Palestine lodge house taking the place of Ms father. Judge Philip T. Vsn7.ll©. who was unable to he present on account of llln»a* In the family The son attended the luncheon to report that his father would he unable to keep his en gagement, and when aafced to sub efltute for his parent, readily con- I sented giving a very Interesting account of the work of the prose cutor's office. *Y. a. Gilbreath, msnsaer af the De troit Automobile elab has Jaa* re calvtd a letter front Orlando, Fla innonnetng the organisation of an automobile club In that city This is the first cluh of this kind to hs orasnlted In the state «>f Florida and la preliminary to the organ isation of a Florida State Automo bile association, Mr. Gilbreath urged such an organisation on his visit Ir Florida last winter. There was a time, aat a# many rears age. wbea the eald weather reparl •r would start out In tho morning from tha speaker*’ table to greet Mrs. Burke. None of ths banquet guests were •a much at home with the famous penologist as was the authoress of "Why Crime Does Not Pay," Sophie Lyons* autobiography. Altho Sophie Lyons' days of crime were over when Osborne became warden of Bln* Sing, they knew many of the awn© people. The wo men’s prison of Ntw York state, which Is now in Aut urn, was at Sins Sing when 8ophl*» beram© celebrated among criminologists. "You abolDhod hanging women up by the hands as they used to do when I went to Hlnr Fing na u girl cf 14," ahe said She told him of having vlsltrd Charles Steward, who abet and killed an Immigration nfP. rial on a train nearing Windsor, and having difficulty In convincing the Essex county Jailors that sho was really Sophie Lyons The rortamouth navy prison rds were as bad as those In other places, Warden Osborne told her. "They are Just kids there and it la a shan»» to mistreat them," h« i aid. for the McGregor mission. So. It wasn't a case of ne< rsslty In tlma <>f unusual cold he could get a story about the army of wander ers who came to the mission to save themselves from freexlng There used to be lots of figures, facts and features. Monday, the cold* at day In five years the cold weather reporter went back to the mission. "No," said the man be hind the desk, "last night was Just like any other night. You see. there s too much work In Detroit. It isn't like It used to be.” “Slang with amsllpas. the eapendl lure neiYMir* far sustaining life these duya. the coal famine and th" collector who Insists on being paid on time. I believe the workmen of the straphanger caste should stamp with both feet on another pest.' said a M)rtte line patron. ”1 refer to that form of animal organism which stands In the renter of the isle, gurgling silliness to a loyal patron of cnewlng gum makers, while lots and lots of sober and productive rltlsens are freeilng on the bsck platform because the lane between the sesta Is obstructed T repeat, gentlemen. wlthNboth feet." “If nanirii roald oaly he brought ta resltse uhnt a perk a* trouble they could avoid by keeping the feet and legs warm end dry and well protected. physicians would hat a fnr fewer cases of chronic ailments peculiar to the female sex, to hold In chuck." remarked a prominent doctor as he watched women, young and old. clad In silken hose and satin slippers, or thin, fancy shoes ("limb In and out of motor cars In front of a well-know-n rlub and walk knes deep thru snow and slush. "To avoid dlseaae in later Ilfs It ta abaolutely essential that a woman bs warmly shod and pro tected from cold and dampneas. but you can't make 'em listen to such practical and prosaic advice." tin hhi lea *. Frunhlln scare* th new literacy test far Im at Ia ration as unjust and un-American In s lecture before the New FentUFy club on "A study of the doctrln*’ America for Americans." Monde'- afternoon According t" Df Franklin this new test will ex cludt manv desirable Immigrant trom this country while permTHTh many undesirable ones. such a* criminal* and anarchists, to enter Me considers It a retrogressive step m American history and hope* that after It has been put to s test the rorisrleni e of the Am- rlran people will demand Its repeal. VI. I- F.**y, es New York, aatlaaal H«»? Seoul commissioner, addreaaeif the Detroit Ministerial association at Its monthly meeting In the Y, M. t\ A.. Monday, relative to the Boy Scout w-'frk and the need <>f funds for Its maintenance H • spoke pf the relation of the S'-nu* movement to the church. More than one-half of Die scout master* of th* country ate ministers, Mr I-Vldy pointed out, and have t*k«n active Interest In the work. Mon day Mr Eddy addressed the mem tiers of the Y M. C. A troop. Tuesday night he will address th • members of the Detroit Rotary club In tha Mtatler. Thomas Matt Osburue. farmer war den af Sing Stag prison, spahe at a luncheon given Monday bv th* Men's club of the Fnltartan church In the t> A f\. on his expsrlenca ns a voluntary prisoner In Portsmouth, th# naval prison, end declared that the men Incarcerated there, whose only crime was desertion. were treated much worse than In the ordinary prisons and regarded by the of rio'a I * ns hardened criminals Me has eent a r# pert to Secretary Daniels and hopes that action will be taken *>n this matter. Monday afternoon Mr Orbotr.e and the Rev E It Shipp* n visited the Detroit Mouse of t orrectlcn. Mr Osborne Is vlrlttnc lacks* n pels* n today. CUBAN UNREST IS WATCHED BY UNITED STATES HAVANA. Feb. 13 flelrurn of the city government by military forces at Santiago de Cuba as an other development In the election riots wan reported here today. pnrcntly the seizure was accom pllnhed with no violence nor dlaor der. the military commanders mere ly taking charge of the city and patrolipg the streets. Their excuse for this assumption of authority was that the government officials were violating the Inw In hearing and de ciding contested elections. The dismissed German ambassa dor. Count von llemstorff. with his family and suite, have tentatively enraged passage to sail from New York today on the Scandinavian liner FViJerßk VIII. I Little Denofaetor* I of Mankind | Ukujjburjjr Pill| IConutlpitlon Illi I Neglected—Kill* I DETROIT TIMES AMERICAN ‘KING’ HAS ABDICATED And Regular Officials Once More Rule In Szechuen Province BAN FRANCISCO, Feb. IS.—Meet King Francis of Wanshien. Bse chuen province. China. He has Just arrived here on the liner Bhinyo Maru from the Orient. A year ago be was merely FTan els G. Prescott, of Boston, manager of the Standard OH company prop erties In Wanshien, a remote die trlct of northwestern China. In that district he reigned as king foi several moons. He told the story today. "During the revolution which fol lowed the death of Yuan Shi Kal/’ he said, "pirates and rebels began arriving at Wanshien In droves and the regular officials fled. Os coura« I had to protect our company’s prop * Tty. “Pretty soon the people began to gather at my office and we arranged for the defense of the province. We raved the town The people got an idea I did It and they made me ruler Marbe they didn’t call me king, but ♦ hat’* wbot It amounted to. They k ARPmSsJij. 40 Player Pianos and 60 Pianos One hundred Pianos and Player-Pianos. Nearly all new. Pail of them from our Milwaukee and Min neapolis brandies and the balance from our groat stock here. MUST BE SOLD AT ONCE! Rejrardl#ss of former prices or values, to make room for rejrular shipments and to reduce our stock that we have in storage At Practically Your Own Price! Start Your Monthly Payments on a Fiaio or Player-?ia o in April ft n|i Nothing Will Be Spared to Sen These Instruments in a Short Time Come in and Make Your Selection . omorrow We cannot mention all the makes of Pianos and Player-Pianos that are included in this sale, but you will be able to find nearly any make you wish. Open Saturday Evening Until Nine O’cloek Ofhpr Fveninnr* bv Annointment Only—(nil Main 3372 CTO RY<S CLARK PIANO CO.] ,'j ,-310 AVC. DETROIT . second Block north of grand circus’ pAh k.7*" *- - fc-- gave mu a beautiful palace wort) f600,000 to Uvs In. held a proccs slon and wanted to kill a few people for my benefit. •‘On on© occasion when Victor Murdock visited ms they wanted to have an execution or two In honor of his arrival." After the pirates and rebels had been repeatedly driven off and quiet hnd been restored, the regular offi cials returned, said Prescott, and he succeeded In convincing the people that he didn’t want to be ruler. SEEK DRIVER WHO INJURED A CAR RIDER Police officers wero still sea-chlng 1 uesday mornirg for th* drsvei of the automobile which struck and seriously Injured John Thorpe, of No. 374 Hart ave., at Jefferson-ave. and Uhene-st. Monday afternoon. Ihon>e was alighting from a street car when the automobile drove he lord hint and sqt'cfzrd him against the car. He Is In £t. Mary’s hoepl tal. suffering from u fractured skull. The driver of the automobile sped away. It Is said that the police have learned the number of the license on the machine. Otto IVnrti, who lives m the name house with Thorpe was bruised tthen h- tried to step off the cat AUSTRIA WAVERS LONDON THINKS British Keenly Interested In Conference of Kaiser and Emperor LONDON. Feb. IS.—Whether Kaiser William's visit today to VI enna for conference with Einperor Karl was not brought about by a desire to stiffen up Germany's ally was the subject of considerable peculation here today. Amsterdam dispatches, repeating meager ad vires from Vienna merely aald the kaiser was paying a visit to the new sovereign of Austro Hungary. It was pointed out here today that the United States has not broken relations with Austro-Hungary and there have been hints that the American government was negotiat ing with Vienna hoping that Aus tria would not Indorse the German policy of unlimited suhniarlnings. British officials think Austria which has felt the pinch of hunger and of her war losses far more than Germany, has long been wav ering. rHOMPSON TO TRY 'FRISOO-GOTH AM PLANE JUNKET NEW YORK. Feb. 11— Deloyd Thompson, holder of ths world’s mile aeroplane speed record and of the record for altitude with a pas senger announced today he will at '*.*rapt a Ran Francisco to New York flight this spring He purchased his machine for the flight at the aero show here and haa elaborate THE DANGt-Kj that prevail—the riaka that parallel every hour of your activities In the midst of the congested condition of the city are a menace to the moet careful of us. Those who are indifferent to the keenness of their eyesight are playing continually with fate Think what an accident to you would mean —Consult L. V. SMITH Exclusive Optometrist Is In Charge of FRIEDBERG’S OPTICAL PARLORS 212 Griswold Pay At Your Own Convenience FIFTY-FOURTH SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT a fijr Rational gmm Sc Jlnurafruritt fltowmwM OP DETROIT, MICHIGAN is. ipit ASSETS. Real Estate Mortgagee, Trust Doada and Contracta....SM79,4BtJi Real Estate 119.755J54 Home Office Sulldlng • 120.00000 Due on Stock Il,lltSo Stock Loans 90.00 Unexplred Premiums. Fees and Taxes £291 J§ Duo from Stockholders, Agents and others. Including C. O. D. Stock In course of collection 4,299.77 Furniture and Fixtures 2,430.00 Cash on hand and In Banka . 199.945.0S $3,307,400.14 LIABILITIES Capital Stock Paid In Loan Fund. $2,995,849.40 Undivided Profits 180,070.94 Advance Dues and Interest 1,349.91 Coupons Due and Unpaid 6,355.94 Matured Stock Unpaid 1,600.00 Due Borrowers (incomplete loans) 97,273.29 Unused recording fees.... 18.00 Special Reserve for Franchise Taxes 900.00 Reserve 29494.74 $3,307,490.14 During the year ending January IS. 1917. thla Company granted loans aggregating 91,076,200.00. which assisted In building 538 homes. Five per cent Interest, compounded semi-annually, paid on aavlnge accounts. Strictly an institution for Savings. COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF ASSETS January 15, 1915 $2,931,428.83 July 15, 1915 2,961,782.05 January 15, 1916. 2,985,972.82 July 15, 1916 3,192,500.78 January 15, 1917 3,307,488.14 OFFICERS Joseph G. Standart. President I.lneaa I Halsey. Secretary Fred I\ Todd. Vice President. Edward H. Burmester, Treasurer 420-4 Farwelt Building Detroit DIRECT ADVERTISING la anathar name far wall pnWtad CATALOGS. BOOKLITB AND ENVELOPE INSERTS. USED JUDICIOUSLY In conjunotlan with nawupapar a4L vartialng It WILL BRING RESULTS Our Printing Dapartmant eaa aaila fy tha meat particular* TIMES PRINTING CO. PWINTERS-BINPEWS-EWCRAVEWS 75.75-T7 lAQLEV AVENUE AT ARANO RIVER - MAIN 4520 » plane worked out for tasarlas *9 pairs and supplies at various pedals along the liae. DR DRETZKA WEDS MISS DORIS MOORS Miss Doris Moore, who played the role of "PegO'Sly Heart.” succeed ing lauirette Taylor, today la the wife of Dr. I,eo J. Dretika, supertn- Undent of the receiving hoepttaL They were married Monday night fa the home of a friend, and la t*»« presence of a few lattmaiaa. PAGE 3