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t FTfito rnnr People Under 1. Qnr May Be Spared Mbniaxion in Berlin that |lot note to Mexico, intercepted by ' tfefe government, is fenume. comes hard jP gg| M * blow to those of our country who ES| boon hoping against the overt act * ggt weak) plunge us into war. * ft la undarstood that President Wilson bas in mind the sinking of an American gfcip with American lives, as the act on Mm part of Germany conforming to the notice that this country is not to be gpgred ill the campaign of ruthless sid>- MMurfoe warfare. 0«r pacifists took heart, therefore. When the American steamer Orleans ar rtod safely in France and reported hav- ] Jhg passed through the danger rone with oot Incident, and when the American gtaamar Rochester passed safely through 4t* mm, also. That part of the note which brings dis toay to these oucifiats is the evidence that seems determined to force a war, which is evidence that those of our •hipa which get by the submarines will do ao^purely through good fortune. Bafrwtfnl aa the case may be. it looks Mha war for this country of ours with nb ana **»iwy left to praise God for and AmA if a war comes, that it was not of Mr own making. At which point, we may go back to the , Mia from Germany to Mexico and in it Ipak for hope with which to replace the Imp* it has crushed. If that note signifies anything, it sigm fhn that the position of Germany is den- H II aigatflas the desperation of madness M tha port of a country nearing the end Iff fti tops, sod our renewed hope may be hi the fact that the end of its rope MM** the end of this war ;•ThM proposition made to Mexico for ftipir rr- that a mad kaiser is Ip hot conquered and about to be wak fjpi hoi hia dream of world domination. EjM Mm and part of it all is. the reel tWou es this madness (the madness to ■Mpmflitariomhaa led) are the German 'HPKjXO* Mti reveals the determine ijpiffha German government to follow hi the neutral countries, the ftdPpMtates included, with the action qpMMhmad, in defiance of all law Mir comas, then pH that could have hsi dona, and Prsaident Wilson will be "W h) leak out from the White House mm opon his UNITED AMI KM A. wi do lot contemplate an expedition m dace — money and munitions are the Mh the Allies need, rather than men, Wp'hat it might reach that point. pAhiihoaU that point be reached Mr. ■|§* if you am there in the thick of the |py» oq wapt you to take notice of the iMbw fighting at your aids we want you Hliho Better of just how hard and how Mpha pacifist can fight when there is no fMger a chance for peace. Mstkmal Education Association Refuses, Wisely, to Be Stampeded !W« Are ftad that the National Educa **»ociatioii which has been holding [ ||| amt«al convention in Kansas City, ■wj* I'tjocted proposal for military train 'W§ in the elementary and high schools. glfcst it is in favor of the same for j "ten after 20 years is another mat ,Hpp and not to be at present. y* o 21 are supposed to choose for , tMßisclves and will do so according to bum of mind received by early edu- IpUtion or the pleasure of public opinion. R-lßStary training in the public schools inaure a militaristic country, such f more completely than would My ttfcer one thing imaginable. 1 aHe the youth of the land with Ljpfr plastic, Impressionable minds. *!lov Officer to come in and mold them to army ethics and ideals, and ~ture to say that 95 per cent L#lao«ie out thinking war the most *mmkm thing In the world; the soldier . tHEMfhSSt type of man and the coijrHf r e A IK battlefield the only kind of coui H^lShuts considering. SW following in the footsteps of llpilpltilitntal Europe as nearly as we can. Srw our teographic;,! position w e may &NPO them from their death-defving sys mf* by refusing to succumb. a fearful struggle which the MtoU have passed thru. have had to endure the taunts ||ll Militant ones, for pacifism is « new ■Hy tsOMid the light, and such steps MtMMT, MABCH », IM7 have always been accompanied by mis understanding and persecution. We congratulate the N. E. A. for keep ing its head above water and refusing to be stampeded in this matter. President Wilson Signs a Greater Defense Measure While the senate was in the throes of articulation ovfir the bill authorising the arming of American ships, the president provided for a more sweeping and for midable system of national defense by ] affixing his signature to the measure that banishes booze and boose advertising from twenty-six states of the union. Whisky is never neutral. Profeasing friendship and service, it is mankind’s historic foe; fiercely inimical to both in dividual and national life. No military preparation for defense and no achievement of arms over an European enemy could redound as defi nitely to the credit of this country as the overthrowing of the national curse and abomination in a majority of the states. The country' went into the war against this ancient and treacherous power by vote of the people. The people them selves won the war. Not a president or an ex-president or any political leader sufficiently prominent to be nominated for the presidency by either of the two leading parties with the single exception of the Hon. William J. Bryan, had the temerity to lead the onslaught upon the liquor power. With reference to the severing of dip somaniac relations with King Alcohol, nearly all the metropolitan newspapers of the country were pacifists at any price —so long as it was in conformity with advertising card rates. They submitted to the injection of red pigment into their blood and rallied to the colors only when the last trench and terrain were in the possession of the un officered drys and it looked as if they were going to be run over by the water wagon. The preparedness vouchsafed by con gress and completed by the president’s signature guarantees the nation’s maxi mum of physical prowess in peace and war. It rids twenty-six states, four fifths of the national area, of the most prolific source of industrial wastage, economic loss and bodily impairment. The chief glory of keeping the fires of prohibition alive, until the cause flamed up brilliantly and triumphantly in con gress, belongs to the uncompromising j Prohibitionists and the heroic Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, who held to the faith when it meant political exile, j business sacrifices and ridicule and re viling* to do so. The national defense of which these unrecanting crusaders were the prophets j and founders, was aggressively further-1 ed by the Anti-Saloon I>eague with its i emphasis upon organization, campaign j adroitness and "expediency of righteous ness.” | And there is glory enough in the guar antee of this higher preparedness for all. i from Another Point ot View By C. T. S. | Anyhow, those fellows who are raising the price of potatoes are no amateurs. • • • EXTRA; EXTRAI Man who killed hie wtfs In Detroit ia placed promptly behind tH« bars. A cittxen led him into a potica atatton. a a a Col. Roosevelt refuses to debate with Bryan on the subject of “Preparedness.” because, he says, preparedness is not de batable. Then they might debate this opinion of the Colonel, which would seem to be. • • * “I had a tooth pulled last week,” said our old friend Doc, well-known and poj> ular chiropodist, ‘‘and unless I am greatly mistaken, it's the only thing that has been pulled in this town in a long time. • • * Hartford, CL, baa a bureau to capture eon- I mentions.—New* item. May we suggest something like that for Detroit, to capture criminals. REVERSE ENGLISH I ‘"This la Room 212 speaking. Say. what kind of service have you pot in this hotal, anyway? I Hart I want to taka a bath and there's nothing iup h«ra but hot water. Kindly change mo to a 1 room where I can take a good, edid bath, wilt you?* a a a Phyllis wants to know how they ever came to name his “Fighting Bob.” a • • A man in New Jersey who is seeking a divorce, says his wwife threw a rice pud ding into his hair. Wouldn't that make a man red-headed ? • o 0 Seems as if it always snows when a I president is being nominated for his last term. Rememlker, it did in Taft’s case ? a a a A Wisconsin married man asked a judge to send him to prison. Anything, we presume, to get his liberty. DETROIT TIMES What It Takes to Arouse Solicitude in Certain Families. —By Webster. X t'n out mm bocmß-waa roast omT) *yu V amo i'R use T ANARUS« He** tb a tuu* whsh ho ***** vou sr j ht'il yAv'Tb'sou *sA S*-*c»*«r«E srert OATWV* CAnrv A4AIH. MT j MT R>cp As« you eoutveT VMp rr wouu) Raiw* vou«- / A yeas unifii vtni Oaff rr KMitioh am be ****** kha w ur let's mo w tme mcv.*i OOTUfteT. ~ ) tb-N.GMT v**«AT VO SAP?*/ jwi ns C 1 Gra*r*o To Msir vesaega 1 V ■ / u S minutk * LAteA- * (Oserogto. »*»v. to * T warn> 9* Ad-Mirror IF THE TIMES PRINTS IT. TBS TIMES BELIEVES IT. THIS assart meet l« maintained far tha purpose of drawing tha *dver ttoing faker In an “tha taryW and placing hie assertion;, end premtoee under the fleae ed truth. It welcomes letters rotating e apart one oe wfth advertiser* wharoht the eagle on tho dollar fails to By homo "with a dollar's worth es goods.” tt pays proper recognition to h onset advertiser*. It dees net spare dish a nest advertiser* who may ha feund In Tho Timas, ft will print tha lettara which appear moot applicable In preserving the integrity es advertising and prelecting the advertising reader. Only signed totter*, giving the writer's name end address, will be considered. The name wMI be printed or withhold as preferred. Address, Ad-Mirror, The Times, Detroit, Mich. When to e pearl not a pearl? Any time you buy It for SO cants. To be convinced you need only to patronise e lurid quarter-page adver tisement appearing la the Detroit Nears of March 2 In the name of the Maiceau Jewelry Shop#, No. 12S Woodward-eve. "DOWN GOES THE PRICE!" screams the caption of tbs ad la box ear lettara. Aad farther down near the center of this sensational announcement to e beautifully framed LIB. It Is ee follows "Notwithstanding the fact that Merer*u scientific gems ere the finest imitation stones made, end have a nation-wide reputation end standard vales, they will not be excepted from this sale: thus Marceau scientific diamonds, pearls, aneroids, rabies, sapphires, etc.. THAT LIT ERALLY DEFY DETECTION FROM THE GENUINE, end whose original brilliancy to guaranteed to last a lifetime, can now be bought for (0 cents set In gold and gold-filled rings of all styles, lockets, pine end novelties of ell sorts " And then aa If this was not LIE enough, the following to printed in the center of an 11 lustration of a string of pearl" beads %2JO STRING MARCEAU PEARLS 90c. "These pearls can be worn with positive safety frocn ANYONE being able TO DETECT THEM FROM THE GENUINE They have all the life end luster of the genuine costing several hundred dollars. * "Also gold beads In all sites In the first place, aa inspection of tho Marceau "gems" leaves plenty of room to donbt that ALL of them ere "the finest Imitation stones made," as Is claimed in the firm's ad. But that this particular string of ’pearls" Is proof against detection from the genuine, as the ad alleges. Is a bare faced fabricstloo. was easily end satisfactorily proved when it was compared with only a FAIR IMITA TION of genuine pearls in a conservative Woodward eve Jewelry house. "You can't duplicate them anywhere for 12." said the Marceau salsa man almost guiltily as the Ad Mirror man handed blm 99 cents for the beads. This the Ad-Mirror man could not deny. Yon couldn’t duplicate them anywhere for MORE than H cents An expert la the Wood ward are. Jewelry bouse returned a prompt ver dict as to their raloe , "Not worth more than 5# cents." he said When compared with a string of lm flat loti pearls retelling at $4 they appeared reflow and waxey. The 94 ’pearls." the expert said, were prac tically the same quality aa Imitations he carried for $2 59 This was proof beyond any doubt that as defiers of detection from the genuine, Marceau's ’“pearls” were a frost But the expert went farther, aad selecting a string of GENUINE pearls about the same slae as Marceau* "scientific" (whatever that la) pearls, compared them • There was aa much difference In the luster and brilliance of the two iaa there was between the price tag of the genuine which read "92.500*’ and that of Marceau's which rend "90 cents." Every piece of Jewelry In the store regularly priced 91 60 to 95 90 to incloded In this sale according to the ad. If everything else Is as Inflated in regular value as these "scientific beads" the buyers of phony gems and Jewelry are getting roundly at ting. About tha only thing the Ad Mirror could find that did not defy detection from the genuine Is the Marcean ad In the News. The Keep Well Column EYCttOHT! Byeelght it one of tbs moot precious of aU human possessions It Is estimated about 100,000 blind persona In uH 1 1 15,000.000 a year to support tham. Probably 71 per cent of thia blindness Is due to two causes, sore eyes at birth and nee lac ted ayes during early school life Accidents and careless habits In later life causa most of tha remain der. Eye-strain leads to many ofher disorders. Vertigo. Indigestion, In somnia. headache, neuralgia and similar complaints are often doe to tha eyas. Ifoeh aye strain can bs avoided by Just a little care Among tha number of faulty read tng or working habits that produce ere strain are reading or working In a dim or flickering light, espe cially at the cloee of a day. If you have to read while riding on a train or in a street car do not rest your hook or arm on any part of the seat, but hold it In yonr band or hands, so that It will move with the body and not he going In one way while the head and eyes are swinging In another Never read with a bright light shining dtractly la yonr face, but try to get It over one or the ofher shoulder, or shining down over your head Try so hold your reading matter at an angle so that the light reflect ad from tha paper will not shine dtreetly In your eyes Never rub the eyes with unclean bends or gloves. Many cases of diseased eyes may be avoided by simply following this common sense rule. Anniversaries ITT*—Boston muMcr*. one of tl» memorable events lead in* up to tbe American revolution^ IT**—Andre B.nvwnu Roman, one of Louisiana's famous Creole cover sort. bora. Died la New Orleans Jan a*. im« llt> 0«b Zachary Taylor inaugu rated presldeat of tne l» 1 1 *d States IMl—Gideon Welles of Connecti cut, was appointed secretary of the navy. IMS —Confederates under Oen. Van Dorn defeated the Federal* la battle of Sprint Hill. Tens I*7l—First patent treated to Geo WeitlnfhouM for ths auto airbrake I*74—Nat C. Goodens made his first state appearance at Howard's Ath eaeum. Boston 1177—Rutherford & Hayes tnnngu. rated presldeat of the United Staten f 11*3 —German parliament voted 1.- 10*.*** merits for Oermen Inters*** in Cast Africa and suppression of the sieve trade. ISM—The Japanese captured Neu chant from the Chinese after s bat tle of 1* bourn I*** Frederick T. Greeabalte. tovernor of Massachusetts, died la <r>well. Maas. Bora In Eafland. July I*. I*4*. I**7—The Russian Duma was open ed with revolutionary demonstrations by the people of Ft. Fetorshurah. I*l*—Fpsntah steamship Principe dt Asturias foundered olf the coast of Brasil with lose of 4S* llvaa OtR TBA* *«» TODAY IN T*R warn French repsined part of Dotsau moat la Verdun strnggls German admiralty announced tor pedoln* of two armed French mer chant vessela Twelve persona killed in a raid by German Zeppelins over east coast of FTnerland. Report from Athens said Raver Pasha had b#«n wounded by an as sassin In Constanttnopls. TODAY"* MIRTH DAY* William H. Mss well, superintend ent of the public schools of New York city. born In county Tyrone. Ireland. 4S years tc» today. Frederick H Newell former direct or of the United States reclamation service, born la Bradford. Pa., tl years ago today. Albert Johnson, representative In congress of the Third Wsshln*ton district born In Spring**!*. 111.. 4* years ago today Oeorf* F Sloason. veteran profes sional billiard player, now Instructor at one of the Boston clubs, born In De Kalb N T.. 41 years ago today. Freddie w-leh. holder of the light weight pugilistic championship horn In Pontypridd. Wales. II years ago today. , . Ham Thompson, one of the great-st baseball players of his day, bora In Danville Ind . IT years ago today. Pointed Paragraphs By llitralm io bis critic* you dis cover that every body know* how to nm a public offire except the man v ho bold* it. ff a man know* it all be l* never content to keep it to himself When a man hear* the first spring robin he give* himself all the credit | that belongs to the robin. Tho the banister of life is fnll of »pllnters man slides down it with rapidity A dog can any more with hi* tall in a minute than tha average man ran express with hit mouth in a week. The man who boasts that he works with his nead Instead of bl* hsnds It respectfnll) reminded that the woodpecker done the same. One form at innocence consists In wandering bow it happens that the girl with the prettiest ankle* wears the shortest skirt. Many a man haa become rich the way a pumpkin acquire* girth—by vegetating Conceit Is to character what paint is to beauty; it la not only needles*, but Impairs what It Is supposed to Improve Before you call on your beet girl always send flowers to hvr to tell her the things yon are too stupid to say He Is a mean father who has his whiskers shaved off because the baby likes to pull them If yon ere afraid to ask for what jou want the chance* are that some me will hand you a lemon Asa matter of fact your netgfjDor* f’rtnk just as disagreeable things shoot you as yon think shout them. If your daughter makes a rood marriage rou always accept It as proof of your smartness Man la the only animal that goes oof systematically to bunt for trouble. Prepare or Repair MY m. ADDINOTON BRIT* Author of ~Ths Riddle of Parson nitty.” "Psychology and Pa rest hood. ate. You still are Id your early mao hood You abound la an orgy Night and day you are uu tbs go The word ‘faUgoe la to you a strange word, almost a meaning lass ope. For this great fund o t health and strength you are to b* ooogrutulat •tl. But lot mo give you a friendly warning Cans down Remember that, strong tbo you non are. the time I* coming when you will pay heavily If you presume too much on your present strength By moderation in youth prepare for the age at lowered vitality, so that you vtlll can do an abundance of good work when that age comes. Instead of being oollged to spend much at your time trytng to repair the damage done by the indiscre tion* at youth. Forty and after la the age of tow ered vitality, b it la the age when the pbvsical processes begin to de teriorate By man rlt I* supposed that when a man rraches 40, or at the outside 4it his lime of produc tive eScienry Is virtually over. This la by no means necessarily true. It never is true of men who have lived a temperate, hygienic life In the year* before 14 But It Is al ways Ukely to be true in the case of those subjecting themselves to coo ■tant physical of- mental overstrain ia youth and early manhood From such overstrain there re suit* * premature weakening of the bodily organism - notably tbe «tom arb. heart, and arteiie*—that reacts disastrously on creative power Par tirolarlv damaging is the feverish excitement so much in evidence, In one form or another, among the young men nf today Diseases of the heart snd arteries •re noticeably, alarmingly, on thr, increase All health authorities are agreed on this. Mortuary statistics and the sUtisttoa of life Insurance examiners have no doubt of It. * And tbe consensus of expert opln ion Is that the increase in due above all else to Ia discreet modes of liv ing in early manhood Keep this In mind. Do not pro ceed on tbe assumption that you must work as hard as you can snd play as hard as you can before 40. because in any event vou will be good for little after 44*. Let moderation in all thing* he your watchword, and you can vrrk well and play well until life Is far advanced Here Is an easily remembered for m«la by a hygienist Dr. 1. if. Hirwebfeld. that you might well edopt for the conduct of your daily life: "A good division nf time for tbe average person U rti to eight hours' work, four hours of r*st, meals Included; three htars of pleasure if a kind wmcb employ* faculties that are not used during work, and eight to nine hours of *ieep.“ To this formula sdd rational habits of eating snd Merctstng. snd tbe cultivation of emotional conird!. and you have an admirable scheme of preparation for the years aft er 4*. And remember, reference to these later yestr*. It always Is a case of prepare or repair. You moat do either the one or the other From An Artillery Observation Pont Entering an artillery observation poet for the first time Is s surpris ing experience The armies, as a rule, are chary shout disclosing these bidden nerve centers. Our conductor, however, had won a per mission from the commandant. He only insisted that we should not speak above a whisper and that we should not stumble or make any un necessary noise We entered a covered trench, a sort of tnnnel In which the only light was an occasional flash from the officer's lamp. . . . With mut tered warnings to avoid a mUstep the officer helped ns thru a trap door into what might have been a little shelter, roughly constructed and too low, arranged on the sum mit of some lofty monument Open ings on each side were curtained by dark canvas flap*. The officer closed the trapdoor He unfastened the flap in front and raised *t. “Look.'' he whispered “Our trench es and the boche! M . . . Not many vards ahead of us was a deep, wide fosse. A hundred yard* beyond white mounds straggled * parallel course The Interval was a jungle of weeda and barbed wire. A few skeleton trees in the distance stretched tbelr branches in gestures of protest Popples, scarlet and slg n Ift cant against the white soil and ■he dun vegetation, drooped every where. even m the jungle of No Man's Land There are so many poppies this year In the war tone. They are like great drops of blood. The perpetual sighing of wind overhead was accented now and then by tearing screams The olfl cer looked about uneasily. “They feel all over the landscape with their shells for these observation posts," he said . . ‘Beside* I am eotng to take you now to the very front Una” He glanced at ns curiously, His *«ce was enigmatic. “And. perhane —ls you are not afraid—even bo vond." —From Wadsworth ramp's The Dark fVame of War * In Col lier's I>T writer ta PstHk, I canta * wwfc; *b*> D where, it owl* • weak. By mall. M a Tear Call Main 4Ut Entered at the Foot •*®oe la Detroit a* *eoond-class mall matter Money and National Defense •V OR. FRANK CRANB (Copyright, lllft. by Frank crane) With hi* usual perspicacity Henry Ford, in offering the free use of hie plant to the government in cage of war, touches upon a vital point cannot believe that war will come." said Mr. Ford, “but if it does it is then our duty and the duty of every man to help all he can, and not to make money out of the distress of his country. “It is my Arm conviction that war would seldom occur if individuals did not make money out of war. They form the interest which cultivates so-called patri otism, which alarms the fears of the peo ple and throws them into the greatest of all calamities. ‘Real patriotism will never seek to make money out of the misfortune# of the country. Real patriotism will causa every men to contribute his share when the country unfortunately falls into war, contribute it without a cent profit." One thousand one-man submarines, eighteen to twenty feet long, plus 3,000 motors a day, is what Mr. Ford says his gigantic Detroit plant could turn out in case of war. The Mexican Petroleum company, thru Mr. Doherty, its president, offers the government five million barrels of fuel oil now in storage. Other Arms tender to the nation their plants and services. , . When war comes it ia the supreme teet of national life. Everywhere the gospel is preached that men should vol unteer to give their lives for their cou» try. If life, why not money? If human life is to be commandeered to the last man. if need be, why not capital to the last dollar? * Many fortunes were made in our civil war. Huge profits have already been reaped from this present war. The ethics of war pro Ats is questionable. War means untold loss, calamity, dis aster. No man should reap private gain from the public misery. The poor give their bodies to be wounded or slaughtered; their families are plunged into bitter hardship. It i* but right that the rich sacrifice also. It speaks well for the patriotism of our country that great business con cerns are offering their services even as men are coming forward to give their lives. We doubt not that, if the worst comes, the wealth of the nation will vol unteer for its defense as eagerly aa the brain and brawn. And if it comes to the conscription of all men for military service, such an act ought to be accompanied by laying the nation's hands upon its accumulated wealth. | Laugh With Us “Yea. sir," said the salt lon master, "safety first*' has spread all over this ■=sT country. And nobody that / Sfc comes to Beaver Hill win ever u git In no accidents fer want o* ' warnin' signs about Jest look at that now" The stranger gaxed apprect atlvely at the sign nailed oa | a nearby telegraph post Its stern message was: "It la dangerous to walk or stand on these tracks while a train Is passing A young Sheffield gentleman purchased anew shirt In a certain shop and on arriving home fitted it on. but was dlnsatla- . fled with It. The next day he took It back to the counter where he per- Jug flfi chased It but this time e jjr young lady was in charge of /fw the department. Qp Af i \ "Excuse me, miss." be said. I— "I bought this abort here Can E 1 change it at this counter?" “Oh, dear me, no!" said the embarrassed girl. "You'd better go to s private room." A colonel in the French army who had a great eye for neatness, but not much of an eye for mu sic, took occasion one day to compliment his bandmaster on the appearance f ' lof his men. "Their uniforms til ar * Best." said the colonel. d-T “ ,h elr instruments are nicely T-V- polished and kept In order, but w there ia on# improvement that eff '1 I nniflt insist upon f * "What Is It. colonel T 1 J "Yon most train your men. when they perform, to lift their Angers all at axactly the same moment and at regular Intervals on their instruments, so—one. two; one, two!" During the Impaneling St a jury In Philadel phia the following colloquy en sued between the judge and a | VnT talesman: ~ fs 1 "You are e property holderyg M I . "Yee, sir.” B W fll "Married or single?" W Married three years last \1 in 1 '» March." D . 1 A "Have you formed or es- -» w -r preased any opinion?" "Not for three veers, your honor.’* Two Englishmen were one day walking along a road in Kerry when they met an frlah • man.— i “How many of us are here Cjb now?" they asked jokingly. "l*m not such an unsdkaun C J| as all that,* said PaL "There's L'WJ \ ion of us " **Ob.“ said the Rngltsbmse. «4jrJ j ml "how do you make out tbetf* “M U "Well, eetd Pat, "1 am the naughts."